Monday, 27 October 2008

And then...

My friend Sara Lum, who is very clever, took some fantastic photos of my froggies. I made these a while ago to sell on Etsy ( but I wasn't very happy with the photos I took, and removed them all from sale. Sara has now inspired me to have another go at it, and her photos are great! Check this out!

Warning: Rant in progress

So, can anybody explain to me why things coming from "OS" (that's 'overseas') if you happen to be reading this from there, sometimes take 7 days and sometimes take a month? I'm pretty sure all my suppliers send their stuff Airmail, yet there seems to be a huge diversity in arrival times. I think I need to start keeping track of where these things are coming from - could it be that the mail system on the western seaboard of the US is incredibly efficient, and the eastern is incredibly inefficient, or vice versa? We shall see, heh heh, we shall see...

Anyway, in the middle of all that raving, I made some stuff...

Friday, 10 October 2008

Creative genius at work

Well, more creative than genius, but it's all good fun. I've gained myself a commission to make 70 lavender bags for a girl at work who's getting married, (yes, you did read right, 70), and we took ourselves off to Lincraft to purchase supplies. Quell horreur, Lincraft in the city is closing down, and it was an absolute zoo in there, but I did manage to snavel myself 5 (count 'em, 5) new blades for my rotary cutter for the bargain basement price of $30! Wonderful.

Anyway, armed with a metre of pink satin, 10 metres of pink ribbon & a whole heap of other goodies (bias binding maker, new cutting out board for a Christmas gift, and an entire roll of iron-on interfacing, I staggered home to start cutting out... my wonderful husband (being the compleat IT nerd) put a spreadsheet together for me calculating the most effective way to cut the material contingent on the width, so now I know that if I cut it width-wise, I can get 12 point something bags out of my 12.5 centimeters, each bag being approximately 8cm wide. I will post one when it's made up, but for now, here's one I made earlier!

Friday, 3 October 2008

Second time around, third time's the charm, apparently

So, on Wednesday when I was at home feeling like 'dren', I set up a blog in this very tool, attempting to use my real person email address, then I realised half way through that I really wanted to use my shop persona, so my split personality wouldn't get in the way... but I discovered that the address for this blog had already been used (by my real persona) & so I had to delete that one, and start again with this one. Interestingly, setting up all the HTML items, badges and whatnot, took considerably less time at midnight Friday than it did on the whole of Wednesday. Weird, huh?