Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Karma keep it coming!

I can't believe it! No really, I can't believe that things are finally turning around for me. I have had 2 Etsy sales in a week after none since Jan. I made almost 200 dollars on eBay this month. I got featured on TalentDataBase and (drumroll please)............ today I won 2 backstage passes for the show I am taking my son to see this Saturday. I never win anything! I mean it, NEVER, ANYTHING!! I feel like singing that song from the Sound of Music, "I must have done something good". And Sponge Bob is in my head singing "Best Day Ever". Here is a link to the show we are going to see, I won the passes by putting them in my top 8 on myspace. http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewprofile&friendid=89259281&MyToken=95e55bc9-254b-4ed1-b96e-467bbe19063a . These guys made me laugh during a very dark time in my life so even though they are controversial, I love 'em. I am so geeked right now I can't stand it. :) :) :)

Monday, July 30, 2007

You try to be so careful

Well, I got got. I ordered those "free" cards from VistaPrint and I didn't 'UNCHECK' the box where they take 14.95 out of your checking account each month. The super nice lady at my bank said she would take care of it, thank God, but now I see other charges I don't recognize on my online statement. I have to wait until they are posted before I can see where they came from. I am really hating technology today.

Thursday, July 26, 2007

Fusing for fun and protest

So I decided to try to fuse some more plastic bags today and I came up with the concept of the "Messageboard" hand bag. I rearranged the letters from a 'malwart' bag and this is what I got.

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

recipe adventure

I was craving the cheesey garlic buttery thing you get at that seafood place so I decided to make my own. What I did - beat an egg, added some garlic powder, added about 1 cup of pancake mix, added water, added grated sharp cheddar, stirred it up good, put it in the sandwich cooker. That didn't taste too bad, refrigerated leftovers and went to bed. The next day I took them out of the frig and cut a slit into the triangle shaped biscut things and stuffed in more cheese and put them back in the sandwich cooker. Now they tasted really good.

Saturday, July 21, 2007

First attempt at fusing

OK, spent most of last night trying to fuse plastic bags together like I saw them do in the Etsy video. I was hoping to add to my list of materials for my upcycle projects. What I ended up with was a kind of hybrid of 2 methods. I used the fused piece to be the stiffener in the bottom of this purse and for the bottom of a soap dish I am going to use to hold the soap I bought from smellygoodsoapy.etsy Oh, and here's a link to my treasury, hope you like it http://www.etsy.com/treasury_list.php?room_id=3401

Friday, July 20, 2007

Another something to maintain

I found a new place to showcase my talents. It only took me about an hour or so typing and uploading to get this far.http://www.talentdatabase.com/channels/18-Unique/profiles/382901-HelloKnitty . Another etsy seller turned me on to this site. Thanks mLee for the link. Take a look if you like and let me know what you think. Peace and Love y'all.

I just got any email from them saying I am going to be a featured talent on my genre page, which is "Unique". Yay, my first feature, I just wish it was on Etsy :) I had posted a thread in the forums on Etsy asking for suggestions on what I could do to generate business and I have been spending hours and hours on the computer trying to network as was suggested, I guess it finally paid off.

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

I am really starting to miss my car!

Well, it's been weeks now with no car. I have 2 feet and I have a bike but sometimes you just want to get in a car, crank up the radio on the oldies station and drive. It is much more gratifying to resist that tempting midnight run to the store for ice cream if you could actually go and get the ice cream.

Sunday, July 15, 2007

Starting to have fun

Ok, I am starting to have fun with this blogging. I found a new feature, the Poll, and added one just for the fun of it. I am going to do what I voted for now because it truly is a perfect summer day here in SE Michigan. Have a great day everyone.

Friday, July 13, 2007

In keeping with my ever expanding green lifestyle I went cleaning out closets and destashing some item I thought I would never use. Among the items now up for sale on Etsy and eBay are a book, magazines, clothes and sewing notions. Here is the rub, I listed a book on eBay and all of a sudden, chaos. I only want 5 bucks for the darn thing and someone ebaymails me that they want to pay 150. Well right off the scam alert bells started ringing in my head. After exhausting research, taking down the listing, putting it back up, ebaymailing, and half a migrain, I now believe I should have took the money and run. Yes there are similar books out there selling for much more than my reserve price but I did another search and if he is smart he can get it for half of what mine will cost him. I hate being new at something and losing. Makes me wonder if friday the 13th has anything to do with this. Later... I guess all the hard work payed off, the book sold for the price offered, thank to all those etsians who helped me with links.

Thursday, July 12, 2007

Plastic Yarn

Trying to knit with the plastic yarn is hard to do in the summer. If your hands get the least bit sweaty, you have to put it down. Please check out some of my finished products in my Etsy shop. You can find the link to your left. Thanks for looking!

Ya gotta start somewhere!

It's not easy being green or trying to live a green life. I am going to try to relay what I am doing in my daily life to leave a small carbon footprint and maybe along the way, we will all learn something.