Monday, February 09, 2009

Holy Moley!

Where does the time go!?!?! I swear, only yesterday I was saying to myself; I really need to buckle down and create for selling. It's now the second week of February, and it seems as if I've been dragging my feet. Oh sure, I'm doing tons of things for swaps, (which always help to inspire) but nothing is being done for me to sell online. I've been playing around with shrink plastic. Having a blast making sugar skull charms, fairy pendants, artsy graphic deisgn pendants...I've even been trying to figure out a good "art button" design and size. I've GOT to do more poor little etsy shop is starting to look old and moldy. Not enough new things to perk up the masses. Not enough listing being done...not enough creating being done. I was hoping to get things to the gallery in the middle of January and now it's the middle of FEBRUARY! WHERE DOES THE TIME GO! I swear, I need to clone myself!

On the agenda for tomorrow...atcs, photographs of finised projects, uploading said photos, writing to a few friends, and about a million and one more creative things that I won't fit in, no matter how hard I try.....OH YEAH...and sleep!

Ok, I'm off to bed early so I don't waste tomorrow.

Does anyone have any good chicken recipes they'd like to share? I'm bored with my oldies.

Tuesday, February 03, 2009

working on new patterns!

I've been having so much fun playing around with felt creatures. I've come up with a great squirrel pattern and I'm now looking to work on a hedgehog, a new bat pattern, mini elephant... and then I've got to get to making another crocheted creature for my nephew. He announced last Friday that it was time for me to make him a new animal. Green Gregory Ra is fine, but he'd like something new. For those of you who don't know, Green Gregory Ra was my first attempt into the world of crocheted/knitted animals. He was a large knitted orange and gold lion. Yes, yes, I know...with the name Green Gregory Ra, you'd think he would have been a green lion, or at least would have had some green in him. Nope, not the case. Why my nephew named him Green Gregory Ra I have no idea, but that's what he'll always been named to me. D of course states now that his name is only Gregory Ra, that he's not Green Gregory Ra any longer, but I'll always refer to him as that, and have even been thinking of doing some cartoon panels a'la Calvin and Hobbs to hang in his room.

So my very first squirrel pattern worked out wonderfully well. So much so that I couldn't quit saying how proud of myself I was. I think I drove my husband nuts! He's just so darn cute though and as soon as I get pictures of him I'll be posting them. I'm hoping to do an art festival in May, and I think I'm going to do an army of Squirrels to sell there. I've been sewing them by hand but I think I'll try the next one on the machine. I also might try making them even smaller. He's almost three inches tall.