Monday, December 24, 2012

Merry/ Happy Christmas Eve/ Holidays!

   I got all my Xmas shopping done yesterday! Horay!

   Although my family celebrates Christmas, mainly on Christmas Eve, I think Xmas sounds much cooler. Perhaps because "X" is a neat letter which I have nostalgic attachments to because of Professor Xavier of the X-Men, or perhaps I'm just lazy and it's shorter and easier to write, type and say. :)
  I bet it's that.

   As far as CRAFTING goes, I'm on number three of six washcloths I'm knitting for when Baby is born! Woo!
   I still need to finish Baby's blanket, but the midwife requested six washcloths, so I figure I better finish them first cause we'll need them soon!

   My next goal is a bunch of adorable Barbie Valentine stuff! I'm going to make cards, boxes of chocolates and heart shaped suckers!

   I hope you all have a wonderful day and if you're celebrating anything today, I hope it's great!

Thursday, December 20, 2012


Here it Wednesday and I haven't even gotten to my blog this week!
Oh my god, it's Thursday!

   So I'd love to say I've been just so busy selling stuff on Etsy and writing in my new books and making x-mas things, but in reality, no. no.

   What I have been doing is KNITTING LIKE CRAZY! Thankfully that took care of a x-mas present, however I found out that for my baby's home birth, I need SIX wash clothes! I've finished one and am almost half way through another.
   I also need six towels which I will have to buy. Which is lame because our dryer broke. That was ok because our fantastic roomate decided to get one for us for x-mas, but now our FURNACE broke!

   To replace our furnace it's going to be $2000, low end.

   . . . I just quit my job last Saturday. We need our money for baby and midwife stuff. Now is not the time to suddenly need $2000, especially when the refuse to do payment plans and keeping the house at 80 degrees F is important so Baby doesn't freeze!

UPDATE: Dryer people were just here! We got our dryer! Horay! Unfortunately the outlet for the dryer is for a range stove. :S . . . What the . . .?  Now we have to hire an electrician to replace the outlet before we can use our dryer! :( Sad. 

   Also, I've been making 40 baby shower cards. I need them done by Friday.
   FORTY!! I was supposed to have help, but I guess that's not going to happen now, so I'm all alone to make 40 cards. . . and our printer ran out of ink . . . and the lady at the print shop never contacted me back . . . and it doesn't seem like my fiance got my texts about helping me last night. . .
   So, now I have to make the insides myself, put them on something portable and take them over to my aunt's house to print off! Good plan self! Let's see it in action!

What a week!

On a more adorable note, the neighbor's dog has claimed our house.

We've seen her quite a bit wandering outside. At first we figured she had gotten away from her people and would return that night. Then when we kept seeing her, I started to wonder if she was a stray. She has no collar and it seems like she's always outside. Poor doggy.

   After petting her for a few days my fiance let her inside our house one cold night, and well, now she comes over at least once a day.
   We're teaching her manners, but she's become very protective of our house. She runs out and barks at visitors, which I've never heard her do before she claimed our house! She's been living here for a while now and whenever I'd see her outside the most I've heard from her is a gruff little "woof." Before we let her inside she's never gone all out with the frantic, at your heels "this is my house! You back off!" barking.

  I'm not really sure what to do about that because, she's honestly not our dog so we're not going to keep her inside if she doesn't want to be, then again, when she just wants outside to bark at OUR visitors. :S What do I do?

   I'd hate to start training her outside and have her real owners come over and freak out, but then again they leave her outside until her feet bleed, so I don't mind that she's claimed us.

That and the fact that she is absolutely adorable. Next time she's over I think I'll take some pics. :D
And I'm off!

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Monday, December 10, 2012

Christmas Tree Ideas

   We just put our tree up moments ago, and despite our cramped little house it looks very nice.
   Beings as we're not quite doing "Christmas" anyway, I've decided to make a more personal topper for our tree this year. My daughter recommended Cthulu. :) She's so cute.  I love my little nerd so much!

   Every year after Christmas is over and everything is on sale, we each buy one new ornament a piece. It's a special little tradition I enjoy a lot. It makes our tree special.

 My family seems to like getting ornaments for Christmas so this year. . . :D They're getting THESE!!

   I'm disappointed that I haven't gotten any sales yet on my Etsy store. I was really hoping it would do something during this busy buying season.

   I have knitted some simple, grey diagonal dish clothes for my grandmother for X-Mas. I was thinking of doing my own design, but then I just really want to get stuff done in time.
   I plan on making a bunch of charms for people out of polymer, but I haven't gotten there yet.

   I've decided that since I will be a homemaker as of this Saturday (Horay for quitting my job!!) I will carve my own schedule out of my week!

Sunday I will have off because my love usually does to
Monday is the same.
Tuesday I will spend from 8am to 3pm sewing and knitting for profit.
Wednesday from 8 to 3 will be my polymer clay for profit day
Thursday I will work on the books I write. (One is published on Lulu already.)
Friday I will work on computer scripting.
Saturday I will do all the other random things I make, like Barbie books, boxes, shoes, shovels, toys, animals and furniture.

  Seems like a good plan. :) We'll see how well it works.

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Busy Busy!

    Christmas is descending upon us with a fury and so is the so called "busy season."

    Christmas is easy for me this year, because my family and I are DONE WITH SANTA! We are doing the New Year Panda some time in January. . . not sure what day exactly because our anniversary is the first and our baby shower is on the fifth.
   However, there are a bunch of people I care about whom I would like to gift on or around Xmas, so for them I must crunch time like everyone else, which I've put on the back burner so I can fill up my Etsy Shop as much as possible for busy season!

   Here's the stuff I did yesterday!!
   First, I posted four new listings in my etsy shop! aaaaaaannnnnd then I made:
                One   Two   Three   Four

Twenty Tiny Truffles! 
Mmmmmm dark chocolate!

 See how tiny they are!!

   I knitted my very first pair of socks! I also finished up this disappointingly small sweater I found the pattern for online.
   I made her coffee cup and hair thing out of scrap clay yesterday as well. The scrap was just too pretty not to use.

I made a little planter from the clay to,

and I actually made a bunch of hair things.

I started my own, much bigger, pattern for a doll sweater.
And I made some cookies.

Wrapped some lollipops. . .

. . . and took all those pictures!

Tired now! Overall I've been very productive, although I've been quite negligent in my cleaning duties. :S 

Next on the to do list; tiny chess boards, croissants, more mugs and flatware, Christmas presents, nap. Perhaps nap should be at the beginning of the list. . . . Yes, now I will nap.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012



   So far I have 14 whole things for sale in Etsy. It's been surprisingly hard to organize the things I have enough of to sell, research how much to sell them for with shipping and all that, take pictures of everything, crop and adjust the pictures, put them in little organized bags and wait. 
   The hardest part so far is waiting. 

   Once I have my first sale, I'll probably feel better, but so far it's like when I was writing my book. You spend hours and days and days working and working and working and halfway through, you still see nothing for it, but you feel. . .  every . . . second you've bleed into your work. 

   Recently Made

CANDY CANES!! Up on Etsy!
I made so many candy canes! 

I think there are 76 there.  Holy Candy Canes Batman!
I made three, distinct and pretty patterns!
 Pattern 1

Pattern 2
For Etsy I called it a "Ribbon Pattern."

Pattern 3

   I am so open to names for these patterns. If you have an idea, please, please leave it in the comments!

    Now these guys aren't on Etsy yet because I want to make more and put them in boxes and stuff, but I made tiny Barbie size truffles.

   I made the big ones first, then I actually researched and found out truffles are only supposed to be an inch big. :S 
    Boy did I feel silly.
    So even though my daughter loves the big ones (which would be 4 inch truffles in real life), I started making tiny copies!

 My Cookie sheet with most of the tiny clones ready for baking!
Two of them were sacrificed to the god of heater vents. He's also claimed a tiny green sucker. 

    Speaking of tiny truffles and my daughter loving them, I forgot to post these amusing pictures of her tea party last time.  

 "Don't mind Puppy. Puppy just wants to lay close . . ."

Du-dum, du-dum, "No, Puppy isn't hyper. Puppy is sleepy. He just wants to nap, right here by the tea party."

    I could see where this was going so after he snaked that close, so unfortunately for him, he was banished from the tea party. 
   He was way too interested in the miniature foods, and . . . we've had, incidents with Barbies and Puppy before. I've come home to a Barbie head before. Yes it was a Kelly doll, but he ATE the WHOLE body!!

In other news

Here's an update on Baby's blanket! It's taking FOREVER!!

And I'm out! :) See ya next week!

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Been a while

Hi Blog!

Sorry I've been so neglectful lately, I've been super busy!

It's crunch time for X-mas rush so I've been making miniatures like crazy, and failing at making Barbie clothes badly!

BUT, It's also crunch time for me personally because my baby is due in January so most of my time has been taken up by this baby blankie I've been knitting!

It's taking FOREVER!!

   Also, I've made a bunch of Barbie candy! My daughter wanted "Barbie candy" for X-mas so I made a bunch. It was so cute I had to give it to her early. I'll make her more stuff for X-mas.

Four of her Barbies had a tea party with their new treats. 
Looks so cute!


I didn't have the foresight to take a picture of everything I'd made that day, on the cookie sheet. . . like I usually do, but here's some of the suckers!!

My chocolate collection! 

On the first day, when I attempted to make my lollipops, it took me a while to get it right.
The lollipops turned out nicely!
 but I had a lot of failure. 

Then I the next day, I turned that failure into candy canes!!

 I adore these red/white/green ones! I bet these will sell well.
 These yellow/green/white ones look nice.

 I dig this green/blue/white one. I think I'll make more of these!

I don't know if I like these last blue ones, but overall, some really nice candy canes came out!

I'm planning on making some chocolate boxes for the chocolates and then, PREPARE to see them on EEEEETSSSSYYYYYY!

Monday, October 15, 2012


I remember doing something artsy, because I failed at making a polymer penguin, but I can't remember what I made.

I've been sick the past few days and everything seems to be a sleepy  blur.

My fiance got a bunch of pheromones so we've been playing with those a bunch. I've started a journal on their forums and it's been very fun.

When I figure out what I made, I'll put up pictures.

Monday, October 8, 2012

Blogging on Mondays

So a while back, I decided to blog every Monday.
Tonight I was planning on making some polymer crafts, taking pictures and posting them here, until I realized that my idea of Monday is perhaps not universal.

I work at night. I get off between 2 and 4 am, unless something goes terribly wrong, and I stay up until 8 am to get my daughter to school, therefore, my idea of Monday ends at 8am on Tuesday morning.

Interesting to think that when I post on what I consider to be Monday, it's very possibly NOT Monday. Even Google agrees.

While I could agonize about weather to post on Mondays before midnight or Tuesday mornings, I prefer to be lazy and just post on Monday or Tuesdays, which still counts as "my Monday."

I REFUSE TO CONFORM!! Take that logic!

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Pictures are Up!

   So I know it's Wednesday, but I really have been working on my blog since Monday, uploading all the pictures I wasn't able to upload for so long!

   I made four more tiny spaghettis, but I forgot how I did the sauce for the first two I made, and the new ones look awefull are greasy! :(

First Ones
New Ones

  My love made an adorable tiny toilet paper out of polymer! He was watching me watching a tutorial and jumped in!

   And since I can upload pictures again, here are some pics!

The set I'm planning on sending my future mother-in-law

Random pic of one of my polymer bins

The frozen yogurt I made from ToniEllison's tutorial

Some Ice Cream

That's all for now!