Saturday, May 21, 2011

Projects, projects, projects.

Due to my overwhelming amount of custom orders, anything else ordered will be about 2 weeks out. I can't believe the amount of responses I've been receiving! It's so amazing! I'm so glad that I'm able to do this and make people happy!

Here's some of my newest. First up is Dr. Zoidberg, done by request.

His jacket is also removable.

This is a platypus made for a friend. He got sent out today too!

And here's the newest progress on my scarf! I've been working on it every once in a while when I'm not too busy. :)
Please ignore the pink furry slippers. haha!

Ok, that's it for today! I hope everyone is having a great weekend. I must get back to work now!

Going Green!

So this post is brought on by a few things.
#1. My sister recently started a blog! She's a serious health nut. When she mentioned that she wanted to do a giveaway, I jumped at the chance!
So, I explained to her that I make these and use them ALL THE TIME. You know those cotton rounds that most people use to remove makeup or wash their face? Here's a great solution to those! These are 100% reusable, just throw them in the wash with your clothes. They're 100% natural cotton which means no harmful dyes.
I'm making some for my sister's giveaway, and I think I'll make a couple sets to stick in the shop to see how they do. I think they're great though. I really do use them all the time. :)

#2. I couldn't be more excited for Spring. It's not quite here in Montana yet, but I can't wait for it! With the coming of Spring/Summer here, we also get the Farmer's Market. Every year I get so excited for this. Farmer's from all over bring their delicious fruits and veggies. My ALL TIME FAVORITE thing to buy at my farmer's market is garlic. There's a guy that sells it and it's the most potent garlic I've ever had. I love it so much!
So I thought I would make a produce bag for us to bring to our Farmer's Market instead of using the plastic bags they provide. Along with that I made a separate garlic bag to keep my garlic in and hang in my kitchen! These are also made out of the same 100% cotton that's all natural. :)

To give you an idea of size, there's about 5 mangos in the big bag.

That's it for now! I'll be back in a little bit with an update on some projects and my progress on my scarf. I hope everyone is having a great weekend!

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

An Etsy SNUB?!

The day has come where I have actually been snubbed by an Etsian. I must say, I am APPALLED! Here's the story:
I have been on a hunt for a cute wristlet. What better place to find one than Etsy, right?! So, I go to one of my favorite sellers.
**For my own personal reasons, I will not name the seller here.**
So, I go to my trusted seller. This seller is considered trusted, in my opinion, because I've ordered a few things from her, and I really like her work. I feel that she's very professional and her stuff is well made. But then I notice, *GASP!* she doesn't have her wristlets in her store right now! So, I figured, after searching around Etsy and finally just wanting one of her wristlets, I convo her. So, I did.....TWO WEEKS AGO!
Now, some of you may say something like, "Amy, give her a break, maybe she's out of town, maybe there's something wrong."
Now, if something was wrong, I would understand. However, instead of having her respond to me, VERY willing to hand her over my money for her goods, she decides to ignore me. How do I know this? Because I follow her blog....EVERY....DAY....and every day, there's a new post. AND, she's been COMPLETELY re-doing her store lately. So, basically, I feel like I got an Etsy snub.
However, this will not discourage me! I have another seller that I plan on ordering my wristlet from, someone that I also trust, and someone who has them on hand in their store, so hopefully there will be no snubs. :)

So, here is my quick tribute to my new awesome Etsy experiences!!
xo Greetings
I just ordered something from her shop recently! The shipping was fast, and I love my notecards! Writing letters is a lost art, which is so sad. Next time you want to write a letter, you should consider buying some notecards here. I would recommend this ADORABLE pear note card.

Ah, the awesome KapomCrafts!
So, on the hunt for a fun case for my iphone, I stumbled upon this awesome little shop. Affordable, quick shipping and cute stuff! This is the case I got, and I opted for the optional wristlet in the same fabric. It clips onto my strap of my purse so my phone isn't just rolling around and getting scratched in my purse, and I can easily find it if it rings. I definitely think you should go check them out!

Sealed With a Kiss jewelry
I will admit that I've been going a bit crazy in this shop lately! She's got some SUPER awesome stuff in there (yes, I even ordered a few things tonight. lol!) and super well made and really quick shipping. Also, if you become a fan on their Facebook page, she has daily deals for her stuff for CHEAP!!! Go now!
I think this is my favorite piece in there right now.

That's all for right now. I feel better now that I've ranted for a bit. Now, I think I'll buy my wristlet from a RELIABLE seller. :)

Photo Dump!

I'm just going to post random things here, including my newest projects and what not. I'm coming back in just a little bit for a slight rant as well, and another tribute to Etsy!
For now, here you go!

Custom order, Peter Pan!

I have some other custom orders that I need to take pictures of, I just haven't yet. :)
Sunday I took some time to myself and actually made something for me! In case you haven't seen him on Facebook yet, here he is. I LOOOOVE him so much! I got the pattern here, and I highly recommend this seller! I've purchased a pattern from her before, and this one doesn't disappoint either.
I haven't named him just yet, but I love him. :)

And this is what I"m currently working on: a blue platypus! haha!

Ok, that's all for now! coming right up, another *hopefully* inspirational Etsy post! :)

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Progress and projects

Yes, as usual, I've been busy!
Currently, I'm working on A LOT of custom orders! I'm almost done with 2 and that means I probably only have about 3 left. It's going really great though! I love getting custom orders from people, especially with new ideas. It's been so much fun!

I got a pretty awesome swap package from an old swapper of mine. She does AMAZING work in clay. And this is what I got in the mail today!!

Haha! I love it. And yes, I am aware that this makes me a complete nerd. You can find her shop here. Her stuff is really good quality. We were partnered up for a swap a long time ago, and we've been swapping ever since. haha!

Also, I'm making progress on my scarf. It's now at 22 inches long! Woohoo!

In other news, I've been going a bit crazy buying accessories for my phone. For the record, I don't know how people live without iPhones. I just love mine! So, I got a few accessories that should be on their way SOON! Woohoo!

Ok, that's it for now. I'll probably stop by tomorrow to chat some more. :)

Sunday, May 1, 2011


I've been making quite a bit of progress lately! The scarf so far is 17 and a half inches. It's 13 inches wide. I'm having a lot of fun with it though!

And my big news for my weekend is a bit silly, but to me it's a huge deal. lol. Seth was available for an early upgrade on his phone, and he found out that he could actually switch it over to my name! So, I FINALLY got my iphone! I've wanted an iphone for such a long time, and I was so excited when it came to Verizon.
Does anyone have any suggestions of apps that I need?
I hope everyone's having a good weekend!