Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Busy day!

Yesterday I ran a couple errands instead of doing homework... oops! I made a little progress on it today, so I'm not too worried.

Today has been busy. There's been a lot of back and forth emailing from the members of our soon-to-be Etsy group and we're really taking shape! I'm very excited to get it up and rolling.

I made a cute mesh cowl out of this chunky, soft, BRIGHT yellow yarn! I really like it, and I'm looking forward to taking the pictures of it to list it. I still have enough yellow left for something small, or part of something a little bigger, so I'll have to brainstorm on that.

I messaged three different groups about Fall/Christmas craft shows, so I'm really hoping to hear back from them in the next couple of days so I can start planning and getting everything together! Mom will probably come with me because we work together on these great light up christmas 'gift' glass blocks, so it will also be something fun to do together.

Looking up more of the business side of things... its so confusing! Luckily mom has some experience with it so she'll be able to help me figure things out and get the forms and show me what to do. We'll probably work on that tomorrow night or later this week, since I'll be out tonight.

I have two scarves to do the finishing touches on (adding the buttons to my cranberry scarflette, and adding the decorations to a scarf I'm keeping under wraps til its done :) ) and I have two possible orders from livejournal friends for hats and a scarf! My hooks are going to get quite the workout.

Despite the fact that I desperately need a nap right now, I'm up doing this and probably my crochet work. Phew!

Monday, September 28, 2009

So much to do...

so little time! Today I really need to get started on my Archives assignment for friday, and I need to do some wii fit since I haven't in a couple days... I'm definitely improving though, awesome!

What I'd really like to do is work on some new crochet ideas I have for my shop, and figure out how to make a suitable banner.. I don't have room on my netbook for photoshop, I may have to break out the old laptop and get it there. I'd like to get some new music anyway (Mika and Brand New, to start) so maybe I'll boot it up and let it run for awhile. I'll probably finish my cranberry scarflette/neckwarmer today though, since I only have a few rows left and then adding the buttons (which I havent chosen yet).

My sister has promised me a trip to Sassy Bead co. for my birthday present, I wonder if she's free today... Ive got some ideas brewing and I'd like to see what they've got! (Sassy Bead co. is a great bead shop, but its usually a bit more expensive than I'd like so I don't get out there much. They have really great and interesting beads though, so its great for inspiration)

So many ideas in my head, now I just have to make it happen!

Friday, September 25, 2009

So today hasn't been as productive as yesterday, but its definitely much more sunny!

I took some new photos of my newest listing, a lovely butterfly charm on a delicate pretty chain, and I think they look alright. I also started work on a really nice burgundy scarflet, I'm just trying to make up a pattern with some bobbles and stuff to make it more interesting.

Looks like I'll be starting an Etsy team with a group of other sellers. I'm really excited about it! We're going to help each other promote and learn and grow our shops, it should be really great.

Going out for chinese food with the fam tonight for my aunts birthday, so I'll be making her a birthday present today. I get to drive in and back on my own since my mom can't come, which should be fun because I adore driving.

Alright, back to work!

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Wow, yesterday was a great day! I got all the glowsticks Blake and I should need for our moon jellyfish halloween costume (I bought 210! Thank you Michaels!) AND a dress that I should be able to easily tailor for my nurse costume for our ww2 sailor/nurse kiss costume too. Hooray!

I also picked up a little book of Pablo Neruda love poems (I couldnt afford the big one with just my gift card, unfortunately), and my favourite raspberry passion tea lemonade - I even got a grande instead of a tall because he 'poured too much'. Woohoo!

Today I definitely haven't done as much, though I did really well on the wii fit (the distance run and a dozen weak pushups!) and spent a long time talking to Blake and being happy, so no real complaints here.

Bones and The Office tonight, looking forward to those.

I really really want some all dressed chips but we have none and I have no car today, so I think I'll go eat a popsicle.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

done! ... with mixed results

So I finally got my light box made! It made everything look great in person, but my photos are still really lacking. I think I need to look up some photo tutorials and get to know my camera a bit better.

here I am pretending I'm not ridiculously frustrated with this photo taking business :P (also showing a little too much cleavage, oops!)

Its a rainy day here, but I'd really like to get out of the house and maybe go for a drive. I have to find glowsticks and a long sleeve white dress (or some sort of lab coat I can reconstruct) for halloween costumes!

Tuesday, September 22, 2009


Oh what a day, and its not even noon yet! I did quite well on wii fit this morning, went to the dollar store for bristol board for my light box (regular paper just wasnt cutting it), packaged and mailed out a sale, and made a new scarf that is absolutely gorgeous if I do say so myself!

Time for some lunch before whatever I'm going to get up to the rest of today.

Monday, September 21, 2009

My first blog post!

How exciting, my first blog post in my new blog! This blog is like home base for keeping up with all the things I'm working on. You can check me out on etsy.com (plainmornings, link in my profile), follow me on twitter (www.twitter.com/stinebeann), and friend me on flickr (www.flickr.com/plainmornings)!

School just started up again for me (online) so I'll be working on balancing that with working on my shop and taking part in other aspects of my life.

Today I think I'll be working on my second attempt at a light box for photographing my pieces.

My latest listing is this set of purple dangle earrings, super cute!