The newest additions to my shop:

Monday, December 14, 2009

Taking a breather

Whew! I know that Christmas is still 11 days away, but for me in the land of craftiness (especially online) the busy parts are over. I've had a blast doing shows this fall and my Etsy store has been chugging along. A few days ago I found myself at a standstill 'You mean I don't have to fold candy wrappers like a madwoman anymore?' I asked myself. At first I threw all my pent up craft energy into holiday decorations and gifts (viewable in my flickr photostream). Now that the house is done and all my gifts are finished and wrapped (see my guest blog article for the trashion team) I find myself asking again 'Now what?'

The answer is: take a break. I plan to take just a few days to step away from things (well maybe I'll sort out the craft room a bit) so I can come back with fresh eyes. I'm happy with how I did achieving my goals for 2009, but its time to make new goals to see how my business can grow next year. Then comes the fun part, I've got some great new ideas that I've been too busy to try out. January is the perfect time for research and development, so I plan to dig in and hopefully will come up with some winning new ideas for 2010.

I plan to take a break from blogging for a while too, see you on the flip side!

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Wow me Wednesday - photography by bomobob

Guess what came in the mail today!! The prints I ordered from Bomobob! I've had an empty frame for 5x7s up on the wall for months (well with the stock photos in) and now there's a carnival in my living room. Per his item descriptions many of the photos are 'taken through the viewfinder of an old reflex camera' I don't know what exactly that is, but I do know that the wonderful bright fantasy colors are balanced with vintage esque dust and scratches that give the pictures an old but new feel.

I chose from the Carnival series, but the flowers are also drop dead gorgeous, it was a tough choice.

Monday, December 7, 2009

November Photo of the Month

So I couldn't help but notice that November was kinda a skimpy month for my Craft 365 photos. Not very many to choose from. Anyway, my favorite photo from last month is:

Craft 365 - day 183

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Wow me Wednesday - make a flake

The first snowflakes of the winter season are expected to fall in St. Louis this afternoon (I haven't seen any yet) and it reminded me of one of my favorite holiday pastimes - making paper snowflakes. I'll be whipping up a batch for around the apartment later this week, but for now I'll be using the make-a-flake snowflake generator.

Its so much fun to play with, here is a flake I made earlier: