Tuesday, June 26, 2012


I know I missed doing a post last week.  I fully intended to, and before I knew it the week was over!  I didn't really do any crafting last week, but I did work on getting my 'craft room' (aka the diningroom) set up.  Behold my new storage unit:

Since we just moved into another rental and I still don't get to have my craft room, I did go through all my craft supplies and willing put some of them into storage.  Our plan is to live here for a year before hopefully being able to buy our own house.  At that point I will have my very own craft room to do with as I please!  So I had to have an honest heart to heart with myself and ask the hard question of 'Am I really going to use that in the next year?'  So the sewing machine and my plastic canvas books and accessories for both all ended up in storage.  I also figured that having easy access only to the craft supplies for the items I intend to sell might be a good idea so I don't get distracted with wanting to make more and more things.  I need to focus on building up an inventory for myself!

Speaking of inventory, that is my project for the night.  I started with my perler bead earrings.

Now I just need to get the rest of my products organized, bagged, and marked for inventory.  Then I need to make more stuffs!

Don't forget to check out my shop!!

Wednesday, June 6, 2012


Welcome fellow crafters!  Let's see if I can actually manage to keep up with doing a blog for longer than 2 weeks!  :)

I am working on starting a new side business for myself by selling my crafts.  I have been doing some kind of crafts for about as long as I can remember.  My most recent endeavor, which has lead me to the idea that maybe I can make some money, is chainmaille.  I started late last year and I'm loving it so far!  I gifted chainmaille earrings to most of my female friends for Christmas and everyone loved them.  For my mom and sister's birthdays I gave them chainmaille jewelry sets consisting of earrings, necklace, and bracelet.  They both love them.  Now if I can just manage to actually SELL something! :)

A friend and I have plans to do a craft fair this upcoming holiday season, so for now I'm primarily working on building up a good supply of sell-able items.  It would be a shame to run out of something when it actually comes time to start doing some selling!  My hope is that after doing a craft fair, I will get some ideas of how these things go so I can plan accordingly for the future as well as begin to grow an online clientele.

I don't have much up on my etsy site yet, but if you would like to take a look, please feel free and pass it on to your friends!

I moved a couple weeks ago, so my crafting has been temporarily halted.  I am anxious to get my new crafting area set up so I can get some pictures taken and get back to work!  My goal is to blog at least once a week to give updates (with pictures) of my accomplishments for the week.  Unfortunately I am not on my main computer as I type this, so I am limited on my access to pictures.  Here is one to tide you over and if you really want to see more, go check out my etsy page!

And one more picutre for a pair of earrings I had a lot of fun making and always make me think happy thoughts when I see them!