Tuesday, July 29, 2008

New Items

Some new items for my shop are this scarf and these new original artwork magnets. The scarf is part of EtsyFast's July challenge to make this with stuff we have in our stash. I used an acrylic and cotton yarn that I already had. You may notice that other items in my shop are made with the same cotton yarn.

Magnets in general are pretty new to my shop. My first ones have aviation charts on them while with these I decide to draw. I must have left all my colored pencils at my parents' house because I couldn't find them. So, I decided to use some crayons! I hadn't used those in so long, but these were fun to make. I also made one with a weighted companion cube on it for the bf. Any Portal fans here? I hope someone else knows what that is! :)

Monday, July 28, 2008

Featured Etsy Blogger for July

Each month the Etsy Bloggers choose a member to feature and write about. The featured Etsy Blogger for July is A Keeper's Jackpot.

A Keeper's Jackpot makes some beautiful necklaces with wire wrapped pendants. She also does wire crochet, polymer clay, and decoupage, and has a variety of jewelry and some bookmarks to choose from.

You can find her blog here http://akeepersjackpot.blogspot.com/
where she talks about her trips and and useful tips as well as her artwork.
I especially liked her posts about bicycling in town and how to avoid bears while hiking.

Her Etsy shop is here http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5357229

Here are some of the things you'll find from A Keeper's Jackpot

Friday, July 18, 2008

Heatwave Blog Carnival

Since I can't choose a favorite item (I really tried), I'm blogging on the topic of the heat. So, things I do to keep cool or have fun. I'll preface this by saying that I don't like the heat. I like weather where long sleeves are appropriate. Unfortunately, I'm currently living where it gets very hot in the summers and not so cold in the winters, and this is has been mild compared to other years I've been here.

#1 Hide inside with the air conditioner. I do this the most.
#2 Go to the beach. It's one of the more fun options but its pretty far from here (as in hundreds of miles :( )
#3 Go to the pool. The town has a really nice pool here, and water slides even, for $4, but it's crowed a lot.
#4 Move North. I plan on doing this, hopefully soon.

My Mom makes fun of me for still living here after I said I never want to spend another summer here, because its too hot! Well how much do you like going from work to class (45 min drive at least) when its 105 degrees F, really high humidity, and the AC on the car is broken? I'd drink lots of water and it just leaked out of my skin and left me all gross.

On the bright side I have a different car with a working AC now. :)

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