Friday, May 30, 2008

here's some pictures!

Yikes! I got a little choked up in the towing yard yesterday when I went to get my tags. I had no idea the window was gone!

Well, on  a lighter note, I am working on two CUSTOM ORDERS today! How exciting! I know at least one if for a cool young lady's wedding and I am honored :) 

So, I'll put those up here once I'm done. (hopefully in the next day or two).

Got so much to do with the car mess and all still. Most importantly---getting a new one!

I think I'm down to these lucky finalists: Honda Civic, Honda Fit, Toyota Corolla, Mazda3, or (if I want to go into debt) the PRIUS!! :) hehehe

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

i was in a car wreck

Last Friday. Right before Memorial Day weekend, too. So here it is Wednesday and I'm still waiting to see if the car's totaled or not. 

Some woman ran a red light and I got smashed on the driver's side. Had (still got to some degree) horrible neck pain and stiffness and a bruise to beat all bruises on my left thigh (where the door came in to greet me).

The crazy thing is I had about an hour where I don't remember anything. I remember seeing her coming at me, screaming, getting smashed violently around....then sitting there for a minute, trying to figure out if I was dead or injured.

I remember getting out of the passenger side door and sitting on the curb. That's it. Next thing I know, I'm in the hospital staring at the ceiling.

That's probably the scariest part of the whole ordeal. I know there was an ambulance ride, questions and questions and questions....which I must have answered?

Also, I had a recurring dream for the past month--more just like a vision--of a crash. Never been in one before. Scary. 

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

front page baby!

I made etsy's front page today! WHOOOO HOO!!! check it out---HERE

Sunday, May 18, 2008

it's a rainy day.

Why does it always rain on my days off?

Actually, it was quite nice early in the morning...Indy and I went for a walk in the woods behind the complex. I got some more sticks and made 3 more crowns later.

So then it starts raining... I go grocery shopping ... leave some stuff behind and have to drive back... general blah-ness.

Cale had to do sound for the 'Taste of Wheaton' festival (boo!) 

But, I got a lot of stuff done. Laundry. Slowcooker'ed dinner. Etsy. 

Ooh! and guess what--I'm over 150 items sold now! yeeeeaa baaabyy!! I'm so excited. I still get so excited when I sell something--almost as much as the first thing I sold. Ask Cale---I do a happy dance. ;)

Tomorrow's the big thrift shopping day...and post office! whee!

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

plain jane

So I had some discussions on the etsy forums about making a "man crown" for guys. So--this is what I came up with---plain jane. I figure, the best chance to get a guy to ever wear one of these things is to make it as low-key as possible :)
I dunno, I think it's kind of cool....

Friday, May 9, 2008


So, I'm selling these antlers. What do you think? I really thought they were gross at first (especially since the skull is attached.) I was scared to go into my craft room without the light on. Spooky!

But now, I think they're kind of cool looking. Maybe...

Thursday, May 8, 2008

Rainy day blues


It hasn't started yet--but it's gonna pour today. :( I would love it at night, like a nice cooling thunderstorm...but it's gonna be on my way to work. Boo.

Here's some newly listed items to cheer ya up :)

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

My day of creation.

Today, (after the infamous interview) I sat down with the pup and started in on making stuff for etsy. So, since I have nothing else to talk about... here's a little picture tutorial of my artistic endeavours...

STEP ONE: gather sticks.

STEP TWO: wrap sticks into form of crowns (use head for measuring)

STEP THREE: decorate with various items, such as feathers, beads, etc...

TA DAh! You are done. This one's gonna need some final touches...pearls maybe? I dunno. Check my etsy to see if it's done. OOHH--I also made a new thingy--a bracelet:


It's OVER! No idea about whether or not I got it. Not sure I want it after I saw how things worked there. We'll see...


I have a job interview today. argh. That's really all I need to say to communicate the stress I am feeling right now. In fact, I have to leave in a half hour. 

The interview includes a 3-hour copy editing test and design test. BAH! At least, if I don't get the job, I still have a job. It's  sucky job, but still, it's a job.

Here's what I do if you're interested: CLICK HERE

I'll update later on with the results...

Monday, May 5, 2008

Flying in the mountains

 The boy and I went to Shenandoah National Park this past weekend. So nice. We didn't realize we had to drive another hour to the place once we got in the park, but driving along "skyline drive" as it's named, is spectacular.
We had the windows down, the music up, and just marveled in the landscape passing by. Out the windows, you could just see sky and moutain. 

Like flying. 

My first blog

WELCOME to my blog. 

This is my first blog and I plan to blog like a good blogger should blog. HA! 

Well, I hope to share a little about my artistic ventures and thrift shop hunting, both involved in my addiction to etsy ... maybe some about my job at a newspaper and family, and my puppy, Indie. 

Something for everyone!

Mainly, I hope to give you a little insight into my crazy world. Enjoy...