Thursday, December 25, 2008

Twitter Giveaway!!

So I have fallen in love with! So I have been trying to figure out what my contest should be, I decided to do a Twitter contest, all you have to do is follow me on twitter, let me know what item you like in my Etsy Shop.. $15.00 limit.. and then a random winner will be picked and you will get the item you picked out of my shop! Free shipping and all!! How fun right?! No better way to start out the New Year with a free present!

Here are some things you could pick from! Wide Selection!!

Monday, December 22, 2008

Weekly Resolutions

- Finish Custom Order Cross stitch
- Finish Custom Order Scarf
- Bake more cookies!!
- Enjoy Xmas Eve and Xmas off of work
- Spend time with the boy and his family

So I was almost finished with the cross stitch that I am doing for a custom order, just to realize that it didn't fit the frame I had picked out.. BUMMER!! So I had to start over again.. haha! Also having some bad luck with the scarf, I had to unravel over a foot because I fudged it. So maybe this past week has not been my week for crafting!

I started baking cookies, I did some to go to work.. But I have to make more to go to Lee's family get together on Xmas Eve.. So I am going to go back to my baking ways, maybe I will take pictures.

I somehow got super lucky this year and am off Xmas Eve.. So I plan on enjoying it, see last year I worked every holiday, I am feeling really lucky.. Now I can spend the day with my boy and his family. Which I really enjoyed it Thanksgiving, so I am looking forward to it! Lee is so cute, he told me he wanted me to meet all of them because he wanted his future wife to get along with his family. CUTE, CUTE, CUTE!

That is really all I have for this week, I hope everyone enjoys the holidays and gets to spend it with loved ones.. That is what it is all about afterall :D Merry Christmas to all!! Hope Santa brings you what you wanted.

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Weekly Resolutions

- Start on Custom Order Scarf

- Finish up Custom Order Cross stitch

- Work, work, work

- Lee and I's One Year Anniversary!

- Try relaxing

So just so you know I am not a total slacker.. yea yea you were thinking it! I have been very busy lately. This weekend alone, i sold four pieces.. One wasn't even through Etsy, which makes me happy :)

But here is what I have been working on..

$25.00 for both @
My Etsy Shop
$18.00 @ My Etsy Shop

I also finished up the Custom piece for Amanda.. I liked the way it turned out, I let her decide if she wanted cursive or regular cross stitch.. I think if left to my own devices I would have picked almost like an old english, but maybe I am just a fan of that font.. hehe.. She said she wanted cursive, so I found a pretty one that I didn't think looked too difficult to read. She is giving this to her boyfriend/fiance and I think it is sweet.. ha. The frame is beautiful in person, it is made out of stone or something, really heavy and really pretty cause it is all carved. I hope she likes it!

I tried to pick a border that matched the framing.. I think I did a fairly good job. I just hope she likes it!
I have two custom orders left on my list, woot! One is for a previous customer, who came back because she loved the other pieces she has.. always nice to have returning customers, I LOVE IT! So she tells me her 15 year old soon isn't allowed to say fuck.. so he says, "what the vulk!?" which I just assumed was a star trek reference, ha. But anyway, I am starting a fairly nice size on that piece. She hasn't been incredibly picky.. so this allows me to show off some, I hope. I am working on a impressive border, if I do say so myself. The other order is a scarf, which I am looking forward to knitting some. This is also from a returning customer as well.
I have been working a lot, things always get stressful around the holidays.. I have to learn how to turn the mind off when I am not there and relax some... or I may just lose my mind :)

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Weekly Resolutions

-Finish Amanda's Custom Order!!

-Work on a Custom Order, a scarf!

-Work, work, work!!!

-Resend out my student aid stuff!

I finished one custom order but don't have pictures because it is basically just like another piece I have done before. I started on Amanda's and I am almost finished with the border, which is intense.. LOVE IT! I have also been asked to make a scarf for a friend and I think I will be able to squeeze that in once I finish Amanda's piece..

The only thing holding me back from my projects are work.. yea I am working tons!! I worked six days this week, and next week I have an open to close shift just to come back the next day.. ugh. I hate the holidays!!

I finally figured out all my student aid stuff and I am sending it out Monday so maybe I can continue my college education starting this summer! Fun Times!! haha.