Tuesday, April 28, 2009

LIttle Miss Green Apple

I've been trying to prepare for my gift guides showcase spot tomorrow by adding some new headbands and hair items. I'm not sure what the results will be; I'm hoping it will at least give my shop some more exposure. I'm really trying to promote, but I don't know how to get more people to read my blog, check out my shop, etc. I've just kept adding things here and there, and checked out the forums for some suggestions and critiques of what I can improve. I'm just going to keep going, making pretty things, and having faith!

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Happy Sage = Happy Mumma

Is that not an adorable baby? I mean, I may be a bit biased, but I'm pretty sure I haven't seen a cuter one ever! :) Sage has been giving us happy smiles and joyful laughs every day now for about two weeks! He'll be 3 months old in about a week and a half, and he just slept all night on Friday night! Went to sleep at 8, woke up at 5. He's such a good boy.

He eats like a ravenous little beastie. But he's getting toward an adult food schedule-- a lot fewer times a day, but around 6 or 7 ozs. every time. He hasn't been weighed since the beginning of the month, but I'm sure he's up around 13.5-14 pounds!

That's my little Sage update-- I should have another kind of update in a day or so! New products, if I can get them done in time. I bought a showcase spot for Wednesday, so I want to make sure to have plenty of warm-weather accessories in there.

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Felting Fool

That's what I've been lately! I finally got the hang of wet felting, and I've done it every day for the past three! I don't know that I'll ever bother to completely needle felt anything again! It's so time-consuming. I've posted four brand new items today on my shop, and I'm really pleased with everything about them! Even the photographs. Here's one for you:

That's what I call the "Firebreather Ring"; it's of course wet felted then stitched then beaded. I hope to add quite a few more of those to the shop soon. I've also made some lovely headbands with flowers, which I've been wanting to make for a long time. There is a dark teal snood with accompanying flower in the works; look for that in the next day or so. I love snoods, and I want to bring them back. I crocheted a lovely brown one for myself a few years ago, and people always commented on it.

That's what's new in the fashion wonderland. . . Planning on lots of new exciting and visually delicious products in my near future.

Oh, and on the poetry front, I've entered a few poetry contests and sent some in to journals that don't pay. I'll of course let you know!