Thursday, February 24, 2011

If your heart ain't in it

I had to wear this monitor for 24 hours to record my hearts rhythm. Hopefully the findings will not be anything serious. You hope that at the ripe old age of 36 you are not going to have problems with your heart.

Stupid auto-immune thingy.

Can I trade you in for a newer more reliable version?

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Made by me

There's this guy who has a blog named Made By Joel. He makes the most wonderful yet simple things for his kids. Most of the stuff is made from things he already has around the house. (cardboard, paperclips, wood scraps, tape)

I've been reading his blog for a while and haven't made anything until now. I've printed off a bunch of his awesome coloring pages in the past though.

The first thing Finley and I made was this Bird Thaumatrope. Like I said so simple, yet Finely loves it.

Next we were on to the Dancing Deer. Except after I printed out the template for the deer I decided to make a dancing boxer dog instead.

I got giggles and laughs from Finely all day as she made the boxer dance, "just like Clowny."

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Selling myself

This is going to be tough for me but I am determined to spend more time and energy into making new things for my Etsy shop.

I haven't mentioned it to a lot of people but I haven't been working at my old job since December. I knew the time would eventually come but when it did I have to say that I was surprised and really saddened. I worked for the same company for about 7 years. I grew and learned a lot there.

For over 5 of those years I worked for a wonderful man that had a heart of gold. He treated me like I was family. After he suddenly died I found myself working for his wonderful daughter. I was with her until she was forced to sell the business. Which made us all really sad.

Under the new owners I was determined to hang in there and keep the business going the way Ed had intended. But in the end it didn't work out that way.

So I am spending my time and energy trying to create wonderful things to put in my shop to not only keep me busy, but help make up the income we lost. I know that people that are really successful at this type of thing really sell themselves and their products. This is where it gets hard for me. I just don't carry that gene.

So bear with me here and on facebook when I post my new stuff because I will be successful at this.

I hope. (that's my old self talking :)

So go buy some cool stuff. digadig

Don't forget if you're local you can get my necklaces and naugahyde hair clips at Otto in Fullerton.

Friday, February 4, 2011

Sneak peek

The first Friday of every month Downtown Fullerton hosts an art walk. It is always fun for Matt and I to walk down and see all the fun stuff.

This month our dear friends Mike & Pam from Out of Vogue & Otto asked us each to create something for their Factory of Love group show at Otto.

Matt already had a painting of Dogwoo (our dog that passed away last year) that he decided to put in the show. Why a painting of a boxer dog? Dogwoo had a patch of white hair on her chest amongst all of the fawn that looked just like a heart. So when Matt painted me the picture for my birthday last he made sure to paint that heart in.

I on the other hand had to start from scratch. I decided to redo one of the ATC that I did last year when I traded amongst my friends. The other I enameled a "heart" and fashioned a little frame around it.

Here is a little sneak peek for those of you that can't make it down to see them in all of their 2.5" x 3.5" glory.