Tuesday, May 19, 2009

wow...over 2 months since i've posted!

time really flies. i'm sure no one will ever come read my blog again because i've been so neglectful. :(

but, in case you do, here's what i've been doing.

last night i sewed a new purse :) i'm so pleased with it. i made it with dish towels that i already had. don't worry. they're cute dish towels. see:

i've finished the etsy catalog that i was working on...i know, i never posted details here. maybe i'll do another one later this year - if i can find someone to help me with the photoshop grunt work. can we say BOR-ING??? anyways, it's done and off to print now so fingers crossed!

here's a photo i took for the catalog...i only photographed the cover photographs. everything else in the catalog are the sellers' own photos (not the best idea ever!)

kim...if you read this. i have a couple questions about the last few bags i've made. i can't figure out how to keep the liner from drooping when you put in a magnetic closure. any tips?

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

it's wednesday

march 11

my birthday!

just wanted to say hi to all my readers (the 1 or 2 i have). things are falling into place (for now) when it comes to being a mom to a 19 month old and a 3 week old. it's getting easier. not so easy is the part where i find out that my husband will be working away every week - flying out on sunday night and home thursday night. boooo

but we're getting the hang of it. i've been crocheting alot lately - i like to 'do' stuff while i watch tv at night, and since i don't have a tv upstairs in my studio crocheting will just have to suffice.

quote of the day:

discipline, attitude, backbone...not available in stores

Monday, March 9, 2009

and some more pics

for your viewing pleasure!

and if anyone wants to know, i took the pics! :) enjoy!

Monday, March 2, 2009

new pics

busy being a mom...no time to post!

but, as a bonus for checking on me here's a couple of new pics:

and one AWESOME website:

baby as art

the first picture you see is my favorite! talk about creative use of baby + body art!

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Please Welcome...

Dylan Anthony Berry

born 2.12.09
5:35 am
8 lb 3 oz
19.5 in.

what a birth! my water broke at 4:15am and we got to the birthing center at 5:00 am and he was born at 5:35 am! it's 8:35 am and we're already back home with the new baby! :)

we're so proud!

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

want to see...

the cutest kid ever? (isn't he getting big???)

we should be adding to our cute kids any day now! :)

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Let's talk business cards

let me first say if the pictures don't come up - just let me know, i had to host them through another site because blogger wasn't letting me upload pictures.

it's the new year (thought i missed that didn't you?) and it's time to start re-thinking things when it comes to marketing and your etsy shop. personally, i've opened a new shop where i sell premade and custom banners, avatars, business card designs, logo design...some of the same stuff i sold in my other shop, but i didn't want to bury my jewelry with graphics.

so, i'm posting an idea here for your business card designs (or i can design it for you - hint hint ;) and unique ways to use that little card.

first i spent a couple weeks figuring out the new design for my cards (funny, i can turn out a design for someone else in a couple hours, but mine - a couple WEEKS!) i wanted something unique, different, and eye catching (who doesn't?)

so, this is what i came up with:

looks odd, right? that's because my business cards will be a little labor intensive on my end, but i end up with a few different options and things i can do with them.

first, i have to cut them lengthwise:

then i cut the smaller part into half (following the faint guideline)

now, i have a small business card (about the size of a moo card and two small cards (about 3/4 inch x 1 inch).

so, i can use the business card itself as is, or i can mount it on some coordinating paper (i happen to have some awesome silver metallic paper left over from some wedding invitations i did a while back that match perfectly) but you can find paper at your local scrapbook store.

the smaller cards i plan to use as jewelry tags (maybe i'll think of other uses later) and can use them as is with a hole punched in the corner or i can put another small piece of silver paper behind and connect them with a metallic eyelet - either way i will probably run a piece of string through the hole and hang it from my necklaces and bracelets or tie it to a pair of earrings.