Tuesday, December 30, 2008
Monday, December 29, 2008
Sunday, December 7, 2008
Monday, December 1, 2008
it's been awhile since i've updated so i wanted to take some time to write. my traffic on etsy has slowed to next to nothing ... but i have been so busy with work that i haven't been able to create anything new. it's frustrating because i have a ton of ideas ... especially gift ideas for friends and family as well as things to list on etsy ... but i come home from my days at the bookstore beyond exhausted. i just don't have any time these days.
i am also in a little bit of hiding because of the emotional state i'm in. my divorce becomes official on wednesday and has sent me back onto the emotional rollercoaster. dave has been absolutely phenominal ... so patient, so kind, so loving...just like the bible verse! but my fears and emotions run away with themselves and scares me into thinking that maybe the love and life i seek don't exsist. i'm so tired of being mired in this ... and am really looking forward to closing this door of my life.
i am planning on continuing etsy and my craft business ... i have big plans for 2009! new products, new directions, new life!
i'll definately be peeking in now and then ... until then, however, please have a wonderful holiday season!
Monday, November 17, 2008
work is going great and i have a real vision as to how i want my store to run. the time flies by and my shifts don't seem long enough ... which is odd for me because, even though i have always enjoyed working the bookstore, i always want to be HOME! :) that being said, however, i do want to be home because i have so many things i want to do here as far as cleaning and organizing ... as well as crafty things! i really want to work on developing more CUTE things since that seemed to elicit the most squeals at the craft show friday. i have some stuffed animal ideas ... as well as some other ideas ... as well as a scarf in mid-knit and a hat in mid-crochet ... and here i sit on the couch with a horrible headache and NO energy. :( and i am not even THINKING about the disaster that is my laundry in the bedroom ... and that nice cleaning chart i made myself that says today is kitchen day. X_X uugh.
Sunday, November 16, 2008
Saturday, November 15, 2008
the new baby onesies that will be in etsy soon! so cute!
getting some work done at the show ... finished two tote bags!!
thanks to everyone for their support and love. especially dave for all his help! love you baby.
Thursday, November 13, 2008
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
Wednesday, October 29, 2008
Sunday, October 26, 2008
Friday, October 17, 2008
i'm proud of these! :o) now let's see if they sell! more later!
so i didn't get nearly as much done these last few days as i had hoped. i know that i had surgery but i really thought i would be able to sit at the dining room table and work on my projects. alas, that was not to be. sitting up-right hurts, i can't sew on the couch and my sleep has been all over the place. i am also feeling decidedly uncreative. i've been on the computer a lot this week (when i haven't been playing viva pinata on my ds - my current obsession!!) and did a lot of crafty blog hopping. as inspiring and fun as that is (and i LOVE looking at what creative wonders people put together!) it also makes me feel uncreative and lacking in talent. i am trying to just ride this out ... not get too bummed by it ... because i know these yucky feelings usually passes with time. and then i will have those days where the creative ideas just spill out from my ears! but between the pain in my side and living in frumpy sweats this week ... and just feeling eh ... i am not feeling my usual cheery, happy self. i am also in a little bit of a freak out thinking about my craft show in less than a month.
but i am sitting on the couch in front of the ballgame ... dave is rubbing my feet ... mittens is asleep on the computer chair ... and i have so much to be thankful for. i have to remember that.
Tuesday, October 14, 2008
so i am planning on making the best of this time. catching up on my reading, my crafting and my video gaming! :o) this is like a nice, imposed vacation ... minus the pain, of course! stay tuned for lots of great things going up on etsy this week ... and whatever else my mind thinks up this week!
enjoy the day!
Sunday, October 5, 2008
i am sewing like a fiend tho ... and i have my next show lined up! it's at franklin school in succasunna on november 14th. i believe it starts at 5pm but i will post more info as i get it.
so i am sewing lots of holiday goodies ... i will post some here in the next day or two ... but be sure to check out my etsy shop for all the new stuff!
the weather here in nj is cool and beautiful. the leaves have started to change and there is a definate chill in the air. i am loving it! :o)
have a wonderful day!!
Tuesday, September 16, 2008
i am currently putting some new items into my etsy shop ... as well as trying out different ways to get the best pictures of my items! i am also experimenting with some new ideas and felting techniques ... so expect some cool new items for the holidays! any suggestions, comments or custom orders you may have, please leave me a comment.
some new items i'm featuring on etsy ...
fall is in the air ... and it's time to dig out my fall decorations! this evening is so nice and cool ... it made me realize that it's mid-september already!!! in the retail world ... and with how busy i've been lately with work and plans and sewing, etc ... i realized that i wasn't really thinking about the approaching change in seasons. but now that i've realized it ... i can't wait to get "into" it! :o)
check back often here and on my etsy page for more cute stuff ... and please contact me with any questions, comments, suggestions or orders!
thanks and have a wonderful day!
Sunday, September 7, 2008
once i figure out my picture sorting i will post some new items as well. look for that as well as a revamped blog and items list.
i've also opened a shop over at etsy.com ... LaizyDaisyDesigns.etsy.com ... go visit it and buy some cute things!!!
thanks to everyone for their support and help this weekend ... and a special smootch goes out to dave for everything ... and the cool new logo!!! :)
Saturday, September 6, 2008
so hurricane hanna rained out my 1st craft show. i was very bummed - i worked like such a dog these last few weeks ... and sewed until my fingers were literally bleeding these last few days. BUT. now i have a boat-load of things to sell ... either at another craft show ... or online. in the next few days i will be setting up an Etsy.com account and ebay account to try some online selling. also, if you see anything you like here or would like something custom made please contact me on here ... or email me!
today and tomorrow i will be posting pics of all the new stuff i've been working on in the last few weeks! enjoy! and enjoy this cozy rainy day at home! :o)
Tuesday, July 22, 2008
strawberrie tote bag
i love having a tote bag to throw everything into and fling over my shoulder (i carry around a lot of stuff. you never know when you are gonna need ... a book to read ... emergency lipstick ... tissues ... nail clippers ... a notebook ... a journal ... a nintendo ds ...). i assume (especially with the whole "green" thing going on these days) that other people do to. so i am stitching my designs onto tote bags! many many more of these cuties to come!!!
back to work ...
Monday, July 21, 2008
cloudie change purse
i plan on making a tote bag to match!
getting (re)started was so hard! but i can see that i am slowly getting back on track. i am a little anxious about my craft show in september ... but it's an excited anxiousness!!! and ... because i am wacky ... as excited as i am to (hopefully!!!!) sell some of my stuff ... it will be so sad to part with it! that's why i am glad i started this blog to chronicle all the stuff i am making!
well ... enough jabbering ... must get back to work!
Wednesday, June 25, 2008
mom's owly eye glass case
mom requested a case for her glasses ... so here is what i did in my spare time ... instead of sleeping.