Wednesday, December 24, 2008

It's Christmas Eve

And I must admit I do get a little annoyed with everyone shouting "Merry Christmas!"

It is verrrrrrry nitpicky of me...but it's only Christmas Eve. :/ I guess people do celebrate Christmas differently than myself...some even open their stockings today and not on Christmas!! Weird but to each his own.

On that note... MERRY CHRISTMAS EVE EVERYONE!!!! lol

I'm so excited. My husband and I weren't actually able to get much for each other...but we were able to get ALL of our friends and family some pretty amazing gifts and I'm totally satisfied with that. Plus his mom, and our friend Ian made up for it. Their gifts to us just ROCKED.

Ian got me the Werewolf book for World of Darkness. I've wanted it for soooo long!!! And he got me some new nubs for my inking pen!! I can ink my drawings again! ^_^ And Brooklynn's mom got us a bunch of board games...not to mention other gifts we got from Ian and other friends so far.

I'm bragging...but it's been great. We're not going anywhere tonight, but tomorrow it's off to my mom's. Happy holidays you all - hope you have a great time!

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Holiday Spirit

So I've been posting a lot of other people's stuff now I'm going to show off some of mine. ^_^

Here are some ornaments I made for my little advent calander that I have.

This was a nice fun adventure. I just barely finished the rest of them. I have yet to paint on their faces, glaze them and take pictures. When I do I will post them.

I've also been getting more into the holiday spirit. :D My husband bought some nice fun sugar cookie dough and some cookie cutters so we're going to have a Christmas cookie day. lol

Not to mention I might be getting a job at a vet clinic. I should know by tomorrow. *crosses fingers* Let's hope that works out!

Unfortunately I haven't been doing much crafting lately. I just finished a scarf for myself, and now my husband bought some yarn and wants me to make him one for Christmas hahahha.

Hopefully next week I'll crack out and produce some new charms, as well as finishing up my friend's army that I'm trying to paint by Christmas. :/ Who knows if I'll make that deadline.

Here we've got some cute little onigiri's I've been giving as freebies for buyers this season. Check out my shop yo. Most popular lately has been my little mushroom charms. ^_^

Friday, December 12, 2008

Last of the Christmas Buys

Allright...we're nearing the end of my feautring extravanganza! The next things I will be featuring will strictly be the fun trades I did with some awesome Deviantart artistist. So here's the last bit of my *strictly* Etsy features.

But oh man...was I saving the best for last. ^_^

First off, here we have the amazing Winemakerssister. She is an awesome stamp carver. She's got a lot of awesome stuff in her shop, but it was actually this leaf stamp that caught my eye. I saw it and realized what an awesome talent she has.

Her style is very unique and characterized. When I went to her shop and saw the other stamps she had made...I just knew I had to commission her!! So, I convo'd her and asked her if she would help me make a pirate penguin stamp. I sketched out a rough idea, sent it to her and voila!!! This is what she produced. --->

Amazing!! It was perfect. Again, I knew she had this amazingly fun style, and she brought it to life in to my request. And get this, she couldn't decide how she wanted to do the stamp, so she gave me both of these awesome stamps for the price of one!!

No joke, she is amazing to work with and I plan on commissioning her again. So go check out her stuff, even if you're not so much in to stamps she has paper goods, cards and tags, charm bracelets, pot holders...I mean she's got it all.

And next up we have one of my all time favorite trades. I actually started talking to Skookyspry (love that name!!) on Deviantart. You can check out my profile/gallery here, and Skookyspry's here.

So I did a fun little trade with skooky, wherein I got this AMAZING delicious cake. Can't tell you how much I love it. Not only is she amazingly creative in her work, but her cakes look sooo real and yummy it's ridiculous.

She makes the most fun star plate necklaces out of polymer clay, (this zebra one being one of my favs) fun charms (such as my delicious cake), keychains, magnets, buttons, supplies...I mean this chick is loaded with awesome. And, her prices are great!

So please check these awesome artists out. I'm not kidding when I say not only are they great sellers, and fun to work with, but they are very talented and do great work! Thanks you two!!!

Friday, December 5, 2008

Fun Stuff

It's time for me to show off more of my awesome trades and buys. ^_^

First, I'll show off these wonderful pumpkin earrings I got on clearance!! Yay!! They are AMAZING. And so cute. They're made by the wonderful GeekToys. I must admit, one of my favorite sellers on Etsy.

Everyone has been so in love with my earrings, that I might just get a pair for my mom. Hee hee. Or I may just give her mine. *sigh* Please note they're not on clearance anymore but they are still for sale!!!! Grab yours here.

Anyways, I'm going to rave about GeekToys for a bit because I looooove her stuff!! Not only are they wonderfully geeky, they are also wonderfully cute, and they make more than just video game fun stuff.

I don't know how else to brag about them aside from liting my favorite items of theirs so I will. Their portal cube necklace is something I vow to buy for myself some day, and their cake is amazing. As far as non video game fun stuff I love their little bubble gum heart phone charm.

On to a fun trade I did, and the most expensive trade I have done to date. I saw Ikyoto's shop awhile back. I even linked THIS VERY design to my friend because I thought it was adorable and awesome and clever.

And he, bein a scientist type, appreciated it. I am not a scientist type, I honestly just love the funny idea of it all, but this shirt design on my left represents evaporation. lol.

Fun times. So anyways, Ikyoto contacted me because I was on the trade list, and wanted to do a trade with me!!! I was like GET OUT! I looooove your stuff. So I was happy to get a little army of charms together to trade for this shirt. ^_^ I'm actually still waiting for it (it just shipped a day or two ago) but I'm so excited about it I HAD to blog about it. I'll let you know how cool it is when I get it. lol.

Anyways, they also have a funny little oxidation shirt, stuffed shurikens, and buttons. So check it out. Great shop. One note however, if you's a small girl like me, or a girl at all (lol) make sure you let them know! They have women's sizes but don't normally post them.

So next I decided to contact the wonderful stardustsupply, and ask if she wanted to do a trade. And by my luck she did!!

I can't tell you how freaking cute her stuff is. I wanted a grab bag, because, I mean, who doesn't want a kawaii grab bag? Even if they try to deny it lol.

Anyways, Her stuff is wonderful and I totally plan on buying this grab bag some time after the hollidays, or one like it. It's sooo worth the few dollars. Super cute stickers and memos, honestly I've found they are perfect for thank you notes to my customers!! Great, great stuff.

Not to mention she has some fun candy grab bags as well. And deco tape, and stickers too!! And I will admit she sent me a free little piece of gum and it was delicious. Super delicious.

So check these guys out. I know I'll be back to buy from them when I can afford to splurge. Hee hee.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Buys and Trades

Alright, so I realized that all of my Christmas shopping features are done!!! I haven't bought anything else for anyone else that is handmade so far. I've made some stuff for people...and I'll show those off later, but everything else is shown off.

So now I'll show you what I've been selfish about. These are the things I have bought/done trades for, for myself. :P

This is was one of my first buys for me on Etsy. These cute purple dice earrings are made by CjsDesigns. I saw them while searching through the geekery categories and knew that I just had to have them!!!

Not only do I love mini dice but I love jewelry, so it all worked out GREAT. Now don't think this shop is all about dice...not really at all actually. She's got beautiful heart earrings, anchors, necklaces, bracelets, so if you're in to jewelry check it out!! She has amazing prices and amazing products.

Next up we have this awesome 20 sided dice hemp necklace being sold by Quizzlebob. She was selling it at such a steal there was no way I couldn't snag it!

And get this, I asked if I could possibly get it in green instead of blue and it was no problem for her. I got the item just as fast only in a color I liked just a bit better! Great service.

Now if you're in to geekry quizzlebob's shop is the way to go. Dice and keyboard jewelry, legos ice cream, all sorts of stuff!! Definitely worth a look around.

The last item I'm going to show off is the first trade I ever did on Etsy!!! The wonderful Beckynot opened my mind to the world of trading, and got me started on my road to fun stuff.

She has an amazingly cute selection of stuff and it was very hard to pick just one, but I settled on this cute little kitty ring.

She's got wonderful stickers and magnets, cute jewelry, and even stuff for your favorite pet!! Not to mention bobby pins and other cute things.

Definitely worth a drop by, even just to get your fill of cute for the day. Hope you like my picks, there are plenty more to be shown this Christmas season, and I plan to show off all my wonderful stuff. ^.^

Saturday, November 29, 2008

WoW, Scottie Dogs and Bacon: Christmas Buys #3

All right, more Chrismas buys!!! First up I will show one wonderful little tidbit I bought for my brother. This wonderful WoW (World of Warcraft) iron-on that I have featured above is made by Stichenmama.

My brother is a new father, as he just had his little girl this month. ^_^ Yay for being an auntie!!! I'm working on knitting her a blanket. hee hee. ANYWAYS, Stichenmama makes a lot of fun baby stuff. From iron ons to burp cloths to comfort packs, quality is key, and their shop is full of qaulity.

Now to our left here we have a gift I bought for my step mom. Aside from the fact that I might actually give these to someone else due to recent events they are GREAT.

These little gems are made by AmazonCreations. She has the CUTEST stuf earrings. They're all sort of a retro style but uber cute.

Not only that but she has these great fingerless gloves that I might need to break down and buy. ^_^ Plus a load of other great items. Amigurumi, hair decor, jewelry, scarves and so much more! I couldn't believe how much was in their shop when I actually checked it out!! I found these little dudes in a search for Scottie dogs, and when I finally visited the shop I couldn't believe what a find I had made!! I highly recommend you stop by and check out all their amazing goods.

Last but not least in this little post is the amazing Bacon buttons!!! I bought these great little items for my husband, as he usese the picture of this that is running rampant on the internet as a desktop background fairly often.

Push button, recieve awesome.

Made by the amazing Slevin11, I must admit it was hard to choose just one thing from their shop!!! Their buttons are awesome and there were so many I wanted, and so many that I knew my husband would love.

If you love Mario, Half Life, Pokemon...pretty much games in general this is the shop to visit. They've got magnets and buttons, and both can be bought in large quantities. Which is super tempting to me still. ^_^

Thanks for the amazing items've made my Christmas shopping much easier this year. :D

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

My Christmas Buys #2

So here I am again and I'm going to show you guys what I've been buying online for Christmas! These are my handmade Christmas shopping purchases.

First of all, The Fickle Pickle has such amazingly cute stuff it was hard to chose one thing to get. ^_^ My mother in law is a fan of hello kitty, so I decided to snag these cute hello kitties wearing ram costumes. They're cute and they're earring.

What I really want for myself are these cute cell phone charms, however. But tis the season for buying for others, not myself. SO I've been doing trades for some of the items that I want. ^_^

Allright then...on to my next buy!! Artsyathina has a lot of beautiful jewelry, but most importantly a lot of OWL jewelry.

You see, my good friend Laurie loves owls. And as I had already made her an owl charm I had to get her something new for Christmas. Perfect!!! Look at this wonderful vintage looking necklace. It's great. Artsyathina has listed 5 different beautiful owl necklaces in the same listing.

I bought #1 as I believe it is the style most suited to my friend, but it was hard to choose between all the different breeds and cute designs. I almost got #2 but decided green wasn't her color.

Oh boy. I can't tell you how hard it is to give these items away!! I want to keep them for myself lol. *sigh*

But they're wrapped and ready to go. Both sellers were great to communicate with and had fast shipping. The items were packed wonderfully, The Fickle Pickle ever threw in some cuuuute little stickers, and Arsyathina gave me some really cool tiny tags, which I used for the wrapping of her gift.

So go visit these wonderful sellers and see if someone in your life would benefit from their great products!!! Remember, these little owl necklaces are even on SALE!!!

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Tutorial #1/messy looking blog

So I was browsing deviantart yesterday, as I love to do, and I came across a wonderful artist, ChocoAng31! She does the coolest clay works. Being a clay artist myself I was happy to see that she had put up an awesome tutorial about fingerprints!!! -------------------------------------------------->>>>>>>>>

Considering I have no tutorials or great tips to share on my own, why not share some tips and promote her amazing work at the same time? Clever.

Or not so Unfortunately it's extremely small...SO please go visit her deviation for the FULL view of the tutorial, or simply click on the picture and it will full view in another window. ------------------------------>>>>>>>>>>>

Man, lately I have had so many problems with fingerprints in my clay. More than that, lint! I live in a dusty basement and there is so much lint that gets into my work it is frustrating. Well I asked Choco if she would let me feature her tutorial and she said yes. YAY!!! ^_^

Wow I'm retarded. Sorry for my lack of blogging skills lol.

<--- See this awesome kitty here? SO CUTE...and original!

And this cute little duck and egg charm?
LOVE it. Especially the little top hat and bow. ^_^

Anyhow, please go visit her deviantart page and check out all of her amazing work. ^_^ She's got some of the cutest stuff!

Saturday, November 22, 2008

My Christmas Shopping - and technorati...

Hmmm so anyone heard of Technorati? I was checking out Etsy forums today and someone posted asking how to make their blog more popular/get noticed. Well I need that! Then someone posted about Technorati. Well...there's a "claim your blog" button so I decided to use and wound up signing myself up for the site. *shrug*

Well let's see what it's all about eh? If you'd like to check it out yourself here's the LINK. Maybe we can hook up there as well!!! Lol.

Also I'm going to start showing off my Holliday buys from Etsy. First up is my most recent purchase from the wonderful Maytel! She's got some cute stuff, I want some of her cupcake fruity necklace but alas, I've already spent money on myself and I'll show you on what later.

For now here is her adorable cute truffle magnets I bought for my step dad. He's a huge fan of chocolates and I thought I would get him something to last a little longer this year. ^_^

Please visit her shop and her wonderful deviantart page, which is where she shows off many of her wonderful talents.

ALSO right now she's having a a SALE until December 5th, so get em while they're cheap!!

Here's a neat little button...if you do join technorati or already are on it, here's a little button to fav my blog! lol
Add to Technorati Favorites

Friday, November 21, 2008

Long TIme

Showcasing time!

Eep, it's been awhile since I've posted anything. So here's some recent charms I've made, because I can't think of anything clever to do.

I seriously need to take better pictures, which I'm hopefully going to work on today. Unfortunately I don't have that great of a camera. T_T So it's hard.

Also here's a nice little Christmas bracelet I made! Whooo.

And on the right here we've got another little bumble bee. MAN I love making these guys. They're so freaking cute.

Monday, November 17, 2008


So, I'm looking for a dayjob. ^_^ Christmas time is coming and the figure painting business is going to be really slow around this time of year I'm betting.

I'm applying to all sorts of places, Borders, Petco, the mall lol. Well, the Buckle specifically. Let's see who hires me!

Wish me luck.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Don't Recycle

.....your newspapers anyways. Ok so I wanted to post something different today.

So today I ask anyone who reads this to please consider donating any newspapers you might want to recycle to an animal shelter where they will be put to good use.

I got offered a job at the Humane Society. I went into for my first day of work and realized, it just wasn't for me. I really need to get back into an actual vet clinic in order to have my multitasking scatterbrained needs met. The place is great, don't get me wrong, just not my thing.

BUT, being there reminded what a great need they, as does Animal Services and other animal shelters, have for donations!! Not money, but just your newspapers are GREATLY needed.

At the Society I went to they have to spay/neuter about 40-60 cats and dogs (and sometimes bunnies) per day. And every day they have to change the cages etc. for each animal. That's where your wonderful newspaper comes in handy.

And that does not include all of the animals out front that those looking to adopt see, these are the animals that haven't even been released to be adopted yet.

How many more are in the adoption center?

So please, don't recycle your old newspapers - please donate them to your local animal shelter!

For more info you can go to the Humane Society's home page, or look up the local Animal Services for your area - just type Animal Services - (your state here). Here's Utah's site.

Sunday, November 9, 2008


Yay another giveaway. ^_^ This time it is from the blog In the Shadows, for Beat Black's shop. Fun! Go visit her shop. It's rad.

On to the giveaway! Go visit the blog listed above (link included) and check it out. It's easy.

As for Beat Black's I've seen her stuff around before and I had already faved her on Etsy before I found out about the giveaway.

She makes the coolest things, like these little truffle rings ^ up there, and to the left these awesome jawbreaker earrings.

But her unique style really shines with her little cupcake necklaces. This one here is just too cute. The facial expressions are priceless.

Now if you can't tell her truffles are my favorites, as I keep showing them with this truffle pendant that I'm personally hoping to snag some day, and these awesome little truffle stud earrings.

However not only are her expression filled cupcakes unique but so is her use of brains. Being a zombie fan and also fan of weird, unique things, these surely stand out.

This pendant in particular, as I like the way it is designed along with the fact that not only is it a brain, but a damaged brain.
So go visit her shop, check out the blog and maybe try to get yourself something awesome and free. ^_^

Saturday, November 8, 2008


Not sure if someone messed with my screen when we had people over for games last night but all my pictures look weird...I don't like the coloring and I don't know if it's my re-adjustments in photoshop or my monitor. *sigh*...

On a better note, we went in to Hot Topic yesterday to look for a hat and I found out that they sell petticoats!!! Or are selling them right now. Unfortunately they didn't have the style I wanted in black T_T but I'm still excited. They're even cheaper than I've seen them other places.

How does that happen?

Well I won't question it.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008


Just a quick show-off of the latest clay creations I've been working on.

Man. Last night I was baking some of my clay stuff and we were watching a movie and I just now realized I forgot about it! Ugh I don't want to go look in the oven...luckily we live with the in-laws (which is why we're in the basement and partially why I forgot about them in the first place) and my mother-in-law turned the oven off. But I'm sure my stuff is toast T_T

And yes...I voted. ^_^

Monday, November 3, 2008

Halloween Story

So I decided to share my depressing Halloween story....because my "friends" make me sad.

Don't worry, though, I'll post something happier tomorrow.

I wanted to throw a party on Halloween like I had a few years ago. So I invited everyone. Lots of people. Two people let me know they couldn't come. That's just fine, I don't care as long as I know. Well...midnight turns up and no one has come. One friend I had talked to earlier and offered to give him a ride (he's like a little brother to me, just turned 16) if he couldn't find one.

But then he wouldn't pick up my calls.

Another friend texted and asked what I was doing since I hadn't actually invited him (not because I don't like him just because I figured he wouldn't come). I asked him if he wanted to come. Never heard back from him.

Well I was pretty damn sad. At least my husband's best friend was there with us.

To the left is my husband in the Guy Faux (sp???) mask dressing up as anonymous, and our friend dressed as...well himself lol. Or his alternate personality, Grizmodious. He got a fake tattoo sleeve caught on his horn lol.

Anyways around 2am three of my husbands friends showed up and we wound up having a pretty fun time.

So there's my sad Halloween. Sad because it's my favorite holliday of the year and I wanted a reason to dress up, which is why I threw the party. I don't drink or party, so...what else is there to do?

I should have just gone trick or treating. Only...I didn't know if anyone would show up. I guess it hit me hard because honestly? I don't really have friends anymore. And it's not because I got married, my friends sort of started ditching me before that. So...anyone wanna be my friend? ^_^

<-----Anyways, here's me in my slutty candy corn costume. At least I got to dress up. I love dressing up. So since no one was there to see my costume I'm showing it here.

Last year I was this awesome little devil thing --->
A co-worker did my makeup all crazy for me. It was awesome. And yes...I took this pic in the bathroom at work lol.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Earring Giveaway?

Of course! Not from me, however, from the lovely Always Amy!

So if you're interested, go visit her blog. She explains how to enter for some awesome free earrings, which I want. ^_^

On to her shop!

Well I'm supposed to talk about two of my favorite sets of her earrings. But it's hard because she has so many. Hope she doesn't mind if I talk about more than two. ^_^ Up at the top there you see a pair of amazing looking pizza earrings. Did I say they're amazing? Because they are. ^_^ Definately my favorite pair. You wanna know why? How often do you see pizza earrings? And how often do people wear them? I'd like to wear them.

Now check out these nifty little bus earrings! I'm not particularly a fan of buses or vans or whatever but these are dang cute. I love weird things like this!!

Then on our left here we've got some delicious pretzels!!! More of something you just don't see in earrings. Pretzles are one of my favorite foods. Thumbs up for this.

Make sure to stop by her SHOP and check out her awesome earrings!