Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Late night

I made a bunch of drinks from my sister's Bar Book for all of us to sample tonight. Most included tequila, because I just bought a bottle of tequila tonight on a whim. It was pretty fun being a bartender. 

I've been busy getting everything ready for my little pet boutique. Moving this business from wholesale to the people. I just have a feeling that when it's up and ready I'm going to be overwhelmed with orders. I'm already trying to fill orders constantly while getting this shop started. I guess that's a good thing.  

Honestly, after all of the shop is up and good to go... I'm ready to take a little time off (besides shipping!) and have some time to myself. Next month I will be house-sitting and have a full week all alone. I don't even know what to do with that time! 

Tuesday, May 14, 2013


I have recently started work on a major project - a friend's new business venture. Well, not necessarily "new" since it has been in the works for ages, but it's something I have recently been a part of. 

I have learned some things from doing this...
1.) Don't let your friend be your boss. If you're going into business together, be equal partners. 
2.) Make sure to have meetings with everyone in the process. Go through everything 10 times if necessary. 
3.) Know about the business - and others like it. 

I'm working with people starting an online clothing shop that haven't even shopped for clothing online. For the design of the website, I have done research on many other similar websites. You need to know what to feature and how to feature it. Also, know the audience. 

They have had two years to do this research and I've only come into the picture recently. I feel bad about sharing my ideas, because it's not what they want from me. Basically they want a website without product descriptions, one size per item, no sizing charts. I'm going to have to do what they want. 

I'm thinking about dropping out on the project altogether. My deadline to get everything finished is Friday, but the amount of things missing from the website is going to continue to bother me. 

Didn't mean to post ranting blogs on here, but today has been super stressful. 

Saturday, May 11, 2013

A lot has changed

I haven't written a blog in so long that I was surprised at how much this website has changed. I'm kind of ashamed to admit that it took me a good five minutes to actually find the post button.

Recently I've decided (for the millionth time) that I am going to write blogs again. I forget how much I like writing, but I only forget it when I'm not writing. Strangely enough, I have actually been looking so much forward to NaNoWriMo that I'm probably going to do the summer camp in July before the big one in November. Last year I didn't really have anyone to "compete" with, so I didn't get a lot done.

Blogging shouldn't be a challenge... it should be something fun. I can't do it every day, but I feel like I should do it more often for myself.

Monday, July 23, 2012


Getting my Etsy shop all ready so that it can go live tonight! I have been working on a lot of stuff for it and have way more ideas. After this first batch of charms I will be doing some awesome custom shirts. Today I'm getting the rest of my shirt designs finished for the upcoming weekend... not available in my shop. They are going to be awesome though!

It is a busy, busy day. I really need to get back to work but I wanted to write a bit over here. I am trying to get back in to writing more often. The next blog will probably be more pictures though. I have some awesome stuff that I want to share... sooooon!

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Science Fiction Double Feature

It's exciting that I will be taking a class in science fiction and fantasy literature, because it works perfectly with my reading goals! This works out for me better than the 3 day science fiction workshop. There is going to be a lot of reading... 10 books in 8 weeks. Plus I will also have to write essays. I think it's worth it though.

Today I have been refreshing myself on a lot of graphic design stuff. It has been a little while since I went over a lot of the books and terms. I have been concentrating more on illustration lately. I might actually take courses for illustration on top of the graphic design classes, but I'm not sure yet. I will be back to school full time again in January, so I have a little while to figure that out. It is only four additional classes and I think it would be worth it.

I really don't know if I'm up for staying up nearly 3 hours through The Dark Knight Rises tonight. I am going to be so exhausted... I can feel it already!

Tuesday, July 17, 2012


I think it's fine that I'm downloading a bunch of fonts and looking at butterbeer recipes for my Harry Potter party because I finished my whole list of work yesterday. Wait... there is another list today? Yeah, I'm procrastinating. Again.

I can't wait until my California trip and I'm pretty sure I'm going to make some sort of candy calendar for that. Plus what is exciting is that by the time I get back it will almost be the time of the year when it really cools off. Autumn is my favorite season. The first cool breeze after a hot summer, making scarves, drinking hot tea... and pumpkin everything. Baking is another thing I'm really looking forward to. Cool weather means turning on the oven and making some good treats. Oh, and stews and soups! I think I am just hungry right now.

Greek food...
Clam chowder in a bread bowl...

Okay, okay... I need to get some food...

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Summertime, feelin' fine

Making more polymer clay charms today! Finally I'm back to my normal self after a weekend of dehydration. Lots of water, lots of broth, lots of Doctor Who. Now I'm not only hungry and ready to start cooking normal things again, I am ready to start creating things again. I have a really big list of things I need to make. The problem now is where to start. There is a lot of coffee in my system now, so I should get a lot done today.

Ready for conventions to start! I just realized that the first is in less than three weeks. Time seems to be going by fast and slow all at once. Trying to prepare all of my stuff that I'm going to be selling. It sounds easier than it actually is. I really should be doing that instead of writing right now.

I need to get the first chapter of my novel edited as well so I can submit it for a writing class. So much to do!