Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Score on the Christmas Gifts for Me!!


Hey I did pretty well with my Christmas scores this year. Luckily, I got to ask for what I need... so it worked out well.

Ok so first on my New Year agenda is to get my biz records in order. Stu got me Quickbooks for Christmas. Yay! I have used it at a couple jobs in the past, but now I'm learning all the ins and outs. I'm going to use the inventory tracking... so (theoretically anyway) after a show I will type in each item that sold and be able to see updated inventory levels. That will make quick supply orders so much easier. Rather than unloading the whole van and d
oing a physical inv each time, or trying to do it at a show. Argh. Lots of other neato features, and it cost less than I thought.

Oooh I also got a few gift cards from Mom... one I used to buy 3 new craft books. Heehee I get all giggly looking at them. I guess it's been a while since I added to my (awesome) craft library. I decided I needed some specific beading and jewelry making books. I want to start making more interesting stone pendants, so I got two books on wire work and one on bead weaving. Oh man... I can't wait to order some wire and get to work. My hands hurt just thinking about it.

Wednesday, January 07, 2009

Slacker

Yep I know. Hey I have been doing stuff...

I had to wait for particular gifts to be received before I could post photos. Man, I had some fun crafting this Christmas. It was great to do some crafts I haven't done for a while, some totally new ones, and none of them dyeing (which my friends probably appreciated too). So, woo!


The big ones of course, were the long awaited Bacon Scarves! tada! I first found this idea at the super awesome Monster Crochet Blog. My brother A) loves bacon and B) questions the wonderfulness of crochet...so I sent him the link, and he made me promise to make him one. I didn't use her pattern though, I printed out a bacon photo and just looked at it while I went totally freeform.

Really fun, but they took forever (I actually made 3). Good thing I got that nasty cold so I could sit around and crochet for a whole week.

Hmmm... where's that other photo? I'm sorta between computers these days. Anyway, I made Stu a duck tape wallet. I ordered him some stuff online that didn't make it here in time for Christmas, so I had to give him something. It actually turned out pretty neat, a little harder to do than it looked. Took about 2 hours. But there's little pockets and an ID window and everything. Ha. it was fun. I'll have to switch compies for the photo... (here you go!)


The other gifts are still in progress... well 2 are finished, so I need a pic. I made power necklaces for my closest girlfriends (except Nell who wanted bacon). I'll come back with photos... hm I thought I was so prepared.