Monday, November 30, 2009

To go... Or not to go?

DTDL Crafters

When: Tue, December 1, 3pm – 4pm
Where: Lissa K. McLean Room
Description: Join Adult Services staff member Claudia in the McLean Room for an hour of conversation, knitting, and other handcrafting projects. All are welcome, please bring your own supplies.

I'm thinking about going to this tomorrow. It's at my local library. Delta Township District Library (DTDL) But, I'm a nervous about it.... I have a feeling I will be the only person there that's under 30. I can picture myself now: Hanging out with women 50 and over, knitting and crocheting, talking about their health problems. Not really my cup of tea.... but I'm going to need some adult interaction....


Why is it so hard to make new friends?

Random House Pictures

So we've lived in our house for about 2 years. It still feels like we just moved it. I love my cute little house. Looking back, it's funny to see that some items in my house has disappeared and new items appear, and furniture has been moved around. These pics were taking in summer '07, with my old camera. I should take some updated pics...Well, Enjoy!

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

The End is near....

I put in my two week notice last week. I was expecting to work 6 more shifts. 4 this week and maybe 2 more next week. To my surprise, I was not schedule for next week. I believe they're taking a small break from the overnight shifts, and I'm only available for the overnights. I think that's the reason why they didn't schedule me. I'm hoping that's the reason, and not that they really want to get rid of me.

This is my last week. I got another phone call today (from work) telling me the overnight shift for tonight has been canceled. So I'm officially done with the overnight shifts, or as I like to call them... zombie shifts. With that said, I only have 2 more shifts left. And they're going to go by pretty fast since it's the black Friday weekend.

I'm going to miss a lot of the people I work with. I'm not going to miss the crazy zombie shifts, and the silly corporate rules.

So I'm going to start selling on Etsy full time. I really enjoy Etsy, and the Etsy community. It's so fun. I'm not looking to make "millions"... I'm doing this more for fun. I don't want to stress myself out doing this..I'm going to take it day by day. And if I get one sale, I will do a happy dance.

I also need to work on time management. Less time on the computer and spending more time crocheting! I would also like to get back into reading. I used to read a lot, but this year, I think I read a total of 3 books. Last year I think I read somewhere around 20-25 books.

Good bye to my Jo-Ann family. I will miss you all.

Monday, November 23, 2009

Sale #50!!!

Made another sale yesterday!! My apple rattles!!! They're going to FRANCE!!!! WOW!!!

I still can't believe I hit 50 sales!!! Somebody pinch me!!

I hit another milestone in my Etsy shop! 500 people heart my shop!!

This week is going to be very busy for me. All of a sudden I get about 35 hours at work this week. Yuck. But I only have about 5 or 6 shifts left. So I just have to get through this week, and I will be home free. I work overnights tonight and Tuesday. Then I work on Black Friday 5:30am-2pm and on Saturday 6:30-3pm. After typing that all I can say is "ugh".

I would rather stay home and crochet all day! I have so much stuff I want to make!

Friday, November 20, 2009

Sale #48 and #49!

There's nothing better than waking up and finding out that you sold 2 items....ahhhh, what a wonderful feeling.... And one was a special order!!!

I sold a set of 6 of my Christmas ornaments! They want all red!!
And they're going to NEW YORK!!!

Also sold my Cheeseburger Christmas ornament!! It's going to California!!!!

Thursday, November 19, 2009

I'm lovin Wii Fit

I don't play video games that much. But I really like the Wii Fit game. It's really fun to play. I'm not sure if playing it counts as actual exercise. Anyone know? As winter approaches, I need to find some kind of activity to do, since walking will be out of the question. Not walking in snow. Too bad I can't get a workout crocheting! Since I'm quitting my job, I'm afraid my weight will slowly rise. So I'm going to try my very best to play everyday. At least for a half hour. And try to eat better too, that will be more difficult. We'll see how if goes.

There is a new Wii Fit game that came out. It's called Wii Fit Plus. I put it on my Christmas list. It has new games and new exercises. I can't wait to play!

On that note I'm off to play!!!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

New Item!!

Cheeseburger Christmas Ornament

I would love to hang a bunch on these on my Christmas tree this year. But with my 2 cats, I'm not putting up my Christmas tree this year. I know you will all *gasp* when you read this. But I really don't see the point with decorating a tree and having to pick it up every day because my cats tried to climb up it. It's just not worth it to me.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Making a list, checking it Twice....

I'm feeling a little like Santa today.....

Gifts to make before Christmas:

* Slippers (almost done, going to finish them up today)

* Santa

* 3 Reindeer

* Snowman

But this morning I went out and bought all the rest of the Christmas gift. So I'm half way there!!! I wish I could make something for everyone, but there's not enough time in the day. I will wrap the presents later, when it's snowing, listening to Christmas music and sipping on hot cocoa.

I can't wait.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Sale #47!

Another sale yesterday!! Sold my apple rattles!!!

They went to LONDON!!!!

How CRAZY is that?!?!?!

That's so AWESOME!!!

I love international orders!!

Saturday, November 14, 2009


My pears are featured in this treasury!!

Also my apple rattles made it to this treasury!


Friday, November 13, 2009

Sale #46!

Sold my red delicious apple today!!!!

It went to ITALY!!!

How cool is that?!?!?!?!?!

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Sale #45 and Gift Guide!!

I sold another item yesterday!!! A cheese burger!!! It's going to Rhode Island!!

Yippee!!! That's sale #45!!


My Christmas ornaments made it to the gift guides!!

Check it out here.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Need a book to read?

This is an awesome book.



"Like Thoreau and the band Devo, psychology professor Schwartz provides ample evidence that we are faced with far too many choices on a daily basis, providing an illusion of a multitude of options when few honestly different ones actually exist. The conclusions Schwartz draws will be familiar to anyone who has flipped through 900 eerily similar channels of cable television only to find that nothing good is on. Whether choosing a health-care plan, choosing a college class or even buying a pair of jeans, Schwartz, drawing extensively on his own work in the social sciences, shows that a bewildering array of choices floods our exhausted brains, ultimately restricting instead of freeing us. We normally assume in America that more options ("easy fit" or "relaxed fit"?) will make us happier, but Schwartz shows the opposite is true, arguing that having all these choices actually goes so far as to erode our psychological well-being. Part research summary, part introductory social sciences tutorial, part self-help guide, this book offers concrete steps on how to reduce stress in decision making. Some will find Schwartz's conclusions too obvious, and others may disagree with his points or find them too repetitive, but to the average lay reader, Schwartz's accessible style and helpful tone is likely to aid the quietly desperate."

-Publishers Weekly

Check out more here.

I rarely buy books because normally I only read them once, and it seems like a big waste of money. But this book I just had to have. I go back to it constantly to re-read some good points that hit the nail right on the head. If you don't like buying books, at least check it out at your local library. It is a MUST READ!!!!

Happy Reading!!!

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

I Love Etsy!!!

For my love of cats....

I just love these cat-nip filled eyeballs. I'm thinking about buying some for my cats for Christmas.

You can find them here, at hannapt shop.

Monday, November 9, 2009

Making a list...

I have a lot to do this hoilday season, and I hope I didn't put to much on myself. I'm making a lot of Christmas gifts this year. I like handmade gifts so much better than store bought gifts. So here's my list of things to make:

A pair of gray slippers

Snowman, smaller version

Family gift exchange:
Santa, Penguin, or Reindeer. (or a combo)

Also my mom want to buy 2 of my reindeer for gifts.

So as you can see I have a pretty big list ahead of me. I keep thinking, "I have lots of time." but it will be Thanksgiving in about 2 weeks. That's crazy!! I should get started on this list, the sooner the better.

Right now I feel like I'm working in a fast food joint. I'm making a huge batch of cheese burgers. 6 total. 4 cheese burger rattles, and 2 cheeseburger Christmas ornaments.

I think after the I'm done making the cheese burgers I will to start working on my Christmas gifts.

So much to do! So little time!

*Special Announcement*

I have decided to quit my job, for real this time. My last day will be December 4. I will be putting in my 2 weeks notice next week! Wow! This month went by fast!! Happy and sad at the same time... love the people, hate the work. It's time I do something that makes me happy.

Friday, November 6, 2009


My mustard yellow elephant made it to a treasury!!!

Check it out here!

Thanks to my fellow LabRats!!!

Squeak! Squeak!

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Sneak Peek and Sale #44!

New Item!!! Panda Bear! He will be in my shop later today!

Sold another Pearl Gray Elephant yesterday!!!

It's going to TX!!

I'm 6 sales away from 50!!! Neat-O!!!

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Another new item!!!!

Added a mustard yellow elephant to my shop today!!

Check it out here.

So I'm spending the day making cheeseburgers. The crocheted kind. I'm making a set of cheeseburger rattles, a single cheeseburger rattle, and a few cheeseburger Christmas ornaments.... dang... that's a lot of cheeseburgers.

I can't believe that tomorrow is Thursday already. Back to work... bummer..

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

New Item!!!

Rudolph made it to the shop today!

Check him out!

This week I'm working on lots of things!

Cheeseburger Christmas ornament
Yellow elephant
Cheeseburger rattles

I'm crocheting in overdrive!!!

Sale #43!

I sold my red crab last Friday!!

It went to NORWAY!!


Goodbye Crab, you will be missed.

Monday, November 2, 2009

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Apple Treasuries!!!

My Apple Rattles made it to TWO different TREASURIES!!!


Treasury #1

Treasury #2