Thursday, December 31, 2009

Goodbye 2009! Hello 2010!

The last blog post of the year.

As of right now I only have one goal for 2010. And that's to hit 100 sales in my Etsy shop. I have the usual, eat better and lose weight...but those goals I never seem to accomplish. I'm feeling pretty good about hit 100 sales. That seems like a goal that I can reach. It's a little harder to get myself to put down the bag of chips and not to reach my hand in the freezer for more ice cream.

What are your goals/resolutions for 2010?

Happy New Year!!!

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Totally awesome website...

I normally don't buy magazines. There a waste of money and trees. But from time to time I buy the magazine, Real Simple. I was thumbing through the magazine the other night and came across this website. I just had to check it out.

http://www.netflixorigami.com


Netflix Origami? Well for those you that are subscribe to Netflix your in for a treat. At this site they have step-by-step instructions explaining how to turn leftover Netflix flaps into 13 mini pieces of art.



Once I found this website I was over joyed. Maybe I'm easily entertained. But I thought it was awesome. I was I little sad that I didn't have any Netflix flaps.. But I got a DVD in the mail today! Hooray!!

I made the heart today. It was pretty simple. I can't wait to get my next DVD!!


Tuesday, December 29, 2009

This cracks me up!

I was looking around Etsy today, and I found this.



Pet Costume Bear Hat


I found it at xmoonbloom's shop.

Ha ha ha ha!!! I love this!!
My cats would kill me if I made them wear this hat!

Monday, December 28, 2009

Hello!

I've been taking a little break from my Etsy Shop. This month has been crazy. I'm making a list of things I want to add in my Etsy shop. The list keeps growing and growing.

Right now I'm working on dish cloths. I'm going to add them to my shop soon! I promise!! I have 2 sets made already. I want to have a varity of color sets before I start adding them.

I also want to make more robots. I sold 2 sets of these little guys in April and May, when my shop was new. I made these robots using a pattern and changing is up a bit. This pattern was originally a bunny, and I changed it into a robot. I'm so clever.


So keep a look out for new items in my etsy shop!

seventytwostitches.etsy.com

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Merry Christmas Everyone!!!

I will be back sometime next week!

Monday, December 21, 2009

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Hit 60 sales!!!

I sold three items this week...well I guess the week isn't over with yet. But here's what I sold.





The Reindeer and Panda bear went to MI.
And the Cheeseburger Christmas Ornament went to VA!

I was hoping (only a little) that I didn't sell the Reindeer. I wanted to keep him for myself. He's way too cute! I had a hard time packaging him up and sending him away.

40 sales away from 100!! That' s insane!!!

Friday, December 18, 2009

Ut oh.....


So I went to Micheal's and Hobby Lobby this morning.... and this is the result... oh, my.... I think I bought way too much yarn. I'm going to start working on some crocheted dish cloths for my shop. I can't wait!

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

A couple pics of Christmas gifts...


So this cute little snowman is going to live with my mom. I created this pattern. I was surprised in how cute it turned out. It's funny want you can make when you're not following a pattern. You might see this little guy in my Etsy shop soon.


And here is a set of 8 dishcloths. One my mom's side of the family, we do a gift exchange instead of drawing names. It goes like this. Girls bring a girls gift, and guy brings a guy gift. We all draw numbers, go through them, either picking a gift under the tree, so stealing someone gift they already opened. It's so fun. The party is on Sunday. I can't wait.

I'm also thinking about selling these dishcloths in my Etsy shop. What do you think? Yay, nor Nay? Please let me know what you think. I'm a little nervous about selling crocheted toys and dishcloths in the same shop. They don't seem to mesh well together. But I don't want to have to separate shops either. That's too much work. Hmmm....

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Sale #56 and #57


Sold the yellow elephant!! It went to Oklahoma!


Pears are going to Florida!!


Friday, December 11, 2009

Favorite Christmas Movie....


And here's a few of my favorite quotes from the movie:

Clark: Hey! If any of you are looking for any last-minute gift ideas for me, I have one. I'd like Frank Shirley, my boss, right here tonight. I want him brought from his happy holiday slumber over there on Melody Lane with all the other rich people and I want him brought right here, with a big ribbon on his head, and I want to look him straight in the eye and I want to tell him what a cheap, lying, no-good, rotten, four-flushing, low-life, snake-licking, dirt-eating, inbred, overstuffed, ignorant, blood-sucking, dog-kissing, brainless, dickless, hopeless, heartless, fat-ass, bug-eyed, stiff-legged, spotty-lipped, worm-headed sack of monkey shit he is! Hallelujah! Holy shit! Where's the Tylenol?

Ellen: What are you looking at?
Clark: Oh, the silent majesty of a winter's morn... the clean, cool chill of the holiday air... an asshole in his bathrobe, emptying a chemical toilet into my sewer...
[Eddie, in the driveway, is draining the RV's toilet]
Eddie: Shitter was full.
Clark: Ah, yeah. You checked our shitters, honey?
Ellen: Clark, please. He doesn't know any better.
Clark: He oughta know it's illegal. That's a storm sewer. If it fills with gas, I pity the person who lights a match within ten yards of it.

Eddie: If that cat had nine lives it sure used 'em all.

Clark: Can I refill your eggnog for you? Get you something to eat? Drive you out to the middle of nowhere and leave you for dead?
Eddie: Naw, I'm doing just fine, Clark.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Long time, no blog post....

Hello Everyone, Yes I'm still alive. I've been pretty busy with all Christmas related things. Making presents, decorating Christmas trees, making Christmas cookies...etc.

Note to self: Start making Christmas gifts in September.....

And with that said, My Etsy shop has been put on the back burner. I haven't added anything new is a LONG time. Hopefully after the holiday season I will get back in the swing of things. I have TONS of ideas, just not a lot of time to execute them.


Sales #54 and #55



An Gray Elephant!! It went to Pennsylvania!


An Eggplant!! It went to Connecticut!!!

Friday, December 4, 2009

Sale #51, 52, and 53!




I sold 3 items this week!!!

And they all went to FRANCE!!!!!

wee wee! :)

WAHOOOO!!!

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Best Magazine ever....


I absolutely love this magazine.

Pre-Order your copy here.

I did.

It comes out Jan 1st , 2010.


Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Books I need to read:




I started reading this book around the summer, but I didn't have enough time to finish it. I was going to check it out at my local library, but someone beat me to it. So I put a hold on it, so soon I will finish it.



Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters

I saw this book at the bookstore the other day. I'm defiantly putting this book on my "To Read List"


DTDL Crafters update:

I went to this yesterday. I felt a little awkward. I was right. There was 2 other people there, both about there 60's or late 50's. They told me there was some people missing. It looks like it's a really small group. I felt a little out of place. Kind of like the third wheel. But it wasn't horrible. I think I will go again. It was nice to hang out with different people. Hopefully next time there will be people there that are a little closer to my age.

The next one is on Tuesday, December 15th at 3pm-4pm.