Monday, March 26, 2012


Lil bear
No sooner do I bemoan the heat and it's back to slightly chilly, some rain expected. This week has been extremely productive and exciting for a couple of reasons. In preparation for CRAFTED I purchased an Ipad so that I will be able to do credit card transactions, the fact that I can also play bejewelled and use Instagram are added bonuses.

Started working on a new owl pattern, we'll have to see how that goes. It looks cute but as I discovered with hoodie bear it took a couple of tries for the 3D version to not look odd. So this week sees some finished bears and cat cats.

Well, the rain brought another bout of flu and I'm usually pretty good at just resting it out but this time around it just seems to get worse, its been about 5 days so I'm keeping my fingers crossed that the cold sweats and inability to do much at all will pass by the weekend. You know you're ill when even picking up a needle is beyond your capabilities. On the good news front my products will be carried in a new store which is very exciting. 

Friday, March 9, 2012

Heat Wave

Sometimes living in the OC is tough, the sun's shining and all I want to do is go to the beach. It's a BIG distraction. I did go on Wednesday which means I'll have to work Sunday to make up for it. Little did I know that I would be getting redirects to this little old blog by the nice people at CRAFTED there's me blithering on about my stolen GPS ! Oh, the professional facade that I had hoped to cultivate is shattered, darn. There's no turning back so I may as well just carry on. I've been watching Celebrity Apprentice lately, maybe there's a Donald Trumps comedy illustration in there somewhere, although I'm not sure trumps translates in the US, Donald Toots wouldn't be the same..... Maybe listening to John Legend while writing this blog is making me lose focus. Oh, Celebrity Apprentice, it's fascinating to see how teams can disentegrate so easily and how leadership skills, the ability to delegate and manage, straightforward stuff is just lost on most of the cast. Still it's good telly.
Unlike the show that inspired this card. My mother in law is a fan and avidly watches it, so when we visited I ended up sitting through one episode. More than enough, there are certainly no mensa candidates on there. Maybe I'm being harsh.... but that's an hour I'll never get back.
I'm also slightly obsessed with Pinterest and have been pinning a lot. The concept is genius, it's essentially the digital form of keeping a scrapbook but instead of having to print things out to remind you, you can just go back to your board. There's been patches of work this week but a lot has been graphics and computer stuff. Time to get back to my wool but its 80 degrees outside it just doesn't seem right.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Moving on Up

Well, I made a big decision and applied to be part of CRAFTED a new craft development opening in Summer 2012 and got accepted ! What this means is that I'll have a permanent store 52 weeks of the year, woo hoo. So the blogs may dwindle as a result, there's a lot to prep for this commitment but I'm excited about the change. Who would have thought that some random drawings of monsters would have lead me down this path ?

Here's a few cards from my Pop Sensations Collection. I found this action that you can use in Photoshop on Paint the Moon that makes it super easy to create these nice looking collages. They still took a while but I'll be needing some marketing stuff so it's a good thing.

I went to my first Cardio Tennis session and it was painful, it was a really hot day, more suited to sunbathing than doing laps around a court but there you go. I also went surfing so it was a double whammy of exercise I did consider swathing myself with Bengue Balsam but decided to just get an early night.  I discovered that I can't drink grapefruit juice which is a shame as I do like it. I tried to convince myself that it wasn't causing me discomfort but after drinking a glass it felt like the worst cramps ever. So that's that then.

In other random news our GPS got stolen out of the car, the dogs are always sticking there heads out of the windows so they were probably down and so it was partly our fault but we live in a cul de sac so it's not really that good for random thieving. (this example being au contraire) I loved that Gps had it set to British Daniel and was literally lost without it, I don't do maps even a stint in the reserves couldn't fix that so I had already started looking for a replacement. But in a happy ending British Daniel found his way home courtesy of Jeremy and his grandad's dog. It would seem that the thieves decided to rid themselves of their stolen goods in a nearby bush which the dog impressively lead his owner to. There was also a satellite radio that wasn't ours, why the bush who knows ? Jeremy had simply pressed go home on the GPS and so the happy reunion was complete. Things like that don't happen too often so I thought I'd share. Thanks for reading.