Thursday, August 27, 2009
Sunday, August 23, 2009
Using a "lanyard" normally for cell phone charms you simply select the beads and/or charms you wish to dangle from your scissors.
Now you can give this a try if you like to bead. I think they will make great gifts and stocking stuffers this holiday season.
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
Hello and no I have not skipped two months this year and yes I am aware of how fast time is passing.
I have been thinking of how fabrics can direct a project with it's themes. I gathered my Halloween fabrics from their holiday bin and set them out on the studio table. I am hoping they give me some inspiration and direction as to what to make with them this year for Halloween gifts.
Each year I usually make my Halloween cards that I mail to family and friends. This year I bought some cute simple cards but that is not enough for me. My creativity gene is begging me to make something in the spirit of pumpkins, ghosts, witches and all things Halloween.
So here I sit blogging while my brain is thinking of what to make. I have some ideas in my head so maybe tomorrow I will see what comes from fabric and thread and mmmmmmmmmmm
I am not into scary or freaky Halloweens so maybe something cute or practical. I like to let ideas spin around for a while before I put them into action. I shall post whatever it is when I have something created and take some pics to share.
Monday, August 17, 2009
Today I spent time in my studio and it felt great. I have been promising myself to complete an old task before starting a new one. Doesn't that sound familiar? Well today I did just that. I restrung a necklace that was very old and fraying.
Sunday, August 16, 2009
Saturday, August 15, 2009
As for another bit of progress I am making...I am doing the steps to make my blog and my etsy online store and my facebook and my new twitter all reflect the same photo and name of createology so as to be consistent. In setting goals and reviewing them I find I need to update and create an image of continuity towards being successful with my business growth. I am no longer playing and having a hobby as now I am seriously pursuing a valid business of making and selling my lines of products. I will expand on this in future posts.
Thank you to my friend Margaret who is spending her valuable time coaching me.
Thank you to my dear hubby who is trying to be patient with my progress.
P.S. This photo looks like I could be looking in a mirror and I am seeing my mother. lol
Wednesday, August 12, 2009
This picture of we "Saucy Chicks" Lorraine and Sherry was taken several years ago. The fair had a chicken theme that year. We were already making and selling saucy chickens so we fit right into the theme quite well.
This year we are not participating due to time constraints and being on our road trip. I am certain everyone will have a wonderful time visiting and enjoying the fair.
Meantime, I have been working on some new thoughts and plans for this blog and for my etsy shop. It is time for a revamp and a new spark of creativity. I will be addressing my profile and updating it. I will also be making and posting some new lines of items for purchase.
Please stay tuned and see what is in store.
Enjoy your days and savor the wonder of it all.
Sunday, August 9, 2009
Saturday, August 1, 2009
My etsy shop http://createology.etsy.com is not what I would have hoped it to be. I have not made nearly enough effort on promoting my shop nor have I been listing items like I was planning on doing. Somehow I thought it would be the catalyst for having the public see my lovely items I make and that they just could not resist owning a "Saucy Chick Sherry" creation. My dear husband really believes in my beautiful boas so much that he has spent countless hours traveling and finding just the right specialty shops for beads or fibers or ribbons and he invested a lot of money to buy those specialty components for each boa. Alas, no sales from etsy. I really feel like I am letting him down as well as myself. So...
I have a very dear friend who is going to teach me how to do a better job than I have been doing of marketing my etsy shop. Of course I am blogging about this as a way of making myself commit to working hard and learning a lot. Since blogging is partly a journal of where and how we are progressing then what better way to put myself on notice.
I am hoping to begin making progress very soon.