Wednesday, April 28, 2010


BIG sorry! I have been incredibly busy here lately and slacked off in my bloging! Here is the newest shop of the week! Make sure to visit their shop!!!!

I was born and raised on the West Coast of Canada, dropped out of preschool and decided to learn piano instead. Went back to formal education for K-12, then even went to university in Toronto, Ontario, for a degree in psychology. Didn't do me much good on the crafting circuit, but it did land me a job working with autistic adults, which was fantastic. And then I met a boy, and followed him across the country, winding up in Dundas, Ontario, where I am now. We got married last year, after he proposed at the top of Blackcomb Mountain (that's part of Whistler Resort) and I said something along the lines of "Of course you idiot!". I miss my family, the ocean, and REAL mountains, but this works fine too. I've lived in Japan and Europe, have visited 15 or so countries, and am planning a trip to New Zealand within the next couple years. When I'm not working or crafting, I'm snowboarding or mountain biking, or dreaming about snowboarding and mountain biking. People get sick of hearing me talk about snowboarding and mountain biking. I think I have a problem.

I've always been creative, and I'm pretty sure I never had a choice in that creativity... Something about that nature/nurture debate.

1. Where do you get your inspiration from? My deranged mind?? Really, it all stems from boredom. I'll be working on one thing and thinking "I wonder if I could do this with it..." and give it a shot, and usually it works out! Lately I've been crocheting a lot of flowers, because it's spring and I love colour. I do occasionally browse around through Etsy to see what the other crocheters are up to, and sometimes I'll see something I really like, and try it out for myself. I don't work off patterns though, so sometimes conceptualizing something and having it actually work in real life are two very different things!

2. What is your age: 26

3. What is your shop(S) name: Hatt Street (

4. Do you only sell on etsy or do you go to craft shows as well? So far, only on Etsy, but I plan to try out the craft circuit this fall.

5. Is there an item you have made that has significant meaning to you and why? Not super significant, but since April is cancer awareness month in Canada, I've been making a lot of daffodils. The Canadian Cancer Society sells daffodils throughout April to raise funds and awareness, and the daffodil is their logo. I am donating $1 from every sale through the month of April to cancer research, and any daffodil items sold double the donation. I don't know anyone that hasn't been affected by cancer in some way, so I feel like it's something we can all relate to. So, my daffodil pieces are the most significant things in my shop.

6. How did you first get the idea to make what you are now? I think it had something to do with snowboarding... It was a long time ago! I needed some toques to keep my head warm in the snow, and since I already knew how to crochet, I figured I'd save myself some money and make my own (plus the ones in the stores way back when were boring!). My dad taught me the basics, and I took it from there. My mum knits, so she had lots of wool to supply me with. One thing led to another, and here I am.

7. Do you ever change your “craft style”? Example jewelry to ceramics? I went from toques to jewelry, cloths, oven mitts, and cases, but I've stuck with crocheting for my Etsy shop. In my non-Etsy time though, I decorate cakes for fun, and occasionally sew. I've done a lot of beadwork in the past, and pottery, and even did a bit of basketry way back when. My whole family is pretty crafty, so I've grown up with the DIY mentality. I've tried visual art, but I'm pathetic with pen and paper, so photography is the end of the road in that medium for me! When I was living in Japan, I tried ikebana, which is their traditional flower arranging. It was a lot of fun, but I was nowhere near as good as the rest of the class!

8. How do you feel about buying and selling handmade items? Love it. I get such a sense of accomplishment when I create something that other people like too... I know how much work goes into handmade stuff, and I'll buy handmade whenever I can. I could go on about mass produced cookie cutter big box chains, but it's nothing new. Handmade gets you originality and quality, and that's always a good thing!

9. What is your favorite material to work with? Acrylic wool. It comes in such beautiful colours and it's really easy to work with.

10. How long have you been in your craft? Oh geez, at least ten years... Though I know my mum taught me to knit as soon as I could hold a needle in each hand! Unfortunately for her, knitting just never clicked with me, and I think she's had to teach me about 20 times. It still hasn't stuck! My dad and gramma taught me how to crochet, and I never looked back. Sorry mum!

11. What is one message you would like to get out to the world about what you do? Have fun with your accessories, and don't be afraid of colour! Handmade to me means everything is completely unique and made with care. I enjoy what I do, and want to share that with everyone.

12. Do you have a “day job” and if you do… what is it? Yep, I'm a personaly support worker for adults with physical disabilities. It's an extremely rewarding career path, and I've met some amazing individuals.

13. How has your work developed throughout the years? My work has gotten more diverse, and I'm not afraid to take risks with colour, texture, or form.

14. Did you ever feel like giving up before you got to where you are today? Heh I think I did give up a bit after Christmas! I had a tonne of custom orders and I was just exhausted. Etsy fell by the wayside, and I flat out refused to crochet for almost a month! But no, didn't want to give up, just take a break. I think as long as I can keep challenging myself by attempting new items, I'll be just fine.

15. How do you feel when people interpret your work differently than you? I'm not sure how differently people can interpret a toque, but I do sometimes get concerned when people insist on wearing my toques backwards! Then again, I'm probably the only one who knows it's backwards... I started attaching tags at the back both to show that they're Hatt Street toques, and to show the back of the toque!

16. What advice do you have for aspiring artists? Do what you love, love what you do. Realize that not everyone sees the world the same way you do, so not everyone will love your work as much as you do. If it makes you happy, that's all that matters. Of course, it helps when people love your work so much they'll pay for it, but it's not the end of the world if they don't!

17. Who first inspired you to begin crafting? Really, my whole family has played a part in my crafting... My parents are both fibre crafters: my mum knits and my dad crochets. My sister is an amazing artist, and I've always been a bit (ok, a lot) jealous of her talent... The things she can do with a couple acrylics and some canvas... I have a whole wall of my place dedicated to her art! Two of my mum's sisters are artists too, and the other sisters don't get off the hook either, everyone in the family crafts in some shape or form! My grandma's a writer, and my grandpa can make anything out of scraps of wood. I still remember when my aunt would come visit, she would bring a new craft for all of us to try. I'm pretty sure I had no choice in becoming a crafter...

18. Do you have a space for your work area or do you craft anywhere? I have wool everywhere... It probably really annoys my husband, but he's good enough not to say anything! I mostly create in the living room while I'm watching TV... At that point it's basically just background noise and it makes commercials so much more bearable! Plus, it's the biggest room in the place, so I have lots of area to spread out in. I also take my wool bag to work so that I can get some stuff made if I have any down time.

19. What are your favorite childhood memory involving arts? Whoops, I guess I kind of answered this already! My aunt coming to visit with a new craft every time! I also remember her teaching me how to make zippered pillow shams.

20. Do you feel accomplished when you finish creating? Absolutely. When I can sit back and look at the finished product, I always feel like I've gotten something done. I have a tough time sitting still, so if I can get something done I'm happy.

21. Does your personal style (living space clothing ect…) reflect anything you make?Definitely. I love snowboarding, and I couldn't be happier that snowboard style is all about bright colours these days! I love wearing hats, and I love colour, so put two and two together, and you get my toques.

22. Do you use your own products for things? Of course. I was trying out a new style of toque last month, and liked the end product so much that I kept it for myself to use!

23. Do you like custom orders? Love them. I love taking someone else's ideas, and putting them together into something that expresses their style in my own medium. I'd say probably 80% of my business is custom orders, and I'm completely happy with that!

24. Do you have any sales coming up? I have one going on right now, actually. I'm offering $10 off all my winter stock, which works out to about 40% off! Plus, I'm donating $1 from every sale through the month of April (including winter sale merchandise) to cancer research.

25. What are your favorite shops on Etsy?
and so many more! Etsy is such a fantastic community, and full of so many talented artists.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Hello new week... Hello new adventures

Hello everyone!

As you all know it is that time again... Switching the blog into a new week. I know i always say this but... im very ready to have a nice simple no hassle or issues at work week ( or month!) Anyway i would like to coagulate HattStreet for winning the poll this week Expect a super interview from her this week!

I would again like to thank our last weeks SOTW for being such a fantastic shop as well as person behind the shop! She is a very amazing person whom i hope you keep checking back to!
Here is her link again

This week in Funk(E)y Junk land i have made a couple new things:

This tooth fairy jar

When i was little my mom made me a tooth fairy jar to put my teeth in. Im pretty sure this is very easy for the tooth fairy to get into when the children are light sleepers .

I also have made this Candle holder
as well as this vase.

I have decided to expand Funk(E)y Junk into two new levels. One would be a interior design service and the second will be a refurbished furniture division. I have started a napkin rack i will be posting soon.

I currently have in the works a new home goods item that i hope to have done tonight! So keep an eye out for it :D ....

But my day needs to get started... so i will see you all lovely bloggers later!


Friday, April 16, 2010

SOTW ChezEury

What's your name?

My name is Maggie and many people know me as Eury or Eurydiceas that has been my nick online for the last 7 years at least, hence
the name of my shop ChezEury, It's French for Eury's place.

Where do you live?

I live in the province of Quebec, Canada in a small town where about 95% of the population speaks French.

So you live in Canada, but I see you ship from the US. how is that?

I collaborate with a artist friend (Zee) that I know from many years ago when we were both admins at the same site ( He lives
in Georgia and does archival quality printing and mats and mounts all my work in acid-free professional art papers, pigmented inks and museum
quality mats mounting them all using exceptional materials. I trust him as he's a perfectionist and I want people to be proud of anything they buy from me, and I want those
pieces to last a lifetime. (at least ):-)

What do you offer in your shop?

I offer both Fantasy art prints (fairies, mermaids etc., ) and fine art photography.

Where do you get your inspiration from?

For my fantasy art pieces, I'm often inspired by the seasons and by nature and by day and night I guess just about anything can be an inspiration. I like to
create a magical little person that feels like she's telling the world, spring is here. Or perhaps she's curled up in a leaf in the fall. I have always loved butterflies and dragonflies
and ideas just come to me and I try to bring them to life. I love detail, so when people look, they often find little touches of detail that just make the pieces
that more enjoyable to do. They are usually my last touches and always helps me feel
like a piece is truly complete.

As for photography, I have 2 ways of working. I sometimes do concepts, so have an idea and play around with objects to try to tell some sort of story.

I also love odd weather, so not as tempted to go out and shoot during nice sunshine as I am when there is fog (oh, I love fog) or when there is frost and ice on the
branches of trees etc. I don't really like to go out in freezing weather, as my hands are sensitive to the cold and hurt but I always come back pleased that I did. A good rule,
when most people think it's a good time to stay at home cause the weather is not so great.. probably a good time to go out and shoot. Those images always have such beautiful mood.

As I mentioned with my art pieces, I love details and often when walking around to take pictures, my eyes often focus on those and not the general picture.. so you will find many of my photographs showing something simple, like a lantern and a flower box left outside someone's door. I'm also very inspired by benches, bikes, chairs...
objects that make me wonder about the people that sat on them.

Do you have more shops than just at Etsy and what are they?

My etsy shop is called Chez Eury

I also have a shop that I just opened the other day with edgier photos for a particular clientele. I have a series of beautiful
cemetery pictures and tombstones etc., that I would like to share but thought they might not work well with the images on my ChezEury shop.

You can find these pieces on Photos From the Edge:

I have artwork on Zibbet

Any art that you have created that has a particular significance to you?

Yes, much of my art has a meaning to me. I attribute life analogies towards certain pieces. I also believe that we create to say what we cannot say with
words. I have a certain abstract piece I did that really expressed what I was going through as a woman trying to be exactly the person I was and not whom
I was expected to be. The piece is called Woman unfolding, and was a self-portrait.

What gave you the idea to do the type of art that you do now.

For my art pieces, I've always drawn since I was young and have almost always included people in my art pieces. For a period of time I did abstract pieces, but still if you
look at them, you will always find the human form in them. I couldn't get away from adding that in my work. I always wanted to draw and paint, but wasn't always inspired
to what to do with the people I put in my art. How could I convey something. Once I did a few pieces where I had taken people and turned them more into a fantasy type setting
it allowed me to be more creative and less stagnant and I really had fun trying to put them in a setting that was magical and fun. I knew I had found my niche.

As for photography, it took a bit of time to get over the fact that a lot of the thing I took pictures of may be considered cliche .. trees, flowers, benches, but they are the
things that I love and want to put on my wall, so maybe my images are not grungy as seems to be the "fad" today. They don't have dirt on them and are not scratched up for effect,
but I need to stay true to myself. I like pretty pictures. Not everyone's cup of tea, but they reflect me and my attitude toward life and nature and a positive lookout. There are
plenty of people out there showing you the crap of life. I'll try to show you the little things that may make you smile, if you only take the time to actually look.

Do you ever change your style.

Oh,sure! i know a lot of artists, and very few stick to only one thing. Part experimentation, part needing to explore who we are and learn about ourselves and part boredom. Since I've
been young, I've done watercolors, oils, acrylics, sculpture, sewing, cooking, photography, illustration, graphic design and even within these different types of art, you can try
many different styles. I think when you are artistic, you just can't help yourself. If you don't create, you die. (maybe not literally, but it's part of your essence)

How do you feel about buying and selling handmade stuff or artwork.

I feel good about it. For many years, I just didn't think I would be good enough for anyone to want anything that i created. You will find many artists doubt themselves but I think
it is a lack of confidence. It is hard to put yourself out there, since what you create is part of you; they are like your children. If people don't like them, you can feel hurt.
When someone buys something from you, it's very exhilarating. Most people don't easily part with their money for non-essentials unless they fall in love with something. Except for the very few,
most people don't buy art for the investment, they buy it cause it speaks to them. It may be that it makes them smile, or makes them sad, but they see something in it, not just
a tree or a bench, but something about themselves. Anaïs Nin said, "We don't see things as they are, we see them as we are".

When I buy something for myself (I would love to have loads of money to buy many things that i love) it is because somehow the piece speaks to me. I find the shapes beautiful,
or it has a gypsy flavor and sometimes it just takes my breath away.

Favorite materials to work with?

For art.. for many years, my favorite was oils on canvas. But since the last couple of years, I've mostly migrated to drawing digitally with a digital pen and tablet. It was not an
easy progression from one to the other, but once I learned the techniques, I found I could allow yourself much more creativity as it lets you explore much more.
I normally work mostly In Corel Painter and do the last few cleaning- up touches in Photoshop.

For photography, my tools are quite simple. My Canon 40D, my lenses, slingback case and when in luck, great light!

How long have you been doing your art and photography.

I don't remember ever not drawing but the first time I took up a paintbrush I was about 15 (?). I drew an Eskimo girl with a fur hood. Someone in the family still has that. :-D. As you can see, even back
then I drew people. Funny, I just realized how when I was in my teens, I would draw and hide the hands in pockets or behind their backs as I was too afraid to draw them, for fear they would look like
scrawly chicken feet. Now it's one of the things I enjoy the most.

I started doing photography about 7 years ago when I joined . I didn't have a camera when I joined and was there to do photo manipulations
and found the photography section and people were so giving and generous of their talents, I went out and got a camera and started.
I fell in love the first day I took pictures. Even though they were not fabulous, I still remember those first shots and how I was affected when I realized I could do that. That it was something
that I could really come to enjoy and keep doing for the rest of my life. I went on to be the photography admin there for several years. It brought me much joy and was very fulfilling.

What message do you want to get out to the world about what you do?

The message I think is that I do what I do because I have no other choice. If you are a clerk and you hate it you can become a doctor or a mechanic or whatever you want. I'm an artist.
It's part of who I am. I cannot be anything else. I need to create, period. Anyone that is out there that creates, understands what I'm saying. As for a message besides about who I am? The message
would be to see the positive in the world, to to put it back out there. There is beauty all around. Open your eyes to it; don't trash it, treasure it. Fill your life with dreams and fantasy.
Have the courage to give your dreams to the world. You never know what will come back to you; new life, new friends, new love. Your life will expand to the extent of your courage.

Did you ever feel like giving up before getting to where you are today?

I got to say, maybe not giving up, but several moments in my life, I've felt like I was mediocreas an artist. That what I had to say, had little worth. I doubted my talent. I saw and knew people
that I felt had way more talent than me. Sometimes you wonder if it's all worth it. There's a song that I like by a band called "Pain of Salvation" called "Road Salt". In the lyrics, it says:

Maybe it’s not enough
Maybe this time it’s just too much
Maybe I’m not that tough
Maybe this time the road is just too rough
To take me home
But I walk on.

And I guess that's how I am. There are moments when I just feel I can't get better or show who I am through what I do, but I just keep on going. There are rewards along the road and I think it's sort of normal to have certain challenges and struggles along the way. I've had my share of things that have happened to me that hurt and broke my heart and I'm sure I will have more in my life to come; hopefully they will be lessons that will not break my courage to continue. Life and art are intertwined. Mine is anyways.

How do you feel when someone interprets your work differently than you?

Well, as I said earlier, I think we see things as we are, so it is sort of normal that we don't all interpret the same way. If someone likes it, we feel good, if they don't, we can turn around and say, Too bad, this is me! but I think the worst is if they are completely indifferent, cause that can make you feel insignificant.

What advice do you have for aspiring artists?

Be brave and have the courage to take the risk of growing in your art and learning about yourself. When you see the challenges and the struggles ahead, ram into them.
Don't be afraid of becoming hard and insensitive, you will not. You are who you are, you will still be sensitive and artistic, but you will also become strong. Don't
close yourself off with fear of what others will think. You don't have to follow the crowd; you can be you. It's scary, but it is more painful to not evolve than to not take the risk to grow and evolve.

Do you have a space or work area or do you just work anywhere.

For my art, It used to be in a corner of my living room, but lately, it has been right in front of my computer, on my desk with my Wacom pad and pen.

For photography, if I am doing it indoors, mostly my studio is my kitchen counter or sometimes if I need more space, my living room, and then there is all of the outdoors! :-)

What is your favorite childhood memory involving arts.

I have a distinct memory of sitting at the table when I'm about 5, I guess, and my mom is showing me an easy way to draw roses starting with a small swirl in the middle and adding petals around. I have others, but I think this one is the first I can remember my mom actually sitting and drawing with me. I miss her.

Do you feel accomplished when you have finished creating?

The process is usually the most fun, but sometimes when I'm done, I look at my piece and say to myself "Wow, you did that! and that feels really good. :-)

Do you like custom orders.

I have in the past done quite a few portraits for people and sometimes even turned them into fairies or princesses and that is fun. It does present certain artistic restrictions though; most Women tend to not want to be portrayed in the nude and I have several fairies that just couldn't find any clothes in their size! Go figure! :-D It's very fulfilling though when people love how you have depicted them especially in a fantasy setting.

Do you have any favorite Etsy shops.

Well, I've not been on etsy a long time, and I mostly favorite pieces that I love instead of shops, but I looked through my favorites and found that several were from the same places.

Not only does this guy do some wonderful and very colorful watercolor pieces, he's become a friend and
we share our etsy experiences.

and I love this guys photography:

This lady had some gorgeous jewelry pieces I saw in a treasury

and since I love dragonflies and such

There are more but these are the first that come to mind.

Do you have a website or blog?

I have a personal website where I display much of my art, but I have been a bit lazy uploading to it lately.

I have an old blog I have revived:
but I intend to do a new art blog, that works better and looks more like me,
where I will focus on showing the actual progress of the pieces I do. This will hopefully be soon.

For photography, I've restarted a project that was on hold and may take
a bit of time but it will be:

Any final words?

I would like to encourage people that are at a point in their lives where they may want to test the waters and see if they can sell their artwork to take the leap. They say that if you do what you love, you will be successful. I'm testing that theory at this very moment in time. ;-)

I can say, however, that I came to a special realization with this poll. When I started on Etsy, I had one sale, then nothing for over a month. I was discouraged. When this poll came out, suddenly people were visiting my shop. And in the few days that the poll ran, I got several sales. Some for more than 1 piece. It was very eye-opening. People's tastes run a wide gamut. The world is a huge place and there is someone out there that likes your style, may even love your work, they just have to find you. Etsy is a big place. There are so many sellers, that sometimes we can feel like we are just a needle in a haystack. That doesn't mean your work is no good, or invalid. It may just means, that nobody has had a chance to see your art. If a door opens and allows you to showcase your work, such as this poll and winning Shop of the Week has done for me, take the opportunity! Don't be afraid, fly little bird, fly! :-)

Thanks, Jess for giving me this opportunity to show off my art and to let people know a little bit about
the person behind the artwork.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Just incase .... Im to busy tommarow

( <--- Gotta love GREAT days outside!!!)

I would like to thank ARTSOFAMY for giving me a sunshine award! Thanks so much ! This defiantly made me smile today!

The Sunshine Award is given to bloggers whose positivity and creativity inspire others in the blog world.

The rules for accepting this award are:
Put the logo on your blog or within your post.
Pass the award on to 12 bloggers.
Link the nominees within your post.
Let the nominees know they have received this award by leaving a comment on their blog.
Share the love and link to the person whom you have received this award.

Thank you ladies for inspiring me with your blog and your creativity!

I would of coarse like to give one back to my shop features.... They not only took the time to get votes and support this blog... but most of them helped me out in some way via promotion or being super duper awesome!

Domestic Icing
Zoey Catherin

As i am very new to the blogging world... i only have 6 people to give this to.... I WILL give it to 7 more as the time rolls on!

Thanks for being so super guys!

I would also like to introduce my newest creation.... just in time for some great weather.... I am working on making a bunch in many different colors for all of your favorite colors.
Hope you all like them!

Well... This busy girl is off to bed!!!

Goodnight pretty people!


Wednesday, April 14, 2010

blue skys and cake!

Hello my wonderful readers!.... So i know im well... 3 days behind n fixing my blog! ... Sorry!!!

My wonderful car has been giving me some major trouble as well as a bunch of school work and work its self! BUT.... im fixing it today!

The new poll is up with the new set of shops! I would love for you all to vote and tell me what you think of them in the comment section!..

I also have changed the different cool items that are located on the rite hand side of my blog. Make sure to visit their shops as well!!!

Watch out for her interview coming up soon!

And now for a little update on My Funk(E)y Junk shop.....

I have started a new website however it is still under construction and i will release the link later on!

I am also starting a birthday club. When you join the birthday club You will get little special gifts from me as well as coupons and other fun things!

to enter the Birthday club send an e-mail to with your name birthday e-mail and address (optional) for fun free samples i may send out.

Friday, April 9, 2010

SOTW Winner Arts Of Amy

I would love for you all to meet Arts of amy :

1.Where do you get your inspiration from?
Imagination and Nonsense!
I adore Fairytales and imagination echo’s in most things I create!
Alice in Wonderland is my all time Favorite story; I love the curious characters and share madness of the whole thing!

2. What is your shop(S) name:

3. Do you only sell on etsy or do you go to craft shows as well?
I would love to get into craft shows but at the moment I’m concentrating on promoting my Etsy store and trying to get that up and running, it seems like a full time job at the moment!!!

4. Is there an item you have made that has significant meaning to you and why?
All my items are formed from my Original Artwork which is created with Love and Whimsy so in a way they are all significant to me.

5. How do you feel about buying and selling handmade items?
I love it! Handmade items tend to have more originality and they are more likely to be made from the heart!

6. What is your favorite material to work with?
I am a Painter first and foremost, I work mainly with Acrylics but I love to work with mixed media every now and then, it’s a fun change!

7. How long have you been in your craft?
I am quite new to crafting! I started creating bits and pieces using my artwork last year as gifts and such and quite enjoyed it so thought I would branch out and give Etsy ago after seeing all the wonderful items others had created!

8. Do you have a “day job” and if you do… what is it?
I am currently studying full time for a Diploma in Arts and Creativity. I paint and create when ever I get the time and have had, and currently have, many pieces in exhibitions all across the country.
I hope to one day make Art/Painting my career.

9. Did you ever feel like giving up before you got to where you are today?
Always. It’s a VERY hard market to be in and I often have doubts in myself but I have a wonderfully supportive partner who always reminds me how far I have come and gives me motivation when I need it the most.
Art is what I love and I think there is nothing better than doing what you love to do, I’m just lucky enough to have a partner who keeps me going!

10. Do you feel accomplished when you finish creating?
Always… when it turns out right!

11. Do you use your own products for things?
All my paper goods are hand-made, each piece is my own design and features my Original Artworks!

12. Do you have any sales coming up?
Become a Blog Follower and receive FREE SHIPPING on ANY item in my store throughout April! Just go to

Thanks for taking the time to read about me!

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Oh what wonderful sunny days!

Oh wow it has been really nice out today! Last night.... another story I had thunder so loud it actually shook my apartment really bad! But anywho.... Today was a great day in general!.... I had a full day of stuff planned ( Sorry for not being able to come in to work terry! :( Next time !!!) My wonderful man James had a LONG appointment in the morning at 10. After that crazyness we got home and ate a fabulous lunch and then it was time to.... FINALLY FIX MY BREAKS! Im not the kind of girl who will just take her car to a shop and have them do it ( if you are its cool.... its just cheaper to do it yourself! 68 dollars vs.... 200) I had not fixed breaks in a car in like 5 years and today was a great refresher.... I think we spent ahaha! Good times! total of 2 hours outside fixing the breaks.... mind you it was like an hr and 1.2 on the first one because we couldn't remember what to do lol and the 2nd one a half hr! Poor me forgot to put on sun screen and now the sun gods are mad at me and burned my back! Oh well... I will heal! I feel very accomplished after that.... BUT my battery is dead LOL soooo it was kind of pointless

So after a long long attempt to make a Super creepy doll.... i have succeeded. Her name is Lucinda- The homecomming queen who died in a limo with her boyfriend before the dance. A lot of my friends think shes super adorable! I do well... because im her mommie! :D and mommies love their children haha!

I think i may indeed make more dolls and perfect my doll skills! What do you all think?

Today i revived a very wonderful email from one of the SOTW poll shops. I love knowing that my poll could bring you all sales! She informed me that she has gotten 3 sales all together from the promotion of her shop! This kind of thing is great to hear! Makes me very happy about my shops in the polls as well as justify s what i am doing! Thank you so much ChezEury for letting me know your wonderful successes!

This easter i held an Easter Egg hunt for my fellow Etsy's and friends .... I placed coads such as (222234) around my blog/twitter/etsy/and FB fanpage. Some were easy to find and others... not so easy in fact quite hard to find! Out of the players that took advantage of this game i have found the winner..... Lindi Harden! She will receive a Vase made to her liking! ( Oh gotta love custom!)

Well that is all for now my littler bloggers!

<5 Jes

Sunday, April 4, 2010


Oh its that time again. Where i change my photos on my blog Announce the SOTW winner and start a new poll!
It has been really hard to get people rounded up for this poll. HOWEVER... I GOT THEM and the list is

I Would also love to announce the new shop of the week ARTSOFAMY! Congrats love! i will have a SOTW post up asap!
Lets all give them some vote love!!!

So for my side bars i have set the theme this week for " monsters " And i think i found some pretty rad shops that convey this! Make sure to go check them out!

I have spent today Reorganizing my office and started making a doll. It took me about 3 days to get the head just the way i wanted ( Still dosent look how i want it to.. but.... First doll... its ok :) )

It looks a little strange now but im going to paint it and hopefully it will turn out fabulous.

I really hate to cut this short... But i have to be at work at 6 am tomorrow So i will be a better blogger tomorrow after school!

Goodnight and happy Easter!