Tuesday, July 22, 2008

On and On

This morning I woke up to 6 new convos in my Etsy mailbox. Strange. I figured maybe I'd been on the front page overnight, prompting a little bit of extra traffic to come my way. Then I checked my Yahoo mail and lo and behold, Google Alerts tipped me off to what really went down: My Crescent Earrings got featured on Indie Fixx! Woo hoo! I don't know what i was more psyched about, the Indie Fixx feature, or the fact that Google Alerts actually directed me to a Sprout shout-out I never would of known about otherwise.

So, the plan for today is to go to the gym, finish up some orders, bring 'em to the post office, stock up on supplies at Metalifferous, then head out to Park Slope for a few days with my favorite girls and my little nephew, Wyatt.

Monday, July 14, 2008


Theres something really comforting about a weekend upstate at my parents house. And it's not just seeing family and friends, though that's a big part of the equation. It's also a chance to DRIVE A CAR and wander the aisles at Target without getting mowed down by thousands of over-aggressive shoppers.

So this weekend was punctuated by lots lots LOTS of food -- my mother really knocked herself out when it came to cooking. Saw my BFF, went swimming, laughed my head off with the fam.


Also got an email from Renegade Craft Fair in Chicago; Elsie Q and I are IN for the show!! We are so excited. I've never been to Chicago before, so I'll be making a long weekend out of it for sure. Woo hoo!

Monday, July 7, 2008

Chicken and Wine

This past weekend was the first time I really had a moment to catch my breath in months. But I fully believe it's gonna be nothing but chicken and wine from here on out. Elsie Q hightailed it to Maine for the summer, but the Housegirl is back in our lives, so it (as always) a full house here in Astoria. I highly recommend obtaining a housegirl (or houseboy), if you ever have the opportunity. For the past three years, my roomies and I have had at least one of our siblings live with us for the summer. In exchange for rent, they are responsible for all the cleaning, emptying of trash, running of errands and -- in my case-- modeling of jewelry for Etsy pictures. For example:

I put a few new (and some not-so-new, but newly photographed) pieces up on Etsy this weekend. This one is my favorite:

It sort of reminds me of the insides of a computer or complicated piece of electronic equipment. Like you disassembled a CPU and then hung it around your neck. Only prettier. Regardless, it's available in my Etsy shop.