Saturday, September 26, 2009

Friday's Finds.


Yesterday we made a brief trip to my favourite op shop. I don't get much time to peruse the goods instore because of a smaller hanger on called Eliza (DD). So with a quick scan of the shop we found these:

  • Vintage Scrabble Tiles: My plan is to have a play with the epoxy resin I have bought and also using my own original photographs to create pendants and brooches. I know that this is fairly unoriginal, but I am having trouble with ideas for another medium to use for the base of the pendants. So for now, this is great.
  • Kids Dustpan & Broom: I have been on the look out for one of these for a while. I have been so proud of myself that I have not purchased any "new" toys for Eliza in over a year. All of the toys (which is not many luckily) have come from garage sales, op shops and second hand markets.
  • Christmas Storybooks: Due to be massacred to create christmas cards and gift tags!
These are the gift tags I have been busily punching out over the last few nights. Planning on listing them in bulk in my etsy store once I am back from my Melbourne trip.


Saturday, September 12, 2009

More clips and if only there were more hours in the day

So I did fall asleep on the couch in front of the TV at 7pm. Had a kip for an hour and then managed to get myself up for a minute. Deciding that it was too early for bed I have sat here in front of the computer for the past 2 hours, editing photos and getting ready to do a batch upload for my etsy shop. I had hoped on getting them up tonight, but it's now 10pm and at the speed my computer works, I just don't think it's going to happen. We will just have to wait for tomorrow evening.

I went to a seminar today on Toddler Tactics. I had very different expectations of what I was going to come of the course with, but I just ended up hearing everything I'd already heard before. The speaker was fantastic, animated, humorous and enjoyable. I just had gone there thinking that I would find all the answers to deal with discipline techniques in real life scenarios. It was not the case, the talk was good, but not worth $35. On the upside there was a lovely cheese platter for morning tea!


Wednesday, September 9, 2009

A moment to create

Instead of falling asleep in front of the tv at 7.30pm or sitting on the computer till late, I ended up setting up the sewing machine and got creative. I made 4 small non slip hair clips made from scrap fabrics. They were lots of fun to put together. I was wearing one as a brooch today and it fell off, oh well I'm sure I can make another one!

I am a little bit confused with the whole CSPIA laws that are now in place in the USA when it comes to selling products marketed at kids under 12. But from what I can gather, as a small time manufacturer (that's me) and from Australia, I don't really have to do much, possibly just keep an inventory of stock purchased and used. It is basically the discretion of the buyer or importer to make sure that my products have been tested for lead.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

This is the most exciting blog ever!

I am beginning to wonder if starting a blog was the best idea. I sit here now, with my head swollen with mucus and once again I have not much to report. Eliza and I are both sick. I managed to get her to sit down and watch a play school dvd for 30 mins this morning while I lay next to her and drifted in and out of sleep. 5am starts are just beginning to get a little too much after sitting up till midnight.

Grandfolks are arriving tomorrow. We're looking forward to it. x.x.x.
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