Showing posts from November, 2010

My etsy Pledge

hello everyone!
okay, things are slowing down a little and this week i will be focussing solely on inventory for my holiday show coming up this week-end and then i will also be filling up my etsy store with new photos and new pieces for sale for the holidays and beyond... i'm all set with a new shipping area in my studio and a place for my inventory too!  
i'm also taking a pledge for the etsy boot camp that i've joined:

I, Kari J Young, pledge to participate in the Etsy Success Holiday Boot Camp to the best of my abilities. I vow to check in every week, do my homework and support my fellow Holiday Boot Campers. I will read the weekly newsletters and blog posts, check in on the weekly forum thread, read the weekly blog post, check off the checklists and salute the mascot. I promise to share what I've learned with those who need it, support my fellow Etsy indiepreneurs and, most of all, have a positive and persistent attitude. I understand that together we can spread the w…

I Made An Empathy Monster!!!

We got a sewing machine at Cost Co. on Friday, figured out how to use it this morning and made an "Empathy Monster" (note the zipper mouth so that he is a good listener) just an hour ago!  Isn't he cute?  I used an old cashmere sweater that I've been saving for a sewing project, some buttons, a zipper and some scrap cloth AND my new sewing machine!  I'd like to put him up in my etsy store if anyone is interested in purchasing him...  I'll let you know when he's up!  Here's some more images of how he came to be...  I'm naming him "Birdie" and I hope you like him!!

Out At The Beach House Today...

I'm out at the beach house today in Long Beach and I' can't believe how warm it was today.  It was about 74 degrees when I arrived at about 1:00 pm.  As soon as I unpacked I got myself a wine glass from the cupboard, filled it with a nice Shiraz and sat outside on the deck.  I just sat outside until I felt like doing something else.  (it was a while)...  Its so nice to decompress from the every day stresses of life...  The ocean is my favorite place to go, my healing place, my creative writing, painting place.
I'm here for the next couple of days so that I won't have any distractions...  I'm making necklaces for my etsy store, my Phinney Ridge, Winter Fest show and a couple more that I will tell you about later...
Tomorrow I will be joined by my mom and dad and it will be a creative day for sure!
Hot bath tonight, good sleep and then up tomorrow early to work, work work!!!  Wooo!