Monday, October 27, 2008

Leopard Baby All the Way!

Well I have finally taken the plunge and upgraded my Mac to the Leopard operating system. Guess what, the girl who normally isn't a fan of change is totally loving it. It is absolutely way better than the last one I had. Plus I spruced the memory up a bit to 2.5G and boy can my Mac fly. I totally feel like speed racer it makes me click through things so fast that I can barely stand the computer at work anymore.

Plus thanks to my Mac I have learned to install a hard drive, memory, and I had to do something else inside the thing too. So I am feeling like such a smart girl and so proud that I didn't have to pay a ton to take it somewhere for something that I can do.

Now you may be wondering why I decided all of a sudden to upgrade. Well this is really a silly answer, and I was planning on biting the bullet and spending the money next year but not this year. Well I got a bright and blue Ipod Nano for my birthday and it wouldn't work on my computer. I know! I was so upset, so instead of returning it minus the 10% fee for already opening it, I just pushed it up a couple of months ealier and I am so glad I did. Everything just works so much better now. Blogger before did not run so smoothly with the old system, I couldn't attach labels or spell check or anything. Now I can do it all again. Plus it has this great feature of always spell checking your stuff so you get that little red line underneath stuff. Totally Fabulous because I swear my fingers get ahead of my brain alot when I am typing and then I spell everything wrong.

In other news we had our first snowfall yesterday, with crazy whipping winds and it was freezing. Luckily nothing stuck but it is still freezing. Hopefully it will warm up a little for all of the trick or treaters this friday!

Until then!

Monday, October 20, 2008

Featured on Etsy Daily Email

Yippy my store was featured in Etsy Daily Finds Email and selected by none other than Jennifer Perkins of Naughty Secretarys Club. It was already awhile ago, yes I know I am always behind isn't that the truth lately.
I have to say I have been looking up to Jennifer for awhile now, she is such a hoot and such a succesful small business owner that it was an honor to be in this particular Etsy Finds.

Anyways hope everyone is having a nice Fall and getting ready for that Spooky holiday that is coming up!
I couldn't figure out how to add the email so I snuck a snippet in below.

"I've often wondered how Jennifer Perkins does it: original Austin Craft Mafia member, Naughty Secretary Club founder, DIY's Craft Lab host, and now, jewelry book author — she's been making her awesomely over-the-top, charm-encrusted designs since before cupcakes were kitsch. Well wonder no more, (at least for the jewelry) she's ready to spill her secret sources for some of the coolest baubles around. (I'll give you a hint: Etsy.)
...Ooh, and if you missed Friday's how-to with Jennifer, get your free Hanky Panky bracelet project download here.(Sorry I couldn't find the link but it is in her new book)
You would think that as a jewelry designer there would be a lot of beads in my world. (Ya, you would think.) Actually, I can't remember the last time I included a bead in my jewelry. That being the case, I am on the constant lookout for the perfect kitschy cutie that can be transformed into a piece of jewelry. Sometimes that is a piece of dollhouse furniture, other times it is a cupcake topper. When I was writing my new book, The Naughty Secretary Club: The Working Girls Guide to Handmade Jewelry, I knew I had to have the perfect supplies for wearable office-themed awesomeness and Etsy was the perfect place for me to start my search. I picked a few favorites that are used in 10 of the 50 fun projects you can find inside the book. Remember, there is nothing that says a jewelry designer is restricted to just beads. I live by the mantra that if it will sit still long enough, I will eventually find a way to make it into a piece of jewelry."

Friday, October 10, 2008

Crafted Together

I'll be in White Bear Lake Tommorow at the Crafted Together Show so stop on by and say hi. This is truly a fabulous event with a ton of indie designers. So you might even want to start your Christmas shopping a little early just so you have only the coolest gifts ever. In fact I will be unvieling some new Lost Treasure DIY Bracelet and Earring Kits & also some Bobby Pin and Ring Kits. Hope to see you there!