Wednesday, December 14, 2011
Sorry I've been a bit MIA around here after just starting this site! I have been so busy with my preschool age daughter who is being a hyper spazz of doom and with busy hands on the make... So in the midst of kicking off my shop I realize hey the holidays are too close why the heck are you doing this to yourself?! Now its under the 2 week mark till Christmas here to slap me right between the eyes! I have 10 kids I had planned on making things for but I dont think I will get it done.. I tell myself I'm going to start sooner every year yet I procrastinate time away or I get sucked into the current of things. So I Got myself started last minute with that while I went ahead and started up my Etsy.. Boy, do I love self punishment! I love being on there and selling stuff and I'm so proud I made my first 2 sales this week!! :D I am just going crazy because I am waiting on a check to get here to do any of my shopping and we cant really afford things for everyone but I dont want to be empty handed... Really its been rough with Eric the only one working we've been scraping by on grilled cheese and omlets a lot and not going anywhere to conserve gas until we get the check on the 22nd and even that will be gone with things needing payed and gifts needing bought.. I hope I can make a career of this Etsy thing to help support us I'm sick of the low income (literally) blues.. I wont give up just yet.. Really the shop is is a good distraction of the gloom that keeps trying to sneak up on me and really we need any spare change we can get! I wont vent out and bore you with details of my stress filled issues but I really REALLY need a good distraction... I busy myself as much as possible with crafts that I can do.. It helps me focus out of the physical pain and stress a bit. I am trying to get my "mommy made it" gifts done for my daughter firstly and when i get sick of looking at that I work on others I planned to give to my nieces or nephews (boys are so much harder... Esp. my nephews... I just dont know what to make!) then I have fixed up a few hats to list as well.. Busy hands busy mind so I dont pop a mental spring stressed extra thinking about Christmas' imminent impingement and the marathon shopping I hope and pray my body allows just 2 days before Xmas... I cant wait until 2012 <3 Actually 2013 when the hubbster is out of school and we can get outta this stressful place!
Saturday, November 26, 2011
So I redrew my little owlie design in a tree for the background let me know if its hard to read and I shall change it for you lovely interwebbers! I just wanted to take a moment and let you all know about some of my plans! First off I will be having a Giveaway very soon to celebrate the opening of my website it will be a good one! The more you refer people my way the more chances you get to win! Also I plan on having giveaways bimonthly (to give a chance to collect enough entries to make it interesting and and make it a good give away full of awesome hand-mades! )and I will keep this blog up to date on sales I have going on for my Etsy shop too so please keep an eyeball out for all that jolly good stuff! I have 6 headbands posted to my Etsy shop so check that out if you are a fan of headbands! If not there will be many more things from toys to jewelry to bags and artworks! I love many styles and so you never know what could come up next! I plan on also taking time making things to help dear charity causes. Such as starting auctions for fund raising and raising awareness or helping people in need. A cause that is very near and dear to me is Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (EDS) and I hope that I will be able to raise awareness and possibly funds to donate to research. EDS is a rare genetic disorder and I was misdiagnosed over the years as other things because many doctors dont really know much about EDS. Though it is believed by some physicians and researchers to be more common than estimated and diagnosed. It can effect any collagen source in your body from skin to joints to organs and blood vessels... There are many different types I have type 3 hypermobility. It has caused extensive back problems carpal tunnel syndrome nerve and muscle pain. I have partial and full dislocations often and know how to put them back in joint. I have sprains often.. I have fibromyalgia and Inflammatory Arthritis that are connected with this also. Luckily after many years I got my diagnosis but my heart goes out to all that are suffering unknowingly trying to find out what is wrong.. I hope that by spreading word raises awareness and can help bring people to those answers. Its lifelong and there is no cure but there is preventative care thats very important! More research needs to be done and more awareness raised to bring light to this genetic disorder that has effected so many! I send my love to all my fellow zebras! ("when you hear hoof beats think horse not zebra" well we zebras do exist!) You are all part of my heart! Also Fibromyalgia and Arthritis research is another charity I plan to give my time to because I endure along side millions my heart goes out to all you fellow sufferers! I want to raise funds for st. Jude Children's Hospital and I also have a close to my heart spot for autism research! So please keep an eye out for these auctions or fund/awareness-raisers among other causes! :) I want to do good for people and help any way possible! We are all human we are born into the world cold naked seeking the ever necessary human bond we live, grow, learn, love, hurt, laugh, cry, rejoice, and suffer and survive in our own set paths set before us.. We breathe the same air and bleed the same color and in the end we all pass away to dust just the same... Religious differences, political differences, racial differences, sexual differences, financial differences, geographical differences, language differences, cultural differences, personal intererest differences (ETC!) really should have nothing to do helping others and showing caring and kindness to someone in need of that human connection. I have to say this and I really mean it.. Peace to you all and I wish everyone a happy holiday season whether you celebrate a holiday this season or not! Let 2012 be a year of more peace here on earth and good will towards human kind!