Monday, October 31, 2011

Happy Halloween!

the part where we naw on your hat until its useless is just so we can use the yarn from it for something else later.

strangely the awesome idea I had for something to make and sell relating to yarn, means I have to go to the fabric store. cuz damn! it is hard to contain knitting needles, and sometimes crochet hooks, with yarn made fabrics. They just poke through the holes all over the place.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011


And that's the sort of day I'm having.

Made things today, drawing style.

I completed something!!! I am part of a sketch exchange on livejournal and almost everyone who has drawn my characters says how they didn't really understand the reference pictures and stuff.
So I finally made one of my characters a sort of page about them. A character page.
This is Case. I don't even know what he is. Sometimes people have characters that are based on just one animal, but I created these guys and THEN started using animal reference for them. So now I think of rat feet when I draw Case's feet, and I think of a kangaroo tail when I draw his tail (though slightly more flexy) I think of bull terrier ears when I draw the ears. I have no idea on the head and of course siamese cats for the points.

I decided he can turn into a lynx with wings, which I figured was a pretty awesome symbol for being the messenger. I mean who doesn't want to have your mail delivered by a silver lynx that is suddenly sitting on your kitchen table. Scare the crap out of you for pure hilarity.

While I was looking up owl wings I found this story, about wesley the owl and his person, and then I promptly cried all over. Then I went to work, and that was my day.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Item sneek peak and some rantiness

I'm starting to think that I should request closing shifts. I get so much done at home in the morning. So far I've used the telephone to deal with doctor stuff, I took most of the pictures for my scarf to go up on etsy. There is not a large market for knit and crochet stuff on there, but I'm really not sure what else I could do with the things I make.

Lots of other things need to be put in the works and I essentially have to make sure I have enough stuff continually lined up and going on so that the times when I dip down and don't want to function so well I can simply coast and take care of myself. Probably everyone doing their own business is laughing at me for making that statement, but I am well aware that all of them have times where they just want to say "fuck off" and sit in a corner and just make shit for themselves only. Lots of things that normally would be important to them, suddenly become whatever things, minimum operating procedure mode is enacted. If I set up in a style that allows me to do that, it won't be all apologetic when I need to detox from people and sit around processing all my latest info. It will happen, there is no use ignoring it, so I have some minor plans for that.

I am really warry of writing things down in a list format. Basically writing gets things out of my head, so if I make a list I now have "completed" all those things and tada never actually do them. Its not in my brain, therefore it is not immediately important. I do have a business notebook now though and use it like a journal to spew business things.

My camera has decided that using the auto flash is just too hard and it refuses. It is technically a pretty old camera, and I should consider getting a new one. I also can't figure out how to get it to to a timed shot otherwise I would have the damn scarf already posted. People seem to love things when someone is wearing them. blarg. I should research stuff like that and paste it into my notebook.

I think the chicken beads I made were a failure, but I might put them up anyhow. I have to see how many categories I get on etsy and how to arrange things. I need a yarn, atc, and clay category at the very least. I might put up a misfit or bin button and put discounted fails in there. No not everyone will think they're failures but its a quality and outcome issue. It is not what I was going for and...well mostly I don't want to have to make any more of them.