Thursday, November 27, 2008

New Cafepress Store


Well i have opened my own cafepress store. It is filled with all kinds of twilight inspired graphics and sayings. If you are looking for unique gifts for the Twilight obsessed fan in you life check it out. Gothic Creations on Cafepress

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Why is he so cute?

I came home today to find my greyhound playing with fleece fabric squares that I was going to make into simple dog toys. I guess he thought they didn't need stuffing of to make fun sounds. Sadly, my camera was recharging or else I would have a picture of the thief in the act. The best I can do is show him wearing his flannel PJs. Yes, my dog wears jammies.

Monday, November 17, 2008

Bubble, Bubble Toil and Trouble




Well okay maybe not the toil and trouble part but today's topic does have to do with bubbles. Soap Bubbles that is.
I have a special order batch of soap cooking away for a woman who is giving it as Christmas gifts this year to her friends. You know what that is a great idea. For one thing everyone needs soap. Plus my soap is just really nice. I use all vegetable oils in my soap so it is vegan. Plus I have some really great scents. I don't cheap out when it comes to fragrance. Cheap scents smell icky but the good ones are just perfect.
Be sure to check out my soap in my Scentable Bath Section

Saturday, November 15, 2008

SALE section in my etsy store



Are you looking for some great find this holiday season? Is a budget a concern for you? Maybe you just like find unique items at great prices. Check out my Sale savings n bargains section of my etsy store.
http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=61640§ion_id=5494367

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Ebay Listings




I have been listing some things on eBay this week. I am trying to clear out some older pieces. Search under sellers names: gothicreations

Monday, November 10, 2008

Try to use in is a sentence




Scrabble tiles can be used for more than trying to make up words.
In my case I have turned some into cute little pendants. They are available in my etsy store. I love making these little things. Its kind of addicting.
In case you can't tell I am a fan of the Twilight saga.

Saturday, September 20, 2008

So Much to Do.........

October is going to be a hard month for me. My work hours will be increasing because it is the busiest time of the year at the farm stand i work at. The good thing is is that we close on Halloween. Then I will be out of a regular job. I can spend time designing new things and maybe even try to get some freelance interior design stuff going to. It truly sucks when I think about how right before I graduated the economy was okay enough that there were design jobs around. Now, there is hardly anything and those that are available are hard to get because of the number of designers out of work. It so hard to get your foot in the door.

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

One wild and crazy Friday


Being the person that I am, I got a new piercing last Friday evening. I had wanted an industrial for some time but never had the funds or perhaps the guts to do it. I went to Tattoo Machine in Puyallup, WA. I highly recommend them. Jenny my piercer was great. She let me babble because I tend to do that when I'm nervous. She told me what she was doing the whole time. It didn't hurt near as bad as I thought it would. It been 5 days now. My ear is healing well. I accidentally slept on it one night and woke up at about 3am with throbbing pain. It made it very painful the next day. Sea salt soaks work wonders and feel so good. If you have even tried to do a sea salt soak on your ear that is probably the most difficult area. I feel like I have to dunk half my head in a bowl of warm sea salt water every day. I ended up getting the H2Ocean stuff and so that made it easier to do at work. I am really happy with my piercing so far. I still have lots of healing ahead of me. The total healing time is 4-12 months.
The pic is from the night it was done.

Thursday, July 31, 2008

Strawberries are out of season....

I have a new fulltime job. i have been working at a local fruit stand for two weeks now. Its actually hard work. A surprising number of people come in an seem surprised not to find strawberries. They are a seasonal fruit people. We got about 18 days of picking out of the field and then that was it. I guess everyone is used to having food of all kinds in the market. We only sell what is fresh and grown locally.

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Purse Sale



I am having a purse sale in my etsy store. I want to be able to work on some new designs. I like to cut down on some of my older designs. These are all new and unused. Most are 50% or more off their regular sales price.

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Newly listed on etsy


I am feeling much better today. Nothing like a good nights sleep and a morning walk with you dog to make you feel better.
I listed some new earring in my etsy store. They are a really simple set with tiny sterling silver celtic knots and garnet beads. Click HERE to visit my etsy store.

Monday, July 7, 2008

Why oh why.....


I'm in for a bit of whining today. Perhaps I would like some cheese with it.....
everything has been in shambles lately. I've been looking for regular work and had been hoping to find something in my field which is interior design. It has been super tough. many weeks ago I did a resume on one of those job sites thinking nothing of it. I got an interview last week. I was hopeful......until I learned more about the job and the pay. the job while related to design really wasn't what i was looking for and the pay well....many jobs pay more easily more. In the end I had to turn it down because it would have paid for my gas to get there and maybe $40-$50 a day (after taxes) for 8-9 hours of work. I am still on the searching mode for a job closer to home and more of what I want. I feel like that isn't going to happen so I've been applying elsewhere not in my field in hopes of getting something even part time work. I'm going back to sewing fancy dog collars for sighthounds for my friend's business. It will be a little bit of income. This wasn't to get you to buy anything from my etsy store or website. it's more of a venting thing so i don't end up crying myself to sleep tonight.
Check out these neat glass cabochon I made using leftover glass from my lampworking.

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

New solid perfumes in etsy store


I got my order of bath and beauty making supplies today!. Its wonderful when you live in the same state as your supplier. I made three solid perfumes: Pearberry, Sandalwood Vanilla, and Nag Champa. All three are listed in my etsy store.
Lately for some reason every time I go to google or blogger it default language is in Spanish. It is driving me crazy because I have to change it. It doesn't happen every time. I can't read Spanish or speak it. I guess there are worse things out there that can happen.

Monday, June 23, 2008

Soap and bubbles


I have been really inspired to bring my bath and beauty products line back. It is what I originally started my business with. I have been working on some new labels and ways to package my soaps and other products. Of course, like so many of us I cannot afford to do everything I want to do all at once. I am hoping that with some luck and maybe a job to pay the bills; that by Holiday shopping time to have most of my product line ready.
Above is a little dish filled with some small sample or guest sized soaps.

Sunday, June 22, 2008

The stuff of life...

I bought some new fabrics to make purses....which means the old ones have got to go. I am having a purse sale in my etsy shop.
On another note I ordered some coconut oil so I could make some more soaps. I hadn't realized just how much oils for soap making had gone up until today. I guess its like everything else. I got a new scent order: butter cream snicker doodles. Soap good enough to eat...only I don't suggest doing that. I also order some supplies to make solid perfumes. Now, comes the hard part waiting for it to all be shipped.

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Fabric Pendants



These are new to my jewelry line. I use little scraps of fabric or ribbons. They are set behind a piece of glass. The pendant features a backing made out of polymer clay. It's set using foil tape and has a little silver plated bail. I have them in a variety of fabrics and colors in my etsy store.

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Encased



I really like using up old beads and other jewelry supplies that I have and really don't use anymore. I have found a use for some old pearl and garnet beads that I had in my bead drawers. I made these really rustic style sterling silver bezel setting with attached bails. I then used a clear resin to set my objects into them.
As a side note and update to my last blog entry. I didn't get the job.....I was upset at first. It really their loss.

Wednesday, April 30, 2008

waiting is the hardest part.......

Aside from running my own tiny online empire; I also am a recent graduate. I had a job interview yesterday and now I am just sitting here waiting. It probably the hardest thing to do because you are waiting on other to decide if they like you. I should find out by Friday. Maybe I should get away from the iMac and go work on some new purses.

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Destashing



I've been cleaning out my studio recently. I have found a bunch of jewelry and purses that need new loving homes. I have marked down prices in my etsy store and will list some of these newly found items. Its one of those low low prices deal. Most items are the last ones and I will not be making more. The pics above are just a couple examples. Stop by a browse through my etsy store.

Monday, April 21, 2008

Upcycled Pendants



A new blog and new items on etsy what could be better.
I created these pendants using recycled plastic laminate countertop samples. I brought them home because I just couldn't see throwing them in the trash just because they were discountinued colors. I have given them a new life by making them into pendants. I use a variety of papers and images for them. These are just two examples. They are coated with a clear sealant but are not waterproof. They come complete with a black cording necklace.
You can check these out in my Gothic Creations Etsy Store