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Venturing out February 10, 2008

Filed under: etsy,Knitting,La Vida,Lampworking,yarn — pyropagan @ 6:35 am
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Without the kids, on a Saturday! Yippeeee!  Hubby today told me to get ready to go pre-noon, because we were going out.  Out? On a Saturday?  Wow!  So, we got in the car and headed to Huntington to Homier… to pick up bandages.  Best bandages in the world, I tell you.  100 fabric bandages for a BUCK!  Anyway, once we were there and picking around- it’s mostly a tool store, but they import a lot of trivial trinkets, geegaws and gimcrack- I found the most perfect storage table.  3 wire baskets, 3 shelves with a glass door- and all my yarn fits in it 🙂  For 20 bucks, I couldn’t pass it by, so it came home with us 😀

yarn stash storage

Hubby says it looks like a store 😉  I have my knitting needles in a vase and the double pointed needles in a glass curio jar, and I have to figure out what to do with my circulars.  They’re a mess!  So, after buying THE table, we stopped at the pet store and picked up bunny vitamins, then off to dinner at Market Street Grill in Wabash.  Crawfish bisque, SO good, Caesar salad, bread, and I was so full by the time the actual dinner came that I ate one shrimp and put the rest in a to-go box 🙂  Sooooo yummy!

Nothing on the glass front today, I’ll be back to work on that in a day or two.  In the meantime, here’s a GORGEOUS Etsy listing from Fr3d. She iz teh r0ckerz!! You can click the pic to go to the listing 🙂

Back in a couple of days- I hope you’re having a wonderful weekend!

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The TGH Etsy team! February 6, 2008

Filed under: etsy,Knitting,Lampworking,yarn — pyropagan @ 4:07 am
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I’m a fairly active member of one glass forum, The Glass Haven, posting there pretty regularly (well, a lot more regularly than I blog :D).  Several of the members there have an Etsy shop, and the forum owner thought it would be a great idea to set up a TGH Etsy Street Team. Yay! Here’s my button for the team:

I’m going to have to revise my item descriptions to include something about the team so that we can have buyers network better through our items.  We have some awesome artists on this team! 🙂  And I’ll have to find a way to get a button on my sidebar for this, too 🙂

School was out today, because of fog and flooding, and it’s still raining/sleeting.  I don’t know what’s up tomorrow, but I did manage to get some beads made today amidst the hysteria!  I’ll be posting a little about them tomorrow.  For now, some eye candy from one of my girls at The Glass Haven, SleekBeads, and you can click the link to go to the Etsy listing:

If I had the cash, this would SO be mine… so.. someone buy something! LOL!  While it’s gray and dreary outside, I’ve been attempting to kick the designers into happy gear with bright beads, full of color, but.. they’re not going over so well.  *sigh*  I don’t want to make organics because the colors just don’t inspire me right now to create.  I want color, and lots of it, a rainbow spree of joy!  Hopefully this will catch on soon 😉

In the meantime, I started a pair of armwarmers with a Garnstudio pattern, and had to frog it because my circular knitting gauge was wayyy off from my flat knitting gauge, so it never would have fit.  But, the yarn (which I posted yesterday, I think) was BEAUTIFUL in the lace pattern, and I can’t wait to see it in mitered squares and finished knitted pieces 🙂  I’ll start that again tomorrow, after listing new eBay auctions and Etsy listings.

I finished reading Blood Brothers by Nora Roberts, and I’m scrambling to see if The Hollow is out yet. If it is, I’m splurging with the next payment that comes in! 🙂  It was COMPLETELY engaging, and the storyline rocks. Can’t wait to see this play out to the final end.

That’s all for tonight, I’m outta here!

 

Bunny! Whoopeeee! February 5, 2008

Filed under: Knitting,La Vida,Lampworking,yarn — pyropagan @ 12:22 am
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Last night, we went to the pet store to pick up guppies to feed:

and crickets to feed my son’s lizard (no lizard piccy, sorry!), and we ended up leaving with…

YAY! I’ve wanted a bunny for years. This little guy (yep, he’s got a dot, not a line..lol) is named Bunnicula, and he’s a dwarf rabbit. Anything other than dwarf, I don’t know. We set him up in a cage with lots of room to play in, and I’m doing research on what kinds of toys they like, and how to make them feel safe and comfortable. He’ll be well loved! Wille (my basset hound) sniffs him constantly when he’s out, and loves him to bits. He’s been asking for a kitten for a long time now, so I figured a bunny would slip by as a cat 😉

And… new beads are up. Still on eBay at the moment, trying to let bead browsers on the bay know that I’m moving shop to Etsy and my website. Here’s a peek!

Annnnnd…. I got yarn. The yummiest yarn I’ve ever bought so far! The seller is Yarntopia Treasures on eBay, or Yarntopia Treasures on Etsy. I had to get more of the Arctic Rose I just bought, for a mitered square lace up tank top. NOM!!1!!!11!! Here’s the Arctic Rose colorway (borrowing her photo 🙂 ). Succulent!

With the extra I ordered, I’ll have enough for some fingerless gloves, too!