What Happened to Monday??

Seeing as how the past week has gotten away from me, I’m going to do a random post here.  Things are still crazy, and glancing at the planner laid out in front of me, it looks like that will be the trend for the next couple months.  Find me again in September, laid out flat, wearing holey pajamas and chewing on my hair in the corner while muttering about the things I haven’t finished yet.  If not for my diligence with a to-do list, I might have already hit that point.

  • The Bristol Renaissance Fair opened last weekend.  I’m not working full-time, but I couldn’t really stay away.  And it kind of works for me that I am doing that because extra money right now is desperately needed.
  • Apparently, I have put sleep on the backburner for the next two months.
  • I am looking at my WIP list and realizing that I have no less than 13 projects on-going.  I have come to the conclusion that this is out of hand and measures need to be taken.
  • I’ve been so busy lately, I forgot about the laundry in the machine.  It was wet. And we have been hit with obscene temperatures and humidity, so when I opened the lid, I got a whiff of something.  The last thing I need is for my trousers to get up and literally walk away.
  • I leave for the Aerial Dance Festival in Boulder in two weeks.  I still have not finalized my housing details.  I’m getting a little paranoid.
  • There are two designs in the works – both almost complete and both will remain a secret for the moment.
  • On top of that, I recent development left me with dozens of sketches fluttering around in my knitting bag for the next few things I want to do.
  • For some reason, I think I can get 3 of them made by mid-August.
  • I added another trip to the calendar, and it will cross off a bucket-list item for me as well. I’m going to Burning Man.  I’m super excited about this.  It’s a little ridiculous.
  • On that note; Help me fund my trip!  I’m offering coupon codes from now until the end of September to offset costs.
  • Use: PIXIE2BURNINGMAN at my Etsy shop to receive 25% off your purchase
  • Use: PIXIE2BURNINGMAN at my Ravelry shop to receive a buy-one-get-one-free pattern
  • I leave on my birthday for Burning Man, and considering I’m turning a quarter of a century this year, it feels kind of epic, and I would appreciate all of the help I can get.
  • Time needs to stop going by so fast so I can finish everything!


Completely unrelated to the yarny endeavours of late, I have been cleaning up the studio area in preparation for people moving in.  This means I have been organizing, cataloging, photographing, and uploading fairy wings.


Not your typical, store-bought wings – these are individually handcrafted, one-of-a-kind creations by yours truly.  They use different mediums, from fabrics to papers to other weird things like monofilament and ribbon and moss.


They are lightweight and durable, with heavy gauge wire threaded through key parts of the wings to offer firm structure while still allowing the wings to flutter beautiful as you move. 


The paper ones are made from recycled materials, are then hand-painted and coated with a polymer resin to make them water and UV resistant.


They are now on Etsy for purchase, along with a slow progression of more as the week continues.

Want to make them yours?  Follow this link!


I spent my free time today, of which there wasn’t much, putting things on Etsy.  It’s going to take a big push to get through everything, and I really hope I can have it all up by the end of the month.  I have a lot of plans for December – coupons, giveaways, contests, etc.

Today, on Etsy, I listed my extra Rose Headbands <- follow that link to see the listings.


And I utilized the lightbox.  I really like how these pictures came out.


These headbands make great gifts.  They are small, inexpensive, and fantastic stocking-stuffers.  Good for small children all they through adulthood with a variety of colors and a comfortable metal headband that hides in the hair to be mostly invisible.

Between Ellette and I, I think we have one in every colors imaginable.  She loves them.  I have a few in my jewelry mish-mosh that I wear occasionally.

Tomorrow promises to be sunny and relatively warm, so I am hoping to get outside to photograph some more items.  Check out my shop tomorrow night to see if there is anything new!


Getting Things Done

At some point in the day, every day this week, I have sat in front my computer, ready to write.  Then I would heave a sigh and close the lid, because I had nothing I felt worthwhile to say, or having too much on my mind to take the time to write anything down.

This house lately has been a string of stressed energy, and it has leaked into every facet of my daily functioning.  We have all been tiptoeing around each other, afraid the others will bristle at the slightest surprise.  At times, we are to withdrawn to interact.  Most evenings this past week, I have curled up in the corner of the couch with headphones glued to my ears and knitting in my lap.  No one wants to approach the pointy, potentially dangerous, sticks, and I’m okay with that.

My to-do list isn’t getting marked off, which is my own fault.  I have been focused on the never ending ever growing Tetris afghan, which is coming along nicely and pattern requests have already been made.  I am eager to finish, photograph, and send it on it’s way.  I’m worried that by the time I have finally finished, it will be too heavy for the weather in San Fransisco, it’s final destination.  Either way, it’s a journey.

The new year has inspired, as it usually does, the desire to purge the unwanted build up in my house, head, and life.  Starting, a much needed update to my Etsy shop.  For starts, we have new top hats:


They can be found here, here, here, here, and here (in the order they appear!)

Trust me, there are more to come.  This is a constant endeavor, as what I make quickly gets snatched up by individuals or consignment shops. I have taken to keeping yarn at the workplace with me and when I need a break from staring at a computer screen, I work a round or two.

I am also in the process of taking stock inventory.  What do I have that has been broken in transport (unfortunately, that happens a bit)?  What do I have from prior to 2011? (And I really don’t think there is much).  Then, there is a look at what materials I still have and trying to get through those so I can get started bringing out fresh designs.

And then, finally, I will feel like 2012 is on track – perhaps 3 weeks late, but things are still rolling along.

DaVinci’s Flying Machine

I finally have the photos to show you!  I am very excited, and I hope you enjoy!

(Wings are now available as a Made-To-Order set through my Etsy account.  Follow the link)


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