Oh and a Big HELLO to Elsie. Thanks for stopping by and for all of the encouragement!
Wednesday, October 29, 2008
Oh and a Big HELLO to Elsie. Thanks for stopping by and for all of the encouragement!
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
Lavender from The Birds and the Beads tagged me for a meme and I will do anything to get out of debating the length of the handles on the 3000 totes I am about to make so what the heck eh?
OK so I reckon I know how these go now since I have been blogging for over a year now ( oh yeah I'm pro now matey)
I am aiming to be as round as I am short and I am slowly succeeding.
I think I have super powers when I wear my glasses
Old men walking old dogs make me teary.
I learned what the word hubris meant today
I cannot say Ohio
When I talk in my head, which is alot, it is always in the accent of the last person I spoke to.
I am unable to tag at this time because the people that I would feel comfortable tagging have already been tagged by me in the past and I don't want to overstep my blogging welcome. I will of course greedily await other people tagging people and read their memes with great enjoyment.
Monday, October 27, 2008
But I stuffed up the bag I was designing
Thanks to advice from Fly Lady
And revising time management advice from the business courses I have done plus some motivation from Motivation 123
I now seem to have learned skills from all of the above to manage my time and chores better and that's why now it takes 1 and a half hours a week instead of a whole week to clean. I mean like CLEAN clean.
I don't know how other establish self employed people do it but I couldn't have worked it out on my own, I'm far too "Oooooohhhhhh Colours"
I wonder how you girls manage kids, business, work and all the cleaning and cooking? oh and gardening, finances, home handy man stuff......the list goes on.
The urge to sew today is so great it is almost like an obsessive compulsion yet today is my designated domestic cleaning day. So what does the self employed do? Veer from the time management sheet so well thought out or stick to it, knowing that any deviation will cause chaos to my weekly roster. Oh the dilemma.
I know what to do...
Clean really super fast
then say to my self
"self we have time left over and our jobs are done so we are free to sew"
yes, that will work.
Now to find my techno housework CD for some really fast cleaning motivation.
yeehaaaw off I go !
Saturday, October 25, 2008
Sewing.Org has a page full of awesome sewing rooms to drool over or get ideas from. Some of these are so well set up. Take a look.
Friday, October 24, 2008
I signed up for another cool looking sewing email list Sew and Tell at Sewing.com
I got creative with black and pink cupcakes and think they came out a treat (fake not real)
And almost finished a few of my birthday novelty range ones for the Gift Shop. I want to list them online but will tinker with the packaging.. Totally fat free.
or a boat, oh yeah a cool Haynes Hunter, or maybe a puppy, can I have a puppy mum? ........
Thursday, October 23, 2008
codiene took away my capacity to create so with yesterday over and my mouth on the mend I will go see the girls at the community centre. I discovered that without front teeth you can actually say sausages. You just sound a bit snakey with all the extra sssssss-ing. Its the blasted F's you cant say and they sound like a subtle P. So, here is a pflower picture pfor you.
Good news is that I dont need painkillers any more so I have no excuse to bludge. mind you, isnt that how some artists do it, stoned, for the sake of their art lol. Not me matey. I dont have the raw talent to start with to then go and enhance it with a drugged induced state, not unless you think finger painting with drool is art.
Have a good one and love your F's. I miss mine already.
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
I read up on Nikon D60s today and a review commented on the high saturation which apparently is what I have been noticing in my pictures. It has been really bugging me and what bugged me more was the guy said it was a good soccer mom camera. Good Grief, as if my kids play soccer.........
Reds and blues are the worst but I will see if it is also my lack of skill.
So I sewed a pair of jean hems today because my jeans were about 3 feet too long. I sewed some draw fresheners ready to fill with delicious scented vanilla. Must make some for me.
I took 111 pictures of records then edited 90 of them, installed Turbo lister and now I need to psyche myself into listing them all.
And last but not least, I made a dozen cup cake candle thingies. I ruined just as many....... and I crossed more off of my weekly list YAY me. love the lists man!!
So now its good night from me and its goodnight from nunde.
Early to bed.... before 10 o'clock even....good grief Im getting old
Note to me - learn how to edit pictures to make all the background disappear like the pros......*crosses fingers* a Gimp expert will happen by and want to share that knowledge...
yep any minute now one will walk on by...... waiting.....waiting...
Monday, October 20, 2008
Because my new roster says I have to, I cleaned today, vigourously and without mercy and now, thanks to my new roster, I wont have to clean for 6 days. I have 6 days for my nostril hair to grow back after bleaching the boys toilet....oh dont you greenies be frowning at me over my use of bleach....my whole family could die of bubonic plague if I didnt use it on the boys toilet. PLUS I dont wash it down the drain, OK, I use a cloth then throw it in the bin. Sheesh,hows that eh? Am I paranoid or what?
Today was so productive.
Starting from reverse because who says I have to start from the beginning. My heart did a flip when I saw that I still had one last remaining Apple Blossom Pellie remaining after a harsh winter of pellie death. The hardest Pellie I have ever had to grow. Origin - Warragul, old ladies garden on the hill that I nearly died climbing 2006. It was hanging over the fence:P
My Dad popped around with loot. A box of readers digest books that I was going to eBay for him but look at them, look at the patterns, the colors, the form. They now decorate my wannabe mantle.
Saturday, October 18, 2008
Friday, October 17, 2008
With events unfolding, desires changing and life happening, regardless of how I try to avoid, obstruct or control any of these things, I am once again evolving, as we all do, constantly and without warning. I feel like I grew up last year and now I am ready to leave my emotional nest.
Profound musings for one that is far better suited to simple sentences that normally contain the use of words you wouldn't want your kids to hear, but there it is.
I have been a dependant for so long now I was frightened to be independent. I want to be like you and stand on my own two feet and support myself with out a male prop. No, I don't want to be single, just self reliant. Self supporting. Brave, just like you. Fearless.
A month ago from today I showed up at Hare and Forbes to man the stall for the little exhibition the club was putting on. Ok, so I was a month early. Stupid phone alarm clock ,stupid Windows Calender alarm and stupid back up written appointment book. Everone of them was wrong, they must be broken.....
So today I choofed off to man the stalls for real today.
We sold a few raffle tickets, talked about what we are going to do with all of the money the government is giving us at Christmas and ate plenty free sausages that the hosts provided.
Tuesday, October 14, 2008
Monday, October 13, 2008
Friday, October 10, 2008
My Husband goes through computer parts like I go through band saw blades which causes a waste dilemma. The amount of packaging used is enormous and my conscience cannot deal with throwing it all in landfill so our yard resembles landfill with all of the bits and pieces of things I cannot throw away in landfill. The foam used in computer parts packaging is fantastic, sturdy and made for re-using over and over. It just shouldn't have one use.
Now, I decided I hate all DSLR bags. Sorry but they re just so expensive and boring and I have to carry so many things around that I don't want an extra bag. I am only 5 foot one- ish for crying out loud. Anymore bags and I wont be visible any more. So
Wednesday, October 8, 2008
Ever since I made my Picture To Do List I have been like a To Do maniac.
Community centre tomorrow, pending on hideousness of cold sores of course. I haven't had them so bad for years. Please please don't make me serve customers tomorrow.................... perhaps I could adorn my head with a brightly colored balaclava.....
blog ya tomorrow.
I m bloody well obsessive. I daydream about all things cupcakes and then I make them all day long and I should be making bags........ I blame global warming
experimenting. again... oh and people, never ever clean Plaster of Paris left overs down your drain.......
Thursday, October 2, 2008
So I had a bad day ( Daniel Powter song now going through my head) but as I am prone to say, a lot..I will have to adjust until my movie star teeth that I have dreamt of for years are saved up for, bought, paid for and fitted and I found a guy to design them for me. I will be confined to my studio for a few months whilst dental stuff is done, gumming all the while and focusing on the goal ahead. Now I need to work hard to achieve what we all take for granted and sometimes only money can buy. A gorgeous smile.