Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Trying to stay afloat for Summer

Today I've been trying to figure out how to focus my summer advertising on the Southern Hemisphere. Since most of my items are things to keep you warm, and since down there winter is approaching, it seems like the perfect thing to do. It's been harder than I anticipated.

Project Wonderful now allows you to focus your campaigns in different areas, but unfortunately the choices are US (north), Canada (north), Europe (north) and other. I'm trying other to see how it goes, but I have no idea how many Southern countries are in that group. So far on my google analytics I've had one hit from South Africa...but I don't know if it even gets cold there at all.

I'll keep plugging away, in the mean time, here are some shameless promotions of some of the things I have in stock.

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Updates and purses

I've kind of been on a purse kick lately, and I have to in the works at the moment. One is almost done, just needs a buckle, and the other just needs a little more crocheting and it will be ready. I've been under the weather since my return from Portland, so I'm not putting in as much time as I would have liked to.

I can't wait to post them though...and I'd love to see them do well in the summer since as the weather gets warmer, people are less interested in sweaters and scarves.

In other news:

My mom is officially out of ICU...YAY! She is still in the hospital, but now she's in a real room, and can make phone calls (yikes) and is allowed to walk around a little. She'll still probably be there for another week, but at least they are sure that she isn't going to die.

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Sunday Funday Video / Plus an update

Mom's doing better now. Every day she needs less and less blood, and now she's actually getting some sleep. In a few days she'll probably be out of ICU, but everything is looking up.

Sunday Funday Video

Since now I'm in a much more chipper mood, it's time to get this blog back on schedule, and what better way for cheering up than a Sunday Funday Video of the week!

If you were disappointed on your wedding day when things went wrong, be thankful that you weren't this couple...

Friday, March 26, 2010

Bad News -Mom Sick-

I apologize for not keeping up with this blog right now, or commenting back as I usually do. My mom was taken to the hospital last Saturday for internal bleeding, and almost died twice. I went up there to visit, and she was doing so well, that I was able to come back early.

Of course, once I got back home, she just started bleeding again. I don't know if I'll have to go back up there or not.

Anyway, blog posts might be a little sporadic right now, but hopefully soon they'll get back on schedule.

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Sunday Funday Video -Funny Commercial--

Good Morning! We've made it to another Sunday, and thus made it to another video of the week. I came across this Japanese commercial that made me chuckle...I hope it will make all of you chuckle too.

In Treasury News:

Bess, my doggie, made it into another treasury! Click here to see her, and all the other fabulous orange creations

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Saturday Sale!!!

Bolero Jacket in shades of green is on sale today!
It's almost officially Spring right now, where the weather is unpredictable. Sometimes hot, then on the turn of a dime, chilly again. What could be more perfect than a bolero jacket for this type of weather?
Bolero Jacket in pink and grey is on sale today!
You're in luck, for today, ALL BOLERO JACKETS ARE $5 OFF!!!

If you buy one of my bolero jackets, all you need to do is type "SNS" in the note to seller, and you'll receive $5 back via paypal. Shipping is always free anywhere in the US and Canada. So go ahead and treat yourself or a loved one.

Want more sales? Saturday blog shoppers is the place to look.

Friday, March 19, 2010

Most Viewed Friday's Favorites!

We all have that fabulous item in our shop that has tons of views that hasn't sold. It's usually, in my case at least, one of our favorites. This week I decided to highlight some of the most viewed items in other peoples shops. Maybe one of you out there can find a home for one of them.

Tune in tomorrow, there's something that's going to be on sale!

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Submissions --Most Viewed--

Back on track and back on schedule for the Thursday Submissions. Every Friday I put together an etsy mini of some of my favorite items made by other sellers, usually with a theme of my choosing. This week's theme is most viewed. Post the link to the item in your shop with the most views...maybe we can turn one of those views into sales! Then check back tomorrow for the Friday's Favorites!

In other news:

The job interview went well, I have to call them next Tuesday to see if I can schedule an interview with one of the casino bosses now. We shall see...

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Job Interview

I have a job interview today, for a real opposed to my performing jobs which even though I make a living from them, I don't consider them real jobs. This one is for a Blackjack Dealer. There are a few places in town that have what is called "Party Pits" where all the dealers are females dressed more on the sexy side than your average dealer.

Part of me really wants to get the job because I really need the money, but part of me doesn't want to get the job because I haven't had to have a "real" job in over 10 years, and I don't really want to start now.

Another problem is that I can't tell them that I work as a magician. People tend to overestimate the things that magicians do with cards, and both casinos and players don't want magicians dealing for them. I mean, I'm sure if they search my name on the Internet they'll find out soon enough, but I can't volunteer the information.

So only time will tell what will happen with this endeavor.

Monday, March 15, 2010

Standing Still Today

I'm filling in again as a living statue today at the Venetian. It's been a while since I've done it... in fact last time was the marathon gig from hell where I was standing outside for 8 hours a day for 4 days. This time, I'll be inside, and only standing for 4 hours, hopefully (after the last one) it will seem like a breeze.

I still kick myself for giving up my regular statue shift. But my ex talked me into giving it up saying that he would take care of me if I fell short at the end of the month. Well, he's been gone now for almost 2 years, and I still can't get my shift back, so I just have to make due, filling in as needed.

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Sunday Funday Video -Spring Forward-

Since today is the day that we spring forward and lose an hour of sleep, I thought it would be fun to show a "springy" video! And what could be more "springy" than a slinky. But this isn't the kind that you used to walk down the's the human kind....Enjoy!

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Saturday Sale!

It's time for the Saturday Sale! And I really enjoyed having the color theme last week, so for this week:

Everything Beige is 20% off! Click here to see all that's avaialable!

Fingerless gloves are on sale now! Long and skinny scarf is on sale now!

If you see something you want to buy, simply type "SNS" in the note to seller and you will receive your 20% refund via paypal.

Want to see more sales? Click here for the Saturday blog shoppers...lots to choose from

Friday, March 12, 2010


I had forgotten that the boyfriend and I were going out on the boat Wednesday night, and then sailing all day Thursday. So I didn't get to do the submissions, and so there won't be a Friday's Favorite this week, but I'll get back on track next week.

Sorry for if anyone is disappointed.

A great big "OOPS" from me.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

New Purse!

This handmade knit purse is only a click away!
I've finally listed a new purse in my shop. It's made with beige yarn and a green lining and has a little rose on the outside. It has been a while since I've listed one, but I'm going to start making more to see if they sell during the Summer season.

It's always hard to figure out what to sell when it's warm, because the last thing you usually think of is knits. I tried to market fishnet tops last year, which I thought would be great for summer, but alas, it didn't sell. Hopefully this summer may be a lot more sale worthy...fingers crossed.

Remember to tune in tomorrow for the "Friday's Favorites" submissions!

Monday, March 8, 2010

It's good to have goals... even crazy ones?

I wish I was Sam from Bewitched
We all have goals, some selfish, some noble, some important, some frivoulous...but me, I have the unattainable goal to be Samantha from Bewitched.

And what would I do if I could attain it? Solve world hunger? Promote world peace? Though those are lofty ideas, I would simply twitch my nose and my house would be clean. I really hate cleaning, and looking around my house right now...even Samantha would have to do a couple extra twitches.

It probably doesn't help that my boyfriend has hording tendencies that spill from the garage (which is his space) into my living room and when I finally shovel all his stuff back where it belongs (or if it doesn't have a place, back to the garage), I find a trove of treasures that I had thought I'd lost but had simply become buried.

Layers, people...layers of stuff. And that's after one week.

Oh how I wish I was Samantha!

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Sunday Funday Video -There's a card for that?-

It's already Sunday again, which means it's time for the video of the week. They say (don't really know who "they" are) that Halmark has a card for everything...but that's not really the case. Check out some of these that Halmark forgot about.

Are you new to this blog and or haven't been able to check in every week? There are more Sunday Funday videos for your viewing pleasure. Click here to see what you've missed.

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Saturday Sale! -In green of course-

Why end the green kick here, let's take it a step further.


If you see a green item you like and want to buy, all you have to do is type "SNS" in the note to seller and you'll receive 20% back via paypal. You'd better hurry though, St. Patrick's day is coming up fast...get 'em while they're hot!

Click here to see everything in my shop!

Want more deals? Click here for the Saturday blog shoppers to see what they have on special

Friday, March 5, 2010

Friday's Favorites! It ain't easy bein' green...

Friday again and time for some favorites. This week it's all about the green, and boy have I found a collection. I hope you guys enjoy it, and if you have a favorite or two, please show some love by throwing it a hear...or even a sale perhaps?

The season is slow, so lets give these sellers as much encouragement as we can!

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Green kick? Green Submissions!

Every Friday I put together an etsy mini of some of my favorite items made by other sellers, usually in a theme of my choosing. Since I've been on a green kick lately (and since St. Patrick's day is coming up which I totally forgot about), this week's theme is GREEN!

If you have any green items in your shop, post the link to them in the comments and check back tomorrow for the Friday's Favorites!

In other news:

My green sweater (I'm guessing there's a theme going on here) made it into a treasury!

Please click here to see it and show it some love?

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

New Stuff! Green and more green!

I've kind of been on a green kick lately, and have finished and listed two new items. The first of which is a Bolero Jacket in green shades. Super comfy and super soft! You can click on the picture for more details.

The other item is Striped Fingerless Gloves! Also made from the same super soft yarn. I've seen lots of people wearing striped ones lately, so I thought I would give it a go, and I'm really happy with how they turned out.

As with all the other items in my shop, everything is Free Shipping anywhere in the US and Canada! And only a small fee to ship anywhere else in the world.

In Other News:

Remember to tune in tomorrow to find out the theme for submissions for the "Friday's Favorites"!

Monday, March 1, 2010

Book Review - Time and Again -

We read Time and Again by Jack Finney for book club last month. (Not to be confused with Nora Roberts' "Time and Again"), and it really was a lovely book.

Now I'm not usually a fan of time travel books, although I've read a few that I've enjoyed, and this is one of them. If you've ever seen the movie "Somewhere in Time" and liked it, then you might like this one. The movie was actually based on the book, though they are so completely different, you can't even say if one is better than the other, but they have the same sort of feel to them.

I probably never would have picked this up if it weren't for book club...which is one of the reasons I like belonging to one, so that I'll read new types of things. If you do decide to read it, I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.


Simon Morley, an illustrator, is enlisted by a secret govenment project to hypnotize himself into 1880s New York. He is successful, and goes back to investigate a mystery. As we are overwhelmed with details of 1880s New York, we can almost believe that this time travel is possible. Morely finds himself in love with his landlady's daughter in the past, and must deal with threats both in the past and in the present.