Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Take it Off Tuesday!

today only... 35% off!
Yes, it's time again for the blog readers only coupon code! This week it's all about this Black Wrap Around Sweater! I love wrap sweaters because they not only keep you warm, but make your waist look smaller in the process...and what woman doesn't like that.

Today only... This sweater is 35% off!!!

Coupon code is: TUESDAY

There is only one of this kind of sweater, so it's first come, first serve.

Monday, November 29, 2010


In knitting news:

One more glove to do, and then that package gets shipped off. Then I need to start on a custom sweater order. I'm really hoping that there is a good marathon going on TV while I bust this stuff out. NCIS is my favorite at the moment and I have a huge crush on Gibbs.

In life news:

The laundry has been piling up to astronomical proportions. I really need to get that done today too. Luckily, it's one of those chores that you can do while you do something else, but I'm really not looking forward to lugging the loads down the stairs... Does carrying laundry count for your daily workout?

In show business news:

The billboard for the show is going up in a week. Hopefully I'll have time to run down to the strip and take a picture of it. I've never been on a billboard before...yay!

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Sunday Funday Video! Muppet Christmas!

Carol of the Bells is a classic, and one I think of every year at this time. However, no one can do this Christmas gem like the muppets can. So for this Sunday Funday Video of the week, I present the muppets doing Carol of the Bells...enjoy!

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Shows, shows, shows...

Yesterday was a long one as I had rehearsal early in the morning for the one woman show, and then three shows in the afternoon at the Venetian. It was busy over there, and according to the tourist bureau, we have more people here than last year at this time.

Today will also be long as I have six shows at the Venetian and then I'm helping my friend with his show...not performing, just doing tech work. Though I prefer to be onstage rather than behind the scenes, sometimes it's nice to just do a job and not worry about how you look or whether the audience likes you or not. It's a nice change of pace every once in a while.

Of course I'm also stressing with the amount of knitting I have to do. I have two custom orders, plus two christmas presents to make. I promised the boyfriends sister that I would make her a new scarf and hat, plus, the boyfriend is due for a new beanie and loves getting them for Christmas.

Scarves are 20% off for the month of December...get 'em while they're hot!

Friday, November 26, 2010

Black Friday's Favorites!

It's official! The Christmas shopping season has begun, and what's a better way to kick it off than the Friday's Favorites! This week I've chosen shops with less than 10 sales. Please take a moment to look at their wares...There are some amazing undiscovered shops, with some great items, just ripe for the picking.

Leave a comment and show these shops some love!

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Happy Turkey Day...and Submissions

Oh boy! I can't wait! It's time to stuff our faces and hang with friends and family...or in my case, my boyfriend. I've cleared a space for the tree that will go up later tonight, I've cooked deviled eggs and an apple caramel cheesecake, and the rest will be cooked and eaten today. I'm very proud of my boyfriend and myself for not digging into the eggs or cheesecake early...that took some willpower, let me tell you.

I'm also especially excited since my boyfriend and I haven't had a full day off together in months...hip, hip...hooray!


Every Friday I put together an etsy mini of some of my favorite items made by other sellers. This week I'd like to feature those with less than ten sales. If you have less than ten sales, post your favorite item in the comments and check back tomorrow for some fun Friday's Favorites Shopping!

Also, if you know someone with less than ten sales, you can nominate one of their items!

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

LA... Speedy Trip...and plans for Thanksgiving

My friend and I drove to LA yesterday to look at apartments for her upcoming move. It was probably the fasted trip their I've ever done. 4 hours of driving there, then 2 and a half hours looking at places, and then 4 hours home. Who knew sitting in a car could be so exhausting.

I should have brought my knitting as I have lots of stuff to make, not only for orders, but for special family requested Christmas presents. I was worried that if I brought it, I might feel ill...even though most of the time I'd be looking at the road and not my hands... probably for the best anyway.

Today I have to go food shopping for Thanksgiving. Yeah, I know it's kinda last minute, but the boyfriend and I decided to eat in at the last minute just like we did last year. Wonderful dinner, then setting up the tree, and then playing games and munching on left overs for the rest of the night... I think I might try my hand at an apple pie, I've never made one before.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Take it Off Tuesday

This is a new feature that I'm going to have every Tuesday. I'm going to put one item on sale using a coupon code. This is only available for blog readers, and the sale will change every week.

10% off to all blog readers

This week's item is Pink and Green House Slippers. 10% off to all blog readers! The coupon code is TUESDAY23

Of course all the items in my shop have free shipping anywhere in the US and Canada.

In other news:

Heading to LA today to help my friend find a place to live. Of course this is the worst time to be driving to LA because of the holiday season, but she has to be out of her place by the first because her landlord wants to move back in. She won't let anyone drive her car, so I think my job is to keep her awake...especially on the drive back.

Monday, November 22, 2010

My First Review!

My newest headshot for the one woman show
The one woman show that I'm in just got its first review on a blog. It's only a short blurb in one paragraph, but everthing has got to start somewhere, right? I'm so totally excited about it, especially because it was not one of my best performances, and the reviewer seemed to like it. Yay!!!!!

Click here if you want to read it...You have to scroll down a little before halfway before you see it.

The picture on the right is the promo headshot we took for the show, so you'll know you're in the right spot when you see it.

In other news:

I'm going to LA tomorrow to help my friend look for a place to live. Just a day trip... I like hanging out with her, but it's going to be a looooong day. 4 hours there and back, plus all the driving to look at different houses. I hope I'm not back home too late at night.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Sunday Funday Video -- Even or Otter!

Of all the water creatures that there are in this world, I think my favorite would have to be the otter. They are just too cute! I always thought that they were born knowing how to swim, but apparently that is not the case. Check out this otter's first swimming lesson!

Saturday, November 20, 2010


In etsy news:

I was just checking on my etsy shop, and found that I can now do coupon codes! I'm so excited! I'm thinking that I'm going to do a special blog sale every Tuesday, so keep your eyes peeled for upcoming discounts.

In One Woman Show News:

The writer has done a whole bunch of rewrites on my show. Now, just when I thought I was done memorizing everything, I have to go back and do it all over again. The new opening is now postponed until next Thursday...well, at least I have 2 paid shows under my belt for now.

In Venetian News:

I'm back performing at the Venetian again. I'll be there for half of Friday and Saturday. It's a little extra money, and every bit is needed right now. I'm having a frustrating time since the shows keep changing and no one writes anything down, so when I come in I have no idea what's going on. Gotta love show business.

In other news:

Tomorrow is the Sunday Funday Video of the week! I've been searching for something good, but if anyone has any suggestions, please post the link in the comments.

Friday, November 19, 2010

Friday's Favorites -Handy Things!

This Friday's Favorites is all about the hand. There's a bracelet, gloves, rings and even some hand lotion. Your hands deserve as much pampering as you do, so go ahead...indulge!

In other news:

My new Chevron Fingerless Glove pattern made it into this Chevron Treasury! Give it a click if you have the time...please and thank you

Thursday, November 18, 2010

New Gloves...And Submissions

I finished and listed my Blue Chevron Fingerless Gloves. They're a bit longer than my previous gloves, and I love how they turned out. They're solid knitting on the palm side and have a lovely chevron pattern on the top! Next I'm going to write up the pattern and put that up for sale too.

Submissions for Friday's Favorites!

Every Friday I put together an etsy mini of some of my favorite items made by other sellers. This week, in honor of my new gloves, I'm looking for "Things for Your Hands". If you have bracelets, gloves, rings, lotions, or anything for your hands, post the link in the comments, and check back tomorrow for the "Friday's Favorites"!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Almost There

I didn't quite finish the gloves as I had intended, but the second one is almost finished, and I have an episode of "The Biggest Loser" to watch, so I think I might get it done by the time they start weighing in...well, at least that's the plan.

Then I have to go a recording studio to record a sound clip for the one woman show. At the very end I have a conversation on "speaker phone" with my aunt, and the recording that we have isn't a good one, so now we have to do it all over again. Hopefully it will be all set by tomorrow for the first paying audience.

Remember, there are only a few days left in the "20% off all sweaters" sale! Click here to browse.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Best Laid Plans

Today, the plan is I'm going to finish my new fingerless gloves. One is almost done, but since people rarely want only one, I think I probably have to do the other one too...lol. They're going to have a cute chevron pattern on them, and if I like how they turn out, I'll be posting the pattern as well.

The big cleaning project that I started months ago, is slowly chugging along. The living room is halfway done. I must have thrown out a truckload of stuff. It's kinda like spring cleaning in the fall. My favorite time to clean is after I watch "Hoarders"...sometimes I don't even make it through the episode before I start. If anything is a good cleaning modivation, that show is.

Otherwise, it's pretty much a day off for me. I have rehearsal tomorrow, and then Thursday will be my first show in front of a paying audience...eeek!

Monday, November 15, 2010

Opening Night

Yesterday was opening night for the one woman show! It was open to friends and familly so the producer and director could get a feel for how it would play in front of a regular audience. Then they had to fill out dreaded comment cards afterward.

The show went pretty well, I forgot a couple of things, but I covered for them. Then at one point one of the sound cues fired off early and I had just finished saying, "She was gorgeous!" so then I said, "She was so gorgeous you could hear music playing", and everyone laughed.

Now in the vein of full disclosure, I should tell you that this one woman show is about a lesbian. Now I'm not one, but I'm playing one on the stage right now. I'm kinda nervous about doing this show in front of actual lesbians, as I'm not sure if I come off beleiveably or not...but the straight people seemed to like it.

Also, I should mention that it's a comedy...there is language, but it is not overly graphic or anything... Think, "Will and Grace" with a lot more swearing.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Sunday Funday Video of the Week

I don't know about you, but I love looking at old clips of people before they were stars. This video provides a smorgasbord of 10 different commercials of superstars before they made it big. I think my favorite is John Travolta... but you'll have to watch and be the judge.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Photo Shoot, and Opening Night

Yesterday, I had a photo shoot for the new show. A couple of the shots had me standing on one leg in three inch heels for a while, well, until I got a cramp in my butt and fell over. Not the most graceful of my moments.

I think the pictures turned out well. The photographer is excellent, and even when you don't look at your best, he's really good at making you look good on the computer. Remember back when people used regular film and you had to wait two weeks to get a proof sheet only to find out there weren't any good shots? Well, thank goodness times have changed.

We open tomorrow...well, not technically opening until the middle of next week, but tomorrow is a show for friends and family. It will be my first time doing this thing in front of an audience....yikes!!!!

Friday, November 12, 2010

Friday's Purple Favorites...Plus a Pattern!

Purple is such a fun color! There were so many pretty things, I had to choose 12 instead of 8. I hope you like these picks!

Show these artists some love, or maybe find something for your next project...and don't forget, Christmas is fast approaching!

Purple crochet scarf pattern

In other news:

I wrote up and listed my first pattern! The Purple Pineapple Scarf Pattern is now up and ready for purchase. And yes, you have my permission to sell the scarves you make if you wish.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

New item, plus Submissions!!!!

Purple Scarf and Hat Set!
Yesterday, I photographed and listed my newest Purple Scarf and Hat Set. It's crocheted in a pineapple pattern, and made from super soft yarn. My boyfriend says that I should make one with two colors, one for the pattern and one for the edging...I might have to try that at some point.

I also finished writing up the pattern for the scarf last night, and I'll probably list that on my site today too. I'm so excited to finally list a pattern, I really hope that people like it!


Every Friday I put together an etsy mini of some of my favorite items made by other sellers. In honor of my newest piece, this week I'm looking for Purple! If you have a purple piece in your shop, post the link in the comments, then check back tomorrow for the Friday's Favorites!!!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Coming soon...

I've almost finished with another scarf and hat set. This one is crochet instead of knit, and I'm really liking how it is turning out. I've also been thinking that I might want to sell the pattern to this as well. This would be my first foray into selling patterns. I'm going to have to see how difficult it is to make a pdf file, and then start writing it up.

In other news:

Got my costume for the show now. I'm doing a run through tonight with make-up, costume and tech and hopefully it will go well. I have to do this thing in front of real people soon, so it will be good to make sure all of the kinks are ironed out. I can't wait until we finally get out of this rehearsal phase and start doing some actual performing.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Costume shopping!

Today, the producer, the director and I are going out to shop for costumes. Unlike the normal Vegas shows that I've been a part of where the costumes were made with plenty of glitz and sequins, this time I'm supposed to look like a normal person. (My boyfriend would say that's a stretch). So for this show, it will just be like regular shopping.

Now, I must be missing some sort of girl gene, since I hate going shopping. Online shopping is different, it's stress free where I can browse on my couch with my doggie at my side. Regular shopping always stresses me out, and I get tired and cranky usually by the second or third store. Since these are my bosses, I'm going to have to suck it up and be on my best behavior.

As a side note, I don't consider shoe shopping like I do regular shopping...I guess maybe I still have half of a girl gene...but it still tires me out a bit.

In other news:

I've gotten over 500 followers!!!! Yay!!! Thanks to everyone who has followed this blog.

Monday, November 8, 2010

My Acting Life... Plus a treasury!

A lot of people only know me as a magigician, or as someone who has an etsy shop. I'm also an actress, though as of late I haven't done it very much. This is all about to change real soon, as my one woman show will be opening in a couple of weeks. There has been a lot of rehearsing and of course memorizing lines (since I'm the only one in the show, I'm kinda responsible for all of them). We are going to do a friends and family night on Sunday...it will be my first time doing this in front of a real audience. I'm nervous, but hopefully it will go OK.

Many people ask me if it's a good play. It's hard to say, since when you do it over and over and over again, you begin to not be able to tell anymore. The few people that have seen it have liked it, so I'm just going to take their word for it.

In other news:

My Red and Silver House Socks made it into this gorgeous treasury! It's all about reds and greys and it's really a perfect winter collection.

Click here to show this treasury some love.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Sunday Funday Video of the Week: Flexible

I love watching circus type acts! Especially ones that I could never even dream of doing. This one falls under this category. I don't know if she really is the most flexible girl in the world, but if not, she's gotta be somewhere near the top.

Saturday, November 6, 2010

First day Back

Yesterday was my first day back at the Venetian. They revamped all the shows and all of the variety performers costumes. It was a tough day since the shows still aren't all in our heads yet, we had rehearsals before each show. We do 6 shows a day, all of them different, so that's a lot to remember.

My costume is pretty cool, well, except for the hat and the collar. The hat stretches over two feet above my head, so moving around to the choreography can prove to be quite challenging. The collar reaches down to my elbows, which not only inhibits movement, but makes it really hot under the lights. I'm sure after a couple of weeks I'll think nothing of it, but right now I feel so awkward.

I was so busy, I didn't have a chance to take any pictures, but I'll try to get a shot or two today.

On the plus side, we get to pick our own music again (well, within the Venetian theme), so I can bring back some of my old magic tricks that I didn't think I'd be able to do.

Friday, November 5, 2010

Friday's Favorites in Light Blue

Well, we've reached Friday again so it's time for the favorites. Before we get to that, last week's favorites received one sale! Congratulations ThroughSarasEyes on your sale!!!

Here's some lovely light blue choices that I've found. Even though we haven't reached Thanksgiving yet, it isn't to early to start thinking about Christmas gifts. Maybe you'll find that perfect something for that perfect someone right here:

And while we're on the subject of shopping, remember, all my sweaters are 20% off until black Friday. check them out here!

Thursday, November 4, 2010

New items and Submissions (Light Blue)

Cashmere scarf set on sale at AllThingsTangled

Well, yesterday I listed my newest items! An Upcycled Cashmere Hat and Scarf Set plus I listed the rest of my Upcycled Cashmere Yarn! I just love how the picture of the yarn came out, and I think I might use it for an ad, or even a new icon. I'm waaaaay overdue for both.

Cashmere upcycled yarn, on sale at AllThingsTangled
Every Friday I put together an etsy mini of some of my favorite items from other etsy sellers and post it on my blog. This week, in honor of my new scarf set, I'm looking for LIGHT BLUE. If you have a light blue item in your shop, post the link in the comments and check back tomorrow for the "Friday's Favorites"!

In Treasury News:

My striped fingerless gloves made it into a treasury. The whole collection is striped fingerless gloves, and it is really a sight to behold. I'm honored to be in such trendy company!

Click here to view all the stripedness!

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Set Complete

I've finally finished my scarf and hat set that I've been knitting out of recycled cashmere yarn! Today, I'll be photographing it and listing it. I love making things, but I wish there was a magic fairy who would take the pictures and put it on the site. I'm also going to be listing the rest of the recycled cashmere, which will be my first supplies listing.

In other news:

My Black Wrap Around Sweater made it into a treasury! It's the first treasury that this sweater has made it into!

There's lots of pretty black things in this treasury, so Click here and check it out!

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

I'm Featured!

Orange and black entrelac scarf
I'm so honored! My Orange and Black Entrelac Scarf was featured on CreativeWithClay's Blog! She's got some wonderful orange and black items that you should check out. Even though Halloween is over, orange is a great Thanksgiving color as well.

She has also put these items together in a treasury! If you have the chance, please drop a comment or two!

In other news:

I was supposed to be working at a convention today. I called the lady last week, and she was supposed to call me back. She finally did, yesterday, (keep in mind, I was supposed to start today) and then said they would call to finalize last night. Never heard from them. It's fine if they aren't going to use me, but I would appreciate a call to that effect rather than me waiting by the phone...sigh...oh well.

Monday, November 1, 2010

Another Gig and a Sweater Sale!

Last night I had a gig at the Encore Hotel, which is the newest of the Wynn properties. It was for high rollers after their poker tournament. They came up to the most beautiful suite I'd ever seen, complete with a full view of the entire strip. They got to choose costumes for a Halloween party, and my friend and I were there to do their make up. I made up one guy to look like Kiss, a couple of vampires and zombies and one kitty cat. It was fun, and everyone there was extremely nice. Though I don't get to do make up very often (except on myself), it's nice to do it every once in a while.

This bolero jacket is 20% off! In Knitting News

From now until Black Friday, all of my sweaters are 20% off! As the weather gets cooler, I'm hoping to sell some of these so I can refresh my shop!

Click here to browse and maybe save some money!