Saturday, September 20, 2008

Light 'em up

This weekend I'm basically trying to create interesting new classes. As Cristal Connors so wisely said, "There's always someone younger and hungrier coming down the stairs after you."

In the Bay Area there's been a tidal wave of crafters coming into the market. Which means more competition for the ever shrinking discretionary dollar.

So, I'm spending the entire day working on project samples for 2009 new classes. I decided to ramp it up a bit as I won't have much free time over the next few months. I've been playing with fire all day, as well as riveting metal.

I feel so butch handling all these tools, but of course if my ipod was plugged into a speaker for all to hear, that image would be blown out the window, as I've been "spinning around" with Kylie while I create.

Back to birthin' out some ideas.

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Merry Christmas!

Yeah, it's frickin' still September, but if you gauge your holidays on the visit to the local mall, Christmas is like in two weeks.

While picking up some crafting supplies at Beverly's, a store I would say is like a slightly disorganized half sister to Michael's.

She's cute when she needs to be and has great sale prices (hello 90% off holiday merchandise). But the store has a common approach to merchandising that would drive Martha crazy - the center aisle is devoted to what I like to call Country Clutter. But I digress.

Beverly (or rather the employees of Beverly's) were already stocking Christmas decorations. Of course as a crafty mofo I have no intention of buying my decorations or gifts. I'll be making my own thank you very much

I think Tim Burton was on to something with his film A Nightmare Before Christmas. We just need to stop the nonsense and combine the two holidays already.

And before I forget why is Perez Hilton making appearances on Martha's show before I do?