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Thursday, August 25, 2011

Tomorrow is going to be the BEST DAY EVER!!

Because I have the day off of school.  It's not that I don't like it. I'm loving it so far. But, let me level with you.

You've seen photos of me. I am fat.  Without a car, I'm riding Metro Detroit's AMAZING(ly horrible) bus system. I walk a mile to the bus stop, get on, get off to catch my transfer and wait 50 minutes, walk ¼ miles after getting to my last stop, and THEN walk around construction to get to class. 

Don't get me wrong.  Many people walk. I...I hate it. I was never a runner.  I used to fake run a lap at track practice in h.s. (I threw shot and disc. The hell did I need to run for? I wasn't being chased by something that wanted to eat me.)  So, let's go with "I'm lazy". That and cupcakes also explain why I'm fat.  I own it.

My thighs hurt. My back hurts, and both feet have blisters. I can't WAIT until tomorrow.

Sunday, August 21, 2011

I have been contemplating this post...

For weeks. 
The last 6 months have been really hard for us.  And, right now, they've led to where we are now.
We are officially homeless.  That's not to say that we're living on the streets. Galen and I are staying at my mother-in-law's house, and Joe has stayed with a few friends. Our only problem right now is that I start school Tuesday. If I don't go, I don't get my financial aide.  If I don't get that...well, we have nowhere.  And I am at least a 20 minute drive from the nearest bus stop, with no car.
I would like to think the fiasco this past April wasn't as big of a player as it was, but...I lost $1000 right off the bat. When our income is $1200 per month, that's one month behind. Not to mention refunding roughly $750 in orders, and sending $300 worth of replacements. And we've never really caught up.
At this point, I don't know what to do.  So, right now, I'm asking for help.
But, not without the prospect of giving back.
I have yarn.  I have hooks. I can still offer something.
So, here's the deal.  I am going to work today on updating my store. Everything will be 25% off, still with free shipping.
Please, if you can't help, pass this post on to someone who can.  If you would like to donate, without buying, you can send via paypal to I will probably still send you thank you presents.
I don't ask for me.  I'm asking for him.


I have made a coupon code, which saves me time, and lets me get to making things that have been ordered today.  Win-win ;)

on Big Cartel and StoreEnvy, the coupon code is GALEN and you get 25% off. (StorEnvy)

Sunday, August 7, 2011

I should be writing. I should be blogging. I should be updating. But DAMN, I have no brainpower.

I am ALMOST caught up on refunds. Seriously. I think I have 3 left. w00t! (If you can read this, and have waited for a refund, it IS coming.)

I have ALMOST re-written the cosplay beanie pattern, and redid things to make it more sturdy. I like it a lot better.

I am working on this:

It's coming along well. I'm at the hood. I've been working on it basically when Galen goes down for a nap. Which has been maybe 30 minutes lately :/ I envy moms on twitter and facebook who have kids that nap for hours. One day, I hope to have one of those. My kids probably won't do that until they hit the age where they're expected to, ya know, DO THINGS around the house.

For now, I think I need a Pepsi. And to do a little more packing. And make some dinner for the little tyke. :)

Friday, August 5, 2011

So, you want to find me on the internet...

Before I made fun and fancy hats and toys for kids and adults alike, I focused on my art. Mostly my 3D art.

Here's a conglomeration of my 3D, photography, and, well, one ink drawing (ok, doodle).

If you're into making sigtags, I do have a small collection up at MTA, and, once things get back to normal, I'll have more there ;)

I also have more than one store for my crochet goods.

You know my bigcartel store:

But, I also have one at Storenvy

And I put my patterns up on Ravelry:

I put them there for 2, they take care of everything, including hosting. 2, it's WAY easier to keep track of what you have, and 3, YOU CAN REDOWNLOAD THEM IF YOU LOSE YOUR ORIGINAL FILE INSTEAD OF EMAILING ME. Not that I don't enjoy talking to people via email. I do. I love you all. From a customer's perspective, I HATE having to get in touch with a designer to ask for a new copy because I lost it, or they advertise that they updated the pattern. Ravelry takes care of ALL of that, and it's in one place. It's a no-brainer for me, and ALL of my patterns will be uploaded there.

Anyway, so, there's that. I am back to pattern writing, and store updating. And waiting for the Phineas and Ferb movie to come on tonight.

Lesson of the week


All the writing I did for the patterns is gone. *sob*.  That's what I get for only writing them on my phone and not saving them elsewhere. 

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

A lot behind :/

I'm catching up on emails and postings and patterns and...

Ok, it's been a long weekend. Seriously. After having dealt with Joe being sick (and now giving his stupid black plague to me) all weekend, apparently this was the best time for Galen to decide that he is going to be Godzilla every time I'm on the floor. (Ok, not Godzilla. Some sort of wrestler. No, we don't watch WWE in this house.) I'm tired, I'm sore, and, dammit, I just want my throat to not be sore. And, I'd kind of like my voice to go away.

So, catching up on emails today. Sorry for being incommunicado. Hopefully, I'll have the patterns mostly written by the end of the day. *le sigh*