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1  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Re: 50 Projects 2013--You Know You Can Do It! Join here and post your lists ! on: January 01, 2013 01:41:11 PM
I've always wanted to do one of these in the past but have avoided them due to my long work hours.  However, at the end of May I will be becoming a stay at home mom (yea!) and think that this will help get projects out of my craft room and into the world much faster.  Without further ado, here is my list in no particular order, with more to come down the road when inspiration hits:

1. Mario Afghan
2. Angry Birds Afghan
3. Perry the Platypus Quilt
4. Dr. Who Scarf
5. Hubby's Patriots Socks
6. Hubby's Black & Cameo Socks
7. My Packers socks
8. Roger's Jersey Christmas Ornament (us)
9. Roger's Jersey Christmas Ornament (parents)
10. Hubby's Xmas Ornament for 2013
11. LM's Xmas Ornament for 2013
12. Chuggington ispy bag
13. Mario Brothers ispy bag
14. Toy Story ispy bag
15. Star Wars ispy bag
16. Packers/Patriots fleece blanket
17. Nail/Thread Art: MI
18. Nail/Tread Art: AZ
19. Nail/Tread Art: MA
20. Met-Engaged-Married Art/Picture frame
21. 2010 scrapbook
22. 2011 scrapbook
23. 2012 scrapbook
24. LM's 2011/2012 scrapbook
25. LM's baby book
26. Alphabet picture book using our own photographs
27. Ron Weasley Cross Stitch
28. Hermione Granger Cross Stitch
29. International Bears Cross Stitch
30. Fish City pgs. 11, 15, 16
31. Harry Potter Quiet book
32. Star Wars Quiet book
2  COOKING / Dessert / Re: Holy Batman cupcakes, Batman! on: June 19, 2011 09:14:03 AM
Very cool!
3  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / Re: miscellaneous Tetris on: June 15, 2011 06:19:06 PM
LOVE it!
4  CRAFTY BUSINESS ADVICE / Selling Crafts on Etsy.com / People like, but they just don't buy... what do I need to do? on: June 03, 2011 04:19:01 PM
This is my shop: http://www.etsy.com/shop/geekystitchery

I opened it back in October and I go through "spurts" of investing time into it.  For example I spent several hours yesterday promoting it and adding mini etsy items to my blog, livejournal, etc.  I get notices almost on a daily basis that someone favorited one, or more, of the items in my shop.

However, people are not buying.  I've only had 10 sales since I opened the shop.  I have more people "liking" than buying.   I'm looking for feedback.  How do you get people to buy?  I don't think $3.00 is unreasonable (heck, my mom told me I was selling them for too cheap!)  That $3.00 doesn't even reimburse me fully for the photo frames, staining prodcuts, fabric, or thread that goes into putting together the models after Etsy and paypal get their take.

What do I need to do?  Change?  Or should I just call it quits when these items expire in the next few months?
5  COOKING / Dessert / Angry Bird Cupcakes on: June 03, 2011 02:50:42 PM


Today is my husband's 26th birthday and every year I make him something.  Last year it was gigantic X-box pillows, that he loved so I knew I had to top last year.  However, he's such a difficult man to make things for (he doesn't think he is.  If only he knew the HOURS of thought and internet searching that goes into his gifts...)

Like 2/3 of America he's obcessed with Angry Birds and I stumbled across this blog (http://thecraftingchicks.com/2011/03/angry-birds-cupcakes.html) in my many hours of searching and thought that this lady was a GENIUS.  I couldn't find the right kind of sprinkles and I dyed 'em too dark but considering the fact that I've never tried anything of this scale before, I'm pretty darn pleased.  (And so is my husband).

I spent about $40 on supplies (since I didn't have anything except the cupcake pans) and 2.5 hours in the kitchen.  I have LOTS of leftover candy and so I probably make a few more batches in the next few weeks to use up the candy.

The whole army:


Up close and personal with those bad, bad pigs.  (The buck tooth ones are my fav):


Birds:




A Sampling of Each:


Sorry about the poor quality of the photos but my camera is busted and his is dead, so I had to take them with my cell phone.  Let me know what you think!  Smiley
6  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Anakin Skwaylker, Obi-Wan Kenobi, and Bail Organa on: May 08, 2011 10:49:24 AM
Teaser Photo:



Previously I had posted several Star Wars Cross Stitches that I had completed (http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=364189.0)that consisted of two difference Princess Leias, two different Queen Amidalas, a Luke Skywalker, and a Han Solo.

Well I've been at it again!  This time I've completed 1 Anakin Skywalker, 1 Obi-Wan Kenobi (padawan), and 1 Senator Bail Organa. 

Bail Organa in all his glory


Bail Organa framed in a 4x6 picture frame.


Padawan Obi-Wan Kenobi


Padawan Obi-Wan Kenboi framed in a 4x6 wodden frame.


Padawan Anakin Skywalker


Padawan Anakin Skywalker in a 4 x 6 picture frame


All of my boys...


Pictured with Luke Skywalker...

The picture frames were purchased at IKEA at 3 for $1.50 and then I stained the wood myself.  I created the patterns myself using KG-Chart software.
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Keep your eyes posted in the next few days for a Boba Fett (he's driving me crazy!) and Luke Skywalker in his farmboy outfit.

Thanks and I hope you enjoyed looking at my Star Wars cross stitch!
7  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Re: Firefly embroidery and cross stitch (pic heavy) on: April 17, 2011 06:30:09 AM
These rock!
8  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Pet Lovers Swap R2 Gallery on: March 16, 2011 08:07:41 PM
I got both my packages!  My fur babies (and my husband) LOVE everything.  I'll post pictures in the next few days (my camera is somewhere within a 2 mi radius of this kitchen table (my husband moved everything over to our new house today).
9  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: Pet Lovers Swap R2 (Closed - Sendouts 3/7) on: March 13, 2011 07:48:44 AM
Mine has been sent!  It will arrive Monday or Tuesday.  I've rec'd mine (thank you!)  but have decided not to open it until I know my partner got hers! Smiley
10  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: Pet Lovers Swap R2 (Closed - Sendouts 3/7) on: February 11, 2011 06:27:33 AM
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