Thursday, August 30, 2007
Monday, August 27, 2007
Sunday, August 26, 2007
When I glance at my Computertable that I am sitting at right now I could run away screaming! I have such a chaos on my table with packed up beads, Cds, Post it notes, orders waiting to go out, business cards, stickers, etc etc. It's clean but chaotic! And on my other table beside my work table I have another chaos with Ikea-boxes with beads and Pendants I haven't sold, glassbeads, wires, scissors etc. Sure I know where everything is but still, what a sight! *grinning* So it's my goal this week to clean both tables up and get some kind of system in the whole mess. And besides all of that: to keep creating and putting my ideas into Fimo....
Friday, August 24, 2007
Wednesday, August 15, 2007
Monday, August 13, 2007
I've been thinking a lot about having my own "business". As I sell more things now, I want to personalize my things better and get a bit more "professional". It all seems a bit silly to me as sometimes I just think of my self as "a girl selling some beads for her hobby", but why not get out there and think a bit broder!? Inspired by one of the photo's in Donna Kato's book (yes! I finally got one!!) I decided to make my own "stamp" for putting my name on my products. I sometimes forget but when I don't this is what it looks like (see photo on the left). They are my initials and I plan on making more stamps as I get better.
Having a bit of an overdose on creating with Fimo I decided to work on the idea with making little present bags to put my things in, especially my pendants. When I sell beads they go into small, clean professional looking zip-lock baggies (they are called mini-grips here) but the pendants are too big for those. I almost bought some see-through ready-made fabric ones last week but they cost chf 1.80 PER BAG (and they aren't very big)!! Nah, I'm not that big of a company yet to be able to afford that, hahahaha! So I wanted to make my own and bought some fabric at the store only to realize that my sewing machine is missing a major bit: the electrical cable!! (is this my ex-husbands humour?) So that was out of the question. For some reason, I started fumbling around with paper this morning. I was so determined to get this idea done that I created some small paper baggy out of scrap wrapping paper. Now, I have never done this before and I feel like I just sat there and watched my hands create these as if they have done so for years by the thousands! It was great!! I got out some more of last years x-mas paper I saved for doing crafts and just made some more. These are some samples and while some have a dent and a crumple here and there, they look pretty good. I also created some labels to close them with. I'm pretty happy about this now and who knows where this will lead! Perhaps to a paper-baggy business? *grinning*