Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Friday, September 19, 2008

Happy News for Cozy Corset Cuff!

Very good news for the Cozy Corset Cuff girls, Jenna and Chelsey: Cozy corset cuffs are now available in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area at LocalDish! They've also been accepted into LolliShops! These are two very imaginative and crafty gals and I know their success will only grow from here! Congratulations!

More cool news: I will be sharing a booth with the lovely Jess of Milton and Margies, at the Handmaiden Mpls./i like you's Rocktober craft show, October 12, at the Uptown VFW! Yay!

Also, I got my wool roving from CedarWool, yay! I got the bird's nest pack, which has a bunch of different colors of roving that Leslie suggests putting out in bits in your yard to see which ones get incorporated into a bird's nest (I'll mainly be using it for needlefelting, but I might do that as well!), and red and orange. I now have all the rainbow colors, minus light green. 

I am finding it sooo tricky to make an animal's body shape--a barrel-type shape. I tend to do the felting pretty intensely, and I end up flattening everything! But I think the shape that usually results when I try to make a hedgehog actually looks a lot like a turtle, so I will probably end up making some little turtles!

Monday, September 15, 2008

Baby Panda in Atlanta!!!!

Look at the stick-of-butter-sized baby panda born to Lun Lun at Zoo Atlanta! She makes Zhen Zhen look giant! I love you, little tiny baby! 

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Love this button!

I love this button!!!! Thanks to Amy of ButtonEmpire for letting me use the image of her awesome button! 

This is from the item description... "My Mom used to say "Sometimes you have to laugh to keep from crying...In that spirit we present this cheery and witty 1 inch pinback button.
Why not treat yourself to gas or groceries with your stimulus money? 
And maybe, with careful budgeting, you'll have a couple of bucks left for this 1 inch handmade pinback button." 

I love it! Makes me laugh... and cry... but then I laugh again.

Friday, September 5, 2008

We're on DaWanda!

Hooray! I finally posted something on DaWanda! I wish it was easier to upload photos to this blog and I'd show you how cute our little shop looks over there! I ship internationally often, so it's a good fit! Please visit us at!

20 q

I am loving this site: It's 20 Questions that you play on the computer. 

Now, I can't get into most online games. Same with video games; not really my thing unless it's real, and I mean  old-school, Ms. Pac Man, Frogger, or, in a pinch, Donkey Kong. 

But I do love this site, It works on some kind of computer-logic-artificial-intelligence cool thing, and narrows down possibilities based on the answers you provide. 

And it's freaky!!

I like playing in Spanish and Portuguese just for fun. So far it guessed canela/cinnamon; boton/button (after only 13 questions!); chocolate; cafĂ©/coffee; and venado/deer. 

How does it do that???

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

RNC is out of control

The Republican National Convention is out of control. Half of downtown St. Paul is cordoned off; we went down there yesterday to get a bite to eat at Cossetta's--big mistake and got caught in traffic forever. Here (above; I am still unable to intersperse text and photos in blogger) are some of the many safety measures that are being enforced. The shields and sticks scare me. Yes, some protesters get out of hand--but most of them are simply exercising their constitutional right to free expression. 

One of the things that bothers me most is that the Republican National Convention expected local schools, including Wellstone Elementary, to accommodate them. This means not only bus re-routing (in the works for months, because Kellogg Ave. is closed), but no outdoor recess because there might be snipers. Yeah.

I really am liking Obama more, though.