soooo...i wanted to set up an etsy account. despite the fact that i am a registered paypal user, i had to have a credit card to verify blah blah. well, my check card had not been updated and i had an expired one. so i called for a new one and got it more than a week later. ok, so i go on to get my store set up and realize that the username is the name of your shop. and you can't change it. and you can only use your email addy for one name. and i put natashafialkov, which is too long. i hate that i did that do my blog, but also realized too late that it can't be change. blogging has taught me much. i didn't know about publishing. you know? so everything i try to do doesn't go. i took about 200 pictures of vintage aprons, my knits and yarns and fibers to go up on etsy and my future website and want to start posting them, now that i have edited the photos, which look fabu(lous) amy helped dress effie, who looked oddly fat in some of the aprons (?) that says something about a garment, huh? that a mannequin looks fat in it? so i got out the tripod and the photos look really great, really. i am not tooting my own camera, i swear it. it only took a few hours, with amy's generous help. i told her that it was like dressing dolls, oddly fun. so, i will let you know when i have it up, hopefully at least some of the stuff to-morrow. here is the other thing. i abandoned la pee la. i feel that it is too whimsical and silly. and while i am not the gloomy gal that i once was, i take my work seriously. i love it, and want the name to reflect that...so i am up between my favorite word of the moment, (luxe.) it will have the period or lustre..spelled that way, because with an "er" it seems like someone who lusts, no? both of which i like a lot.
i do not much other than try to get my business going and feel like nothing gets done, i am exhausted at the end of the day and i feel frustrated. i try to push, but there isn't anything to push. at all. so, the people i looked at to do my website were too busy and recommended someone else, who hasn't emailed me back yet. his price was great and his work was very cute, but i worry about no response in 3 days. i am a psycho that way. i try to respond within 24 hrs, personally. if i care, anyway. but i really need it. and this guy will do a card for ya too. which is really good.
in other news, the new selvedge came out, amazing as usual. also, i have a crochet lesson on tuesday to learn to do the circular thing. eileen, my spinning teacher, of course. i need to ask her if she knows how to basketweave. i think that may work for the sculptural thing i have been dreaming about all the time. and drives me crazy. craaaazy. where do you learn to do that. i got a 3 buck book from amazon on how to do it. and i looked online and it appears that seagrass and willow and stuff is really super cheap, so that is good, plus i could crochet it, i reckon, right? i will find out. but like 1000 yards for 5 bucks. after knitting, wow, that rocks! yeah! anyone know how?
we went to the ligonier market today and then to the yarn store to get yarn for the breast cancer scarves, which reminds me that i have to order the rest of it online. oh...also, for those of you who have joann's and michael's nearby, i found out that michael's takes ALL competitor's coupons and you can use many all together like 40% offs per item. are you kidding me? so i may need to do that. big time. i like craft supplies! don't you?
i better go do that...first, the picture is of pavel, our almost year-old-kitten who lays under the covers and kicks his legs like so, if you tap his feet he will fight you thru the covers, but he is sometimes sleeping with his legs in the air like that. maybe he likes the tent effect? he also wants to use the water button on the fridge. he is super into water. he may be a dolphin. he is really smart. it can be a problem.
i must say that i miss you guys a lot. i feel bad that i am too tired to blog as much as i would like to...but i appreciate your comments and emails, it makes me feel really special. so sappy. i am a sappy kind of gal. and that is ok! right?