is it tuesday yet?
so. i went on a bit of a paper bead making kick. a bit, you say? okay, i went totally nutso, but i have really gotten the actual bead rolling part down to a science. i am going to just seal the origami paper ones and then the other kinds of paper (vintage books, comic book pages, magazine paper, old maps, coloring book pages and more) i am probably going to do a bit more with. maybe a bit of sheer paint and the metallic stuff? i will have to mess around with it and see. i plan to do some stitch markers to put in with orders and maybe some jewelry or something. ideas, anyone? if anyone wants to swap for some, let me know. i seriously made waaaay too many. i do plan to add some into the xmas gifts i have yet to pack and send (yes, really.) so that was part of making lots, but then, i kept going. i just love having things like that to do in bed when i am tired or sick. i loves it.
how cool is this new camera that uses NO batteries! you just twirl it for 15 seconds which is enough to take one photo. cool, eh?
i have been having lots of headaches lately. on saturday, i couldn't keep my eyes open and then woke up around 3 a feeling strange. i got up and went into the studio for a bit and noticed that my back where my patches are was itchy/wet. i had put them on earlier that day. i realize that the stuff inside of them (the patches are like a sticky little pouch that releases the meds through the plastic and it is medicine in an alcohol based gel, basically) had yet again started leaking so badly that a patch that is meant to last 3 days was almost bone dry in several hours. the best part is that if i didn't have some extra, i would have not had enough to last until the next script and the drug company won't reimburse you because they simply can say that they don't believe you. so. must be nice, eh? i could sell you yarn and it could be blue instead of red and i could just tell you that i don't believe you and too bad. suck it up. must be nice, eh?
i had to wake up jakie, who is rather hard to wake up, to check my patches, take em off and put new ones on for me. he passed right back out, but still. not cool.
i have actually produced lots of stuff and really need to take photos. badly. and then, there is so much stuff that needs to be photographed that i put it off. lazy.
i popped into joann's for some odds and ends and noticed how many commercial yarns have come out that look like handpainted/handspun. it is crazy. you think that your little corner of the crafty/artsy universe is cut off from the commercial world and it kind of blows your mind to see that it takes a little while, but it catches on. all kinds of singles, subtle striping, flecks of different things in there, lots of pretty things. remember when craft store yarn was squeaky? not that squeaky yarn doesn't have its purpose. you know what i say, no yarn left behind. anyway, when i iowa, our flight was cancelled and i was out of yarn to play with so we stopped at several yarn shops that were all closed and finally went to michael's. i bought some moda dea yarn which is way prettier in person and has a lovely subtle stripe. all of the colors are gorgeous. i can't believe i am saying that, but it is very noro-like but super super soft. it would be wonderful for baby things or gloves.
i need to get my studio cleaned up and organized. i need to get everything organized. i don't even know what the hell i have. also, i am planning to put in bookshelves downstairs. we did a built-in kinda thing at the top of our stairs, where there is a strange nook, but we have jampacked it full of books and still have tons more. i would like to wallpaper the wall behind the shelves and then paint the shelves an antiqued red and i think the walls a robins egg blue, which i loooove. my idea for the shelves came from one of the design blogs i read (don't remember which) that was several coffee tables that were cut in half lengthwise and stacked against the wall as shelves (get what i am saying?) as much as i love the idea, i thought we could do wall to wall shelves using the legs that you can buy at home improvement stores, or even the staircase spindles and wooden boards painted. maybe even some crown molding on top? ooh la la!
oh, i forgot! at michael's, they have the martha stewart line of crafty stuff and gift tags, etc, and a bunch of stuff including her gorgeous wrapping paper was on sale for next to nothing. the paper would be great for anything you use pretty paper for. i got two different metallic woodgrains! badass! also, there are these adorable little collectors boxes that i got for 2 bucks a piece and then a set of 3 frames for 5 bucks each i think. and i always need frames. i have so much stuff like that which i picked up to finish with art or to put photos in and then i never get around to doing it and forget that i have it. i hope that i can get my act together in that regard. i am organizationally challenged and if i try to organize stuff too much, not only do i get overwhelmed, but i put things away and can't figure out where i put them. i need to be able to see stuff or i might as well throw it away. after being at my parents' house, i realized how much like that my dad is. i stack stuff. he does, too. granted, he is only really responsible for his office and his night stand, but both are loaded full of books, magazines, cds and cds and cds, movies, stuff printed out from the internet, and all kinds of other stuff. i like to have my stuff nearby. but i want things to look nice, i want to not feel too overwhelmed to do anything. if anyone has organization sites, or even better, studio organization sites, leave a comment.
speaking of comments, i never get any anymore. does anyone read my blog anymore? sob!
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