The perks of having a photographer friend!

I got to have a photo shoot with my friends! Polly and I dressed up and Zach took pictures.

I love the photos, but I wish more of them had turned out.

Hopefully I’ll have new stuff to get pics of soon, and hopefully I can get Zach to take them.

Here is the photo set, and here’s Zach’s website,


I’m a neglectful person…

Okay the themed posts really were not my thing. I’m not that person, that person kind of creeps me out even.

As a general business update: I have kept up with tradition in that I broke my sewing machine making Halloween costumes. It’s in the shop. Woo! Once I get it back I’ll probably take my old machine in and get that fixed too. Just so I have lots of backup for the next time I screw stuff up. In the meantime, I have a teeny little Singer I picked up as a stop-gap measure. The model is even called the Quik Fix, how appropriate is that?

I’m playing with fun color combos for the Hello Kitty hats. This will not be a white Christmas.

I have a new local friend who is a pretty great photographer and I will hopefully be able to enlist him in helping me take product photos. Or at least telling me why he thinks my existing ones are sub-par and give me tips on how he thinks I should process them. 😛

There are some fun fabrics I’ve picked up that I’m looking forward to working with.

Honestly, my business has not done as well this year as I would have liked. I think this is mostly due to personal issues that have prevented me from being able to focus enough energy in this direction. I’m hopeful that now most of these have been resolved (well, I guess having a 13 year old won’t be resolved until he hits 14… and that’s likely to be a whole new issue) I will have the time and sanity to put my love of making things higher on my list of priorities.

“I’m bi-winning. I win here, and I win there.”

Charlie Sheen may be a fucking fruitloop, but the man knows how to make daily affirmations awesome.

I need to be bi-winning. I’ve been slacking lately and it’s not cool. I need to be putting more effort into getting the things done that will benefit me.

It would not be hard to do a lot of what I’ve planned. I just need to organize my supplies and my time better.