So much room for activities!

In my last post I mentioned my back problems. Luckily for me I have multiple massage therapist friends! On Sunday morning James came over and brought his portable massage table. He does trigger-point massage, so it was pretty intense… although I took half a vicodin beforehand so it wasn’t nearly as painful as last time! (So worth the pain, though. This isn’t a relaxation massage, this is actually digging into the knots and getting rid of them! My recovery time was only hours instead of the 2 days it took after my first time. If you live in the Phoenix, AZ area you should hit him up, he makes house calls! And just messaged me to check in as I was writing this post, lol.)

ALL THE BUTTERFLIES!

ALL THE BUTTERFLIES!

Anyway, to make room for this I had to rearrange furniture in the living room and… oh my. All the floor space! Eventually I’ll have to put the coffee table back but Sunday afternoon I went ahead with a project I’ve been putting off.

I get a lot of photo prints for “free” from my friend Mckay at I Must Be Dead Photography because I really like his work so I donate to his Burning Man fund and then I also pitched in to help him replace the camera that got all fucked up from playa dust when he took it to Burning Man (he’s talented, but perhaps not as smart as all that :P) so he does things like show up at my apartment with a box of photos and let me take whatever I want.

My only issue is that his prints come in sizes that are difficult to find frames for. So I bought some really, really cheap poster frames that are just a little big and am scrapbooking around the edges, lol.

IMG_20150531_170201For this one I figured red ribbon and a bunch of brightly colored paper butterflies would look good, right? Right.

I mostly like how it turned out. If I had slightly smaller butterflies and black for the background I think it would have looked better, but I’m still pretty pleased.

The really cheap frame is the part I don’t like, but it’s what I could afford. And it’s not like anyone is really going to look at that part when there’s a pretty girl eating bugs right there.

Other things I’ve made lately include an incredibly cool tutu made from caution tape that a hasher I know bought from me that day, a bunch of scrunchies because I can’t help that I grew up in the 90s and then now I’ve decided that what I should do with all that yarn I have is make tons of jellyfish. Because I can.

InstagramHopefully I will have many more photos to share soon! In the meantime, you can always follow me on Instagram since I’ll be posting pics there before they make it into a post. The button there will take you to my feed.

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New projects!

I’ve agreed to make some of the prizes we’re going to give out at an event in 5 weeks.

The further away you are from it, the brighter it looks!

The further away you are the brighter it looks!

On my agenda is 2-3 tutus based on the Arizona flag (we get a lot of out of state people at this party) plus a couple of reflective headbands (it’s for our “running” group) and then a couple of customized sashes for the winners of I don’t even know what, I’m not paying attention because I plan to be pretty much wasted the whole weekend and not care about things in any official capacity.

I’m kind of looking forward to the tutus, because I always look forward to the tutus, hahaha. They’re soooooo fun to make.

Still working on the concept of the sashes…

The headbands aren’t as much fun, but I’ll survive, lol. Getting the right gauge and keeping it when switching from the stretchy stitch (around the head) and the stiff one (for the writing) is annoying and difficult.

Over socialized now…

I finally downloaded Instagram and while I don’t exactly regret it (yet?) I do notice that a lot of people seem to post every picture they instagram to Facebook as well. So I’ve been not adding some of my friends, lol.

I’ve already noticed an uptick in traffic to this site, so that’s cool.  Luca over at Creative Enabler has some Instagram for indie business materials she’s going to be getting to me so hopefully I can use that to help me figure out what the fuck I’m up to! 😀

This afternoon I have a tutu-making party to go to. So yay for that!

Okay, time for Sunday morning fridge pizza.

Moar tutus! Moar boobs!

IMG_20141011_134916I think I’m going to make a couple more before I get real photos of stuff and put them in the shop.

But this one is long white with shorter black and white zebra and I love it. Also I’m out of elastic for now, lol.

This is fine as I have a custom order from the same friend who wanted the infant boob hat! Someone she knows liked it so well that it’s going to be a birthday gift later this month.

Yesterday I mailed out a couple of other custom hat orders, too.

I hate the marketing side of all this stuff, but I should figure out how to do it better. It’s great being able to get a few sales without it but how much better would my business do if I knew anything about the business part?