Friday, February 24, 2017

Two New

So, guess what? Yep, I actually made some things yesterday. They aren't groundbreaking or anything, but I like both pieces. As soon as I have them both made in a few colors, they'll be heading to my etsy shop. The first one I made was probably because of my tutorial videos. I guess I have fancy single side stitch stuck in my brain. This one it a bit different than the other Armenian lace pieces because I made the lace section shorter on purpose. I wanted it to be able to be worn looser than a choker if wanted.

Then of course that idea gave birth to another idea. That was to take the basic idea and take a step further to just a pendant section, but on the same type of cord. I don't know if I meant to make a triangle in the first place, but that's what I ended up with and I like the way it turned out. I've already made a second one of these in black. Of course I kind of made it for myself, so I'll likely make another so I can have it for the shop.

Because the lace sections are shorter on these, I can make them much faster as well. Much faster also means I can price them less and hopefully that will help them sell, because I really need to be selling more. Hopefully by early next week, these will be in my shop with some color choices.

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Not Post-Worthy

I'm afraid I have even less to share today than yesterday. I managed to not think of anything to make, so instead used the morning and afternoon after schooling to clean up the house a bit. I know, I know, terribly exciting and completely worth writing about, but habit you know. Near the end of the afternoon I started making up a new necklace. So far it's just a crochet cord and a vague idea, but there's a good chance that it might become something today. At least that will give me something to post tomorrow morning. For today I'm afraid that I'm already out of things to share. Here's to today and creating something post-worthy.

Wednesday, February 22, 2017


I messaged my customer again yesterday and did get a response back, so I had a bracelet to finish. It took me two tries to get it the right length. The ends are done in Armenian knots, so they are far less size precise than tatting is. It's done now though and that's what matters. I'll get her order out in the mail today and then I've no other tasks in queue. I also didn't take a picture of the finished bracelet, so this blog post is not going to get any more interesting. Here's to something interesting soon, because if not, I'm going to have to resort to cleaning or something.

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Not Much

Everyone had the day off yesterday, so really I should have just saved my weekend recap for today. I really managed to do absolutely nothing yesterday save for laundry. I have not yet heard back from the customer with the sizing issue, so I couldn't work on that. I had gotten the center pieces done while waiting for an answer to whether I should do a fourth medallion or more mesh at each end. I suppose I'll have to message again and risk badgering them, which I don't like doing.

That is about all I have for you though. Unfortunately today doesn't look to be any more productive unless I do hear back, or get another sale. So here's hoping.

Monday, February 20, 2017

Weekend Recap

Okay, if you hadn't noticed I completely flaked on doing a new video. The demonstration wasn't coming together like I would have liked. Then the weather was particularly loud and the cats decided to sit exactly where I like to make the videos. So essentially I blew it off and blamed the world around me for it. I'm sure I could have worked harder on the idea, moved to another room, or at least tried to find a quieter place, but instead I sat, covered in cats, and read. My apologies to anyone that might have been waiting for me to get my act together.

Not much else happened over the weekend save for a family birthday party, some movie watching and a nice walk out during a brief break in rain storms. I did get an order in the shop, but I'm stalled on it as I wait for a response from the customer. They ordered a bracelet that measures 6.5 inches and then noted at checkout that their wrist was an inch longer than that. Unfortunately it is not a design that I can simply make longer. The listing doesn't say that it can be sized at all and while I sussed out a couple of possible remedies and presented them, both will make the piece look significantly different, so I await the customer's choice in the matter. Until I hear back, I'm in a holding pattern on that. Of course the post office is closed today anyway, so I'm got at least another day before I feel like I'm being slow and neglectful. On the plus side nothing else horrific happened, so I'm going to go ahead and call the weekend a win.