Friday, February 08, 2008

Something smelly this way comes...

Well, it has turned out to be a very interesting day around here...

I was sitting at the desk, updating the webpage and I hear what seems to be footsteps walking down the hall. I check it out, as everyone else should be asleep at this point even though it's the middle of the day. There was nothing there, to my very great relief!

Alas, what's this? I hear what sounds like the poor cat trapped in the guest/music room. Nope wasn't him, but it smelled like he'd managed to miss the litter box by about a mile. Oh, well... We're putting new carpet in there anyway.

Then, shocker of shockers, it sounds as if the heating ducts are trying to push themselves up through the floors with a great rattle and bang. I almost had to call 9-1-1 to put my heart back into my chest. Instead I get Mike up from his nap and tell him what's going on. He, of course, looks at me like I'm wearing the lastest in back buckling sleeves.

Then there it is. The most horrible smell.

It seems that we're the proud new owners of a skunk. Said skunk has taken up residence beneath the house (oh, why didn't we get a house with a basement???) and apparently delights in scaring the **** out of me.

Days like this I wish I still lived in Scottsdale... *sigh*

Excuse me while I go yell at the owl sitting in the tree outside my window and the coyotes in the distance to shut the heck up so I can go to sleep. Where's a good siren when you need one?


Pink and Tiny Leopards

I got carried away at the torch this time and made 80 beads. Think I'll actually keep some for myself this time! I'll be putting them up on 2/8/08 around about 6pm eBay time, so if you want them before I put 'em up email me. Here's a photo showing the size next to a US quarter.

I've gotten some new items up in the CafePress store and more coming soon that might be of interest to lampworkers, beaders and jewelery designers. Just a few things I've been playing around with.

With eBay raising their fees again, I'm looking at possibly selling on and Esty. Something to try out and see how it goes at any rate. I'll let you know when I get something up over those other sites.


Monday, February 04, 2008

Beady, Baby!

Ok, so I didn't get back before I thought I would. I popped out to play on the torch and lost a few hours that I was going to use for listing beads and getting shipping stuff together. At least I made it back on tonight. It's past the baby's dinner time and poor Mike is dealing with him right now.

Here's the Delite set. I was goofing off with the turq. a lot last week. It's a reactionary glass and I love trying to see what I can get it to do. Not much with this set, but I love the color combo.

Now, I got all kinds of cool things to happen with this! I used Italian glass in Dk. Turquoise and clear, the rest just sorta happened. These you should check out on eBay. I've got larger pics up. I had a lot of fun making these, because I never knew which was going to show up, the shiny copper or the rusty red! Oh, what fun!

Cafe Press Update!

I've managed to get some new items into the Cafepress Store. There are some great new tees available for beaders and lampworkers alike. I'm working on getting more up today and I'll have new beads to be listed later this afternoon.

I'll try to post the beads before I put them up on eBay. I'll be happy to consider offers on them, just email me.


Sunday, February 03, 2008

Super Bowl Sunday

Mike and I both managed to get to the torch, but with the Super Bowl and the baby's first b-day party this weekend I didn't manage to get anything listed. Glad the underdogs won. I always cheer for the underdogs. (Unless the 49er's are playing! Go 9er's!)

Speaking of football... Could someone tell me why Brett Favre (pronounced Farv) can't afford "Hooked on Phonics"? I can't stand it anymore. I think I'll just break down and buy him one and replace the lable with something like "Foniks for Football Players". I guess I've found my football pet peeve for the next few seasons.

Back to beads...

I'll have a set or two up tomorrow for y'all. We'll be offering sets on our site soon, so don't forget to check it out!