Saturday, June 13, 2009

The Power of Crafters :]

I am always re-surprised when I go diving into the world of craft forums. Yesterday I posted a project on with a couple questions for whoever wanted to answer and within half an hour I had half a dozen responses. They all even bothered to answer the questions I had asked! So much more effective then actual everyday people, haha. I mean, really. Ask a "normal" person what they think of your project (or in my case, if they think people would actually be interested in buying it if I decided to put it in my shop) and they respond with:

"Oooh wow! That looks greeeeat! You'll have to make me one sometime!"

Go to a craft forum and post something and you can count that people will tell you EXACTLY what they think of it while still being kind and tactful (most of the time anyways). So yeah, I'm back, Craftster. I always come back to you, despite having entirely too many things to check up on online everyday.

Craftster and I will probably go through another period of separation though. We're made for each other, just not mature enough for commitment ;]

Not much else going on besides me trying to figure out what color I want to paint the living room. I've never actually painted my own house before, so this could get interesting, lol. Well... more on that later. I don't want to leave this post utterly picture-less so here. Have some sparkly eye candy :]

~ Minty Fresh


Sick of humid weather

Listening to: Brent snore
Reading: a foodie blog
Watching: Angel. Bahahahaaa x]
Making: nothing
Eating: soup x]
Drinking: Water

Thursday, June 11, 2009

I am a horrible person.

I seriously fail miserably at this whole "maintaining a blog" thing. I mean, I KNOW my blog only gets like... half a dozen hits a week, but still. I need to keep the readers I have!

Life has been a constant arm poking lately, let me tell ya! Not painful or even that horrible.... just REALLY OBNOXIOUS!!!!! I'm pretty upset with myself for not having met my goal for when I wanted to open my Etsy shop, but it really can NOT be helped. Finances are down due to some totally great/worthwhile (yet pricey) travel plans Brent and I made recently, our anniversary, and the discovery that his parents are going to be visiting the end of July. We have to clean the homestead as well as paint (and hopefully do a bit of interior decorating). I'm hoping for the living room and the bedroom, but I'll be happy of ANYthing gets painted at this rate. To top that off, I've been recovering from some insane nasty bug I got. Lasted a week and a half and consisted of fever, coughing, barfing.... you name it, I had it. Bleh.

All this is pretty much turning my life into suspended animation. This is how I work, unfortunately. I'm a terribly unorganized person with an attention span that burns out quickly. Very frustrating.... :[

K. Pushing all that business aside. I have actually gotten a few crafts done in my month and a half of AWOL. Imagine that, lol. This first project was a gift for a dear friend of mine xD

It's a chibi Raichu! Hand sculpted and painted by me. I was slightly panicked that his oversized ears would be too flimsy, but they're actually pretty strong! Even survived in my suitcase on our trip to see her! Heehee so cute ^‿‿^

The other project I've been slowly working also has that "kawaii" Japanese cuteness to it. Remember those peaches I said I was going to make into cellphone charms?

Tadaaaa! Now they have cute faces! Haha! These are so fun to make. Not very time consuming either, now that I think about it. I really have no excuse for only having two done. Eventually I'm going to have an entire series of Japanese emoticon faces painted on these babies! So far, this one is my absolute favorite:

Awwwwhz! I just want to hug him! He looks so happy to be a peach, lol. I can't wait to see how they look with the protective glaze. I hope they turn out ok and that nothing smudges!

In other news, I am ready to devour my camera in rage. I mean, it's one of the higher priced Kodaks and I've been known to wrestle some decent photos out of it (even some good macros) but lately the ONLY place it will take a good picture is on my computer keys. While that works just fine on some days, other days you just want a pretty backdrops! Macbook keys are nice and all, but they just don't fit that bill! RAWR!

I'm looking to buy a Canon Rebel XSi. I know very few people hit this blog, but those of you that do, what do you think? Are you Nikon people or Canon people and why? I don't know much about cameras, but the XSi is one of the top cameras used on Flickr, so that MUST count for something! Haha :]

Well, this have been fun and surprisingly relaxing, but I must leave now. I will try to be more frequent with my posts from now on though! Thank you so much for visiting my blog and I hope you will continue to do so and that you find it at least somewhat interesting heehee :]

~ Minty Fresh


Stressed Out

Listening to: "Wonderlust King" by Gogol Bordello
A guide on nail care lol
Watching: Brent play a video game
progress? Maybe? No? :[
Grape Fanta