Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Projects update: September

When I do things that is a bit bigger I call them projects, it can be everything from organising an event to rearranging my kitchen. It's good for both having a good overview of what needs to be done and for evaluating when it's finished. Below are some of the ones I've been working on lately and their status.

Last update: August | June & July | May | April | March | February | January


September was a chaos. I've been sick most of the month (or well in pain - a bit better  now though) and best guess from doctors is kidneys at the moment - we'll see how it goes. My second focus was to get enough money to pay all my bills which I succeeded to do. I sold several orders on etsy and I sold some stuff on Swedish ebay (tradera).

3/4 hopes was fulfilled: 1) stuff sold in my etsy shop 2) people liking my new notebook styles 3) enough money to pay bills. Alas my hope that I would be hired didn't happen.

Hopes for October: I am hoping that a meeting about a really cool artisan crafts fair will happen and that we can start something amazing. I hope I get a job or at least money to survive another month. I also hope that I will sell at least 5 items in my shop.


Ongoing

♥ Selling/giving away
This is going slow but steady. Keep selling something every time I put stuff up for sale. It is not much but at least it is a small income and I get more space.
Neverending

♥ Finding the perfect job (or a job at all)
Suggestions are appreciated in whatever, I am getting desperate.
0/1 done
 
♥ Taking care of things in basement
I haven't been down since the flooding to take care of things, but then I saw several stuff I could sell so I should probably get cracking on that. My drawings and photos could for the most part be saved so that made me happy.
3/4 done 

Project Panzi hospital
I read an article about the survivors of sexual violence that Panzi have taken care of and that the hospital need an industrial washing machine so through deviantART I'm trying to collect money, by selling donated prints. You can see more here. So far only collected $6.46. This might get included in the book project, one of the books might support Panzi.
0/1 done

♥ Children's books project

Other chaos popped up during September so I will need to focus on this when things calm down a bit. About project: I've slowly gotten more and more disturbed that 90% of the main characters are boys in books and that if there is a girl she's wimpy and frankly not independent and cool and dare to do things. So, I started my own project where I hope to organise and make 5 children's books with girl leads. I got some people interested and planning on a meeting with a printing company soon.
0/4 done

On hold

♥ Friendship project - on hold
3 (of 4) still needs to be photographed and shipped to their owners. I've just put the box with the bracelets in a safe place so now I can't find it. It might have been moved to the studio.
3/4 done

♥ Earring project Z - on hold
Haven't had the time to work on this. This was mostly to inspire myself, I'm being plenty of inspired lately without it. Parts: make, photograph and put up on Etsy and deviantART.
1/4 done 

♥ Closet project - on hold
I still need to make the holes in the lids though, unsure what tools to use - an awl?

3.5/4 done

Saturday, September 13, 2014

TV series this autumn

I am currently watching:

Mon: Scandal (s3)
Tue: Hart of Dixie (s3 - three episodes left)
Wed: Castle (s5)
Thu: Under the dome (s2)
Fre: -
Sat: Supernatural (s9 - few episodes left)
Sun: -

Coming soon:

26 sept: Continuum (s2)
7 oct: Big Bang Theory (s8)
8 oct: Grey's anatomy (s11)
16 oct: The originals (s2)
20 oct: Once upon a time (s4)

Some I don't  know airing date of: 

The Vampire Diaries
Revenge
Glee.

Friday, September 12, 2014

Heads up! I now take commissions ^

I have opened up for 5 slots of commissions if you want a special OOAK (one of a kind) earrings specially made for you or someone you care about. Fantastic huh?

You can read more here or click on the page 'commissions' up there.

If it is for Christmas I'd recommend ordering at the latest 1st of December to make sure I have time to make it AND make sure it arrives before the holidays.


Thursday, September 11, 2014

New music addiction

So, I was trying to find an anime to watch and in the process I stumbled over Hiiro no Kakara (The Tamayori Princess Saga) and its full opening and completely fell in love. The song gives me chills down my spine because it is so good. I have had it on repeat for some time now.

Take a listen to this beautiful song performed by Maiko Fujita.


Tuesday, September 09, 2014

Wrap it up! Notebooks now with gift wrapping

Ok so I know there have been a lot of shop updates and not much else but I guess that's how it is when you start the engine again after summer. I promise I will throw in something else here too. ;)

I have taken the step to now also add gift wrapping to my notebooks, below you can see two examples of gift wrapping - in my head it is Christmas wrapping to the left and a neutral birthday wrapping to the right.

http://etsy.me/1wf26e5

http://cajacreations.etsy.com

Friday, September 05, 2014

Buy it before it is gone!

https://www.etsy.com/se-en/listing/184025119/journal-travel-journal-or-sketchbook
If you must must must have the blank version of my notebook "Orchard" then it is time to get it NOW.

It is ONLY three (3) left!

I cannot give an estimate on when I will be printing new ones, might not even be this year.

Click here to go straight to this notebook on etsy. 

Short about photo: It is taken during one of my forest walks during a beautiful October's day and when seeing the photo on my computer it looked like it was taken in an orchard and from there it got its name.
http://cajacreations.etsy.com

Wednesday, September 03, 2014

Goth home improvement commerical

I'm one of those people that gets fascinated by commercials and ads so when I stumbled over this awesome commercial I just had to share it.

As a person intrigued by commercials I sometimes turn off the sound to see how strong a commercial is by just images and if you understand what it's about and sadly 9/10 times you don't. I think this one is clear and informative no matter if you can hear or not.

I've had numerous goth friends and I have had more friends from the alternative circles than the "stereotypically normal" so this commercial made me smile.

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