Monday, September 01, 2014

For sale: autumn notebook

https://www.etsy.com/se-en/listing/201834094/notebook-journal-art-journal-sketchbook
You can buy these lined or blank inside.
 

Short info: 80 g/m² paper, 144 pages and 15x20cm (A5) / 6x8 inches

These are at the moment sold for 160 SEK or $21.5.
Shipping: 42 SEK Sverige, 

$12 Europe and $13 world

I accept bank transfer and paypal.


The photo wraps both front to back as you can see on the picture below.

Under 20 left!

You can buy it on etsy.

Front and back of notebook "Branches"

Maybe use as an art journal, notebook for school or perhaps ideas or recipes?

http://cajacreations.etsy.com

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Projects update: August

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: June & July | May | April | March | February | January


Plan was before to write in the first half of each month but I realised that it kept being push forward and forward until it one month completely disappeared so from now on I am going to write this at the end day of the month (easier to remember).

Anyway, August have been a bit of a stressful month and also pretty nice since I had a friend over and we had lots of fun. Stressful mostly because things out of my control went haywire, like today when the basement was flooded. I am hoping for a better September

Hopes for September: to get stuff sold in my etsy shop and that people will like the two new styles I am going to add tomorrow on notebooks. I hope I will finally get a job, if only a job that last for one day. If nothing else I hope I have enough to pay all my bills at the end of the month.

Done

♥ DONE: photo exhibition
The day went pretty well and several are positive on exhibiting next year too. I only have the evaluation left so I will deem this finished. I am hoping I get to organise it next year too.
4/4 done 

 

Ongoing

♥ Selling/giving away
This is going slow but steady. I went to a flea market and sold a lot of my stuff which feels really nice. I also sold off some clothes at the Swedish ebay, as said slow but steady.
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
Today the basement was flooded so I took care of some of it. My apartment is now full of drawings and photos drying up. I am also hoping to go through the stuff soon as soon as the 5-10 cm water is gone which will make it way easier when you can use the floor!
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

Two books are in the pipeline, need to contact authors/illustrators in September to see how it is going and book an appointment with the printing company. Nothing was done in August. 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

Monday, August 04, 2014

A friend visiting

Tonight I'm gathering up a friend at the airport who is staying 2(!) weeks with me. I'm guessing it will be a lot of "Look at this" and "You need to taste this" the coming days. First line of business is my friend's birthday tomorrow and I have lots of things in store. My hope is that I during these two weeks get hired so me and my friend can celebrate that too together.

I might therefore be a bit silent here for the first half of August but now you know why.

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Happy birthday Harry Potter

Crazy really but today our beloved Harry Potter turn 34 (born 31 of July 1980). I would like to think that the wizard world is thriving and that Harry is having a great life with no dark threats on the horizon.

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I just hope I don't forget to give a bit of a shout out later on to Hermione (19th of September 1979) and Snape (birthday 9th of January and death 2nd of May) which are my favourite characters.

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Projects update: June & July

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: May | April | March | February | January

I had the project update for June in the pipeline but I never got around to publishing it so instead this is for both June and July. In June it was a mostly dreary summer weather wise which made it impossible for me to photograph my creations properly but I've tried to photograph some things during July. I have mostly put my time into trying to find a job, so far no luck though. The photo exhibition is finally under way after being very up in the air the last couple of months so that feels good. I am hoping to sort things out in the basement soon but it's a bit of an uphill to go there since it just makes me sad to see the smoke damaged stuff but sooner or later that needs to be taken care of anyway.

Done

nothing...
 

Ongoing 

♥ NEW: photo exhibition
A photo exhibition this year too! 23rd of August is the day and so far a bit over 10 people have signed up to exhibit.
0/4 done

♥ Selling/giving away
This is going slow but steady.
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
Haven't done much on this, need to go through stuff in my basement now when I've gotten stuff back. I hope to dare to do this soon. I've given up on the cleaning company because clearly they do not want to help me, I will see what I can do myself with the things in basement. I truly hope my box with Christmas ornaments can be cleaned and thus saved. I will also see what I can sell.
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

Two books are in the pipeline, I haven't done much since the work lies with the authors at the moment, need to book an appointment with the printing company again though. 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

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Etsy shop: wrapping option to coasters

Slowly I am adding wrapping option to the things in my shop Caja Creations. I first started with the OOAK earrings and today I added wrapping to coasters. It cost 15 sek (2.2 usd) extra and then you get the whole thing wrapped and with a tag which means you don't have to do anything else than write on the tag before giving it to the recipient. If you feel you have a horrible hand writing or just can't bother with writing on the tag then you can always write in "note to seller" what it should say and I do it for you.

How you choose with gift wrapping: on the OOAK earrings there is a drop down menu called "Gift wrapping?" where you pick with or without gift wrapping and on coasters you pick under "How many" if you want it with or without gift wrapping. No need to add another listing, you do it right then and there before you add your item to the cart - a piece of cake.

Example of coaster wrappings

Friday, June 06, 2014

Etsy shop update! 4 new OOAK earrings

Now to be fair there really are only three which you can buy since my cousin bought one of them just an hour after I put them up for sale, haha! Anyway, three one-of-a-kind earrings looking for new homes.

https://www.etsy.com/se-en/listing/191737687/small-ooak-earrings-unique-gold-pink
For sale here.
https://www.etsy.com/se-en/listing/191851056/long-ooak-earrings-in-orange-and
For sale here.
SOLD to my cousin.
https://www.etsy.com/se-en/listing/192089032/cute-gold-plated-ooak-earrings-small
For sale here.

Today: The Swedish National Day

As the title says, today it's National Day in Sweden but really no one truly jumps up and down in National Day fever here. The only thing that comes to mind that makes this day special is that some municipalities have a special event for new citizens. I started mine by selling off a bookshelf and I'm not expecting it to be any fancier than that.

If you want to know a bit more about the Swedish National Day you can read my blog post from a year ago: 6th of June - the day of Sweden's freshly baked National Day.

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