Monday, May 31, 2010

Quick note before work: Over the Top Fashion Swap

Well it wasn't bad. Sales weren't really good though for the length of time we were there, in fact, they sucked. But is was neat to go around and see the other vendors and see what they were selling. I also managed to meet 4 new people on the Alberta Team so that was totally worth it.

I've been doing some serious thinking about craft shows and where I want my business to grow. There may be some big changes coming for Frog Princess Designs. We shall see.

Thursday, May 27, 2010

New Listing!

First new listing in a long time!

Creamy White Freashwater Pearl Necklace

Are you looking for the perfect pearl necklace? What about something a bit more unusual than the standard strand of all the same pearls? This necklace, with its whimsy and bohemian style may just be the necklace for you!

Randomly placed freshwater pearl beads are strung in this pretty 18" necklace. Pretty button, potato and coin pearls are strung together to create a pretty and girly look. There is no rhyme or reason to the placement of the shapes – the design is very organic. The necklace closes with a toggle clasp.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Yay, mornings

After 27 years, I'm still not a fan of getting up in the mornings. Throw in having to get ready for work and you've got one grumpy bear in the morning. Rawr...

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Over the Top Fashion Swap - Edmonton AB, May 29

I am getting super pumped for this show!

I am a vendor at the Over the Top Fashion Swap for this coming Saturday and I'm getting so excited! It's going to be my first big show. I've done a couple of the Handmade Mafia shows now and I definitely think that it's helped me get ready for this show. The Swap is taking over the Winspear in downtown Edmonton on Saturday - it's going to be huge!! There are going to be so many vendors that will be there and a lot of them are people on the wonderful Etsy Alberta Street Team! I can't wait to meet everyone!

Ok, I'm off to create more stuff for the show! I want to be well and stocked up!

Thursday, May 20, 2010

What's wrong with no kids? My childfree life.

I got bingo'd at work today.

Bingo:
When someone mentions that he or she does not wish to have children, if he or she happens to be unlucky, that person is treated to a number of groaningly over-repeated responses from outraged and defensive people who do not, cannot, or will not understand that other people have different views from themselves. *
- http://www.everything2.com/index.pl?node_id=1522864

It doesn't happen very often to me. They people around me are generally very awesome and supportive of my choices. I love you all dearly for that.

I told a lady at work today that we're not having kids. Basically, she straight up told me that it was a mistake, kids are the best thing in the world and that I'm too young to make that decision. Oh, and I'll change my mind. Excuse me! I'm 27 years old and, ever since I was a small child I've never wanted kids. My teenage years only reinforced this as my only jobs were babysitting jobs. All I did was smile and nod and change the subject as soon as possible. I didn't want to discuss it any further with her as she clearly wasn't supportive.

Kids are great for some people. There are people out there who deserve, want and cherish their children. However for myself (and my husband), they are not in the cards. We want to be carefree and able to do what we want without being tied down. We want to be able to help our families financially. Why should we allow ourselves to be guilted into something we don't want especially by, essentially, a stranger!

Don't get me wrong. I'm not a child-hating, evil she-devil! I still like kids, I just like them in small doses (and then I like giving them back to mom or dad, preferably all sugared up with a new, loud toy). I am going to be the fun aunt, that is my goal when my siblings have kids. I am going to be supportive of all my friends and family's choices, whatever they may be. For myself though, I'm going to enjoy my life and not allow myself to be pressured into something I don't want. It's not fair to me or the poor hypothetical kids. What is wrong with me not wanting kids?

* I just wanted to note that I do not hold with any of the name calling or rudeness that other childfree groups may participate in. I am very much pro-choice in the matter, as in: Your reproductive choice, not my business, My reproductive choice, not your business. I am very much, live and let live and do not want to start any arguments.

Monday, May 10, 2010

World's Worst Blogger Checking In

Yup, that's me. I promise a big post and life interferes and I don't end up posting. I am so sorry for that!

Did my second Handmade Mafia show on Saturday and this one was so much better! The weather was beautiful so more people were out and about so that means I had more sales :D Very happy about that! I was working alone this time so I didn't get to wander around to much. It was nice to see both Farren from http://www.etsy.com/shop/FarrenSquare and Jenna from http://www.etsy.com/shop/SushiPapercraft at the show. Jenna was kind enough to come down and drop of a purchase I made from her and Farren came to visit. Amanda from http://www.etsy.com/shop/kabukikreations was also there as a vendor but it was so busy we didn't get much of a chance to visit.

I'm working on a new product line: hand sewn gadget pouches for cell phones, iPods, iPhones, etc. I can't wait to show them off!

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Apologies!

Sorry I jus got so caught up in real life busyness that I've totally neglected my blog! I will post a big update tomorrow, all about what's going on nd the craft show.