Happy new year, everyone! I hope 2012 is treating you all well thus far.
I’m still horrible at updating my blog regularly, and for that I’m so sorry! Just wanted to update you all to say I just got this nail stamping set that I should be receiving in a few days and I can’t wait to try out some new nail art! Nail art has been my craft of choice recently, I’m hoping to get some tutorials up for those of you who are into nail art and such, but no promises :x
Merry Christmas, everyone!
Now, I know not everyone celebrates Christmas (I only celebrate it for the family, myself) but I think that now is as good a time as any to tell those you care for how important they are to you and to spread happiness and love to all!! And I think a sincere “Merry Christmas” does a fairly good job of doing that :-) If you don’t celebrate Christmas, feel free to insert any alternate holiday of your choice (if you like I can even wish you a Happy Halloween ;-) ).
I know I’ve been neglecting my blog for a few weeks and I apologize. Life’s been crazy but, as usual, I do still update my Twitter when I’m doing crafty (or, recently, cook-y) things so please check out my Twitter and consider following me! I update the same info to my Facebook page so please consider Facebooking me, too!
Life’s been hectic, I’m still struggling with getting sales in my Etsy shop in an attempt to supplement my Unemployment benefits, personal stuff is getting in the way of crafting, and I have to admit that sometimes my depression is just so bad I can barely do a thing all day. But you want to know what I’ve been obsessing over lately? Painting my nails! It’s become sort of an anti-depressant. Here are all the manicures I’ve done over the past few weeks while neglecting my poor blog!
In my obsession with nail painting I’ve also become obsessed with entering nail polish giveaways. I haven’t won any yet but I’m still hopeful! I just found a new giveaway, too, that you can check out here. Lots of cool stuff in this one, so wish me luck!
Once again, Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all!
…it just keeps getting in the way!
Moving is even more stressful right now so it’s been difficult to keep up with my blog, and for that I apologize.
I’ve still been thinking craftily (this is now officially a word!) and brainstorming but I’m not getting nearly enough time to write out blog posts that I can be satisfied with, and I hate writing up inferior posts! Please keep in mind that I update my Twitter and Facebook as often as possible with work-in-progress and completed projects that I just haven’t gotten around to blogging about yet and I love followers :-)
I would like to share a site I found with a very cool cross stitch pattern. A Stitch in Time has a 20-sided die pattern for only $1! It’s 13×15 and I’ve already got a project plan in mind for this little guy! She has a TARDIS/Dr Who pattern on that page for FREE all the way down at the bottom, too, as well as free Batman and USS Enterprise patterns!
As a happy side-note, I’ve finally got REAL business cards! I can’t wait to get some orders in so that I can hand these things out like candy :-)
Once again, a week has gone by where I haven’t had a post ready on Monday :-( And once again, I’m working on moving! Things are going to continue to be sporadic, and for that I’m very sorry.
But words mean little! So I’ve added a coupon code to my etsy store for my beloved blog readers. Use the code “KyotiMakes” to receive 10% off your entire purchase. Some new items should be coming up for sale as soon as I’ve taken pictures of them! If you have ideas for custom work (jewelry is my current thing but I of course also do embroidery and cross stitch as well as card-making!) please drop me a line!
I’ve decided that Etsy is probably a better choice for selling stuff than having my own website right now so I’ve been posting some of my patterns on my Etsy. Keep an eye out for even more patterns (and some jewelry!) for sale!
I’d like to apologize for not having a blog post ready for you all this morning like I normally do!
Things have been so hectic in my life I haven’t had time to craft and I’m out of pre-written blog posts! Oh no!!
I’d love to keep updating Kyoti Makes every week but because of all that I just can’t, so I’m going to be taking a (hopefully) short hiatus. If I do get the opportunity to write up blog posts I’ll post them sporadically though, definitely :-)
If anyone wants to write up guest blog posts I would absolutely love it!! Just leave a comment or send me an email at KyotiMakes @ gmail.com
I promise all of you I’ll try to get back to a regular updating schedule as soon as possible!! :-) Happy crafting!
I’ve been looking through old projects I’ve done and I’ve found a couple that I can post! I’ve got a couple posts all queued up to be posted but I’d still love guest posts if anyone’s interested :-)
I created a Facebook page for Kyoti Makes! I’ll be using it to show when I update my blog and my twitter :-) I added a link on the sidebar to my page, too.
First off, if you look at the side bar over there –> you may notice something new. Now there’s a “What I’m Working On…” widget that streams tweets from my new Twitter account! I’m planning on updating it every time I’m working on something crafty. I’ve also added a new pattern for sale at my store.
Now, on to the real content :-)
I love finding tutorials and letting my creative brain figure out just how to make it work best for me.
I found this excellent tutorial for interchangeable bra straps and as soon as I saw that they only used one eyelet for the straps I thought “Oh no way will that give me enough support!” Next time I have bra straps that wear out I’m definitely going to replace them with ribbon but I’m using two eyelets just to be safe…
Image from handmadeportland.com
I’m selling a few of my bigger patterns I’ve made, check out my patterns for sale! I’m still trying to figure everything out so please bear with me while I get it all set up :-)
Today I learned how to shirr (what a weird word) fabric!
I was looking through the archives at Ruffles and Stuff and I found this great tutorial on how to shirr fabric. It looks so much easier than I thought it was, I’ll definitely be trying it out in the future :-)
This is from the website, I haven't gotten around to trying it yet but it looks so simple I can't wait!