Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Hello world? How ya been? Here is what I have been up to this past week. 

Despite not feeling so great this past week I had managed to get some stuff done! Whoo hoo! I was able to finish up some bags and list those bad boys in my Etsy shop. My biggest hurdle with listing an item is the picture. I have taken photography 1 and 2 in high school and study film so I have at least have a grasp on a few concepts like composition. Other than that, I am not the greatest of photographers. Also its hard to take photos of stuff when you are just one person! Luckily Timbo is more handy with a camera than I. He took these shots, and I gotta say they came out great, better than any of my other listing pictures. In the past I just took pictures of bags lying down on a stark white background, not the most appealing. So hopefully these work.

I also posted some bow-tie pins! I have some cuff bracelets as well but I am still honing my technique with those, so they aren't listed just yet. 

For a limited time I am offering a free shipping discount! So take advantage and browse my shop! Use  the coupon code: YAYNEWITEMS 

Speaking of Etsy shops, friend Michele (Short Girl, Long Island) started one! Stop by and check it out! I myself ordered some headbands and there are also come custom made coasters

Aside from the Etsy shop I have recently been exploring a few more craftacular techniques. I recently got some shrink plastic and testing it out. Depending on how old you are, did you ever have shrinky dinks? I loved them and thought they were the coolest things! They came in all sorts of designs like ALF and Scooby Doo, you colored them in and stuck them in the toaster oven and they shrank down to a hard plastic. Well now they are back and perhaps just as cool. This time around they come in blank sheets so you can do whatever on them. There are even printer friendly sheets, that work with any ink jet printer. I opted for the blank sheets and have been conjuring up some design ideas. The designs are staying in the realm of all that is nerdy, and is for something big I am doing at the end of October. (I can't tell you about it yet, but I will in do time) Here is my first adventure in shrink plastic, and of course its a TARDIS. I plan on gluing a pinback to it to make a brooch. 

In other news, there are still plenty of spots open in my digital book discussion, Read & Rant. We are going to read and discuss the Graveyard Book. So check it out and sign up

- Sarina


  1. Hey Sarina,

    Thanks for stopping by! Happy to be your newest follower.

    Great bag...I love making bags/totes.

    1. Thanks! I love making bags and accessories however I am going to get more daring and attempt making some clothes!

  2. I'm loving all of this. You're so creative! It's Marissa Koirala, by the way. I just moved my blog over from tumblr to blogger. Definitely going to follow you!


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