Friday, March 27, 2009

Talking about happier things

If you'd like a small update on the state of my attempts to get my domain back, you can check the comments on my previous post. I'm trying not to dwell on it too much. I don't want this blog to turn into a complete font of negativity. Not when there's cool things to talk about.

The first cool thing is TotusMel's Wunderkammer, a brand new Etsy finds blog that focuses on dark and steamy Etsy finds. No cutesy sparrows or candy-colored plushies here! No, this is a blog that features corsets and long black skirts and other things that appeal to Goths, Steampunks, and those who just like a darker aesthetic. It just started two days ago, but I'm very excited to see it grow. Of course, I'm already a fan of TotusMel's, as I own a pair of cuffs and barefoot sandals from her.

The second cool thing is that, since I was annoyed at the internet (you would not believe the trouble my e-mail has been giving me since last night), I spent most of the day off of the computer. Since I'm also caught up on housework and BFAC duties, this meant I had lots of time to bead. Yeah, beading. That thing I do. Except that I haven't been doing it much lately. It felt great to let hours slide away as I stitched one pair of beads after another, growing my unnaturally teal flower to its full size. Tomorrow: stamen and figuring out how I want to attach it to a hairstick.

The third cool thing is that I picked up the latest issue of Beadwork magazine, and as promised, there is a paragraph about Beading For A Cure on the editor's page! Thank you, awesome BW editors, for squeezing it in there at the last minute! Interweave Press really hires some great people. Which also reminds me, you should check out this week's auctions.

And in mixed news, we've been having a lot of wind here in Tucson, which has been blowing around the blinds in my beadroom, shoving everything off of my desk and onto the floor. It broke the cute bowl that I used to keep my thread in, and spilled beads and junk everywhere. This is just the kick in the butt I needed to finish moving things out of there and start pricing windows, so I can rennovate that room and actually work in it. That's another thing I'll be doing tomorrow -- well, the cleaning and moving, at least. Windows will have to wait until next month.


  1. glad to see you are getting back to what you do - and love! can't wait to the flower.

    i had forgotten how the wind can get going in tucson. it used to put me in the jumpiest mood. i never quite knew why....

  2. It puts my puppies in a jumpy mood, too. They're scared of how the blinds in the beadroom move around! Luckily the wind finally seems to have calmed down.