This time of year I tend to be on crafting overdrive. Far too many projects and not nearly the time needed to comfortably complete them all. I love it anyway though. 🙂
It used to just be me, crafting all by my lonesome… but now that Kid Kid is five, she’s in it right along with me. It’s awesome to see how well she’s doing to, in so many mediums. Embroidery, sewing, painting, drawing – and that’s just today. We still have planting, baking, decorating, packaging, more painting, more embroidery, more drawing, and a buttload of sewing still to go.
I wish I could share all the projects, but some of the folk who are on the receiving end of our efforts may stop by the blog, so we gotta keep it all under wraps. I gotta say though, as artsy fartsy as we are, all this creative work is absolutely exhausting. It is with great relief that we welcome bedtime tonight.
…to not posting in my blog tonight. If it were a Friday, I wouldn’t have (not posting on Friday’s is becoming normal for me). But, alas, tis only Wednesday. It’s just been a really long day, with some disappointments, but some highlights too.
The disappointing bit? It’s time to start asking folks who have booked afternoon sessions to plan on keeping those sessions indoors. I was hoping to keep shooting outside for another couple of weeks before the heat took over… but today was brutal. I always do my best to keep my clients in the shade as much as possible – but that puts me right at the mercy of the elements. And today was bad. Even with sun screen my face was bright red by the time I got done. Thankfully, most of that was heat and it faded to a less noticeable pink by evening. We’ll still be fine shooting outdoors in the evenings, but it’s time to start looking at indoor locations during the afternoons (which always makes me kinda sad).
The cool bit? I’m so totally in love with HEARTSY that it’s ridiculous. Seriously. Okay, don’t know what Heartsy is yet? Here’s the low down. Heartsy is basically the Groupon of the hand crafted world. Generally they are for Etsy merchants, and they are AWESOME! I’ve only been a Heartsy member for a few days and I’ve already purchased TWO of them.
I got me a couple of fabulous crocheted hats coming from one vendor, and another is making me a custom iPad case to match my camera bags. Wanna know how much I’ve spent? Less than ten bucks! I am so freakin’ hooked on Heartsy, it’s ridiculous. Love it!
Wanna get yourselves something cool? Sure, you can just head over there and sign up… BUT, if you go from this link: http://heartsy.me/users/133015/referral?c=plink You can get a $5 sign up bonus, and I’ll love you forever because you’ll give me a bonus when you make your first purchase. And, like I said… Heartsy ADDICT!
Once you sign up, you will totally want to sign up for the Heartsy VIP service. I think it was only about eight bucks, and with your sign up bonus it’s only $3. Why do you want this? Because you get bonus dollars to spend at each of the vendors AND they’ll give you another $10 bonus to spend on a voucher… so basically it’s FREE MONEY!
Repeat after me: TD is a Heartsy addict!
LMAO Okay, tell me if you see a down side, because I haven’t found one yet. Today I put in orders on Etsy that came to a total of $80, and I spent less than ten. Folks are totally getting awesome hand made stuff for Yule this year.
So yeah… disappointing day in some respects. But on the TD-is-getting-some-super-awesome-custom-hand-made-stuff-for-next-to-nothing front? Darn good day. LOL And I know this totally reads like one of those gawd awful advertorials (ads that are passed off as editorials), but I couldn’t help it. I’m hooked.
Oh! One of the vendors who’s voucher I purchased (for the iPad bag that they are customizing with an adjustable strap and extra pocket) still has some vouchers left. Check them out at: http://heartsy.me/users/133015/deal_referral/3446/ With the VIP perks, it’s $12 for $38 dollars store credit… apply your five dollar sign up bonus and ten dollar VIP bonus and you’ll be getting it for $5 (if I did my math correctly). LMAO
And I’ll say it again: TD is a Heartsy Addict.
I can’t help but share a good thing. 😉