Monday, August 30, 2010

CDs, PDFs, and Other Nerdy Nerdy Things?

So, undoubtedly it's been a while. I've been knee deep, head over heels, engrossed in music. The album has been behind in schedule (thanks to roughly a month and a half of cleansing), which means that I may have to scrap it favor of an instrumental album until January or so, but I've decided that I'm not rescheduling it without a fight.

Either way... I've been working on CD layouts, packaging, etc. which has lead to me having more CD packaging options that what I intended or need. So, good news, there are now CD envelopes available in my shop (and there will probably be more CD envelopes and cases soon).

Other than that, there's been piles of paperwork, and cleaning... and when one is done, the other seems like it needs to be done again.

Anyway, I'm kicking around the idea of starting to offer design files... like .pdf files, for things like printable earrings cards, etc. for other shop owners. If anyone has ideas, let me know. :)


Thursday, August 5, 2010

New Earrings

Things have been uber crazy here. I've been mostly working on recording, mixing, and songwriting for the past few months, so there hasn't (unfortunately) been as much time to work on crafting and overall etsy stuff.

But, on the upside, I *finally* found clip on earring bases, so now all of my silver finish earrings can be converted to clip ons if needed.

Here are a few pictures of a new design. ;)

Thursday, April 29, 2010

T-Shirts (and yet another pair of earrings)

It seems like forever since I've done an update, and it probably has been.

Things are going good. Things are busy. I've been trying to muck through paperwork, write, put new music together, and of course, work on etsy stuff. The esty stuff has mainly been things that aren't really worth writing about; organizing my supplies, working on new shipping & return policies, and figuring out just how I'm going to start promoting myself (locally and through the web).

But on the upside, I have had a chance to work on some new stuff... such as t-shirts... :D

and another pair of earrings...

(The backdrop for the earrings is "We Animals" by Monogold, which contains some really phantasmical music, btw. So go check it out! Their facebook page (complete with a music player) is over at:

That's all for now!

~Aimee ^_^

Friday, April 9, 2010


So, it's been a while. I've actually been over the mumps for a fair amount of time. I had it for roughly three weeks, it, surprisingly, wasn't too bad after the first week, mostly just being stuffed up and super sleepy.

Anyway, there have been folks popping back into town, and my cat passed away (she'd been sick on and off for roughly the past year or so, but she was 17 1/2 and went out purring in her sleep), so I've gotten really backed up with work as well as e-mail. :S

To give you and idea of just *how* behind I am, here's all the earrings that I haven't listed yet (I refuse to card them until they're listed):

Keep in mind that that's not including books, supplies, and other such list-ables. :S

Anyway, I'm off for now, keep an eye out for a lot of listings over the next week! :D

Monday, February 22, 2010


So, as of yesterday evening, I've been sick... most likely with the mumps. :S

So I'm holding off on making or listing any new items until I feel better (it just wouldn't seem right, assembling items, packaging them, and getting things all mumpped up). But I'll be leaving my existing items up for the time being (thankfully I know of people who are currently mump free (aka my Dad)... who should be staying that way (hazzah for immunities) who can take the already finished and packaged items, toss them in a box, and send them on their way, all without sneezing, coughing, etc. on them). (Yes, that was just a lot of parenthesis within parenthesis.)

I *suppose* if someone actually wanted the mumps I could go ahead and try to sneeze in the packing box or something, but that would seem like an all together *bad* idea. (Besides, who'd actually *want* the mumps? And even if you did, according to the internet, it's spread through saliva droplets, which have to come into contact with the mouth or nose... so it would either have to be air born, or else you'd have to try to eat the packing materials... which, again, would seem like an all together *bad* idea.)

So, anyway, yeah, I'm all sick at the moment. But on the upside, this is still much much better than when I got the chicken pox in high school (which was miserable... but really quite funny in retrospect), or the time that I got the piece of pumpkin stuck up my toe (or rather between my toe and my toenail... let's just say that running, barefoot, around the house, around Halloween did not work out well for me... but that pumpkin got to go places... Toronto, for a vocal competition... around school, to the mall...), and at the end I should have a good enough immunity to not ever come down with it again (so, with any luck, I'll never look half-chipmunky again).


Well, that's all for now!

Happy etsying, breathing, doing whatever it is that you like to do-

~Aimee ^_^

Sunday, February 21, 2010

So, this one time, when I was up all night thinking, and coming up with ideas...

So, I've once again been up all night. (I need to stop doing that). But on the upside, I've come up with a lot of great artsy, etsy, website reorganization ideas (let's face it between the art, the music, and the writing, is a nightmare to navigate right now, and it needs a complete template overhaul). :S

Anyway, after some sleep I'm going to make a big push to get the rest of my items listed (I have 2-3 more books that I can clean out of my collection, several more pairs of earrings, and more of those lovely bamboo charms that I designed). Which will be good, because it'll give me a big push to get more stuff made (I'm generally speaking a work-a-holic... so if inventory is low, or if I have everything listed, I'll probably make more stuff, if for no other reason, out of complete boredom).

And perhaps after doing a bit of cleaning, I'm thinking I might start work on doing something handmade in the poetry or music department. So ideas, themes, concepts, etc. are welcome! ^_^

Oh! And if anyone knows for a good online CSS crash course (especially in relation to wordpress), let me know (I'm a bit rusty on cross-browser compatibility, and some of the more advanced layout concepts).

That's all for now (but hopefully I'll be able to put some pictures up later of the knit/sewing projects I've been working on). :D

~Aimee ^_^

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Jewelry Madness!!!

It’s been a busy day! Six sets of earrings and a necklace done! :D

Here’s a preview of what’ll be popping up on my etsy store over the next few days. ;)

The earrings:

And the necklace:

That's all for now! ^_^


P.S. I'd like to send a quick "Thank you!," "Dank u zeer!," and "Arigato gozaimas!" to everyone who's joined my page on facebook! The support is truly appreciated! ^_^

Friday, February 12, 2010


So, today has been waaaaaaaaaaaaaay too long. But! I was able to get the choker listed! :D

Here's some (profoundly better) pics of it:

and, as a bracelet:

So, all in all I'm feeling nicely proud of myself. ^_^

Anyway... I'm feeling reasonably tired, so it's off to bed for now! ^_^


Thursday, February 11, 2010

Necklace Preview ;)

So here's a preview of that choker that I mentioned before. It's hanging on the lamp shade on my desk (I wasn't about to go throw on makeup and make myself look all presentable this late at night, so the lampshade will have to do).

I think it turned out pretty cute for being made out of recycled t-shirt material. ;)

Back to work. ^_^

So, I've worked considerably less this week, and I can't blame myself, I've been exhausted (you try working for a whole month without taking even weekends off, and tell me how you feel at the end of it).

But, I've slapped a few vintage books that I needed to clean out of my collection (I love books... so much that I often come home from book sales with ones that, after closer inspection, I'm not even interested in, but ended up with, just because they had a 'cool' vibe and were only 25 cents) up on etsy, and I've once again, started work on more jewelry (even despite some jewelry wire mishaps). So, if all goes well, I should get some more items slapped up over the next week or so. I still have a ton of finished earrings to add as well, but frankly, I'm really sick of writing earring descriptions... so I'm going to hold off until I get unsick of writing earring descriptions. ;)

I know, I'm blathering. But this is just sometimes what happens when I'm tired, and I've been trying to skim through things like rss documentation and computery things for several days in a row. But, on the upside, I may go make myself some coffee... and if I get my necklace finished, there may be pictures up here later. (Huzzah!)


Monday, January 25, 2010

Spoonflower, Etsy Earrings, and Ponoko Pendents, oh my!

So, things are really busy here... but I'm totally loving it.

Last night I finished up my entry for the design contest (they do POD fabric if you weren't already aware), and am feeling pretty good about it... granted, I didn't take a chance to check out what my competition might be, but there's something about my gorky hand drawn animals that people seem to love. ^_^

Animals!(<---- See, totally cute)

Anyway, so today has been adding listings to, doing business papework, and trying to devise a good storage system for my inventory. I'll probably run out to do errands in a few hours (after showering, and making myself look presentable), put out business cards, all of that fun stuff... Which usually I'd be looking very forward to, but it seems to be unfortunately gray outside today. :( But on the upside, I should be able to get my brightly colored striped socks. :D

Oh! And the charms & pendants that I had made over at should be arriving on thursday! :D So keep an eye out for pictures of those.

Anyway, it's time for me to hit the pavement, and get those errands done. ^_^

Happy crafting!