Butterfly Photography

I'm having the darndest time figuring out how to photograph the lovely paintings Ross has been doing over the last week. He's been experimenting a lot with color, pattern, and technique and has created some really beautiful stuff, but my photography skills are not up to par. I've taken the same series of each butterfly, and while some of them are close to good, none of them are excellent. Here's what I've got so far:   I'm calling this one "Butterfly A" because I'm creative like that....more

When Rape Becomes a Money Maker

I've been busy trying to stock up on my inventory for the upcoming holiday season.  Knitting until blisters pop up on my fingertips, trying to stay ahead of the game.  Trying to reason why I have yet to close my Etsy shop down.  Playing around with my Zibbet shop, trying to build my own store on my domain.  And then I take a break to log onto Etsy teams and forums to see whats been going on in there, and I see this:"Autumn is Perfect for Date Rape"and"Rape me Gently"...more
I've just started hand-crafting jewelry, and I need to figure out ways to sell it. However, ...more

Putting the Hands Back in Handmade: What Etsy's Changes Mean for Crafters

There are headlines floating all over the interwebs right now on how sellers on Etsy are protesting their latest change of policies. I’m betting 50% of my readers are saying, “What’s Etsy?” 45% are probably asking, “What policy change?” And the last group is packing up their profiles from Etsy and moving on....more
I Currently read an article about them, and how they are actually letting people do mass ...more

Why I Love Maggie Mae or My Return To Etsy

   (Note: This post includes some affiliate links) ...more

The Best Online Shops

Here are a few of my favorite photography shops online... Read more... http://www.hecallsmegrace.com/2013/09/amazing-photography.html...more

Hollywoodtutu- Turning little girls into princess'

  I recently interviewed Chevonne, owner and designer at Hollywoodtutu.  Her array of tutus for young girls,  are anywhere from characters to flower girl dresses.  ...more

I have a new shop

I do a lot of hand craft. Things are really piling up. In my efforts to get my home more organized and to get ready for spring, I have started a shop on Etsy.I feel a little nervous about this, but I am hopeful that I can accomplish wonderful things with this. Here is the link! Please stop by and take a peek!www.etsy.com/shop/cydira...more

It is official....I sell on etsy!

www.etsy.com/shop/paisleypartyexpress check out my items for sale on my etsy page! More items to come as I create! ...more

Etsy Mood Swings

Hello All, Im new to the blogging world, I have alot to learn, but I'm looking forward to this new adventure. I am starting this blog for many reasons, but my main goals are to have a place to vent to women who understand where I am coming from, and provide women with awesome diy tutorials for everything kids. For my first post I want to clear my stressed out mind from etsy, dont get me wrong I love my etsy shop, but I'm becoming a nervous wreck over that thing. First off I am contantly checking my page for views, favorites and orders....more
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