I know this won't be popular, but..I think it's about time for me to do this. I'm going to stop selling patterns. I know some people might be upset! And I'm really sorry. But there are just too many stressors involved with selling patterns. I'm a highly anxious and stressed person in general, and I really need to cut out as many sources of stress as I can. I want to be able to put all the time spent formatting, taking pictures of the process and assembly, writing up instructions, sending patterns, helping people when they get stuck or if they're beginners, revising patterns, clarifying steps, etc. into making more new plushies and maybe getting back into drawing again. I have so many ideas! But having to stop and make patterns and instructions for all of them is really holding me back. I think it's time that I cut all of that out and replace it with more productivity. Once again, I'm really sorry to anyone and everyone that may have been looking forward to getting more patterns from me. I'd still like to write a patternI know this won't be popular, but..1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Summer holidaysMum is going to Ecuador on Friday, and the knitted gifts for my grandparents and great grandmother are done! Now that I'm on summer break, I'll be knitting/crocheting a lot more. I have a few xmas gifts to make, so photos will go up as soon as they're finished. First up is a Toothless beanie (from how to train your dragon) for my friend Sam.Summer holidays1 year ago in Personal More Like This
CommissionsHey everyone ^-^Commissions1 year ago in Personal More Like This
My days are currently filled with studying. But this winter break I'm going to be dying of boredom. So to prevent that from happening, I hope you guys can fill up my time with commissions or art trades. You can take a look at my work and if you'd like something different that doesn't have a pattern, I'll try my best to create this new plushie for you.
Boxed UpIt's that time of year again... working retail can really suck away the available craft time. There has been a lot going on around this end, and I decided to update my journal to let people in on the happenings .Boxed Up1 year ago in Personal More Like This
I am still working on a huge detailed project (that I still can't talk about), and I am truly sorry to the commissioner that it has been taking so long. I have been working really hard on it for months, and hope to make a short video to post to truly show it off when I'm capable!
I will be attending my first craft fair this weekend. I know. How could this be my first craft fair?! I've been crocheting for so long, and have been selling my stuff at conventions for almost 4 years now, but have never been to a craft fair! I'm mostly going to be selling old projects and con leftovers, so I haven't been working on anything special to take... I hope to be able to work on some new projects soon! So many ideas are running around in my head!
So, now onto the reason for the "bo
I fail... and ventIt has been exatly a year and one day since I have wrote a journal on dA. A lot has changed since I wrote the last one. I have moved twice since then for one. I've met several new friends, one of which is my current roommate. I have gotten into FreeRice.com. If you've never been there its a website the you can go to, to donate rice to feed the hungry. Its a lot of fun because all you have to do is answer questions, and for every question you get right FreeRice will donate 10 grains of rice to the World Hunger Program to help end world hunger.I fail... and vent1 year ago in Personal More Like This
To be honest though, I am writing this journal to vent. Usually when I need/want to vent I go talk to my best friend Becca. However I can't do that at the moment for two reasons. The first one is that she is currently in a different state, and the second one is that she is kind of what I'm venting about. You see I have loved her for a very long time and I just can't let it go. Mind you however she already knows that I am in love with her, but she
By George, I think she's got it!I've cracked it.By George, I think she's got it!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Remember that 'psychology' rant I did a while back, a.k.a the last vaguely coherent thing I said? http://horace-bulregard.deviantart.com/journal/Let-s-talk-about-the-psychology-of-characters-332750506
I think I've got it.
A few of you guys were kind enough to share your thoughts and your characters with me, I feel it's only fair to extend that courtesy back to you.
All of the characters are extensions of myself, whether I want them to be or not. Generally not, because I hate it when people's characters are just transparent self-inserts. I don't know why it bothers me so much, but there you go.
Apparently despite all of my best efforts, I am one of these people.
Either way, if you know my characters, you know me better than anyone who doesn't.
Gunther is more or less a mouthpiece character from a time in my life where I had a lot of pent up aggression and rage, and no positive external outlet. That and I had some horrid issues with insomnia at the time, and so instead o
oh you!In a couple of hours, `Talty will be celebrating her 103rd birthday! She's crazy old and probably senile, but I still love her anyway.oh you!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
`Talty here's my gift to you
Commissions Closed!A few reasons behind this, as closing them wasn't something I'm particularly keen on doing.Commissions Closed!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Reason 1 being that this weekend my bank account was hijacked and until it's sorted I can't use it. The second is that I have finals coming up, as well as Christmas gifts that I need to work on making. And following that there are new things I want to start adding to the shop that I don't feel right spending the time planning and making with things piling up behind them. Not sure how long they'll be staying closed, but I will update when they open back up again.
Updates~There's only one week left till "free shipping November" ends for my etsy! So if there's anything you've been coveting, grab it before the discount ends and I change the prices starting January. ;3Updates~1 year ago in Personal More Like This
The code is: freeshippingnovember
In any case....
I hope everyone here in the US had a great Thanksgiving and didn't go mad on Black Friday. XD
I certainly did and I hope I didn't gain a ton of weight from all that eating. ~w@ We STILL have leftovers.
Anyway, now for other updates. XD
The November giveaway is taking a bit to make since I'm formulating a pattern as I go along. I should have it done before this coming Saturday though. So here's hoping school doesn't get in the way again. >... http://kawaii-world.deviantart.com/journal/Open-at-your-own-risk-330708554
Winter UpdateHello folks.Winter Update1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Just wanted to update my Journal skin for the season.
Hope everyone's doing well~
Trying to get some more arty stuff done,
but my tablet is just barely working most of the time.
Its annoying to have to hold its wire taught. :/
More importantly I'm still not feeling creative.
Haven't forgotten anyone's requests, I apologize for the wait.
When I say it may take awhile, I really mean it. >-
Update and StufflesWoah, can't believe November is almost already gone ._. that seemed pretty fast. Soon it will be time for the holidays and Christmas (yay!). As far as shop stuffles go, the orders are CRAZY. I don't know if it's just me or other people too, but have you guys been getting tons of orders as well? November has been crazy, ahh I can't keep up xDUpdate and Stuffles1 year ago in Personal More Like This
I hope to get a bunch of new stuff out (because I got some good deals at black friday :3) soon but the orders have to come first. At least I was able to get a bunch of felt and fleece at discount price, so hopefully we'll be set for a while. I wanted to get some stuff done this Thanksgiving break, but this past Wednesday I got my wisdom teeth pulled. Man that knocked me down more than I expected. My medicine is making me so tired that I can't even do anything without needing to take a nap practically every two hours, nor do I feel up to doing anything. This Thanksgiving breaks accomplishments= pretty much zero. Not to mention my mouth always hurts,
Christmas giveaway!Christmas giveaway on my Facebook! More information here: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=536887856339118&set=a.215379915156582.67175.170212669673307&type=1&relevant_count=1&ref=nfChristmas giveaway!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
EOY 2012, 9th December 2012See you there!EOY 2012, 9th December 20121 year ago in Personal More Like This
So busy T.tI start another job on Monday morning that will go on until Christmas, so I won't have as much time to write or even make steampunk things. TT.TTSo busy T.t1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Which sucks, because I'm still tired from my second job in October, and when I'm tired, I don't want to write, I just want to sleep XD
So my schedule is going to be retarded. I work until 10 or 11 at night....and then will have to get up at 6 or 7 and go work more.
TT.TT I have so many half started stories and chapters that I want to write and upload, and so many steampunk things to make....but I just.....I don't have time. *sadface* I love you guys and want to give you nice things but I can't.
(Because if I'm like 'I HAVE TO DO THIS!' it makes it feel like homework, and I play minecraft instead. -_- )
So I just wanted to tell you guys that I am going to be continuing the 'Monster' series sometime, and I have an unfinished 'Sinderella' story for a contest I want to do.....and photos to upload and steampunk.......but it's just going to take a
Thanks!Hi Everyone!Thanks!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
I just wanted to say thank you to my new watchers for watching me! =]
I know I've made a few posts saying thanks, but I just can't say thank you enough!!
Thank you thank you thank you!
Bad SeedThat was a wonderful episode! I enjoyed it a lot. The CMC episodes starting from S2 have been very good! Totally love it!Bad Seed1 year ago in Personal More Like This
woohoo new background pic!I'm updating my blog, so I made this new background pic, and decided to put it on my DA journal too yaaayyywoohoo new background pic!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
I really should've done this sooner, but omg.....i'm just so lazy lol
The only reason I'm getting it done now is because i took this week off work for my bday and got nothing else to do!
come see my tumblr blog! its not toally finished yet, but whatever >>> http://www.passionfyre.tumblr.com
THANKSGIVING NOTETHANKSGIVING NOTE:THANKSGIVING NOTE1 year ago in Personal More Like This
I can't have the Thanksgiving holiday be over without thanking every one of you for your unparalleled support of my work. I am with most humble appreciation and honor for having all of you to share and enjoy my art with.
AGAIN MY PROFOUNDEST GRATITUDE TO YOU ALL!
Black FridayWell, I wish I had been working and making money, but alas, I am still not working.Black Friday1 year ago in Personal More Like This
I have, however, gotten a nice amount of fabric, and can now make scarves and stuff with it! And I finally found the camouflage fabric it was...doing what it is named. But I found it, so. Planning on making a dice bag with it, and possibly a scarf as well.
FINALLY DONE~!Hello Deerlings~FINALLY DONE~!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
My project that took me forever is finally done!
Now to go sleep! But I'll give you guys a bit of an update first~!
So, my leg has been fine~ the doctor gave me a scare when I first went in, saying that I'd lose a lot of the ankle movement... HE LIED! My leg is almost exactly the same ;O; I hope that the pantaloons of that teller of untruths combust. He said that I wouldn't be able to squat, walk on my tippy toes or anything like that...
But I've been able to... Without pain... Maybe he just gave me the worst case scenario?
Thank youWith today being Thanksgiving I've been thinking a lot about the things in my life that I am thankful for - my family, our health, my husband's good job, our house.Thank you1 year ago in Personal More Like This
But I am also very thankful for my fans. If it wasn't for my fans I wouldn't have my little craft business. I love meeting people both at conventions and online and being able to share with others my passion for fun crafty items.
Thank you everyone for all of the favorites and comments!
BLACK FRIDAY SALEYES YES YES!BLACK FRIDAY SALE1 year ago in Personal More Like This
TRIPLE L IS HAVING A BLACK FRIDAY SALE
AT MIDNIGHT TONIGHT, ENJOY 40% off! THIS NEVER HAPPENS! So, if you want something from TRIPLE L, GET IT NOW!
SALE ENDS at MIDNIGHT Friday. SO YOU HAVE 24HRS!
DROP ON BY
BLACK FRIDAY!I'm having a huge sale at Silent DaisyBLACK FRIDAY!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
I am Thankful for. . .. . .all of my wonderful friends, old and new, and even the ones I haven't met yet for your support means the world to me.I am Thankful for. . .1 year ago in Personal More Like This
I am thankful for each and every and because it means people appreciated the fruits of my labor of love.
I am thankful for each and every because it means other people are delighted enough with my current and previous projects to anticipate future success.
I am thankful for all of the comments, both on my profile page and on my deviations, for they are what inspire me to continue laboring when I am depressed or blocked or otherwise inhibited.
I am thankful for the because it means someone took the time out of their day to go to my page and give me one.
I am thankful that my friends thought to introduce me to this wonderful site and in turn, the awesome friends I have made here.
We may be miles apart,
but there is no limit to the love in our hearts
for friends and family,
for this place and our communities.