mellowbeing - crafty, geeky and a new yorker.
Oct 30, 2007
My 25th birthday is this November 3rd, a Saturday (oh yeahhh).
In order to make the process a little less dramatic (ha) I wanted to create a small giveaway on my blog. Just leave a comment and you just might be the lucky winner of 3 pins from my shop - your choice! (You can view the pin select here). I figure I'll write down the names of the commenters and pick one at random from a hat.
I'll post the winner on Monday! Good luck :o)
Oct 25, 2007
Finally, the major shop update is here! I've put up a whopping 9 new pairs of wristwarmers in the shop. I was severely influenced by the good weather we've had this summer and early Fall so there are no dark colors here.. mostly bright and sunny yellows, pinks, greens and blues. Definitely make the dreary cold days a little less bleak. Well, without further ado, here are some photos of my finished creations:
You can find these in my shop along with several other new pairs. Enjoy!
Oct 21, 2007
Oct 17, 2007
It's too bad this post is significant in number and yet the content isn't all too eventful.
Some things of note:
- New blog look! I've *finally* integrated my blog with the new site look.. and you can even now navigate through the incomplete (not launched) site. You may notice it's located at craftic.com/mb which is where I'm temporarily hosting my files until I finish everything and move it over to mellowbeing.com. All in due time.. (or rather, I'm aiming for Nov 1st launch date. 2 days before my birthday! whoohoo!)
- I'm off to MAKER FAIRE!! I will be in Austin, TX. Hellz yeah! I may be bringing back some cowboy stuff.. like a cowgirl hat, some boots and maybe an actual cowboy ;)
I seriously need to stop procrastinating and start packing for it.. bringing my camera, laptop, sunblock (it's 90 there now.. how crazy..) aaaand business cards because you just never know.
Will post a ton of pictures when I get back. This blog has been photo-less for a while now so it's time to remedy that.
See ya soon!
Oct 4, 2007
Primarily, I've been quite the busy reader of *other* blogs! It all started out with getting hooked on yarnstorm's blog and finding myself going backwards in her posts and finally wondering, well what else could I have missed? So I went to the very first post in her blog and..read all the way to current day. Its very interesting reading when you read a blog that way. You get a nice sense of what the author(s) is/are trying to communicate to their audience. You start noticing trends like certain topics and concerns that keep popping up and it helps you learn several things in that manner.
I could blame it on a little case of OCD when it comes to these things but hey, keeps it all the more fun right? So nowadays, I usually read a few of these 'blogs' at a time. I get through several of them a day and by the end of the week, I've caught up with most of them. (there are really a lot of interesting posts somedays that I can't seem to skim over...)
I highly recommend the following:
ArsTechnica - tech - amazing insight into current legal/technical issues, etc.
BoingBoing - ??? - absolutely random but cool stories/finds
CatBishop - crafty - photo blog about some great handmade sculptures
CRAFT Magazine - crafty - all crafts, all the time
Crafty Daisies - crafty - awesome tutorials on embroidery, crochet, etc.
Eggman Studios - crafty - lovely fellow craftster who makes beautiful paintings and polymer jewelry
Engadget - tech - all about the latest/craziest gadgets coming out
futuregirl - crafty - creates the cutest crochet purses and other crafty goodness
Granny Along - crafty - progress with granny squares (this is more for future reference for me.. who knows when I'll get to one of my own)
Haasome - crafty - fellow craftsperson who makes cutest aprons, bags, etc.
Huffington Post - politics - left wing news source
Inkberryblue - crafty - crochet projects w/photos, tutorials, etc.
Jared In Kansas - crafty - gorgeous photography
Lifehacker - tech - all you want to know about being a more effective, productive geek
NYTimes - news - for the new yorker ;)
Slashdot - tech - news for geeks; a little bit of everything
Tigergirl - crafty - coolest jewelry around
Whamodyne - crafty - all about the puttering and making cool things with cement, light bulbs and D&D dice ;)
Yarnstorm - crafty - passionate about knitting, chocolate, gardening
So here's my list of 'blogs' that I like to read ( although a few of them aren't considered weblogs ) . Are there any you highly recommend me reading? I'd love to know what others are reading out there - I may have space to add a few more ;) I hope I've encouraged ya to read something new too - it's great spreading the love. Btw, i you aren't using it already, Google Reader rocks and you should start using it ASAP.