Just dropping in, to let you know that I designated, the rest of today, as the beginning of my 'Inventory Production Day!' After all, my First Craft Show, of the year, is October 8, 2011! Shelling out lots of 'Bear Luv and Bear Hugz!' Be good, in the meantime! ;) Later!
I, actually, had a good night's sleep, last night! *Bashfully saying* I, actually, had a good night's sleep, into half of the next day! Nigel, my dog, must of had a good night's sleep, also; because he didn't, even, try to wake me, to go out, in the morning. lol In fact, I believe that he was still sleep, when I woke up, and got up. Why do I think this? I called his name, several times, and, he, practically, jumped out of his skin, when he, finally, responded! He is an old dog, about 11 years old (77 years old, in dog years). Well, after I ate some breakfast (more like brunch, seeing what the time was), and ran some needed errands; I spent most of my time on my computer ... reading, and replying, to emails. Now, I am thinking, and feeling, like I just wasted a whole day, doing nothing constructive; a beautiful day, at that. It was so nice out, today. Of course, the news (the media) always have to ruin it, for people. Rain, in the broadcast! Yes, they are broadcasting rain; to start tonight. In fact, after hearing this, I went to let my dog out, for the night; and, I could see where a few drops had fallen, already. :( I know that we need rain; however ... (As my mom always said, "if you can't say anything nice; don't say anything, at all)," so, that's the end of this conversation. Anyway, I hardly even looked at my Pazzle Die Cut Machine, today. I did take time, off of my computer, to rearrange my Craft Room, to make room for it. Of course, I want it to feel right at home. lol This gave me the time to, actually, view all of my stash ... all of my toys! I believe that I have all the adult toys that I want; in fact, enough, to last me the rest of my life! Of course, being only in my 'young' 50's; if the future brings an upgrade, or brand new technology is invented, which I am sure there will be ... I will be Jonnie, on the spot! I, purposely, spelled Jonnie, the way I spelled it, because I am a woman. And, spelling it this way, you can, sort of, get the general idea of this. lol Well, I had just wanted to check in, for the day; nothing, really, on my mind, to share with you, tonight. In fact, I think that I will call it a day, and, actually, turn in early. So, all of you have a Good Night! With a sprinkle of some Bear Luv and Bear Hugz, on top!
First, I'm forced to wait to try my Pazzle, tomorrow; because all of the prep time, the downloading, the syncing, etc., the directions said is, at least, 60 minutes. That all depends on the speed of your computer, and host site! I don't want to take the chance and start; anything; when sleep can, then, overtake me! So, sadly, no Pazzle, tonight. :( But the good news, at least, for the blog world, following, out there; is that I am going to try to download, as many pics, as I can, of my Coca Cola kitchen!
Well, introducing my Coca Cola kitchen! My most expensive hobby!
My new toy was just delivered by UPS! Be still, my heart! Wow, I hate when you can't start playing around with something, right away; because it have to be set up, software have to be loaded, etc ... boooooooooring! And, it was difficult just to open the box! However, I should feel good that such careful, and loving, attention was given to the packing of it! It is sooooooo pretty! It can be compared to something real shiny, like, maybe, a Corvette! Okay, men, maybe you don't agree; however ... Oh, what are you asking? Speak up! Ohhhhhhhhh, what is it, you ask? My new toy, that I ordered at the Scrapbook Expo, the one that I went to, on August 19th & 20th, of this year! I couldn't resist, I had to have it; it just seems to do EVERYTHING! I know that my imagination is going to supercede anything that I had ever imagined before; when I learn how to work this baby! Oh, I'm sorry, you still want to know what it is? I'm sure that some of my followers, probably, guessed by now. Afterall, this is not the first time that I spoke about it. However, for those of you that are itching to know ... it's my brand new, going to be used a lot, in fact, my other toy is now the stepchild to this machine ... it is the PAZZLE!! My Inspiration, ... just ENDLESS POSSIBILITIES, as Pazzles advertises! Okay, sorry, I must leave all of you, now! I have to read the instructions and set up my Pazzle! Plus, I believe that I have some software to download, or install (maybe both) into my computer, so that I can use it. I know, I know, that I was supposed to upload pics of my Coca Cola kitchen today, if I had a chance; however, anyone that know anything about the Pazzle know that it's arrival, more than SUPERCEDES, any other plans! I will try to do it, tomorrow! Meanwhile, I will make sure that I update you about any, and all, experiences that I have with MY BRAND NEW TOY ... my beautiful, beautiful PAZZLE!
Well, I couldn't sleep, so I am up and blogging, again! While I am so hyper, let me let you in on one of my secrets. I collect Coca Cola memorabilia! This is why I included one of my faves, in a header; my Coca Cola fix! In fact, one day soon, I will post pictures of my kitchen, on this blog, so you can see! Why ... guess! Yes, my whole kitchen is Coca Cola! And, I have a small kitchen, about 8 by 9 square ft; however, I am a very creative person, and made good use of the space. Where there is a will; there is a way! When I bought my home, I had the kitchen, completely, gutted (trust me, it needed to be gutted), and made it my own! I designed it. Coca Cola, of course! Even, all of my dishes, and silverware, are Coca Cola! The four major colors of my rooms ... my kitchen, dining room, and living room, are red, white, black, and silver (silver, mainly, in the kitchen). My pots and pans are either red, or black! They would have been Coca Cola, also, if I could have found any! Because I couldn't find any, I did the next best thing. The same thing, was done, with my appliances, as you will see when I post my pictures. In fact, and don't hold me to it; I will try to post pictures, later today; tomorrow, for sure. Oh, and my kitchen garbage can is an oversized Coca Cola pop can! I love it! I even found a nice Coca Cola rug, cafe-style rug, on eBay! When people come to my home, for the first time, and see my kitchen, they are just amazed, and in awe. Because my kitchen is so small, it lacked in counter space. To make up for that, I found the perfect dresser, at a consignment shop, with a removable marble top, and plenty of storage space, for clothes. In modifying it, for my purpose, I removed most of the drawers, and sawed off the drawers anchors, that held them up, to make some large storage spaces, for my pots and pans. The top drawers, on the dresser, were just perfect, to use as my silverware and large-size utensils drawers. And, although, I was ailing; I painted the dresser all in Coca Cola colors, red and white, with some black trimming. It worked out, perfectly; even, my daughters couldn't believe it. I have two daughters, no sons, by the way. And, since I was being a painting fool, at the time, I touched up the kitchen walls, and painted the kitchen pantry door, inside and out, including the edges of the door! lol Okay, I guess I will give going to bed, another go. But, before I go, can anyone guess another of my secrets? It have to do with my Coca Cola kitchen. Well, so, I don't keep you guessing ... I 'HATE' the taste of Coca Cola; but I love my Pepsi! lol I am a fan of drinking Pepsi, and/or Pepsi products; I prefer clear pop. Unfortunately, I am just in love with the 'theme' of a Coca Cola kitchen! Who says that you have to love, and drink Coca Cola, to have the theme, somewhere, in your home?
I am closer and closer to my goal of starting my very own Craft Business; not just participating in Art and Craft Shows, as I did, in the past, as an ongoing hobby ... but, a real Small Business, Bear "Heart" Bottoms, Etc..! My website is beginning to come together; soon, to become an online store; and my FB Page (http://www.facebook.com/BearyAmazing) is gaining some momentum! Oh, and I cannot leave my blog out, of the credits! I did have a scare, today, regarding my website, however ... my web design had, what I believed, at the time, a catastrophic metamorphosis; lol, well, that is how it looked in my mind! No, what happened is somehow my whole design, my own hand-made personal design, that I had put together, myself (worked on it two nights, in a row, no sleep), had disappeared, just like that, and was replaced by a whole new design! I was never so scared, upset, angry, frustrated; just a whole lot of reactions, flooded through me, at once! I sent a nasty email to my website host (to whom I owe a huge apology). *I'm sorry!!!!!!!!!* There, done! In fact, I sent them several emails, because my frustration, and disgust, with them, was just growing, inside of me, as time passed; and they were not assisting me. I am sure that you know what I mean. You know how you want something done, at that exact moment; like, I WANT IT DONE ... NOW! And, of course, it isn't happening; so your frustration, your anger, etc. is just making you feel like you are going to explode, any second? Well, this is exactly how I felt; however, I think that I was, also, a ticking time bomb; waiting to go off! Luckily, I didn't have anyone come over to visit, at the time! Well, I knew, exactly, how to fix my anxiety; how to calm myself down! I decided to take a long nap! Remember, I mentioned that I have been up, throughout the night, two nights straight! lol So, I was sooooo tired; therefore, I was only too happy to take a nap break! When I awoke, and, finally, got back on my computer, hours later; I had received an email, from one of my website host developers; whom I could have just kissed, if she had come to my house, in person! She had fixed it, for me! MY design came home, to mommy!!!!! I was so happy; so overjoyed! lol At this moment, I am as happy as a lark! So, enough about me; how was your day? I hope that you had a, much, better day than mine was! Well, let me get off of this computer; and work on some of my ground work. You know, the merchandise ... because we know that if there is no merchandise to sell; then, there isn't a need for this blog, my business website, my business FB Page, etc.! lol Later! If anyone is looking for me, I will be the one with my nose to the grindstone! Well, at least, working on my bears!
I don't know how everyone else spent their day; however, when I wasn't sleeping; I was out of the loop because I was soooooooooooooooo tired! In my waking moments, when I was able to function, I did some tweeking to my website; I just made a few changes. I did check in on my LinkedIn Account; and, announced the publishing of my new website, as well as did a little chatting. For those, who aren't familiar with LinkedIn, they are a Professional Social Network Site (LinkedIn.com). All in all, my day wasn't too eventful! How was yours? I bet better than mine. My poor dog, Nigel, had all four of his legs crossed, because I wasn't following his normal schedule of letting him outside. lol He knows that I will let him have it, if he goes in my house; I don't care what the reason is, or was! lol Yes, I know, some of you think I am wrong; however, you don't have to clean up after him! Yuck! Anyway, my sleep clock is off now; therefore, I guess that I will be doing some hand-stitching, making some of my little bears, tonight! All of you have a Good Night, and I will check in, on my blog, later! Good Night!
All in a night's work! Just beary amazing!
I have a website and a blog! Again, my name is Sharon Pharms. I am, officially, the Independent 'Crafter-neer' Professional of Bear "Heart" Bottoms, Etc., this Amazing Website! My website is brand new. I just started building it in the early a.m. of today, 08/27/2011, Saturday. It is not completed, as of yet; however, it is completed enough, where I just went ahead and published it, about 30 minutes, ago. I was too excited to wait! This blog was, also, just set up, a few minutes, ago, on 08/27/2011. I worked on my website, all night, no sleep, yet! This is how determined I was, to get it done! My Website is www.BearHeartBottomsEtc.com. My FB Page's link is http://www.facebook.com/pages/Bear-Heart-Bottoms-Etc/234098216625715. Well, I have to go and catch some zzzzz's! Later!