Sunday, October 26, 2008

Creations for Etsy

Sometime last year my dear sister introduced me to, a fun website where individuals sell all sorts of handmade items. Every since then, I've been thinking about having my own Etsy store. Two months ago, Jenna and I finally decided to go into business. Our store, has been an entertaining project, but so far, we've had little business (one sale). We're trying not to be discouraged... Here's my latest project, which combines two of my favorite things: buttons and embroidery. If you know any parents of little girls, send them my way!

Friday, October 24, 2008

Why Isn't Blogging More Creative?

I'm not sure why, but I was under the impression that designing and writing a blog was a creative process. When I signed up for this blog, I was excited to design the template and make it cute. One of my favorite things to do is spend hours contemplating font, color, and layout choices for projects. So, I assumed blogging would be the same. How could I be so wrong? Last night, I was disappointed to find that, yes it is possible to choose a new template, but they're all basically the same, and it is impossible for me to be more creative with them. I am not pleased. I would have much preferred to make my own. Why should that be so difficult? Oh well, Egyptian camels will do for now.


Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Hello Friends

Yes indeed, I have joined the blogging world. Who would have guessed? You may be wondering what has inspired this endeavor. A number of individuals, observations, and recent projects have shown me that blogging could be a good use of time. Well, that may be an exaggeration, but either way, here I am. In addition to being a loyal reader of Mandi's Musings, I hope you also will frequent my Etsy shop,, my first entrepreneurial attempt.