Monday, March 12, 2007

Oh So Many Things On The Go!
*Sticky Post*
Hey Andre,

I know you are concerned about me not replying to your emails.
I have been all along, and I assure you that your updated email is on the list for updates of this blog.
But I believe, when your company changed to the new email service addresses,
there may have been a higher level spam security put on.
Even my replies to your email are not getting through.
If this becomes something we cannot solve I can do all of the emails through my sympatico mail.

Sorry to worry you ,



I used to be the queen of multi-tasking. I could work on something all day and all night until it was done. This would be the way I would get what I wanted finished, so the house wouldn't look like a bomb went off in it.

Now I move at a snail's pace and I seem to have a dozen things going at one time. It feels like I will never finish anything.

So why do I put myself through this horrendus messy torture? For the sake of what?

The answer is for the sake of creativity, and complimenting my nature. Eventhough the brain injury has slowed me down, inside I am still ME. The person who loved anything creative and with ideas abundant. I am still working out how I will fulfill my needs at the pace I work at, but it IS coming, just not as quickly as my type A personality wants it to go at.

I think I have to rethink ME. I think that I need to approach my work process not at a type A, but something more suited to the energy I have now. Possibly, if I could put myself in Carl's shoes and approach this stuff the way he would, I may be able to work to suit my energy levels today. Carl is an analytical introvert. He does not naturally have the same energy levels day to day as I do. He works his days on routine and timings (oh a military term! woo hoo!). I think I need to be more routine oriented to suit the physical Me.

I think that trying to change this part of me is the hardest task I have ever taken on. I actually will have to go against my nature, to fulfill my nature. Oh that is gonna be hard. Me plan!? Me make a routine!? OMG! for 44 years I have never done that for my personal life! Wow I have alot of work ahead of me.

In the mean time I want to show you what crazy and weird things I have been up to, that has taken so much time away from my blogging (and I love blogging).

First. I fulfilled one last pet desire. This has been a long term desire, but every time I went to get them I could not get any. But now I have.
On the weekend I got a pair of Hermit Crabs.

I haven't named them yet.
If you have any ideas for names please put them in comments.
I thought of Beany and Cecil, but Cameron was not so keen on it. He doesn't have memories of the cartoon.

We Got Crabs!

I felted the pillow and it turned out great! I laced it with a contrasting cotton yarn. I filled it with the fibre fill. The kind of fibre that is cut into a square. It is meshy, not spongy.

It is a small pillow for the small of your back. It shrunk a bit more than I predicted, but it looks great! I felted the piece by putting it in a pillow cover for washing. Inside the pillow cover I put about 1/2 cup of washing soda and washed the piece in hot water in the machine for a regular length cycle. The washing soda is gritty and matts the fibres together well.

Swir-Lock Production is Full-Swing, or Full-Swirl I should say.

I am dealing with two sizes of polyethalene coil in various colours, so they are catagorized accordingly. The containers you see here will make one shipment of the packs of Swirl-Locks.

So when I do a batch, this is the amount I am looking at producing in my little cottage industry. From production of the "Locks" to the selection, the bagging, the labeling, and assembly to the final holes punched in the cards.......I do it all at home in my family room/office.

Then it is my responsibility to make sure the Knit or Knot retail shop is supplied. Next step is the Ebay and Etsy stuff online.

For that I have to have the stock made and sell what is photographed. So I have to have stuff prepared to sell.

Organization is the Key. I cannot take credit for this great idea for organizing stuff. I have been using Plano containers for the past year or so to organize scrapbook and craft stuff. I have all one size which is the larger one with about a 1 1/2 inch depth. These containers fit as drawers in this schnazzie angler tackle box!
I never had the tackle box before. This week I needed more containers and I was in the fishing section at Walmart when I spied the box my Gal Pal Pauline told me she is using for the same purpose. I checked it out and bought one. Now I can slide my current project angler boxes in like drawers and carry it where I will!

Sterling and Gold wire Jewelry
These are the stones that I use.

I get the stones and wire from the Jewelry supplier. Then I have to identify each stone and give it a spot in the container. So this weekend I sorted all my stock.

The first silver and stone rings from the Motivated Motion Cottage design studio.

These are the ends of line balls I picked up at Knit or Knot for a very cheap price.
These are perfect for my Moebius Shawls I will make to sell on Etsy and Ebay.
I have them out in a pile and I am measuring off 25metre lengths and balling them. A shawl needs 18 lengths of various colours.

For Me I like alot of colour, but I know that the folks who want to buy will want something elegant and more single colour based. So I am trying to only use two or three colours, and one contrasting texture that will stand out, like an eyelash yarn.

I will bag up the 25 metre length balls, 18 balls to a bag, and then I will put them in a storage drawer and work on one at a time.

The shawls don't take any time at all to make, so I will have one ready to sell within a week.

Oh and I wish to remind you to check out my Husband, Carl's blog.
To read his latest post click HERE


chase said...

Wow you have been quite busy indeed! I used to be quite a multitasker as well but things are becoming a bit more complicated for my multitasking talent!

Waterfalls Insights said...

Hi Lynn,
lol I had a dream about 'Phyllis' the medium who didn't have time to make the jewellry that she loved to make for her store.... among other things.. it was an epic dream :)
When I woke up I thought Wow! that would be so much fun. Making jewelry like Phyllis did in the dream.
Do you have examples of your work,
Lynn? I can remember necklaces with wires that seemed to curl out away from the 'necklace' part.
where do you sell your work?