April Fool's Sale

Bushed Westie

I'm having an April Fool's Sale from March 31st - April 2nd. No, this is not an April Fool's joke, just an April Fool's sale. If you buy my stuff, you get 15% off, free shipping and an awesome bonus CD journal. The CD journal is awesome—so awesome that I'm going to be selling them soon in my shop for $10-$20 a piece. That's how awesome they are!

Reasons to buy my stuff:

  1. My new reading glasses were expensive.
    • My glasses benefit you because they will allow me to write more, read more (so my writing is better), as well as make cooler stuff to sell or give to you as a gift.
  2. I want to clear out some of the stuff in my shop so I can start selling more guy-oriented things.
    • Things in the works: Zombie Survival kits and manuals (this will be awesome); geeky guy tees; gloves, hats and scarves for fall and winter; trendy half-fingered gloves for bikers, street musicians, and hipsters.

P.S. My shop site will be down from 8 PM - 8 AM Eastern Standard Time. That is simply a cruel, cruel April Fool's Joke (hence the sale lasting three days).


Over at Craftster, I decided to participate in my second craft swap. With a craft swap, you agree to send someone an item (or items) based on a certain theme/subject, and they in turn agree to send you items based on the same theme/subject. Of course, with the annoymity of the internet, someone may flake out and you just lost some undetermened amount of money and time. And while Craftster has taken measures to keep forum members accountable, you're only as safe as your partner is trustworthy.

The first swap i ever did (also through Craftster) was for summer anklets. I had lots of fun making gorgeous sterling silver gemstone and glass anklets for my partner. Perhaps I even went overkill on the quality and materials. However, I had fun. Sadly, the anklets I recieved were less than stellar. In fact, I never wore either of the three she sent me.

Almost exactly a year later, the disappointment had faded enough for me to try again. I picked a modest swap where we were to compile a CD of music and make one inexpensive craft that ideally took only as long the CD we mixed took to play.

Here's what I sent my partner:

Cymbal Necklace Attack!

And here's the lovely scarf she sent me:

I was so excited by the results of this swap that I signed up for an international swap. Here's hoping for another round of good luck.

Celebration Sale

Well, I will finally be working full-time hours. Even though it's web work, and even though there are some—ahem—issues with certain aspects of some of the work, this means I'll be making money. Soon, Tyler will not have to pay my portion of the rent. Nor will he have to pay for all of my tuition. Also, the small fortune I owe him will trickle back into his bank account. My school loans and massive credit card bill will shrink quickly until they poof into a cloud of green smoke. I will be able to pay for graduate school applications.

The guilt I live with daily for taking my wonderful boyfriend's money will vanish. The worries I have about not being able to provide for my cute, fluffy dog will vanish. The stress and crying and screaming will vanish. The sleepless nights will vanish. The feelings of worthlessness for not even being hired at a cafe or in retail will vanish.

And, to celebrate, I am going to have a sale at my Etsy shop. All items will have free shipping until March 10th (my next payday). Of course, if I know you, then I'll just hand-deliver the items and nix $3 off your purchase. Buy away, my minions, buy away.