Posts Tagged ‘video’

The Kitch-en

In Uncategorized on November 10, 2009 at 9:09 pm

Hubby has thoughtfully designed a inset bookshelf in my kitchen, right above the small desk that will hold the phone and laptop. And, as fluke has it, a potlight is right above the shelf to add a homey and comfy glow. Love it!

I was thinking today, it would be cool to do some texture on the wall behind the desk and something creative with the inset shelf, to make it even more of a feature.

And somehow I found this link to doing wall stencils! I’m really loving on the look in the first video there. I think that might be the one.


And some cool brackets to finish off the shelf? Yep, I’m really loving this idea! I’m brilliant…



MV Knits

In Uncategorized on February 27, 2009 at 5:33 pm


I keep watching this video over and over, the story is so beautiful…and the birth of the lamb just about brings me to tears!

The idea of CSA seems so sensible to me in this economy. I seriously think that now is the time to support the little guys. The Farmers Markets should be bustling now, the small businesses should be busy.

When I was little my Dad would read me the Beatrix Potter stories. The little mice in the books were always preparing for winter, gathering nuts and making their houses cozy for the cold seasons. I was about 5 at the time and I thought for sure that we, humans, had to do the same thing. I remember getting a panicked feeling when I realized our basement wasn’t filled with food. I asked my Dad why we weren’t stocking up for winter and he explained to me that it wasn’t necessary.

I’m getting that feeling again. How do we prepare for a recession? What do I do? How do I help my family get ready for potentially hard times? The biggest thing that I can do right now, I feel, is to support the little guys. Maybe this hits home a bit closer for me because my husband owns his own business…I just feel as though they are what is holding us up. They’re there for the long haul, as opposed to the big guys who are only in it for the payouts and not to keep their staff employed. Just my opinion (:

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Accepting the Challenge

In Uncategorized on September 16, 2008 at 6:06 pm

Works crazy today. Like super crazy, super stressed, super everything. Things are coming unraveled all over. So it was time to take a coffee break and read through my blog roll. There’s several blogs that I automatically go to first. Tiny Fig is one of them. She linked to Always Amy’s blog who offered up this challenge to post this movie about Etsy. Just another way to get the message out about Etsy.

It’s hard for me not to accept a challenge (not that this one is hard!) so here’s the video!

And I’m hyped up on Tim Hortons. That’s why the fast sentances….I’m r-r-r-ready to t-take on the world! Anyone got running shoes, I need get rid of this energy. Got the twitches.


In Uncategorized on August 6, 2008 at 3:00 pm

It’s always great to hear about stories where a business has made it from the ground up. That’s why I just love reading the Quit Your Day Job articlesin the Etsy Storque, it’s so great hearing what they learned from the experience and how they got where they are. So inspiring!!

One of my favorite blogs posted a link to the Hello Lucky Blog the other day and on it was a movie of how Hello Lucky got started. If you’re trying to get your business started and into the big times, this is another movie to watch for a piece of Oomph (:

Just a Tid Bit

In Uncategorized on July 31, 2008 at 6:09 pm

So I was just looking through my blog stats to see who was visiting and where they were coming from. I Clicked on one of the links and it took me to YouTube (something to do with the link I posted yesterday…which if you haven’t checked it out yet, you really have to!). I saw a line of videos and decided to click on one…something about a lion.



Click this and look!!

As a pet owner…it just about made me cry, it a really good way!

That just made my day.

Screen Printing

In crafts, etsy, seller, sellers, selling, store on July 17, 2008 at 3:00 pm

I’ve always wanted to try screen printing my own images onto fabric, I’ve heard of other Etsy sellers that do this not only to fabric, but also to paper. Wouldn’t it be SO COOL to have your own art work on your product? With my bags, I have to feature another persons work on the fabric…I just sew it together. I just think it’d be so cool to say “This is my bag, and yes, this is my fabric too!”.

I know what you’re thinking “Another project Kj??”. Yep, they just don’t stop!

I was reading another blog where the author had hand painted the art on t-shirts…hand painted, no screens. She really inspired me to try it (which I have yet to do) but also reminded me about screen-printing.

The more I read about the process of screenprinting, the more I see how easy it is! At first, I was a bit overwhelmed with the steps you need to take to make a screen and imprint your image on it. But now, I think it’s something I want (aka: need) to try out. Etsy has a great video on how the process works, and I just stumbled across this How-To article that helped a bit too. Oh, and this Etsy video too!

I’ll be searching for a frame and the proper mesh…I’ll slowly build up my screen-printing supplies, I think. Boy, it’s sure good I’m selling my bags at the Farmers Market now, otherwise I’d be broke!

Have you ever heard of ThreadBanger? I found them through their videos on YouTube. It’s a great site for easy ways to decorate or new projects to start on (yeah, just what I need). They have great videos, forums, links and GREAT contests (the last one was for a Janome {!} sewing machine), if you’re a crafter, visiting this site is a m.u.s.t.

Now that word just looks wrong.

Spring Lambs

In Uncategorized on July 12, 2008 at 8:00 pm

There’s something about sheep that really make me feel at home. It’s hard to explain, but seeing lambs play and ewes nurture their young, really just makes me feel…relaxed and comfortable. It’s the farm girl in me I guess (: My parents have several sheep, all with their own names and personalities. This spring they all had a set of twins, cute little babies, some with black faces, some with clean white wool. So beautiful!

I was searching in the Storque for a good article to read and saw they had a new Handmade Portrait video. I seriously love all these videos and this one was no exception. If you’re in need of a bit of inspiration, this is the video to watch!

Learning Something New

In crafts, etsy, seller, sellers, selling, sewing, store, stores on July 10, 2008 at 7:21 pm


I think one of my downfalls is my love for learning a new craft. It’s a good thing because it stretches my mind and makes my crafting know-how go a bit further, but it also ends up costing a bunch of money. Like when I wanted to learn the Gocco Printer, or now, when I’d like to try out the button maker. Little projects I’ve tried like crocheting, don’t cost much and are UBER fun (uber is a word you just have to start useing, it’s the new “awesome” or “super” or “neato” to those addicted to Anchor Man). I try to find more projects like these, ones that won’t break the bank, but sometimes you just need to splurge and try something really big.

There’s a new video in the Storque today that you might want to check out if you’re looking for a new and affordable craft. It’s all about embroidery and learning the Running Stitch. Becca is a great teacher and has very clear instructions. Make sure you take a peek and learn about your new addiction!

I was busy sewing last night, a Kj Bag (this is the name I’ve stuck with for the big bags I’m making) out of the load of fabric I bought a couple of weekends ago. So far it looks amazing…if I may say so. I have a serious lust for the material I used…the colors are so amazing! I’ll post pictures this evening of the finished product and the steps I took to get there, make sure you come take a peek!