Monday, November 23, 2009

I am going to do it!

I have decided that despite my difficulties, I am going to do this show. Initially I was really excited about it, but thought there was no chance after the onset of some nasty morning sickness and the depletion of my inventory and energy on a freak Etsy selling spree. So I am going to do it, I am going to focus everything I can on getting myself together and having a great day!

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Sunday, November 22, 2009

hold my mail (while I vomit, please).

Well, I have decided I need a break from Cake Mail postcards for a while. We're expecting the arrival of a new member to our family, and the chemical smells are exacerbating my already difficult to manage morning-noon-and-night sickness. So, until then, I am taking cake mail out of the etsy shop until I can function again.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Indie Garage Sale

My first physical show was really fun! It was the spring version of the Indie Garage Sale, a alternative type craft show that is held four or five times per year in Utica. The highlight was selling 8 cakes: a few post card cakes, a few gift card cakes and all but one of my regular sized gift box cakes that I brought there! Neither of the huge mailer cakes sold, maybe they are just a little too far over the top, maybe too expensive? I'll make smaller versions for next time.
My husband, Mr.Od, brought the babes to visit and since BabyJ still had the dollar I gave her to buy a marble at the toy shop I suggested she buy something at the IGS instead. There weren't too many things in her price range that interested her, but one thing she fancied was a cracker and cheese soap from DAS, she liked it because she thought it was real, but as soon as I told her it was soap, she informed me that she NEEDED to wash her hands. While I admit it is a little unusual smelling and seeing food on my bathroom sink, it is rather entertaining and she loves it.

Friday, February 27, 2009

my friend, and occasional muse.

I have this one friend who rubs all my other friends the wrong way. It's mutual actually, he doesn't appreciate their company either. I however, cherish all the rudeness, pushiness, arrogance, entitlement and similar sorts of cheer he's brought me all these years since we were in high school. There was that one time he and his family moved around the block from me when I lived in north-middle-of-nowhere and he just he inexplicably stopped talking to me for that whole year until after I moved away into my own apartment. But other than that, I've learned to appreciate him for his unconventionality and even occasionally take inspiration from the high level of maintenance required to keep our friendship interesting. We have fun, as a wedding gift I gave him a big brown bag full of faux groceries packed with odd secret surprises, warmly welcoming him and his new wife to domesticity. He's also the friend whose existence led to me think up sending a piece of fake cake through the mail as a stale birthday greeting. And one time, he gave me an ulcer when he intentionally left a scary, vague dying sound on my voice mail and had his wife call hours later wondering if I had heard from him that night because he was hours late returning home from work. It's the little things that make such friendships special. The odd little things.

Sunday, February 8, 2009

the new shop.

Hello there! I just started selling on etsy which I admit, I didn't ever think I'd do. I have been staying home with my two toddling tots since they were born, but just recently, creativity has been bursting from my head in quantities far too great for them to absorb, so I have been spending some free time, while everyone is sleeping, working on some wacky stuff to trade for money so I can resume paying down my student loans. Interested?

Tell me what you think!

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