Monday, September 26, 2011

New things up on my etsy site!!!

I just put a bunch of things up on etsy...thought I'd share. My store is Mercantile de Mama Mojo . Herer are some examples of what I put up!

Friday, September 23, 2011

Quick preview of what's going up on my etsy....

I had my first vending table last weekend. It was kind of an off day, but it was more of an experiment to see how things would work out. So, these will be going up on etsy this weekend. I'll post the link then!

Wow. Have I been neglectful...

Life just kind of grabs me by the back of the neck and shakes me sometimes!!! I will have new posts soon, as I have some really nice reviews to get up and some info on what's being added to my etsy store. Bear with me.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Neat link-Fun project

Photojojo has a really neat tutorial on making photo-realistic pouches! Note to self-must try this!
Photojojo Pouches

Monday, February 21, 2011

I am a (wanna be!) Urban Homesteader!

So, as I have a loaf of sour dough bread rising, made with flour I just ground myself this morning, and as I wait for my food co-op order to come in, so i can get my new essential oil and make some soap, I came across this facebook page: Take Back Urban Homesteading. Yes, a family in California who has done great work, has now trademarked the words Urban Homesteading, and are busy having their legal team send cease and desist letters to those using the term. And this fantastic facebook page is a great way to see how other bloggers and Urban Homesteaders are fighting back, in one way or another.

While I am nowhere near self sufficient, and never will be in this city, I believe that Urban Homesteading is something I have spent most of my life learning the skills for. I am a city kid. I love cities. I also love making bread, growing my own food, working toward self sufficiency, canning and preserving, composting and worms, and learning new skills as often as possible. I may not be an Urban Homesteader right now, but life for me is about the journey, not so much the destination. Every new skill I learn is a skill I keep. Someday....someday.. I'll be closer to that life! So, I am going to claim that title.Done ranting now. Visit that facebook page! there are tons of great bloggers posting today!

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Told ya I've been busy!!!

I really have been making things. Just not writing about them. First are two cards, using Unity Stamps. Unity is one of my favorite stamp companies! Their stamps are great quality, very nicely etched red rubber. The designs are just great. Their Kit Of the Month Club is awesome too.

And a scrapbook layout. This is the same sketch I used in a another recent layout. I really like this sketch! Most of the papers are Basic Grey, and the embellishments are from a wide variety of sources.
My niece. I love her, and do not get to see her nearly enough!

The stamps on the background of the hexagon sort of shape is also from Unity.

More to come soon! I've been on a roll. I've found that the best way to get out of a rut is join an online crop and do some layouts and cards for challenge blogs. This has really been getting things going for me! Tomorrow I'll post some links to some of my favorite Challenge Blogs.

Be well!

Monday, February 14, 2011

New crafty pictures coming soon! But for now a great link....

I really have been crafting, just not taking pictures like a good doobie. I will do that tonight.

But for now, here is a great article about journaling. It was written by Noell of Paperclipping Roundtable, one of my new favorite podcasts. It's about capturing journaling information in the metadata of your photos. Once I get a new computer (since mine is making the sounds of a death rattle every time I start it up), I am going to give this a try!

Here's the link. While you're there check out the site!! The pod casts are just great, and there is a wealth of information here. I love this podcast because they all seem like very friendly people, and it feels like you are right there with them.

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