Wednesday, 30 September 2009

Meet my new friends!

I thought i would introduce you to my new fish :) After a horrible day....panicky is a tranquil pic.

Still not feeling so great tonight.

I observed the Kelly Rae Roberts sale on Etsy at 6pm and oh my goodness! Truly an inspiration. Her artwork was practically sold out (at an astronomical price) after half an hour!!!

Whatever this is SUCKS!

Having a panic disorder can be debilitating to say the least.
I have had this for years and have never been able to put my finger on what the problem is. Doctors say 'take tablets'. They can't actually tell me what is wrong and tell me there is nothing wrong with me apart from being stressed, depressed and suffering from panic attacks.
I have bouts of this horrible feeling! And although the panic attacks aren't as severe as they were years ago, the feeling in my head is still the same. Hypochondria is one of the things i suffer from....and strangely its not the stereotypical view of hypochondriacs we have. I really believe that i have some awful illness and contrary to beliefs i do not like feeling that way and it is not a cry out for help.
This stops me from enjoying i always believe the end is nigh. I haven't felt so comfortable in my working environment for a while now and really believe that its because of my current panic disorder. I am associating being ill with being at work and vice versa. Yesterday my head felt weird. Today my eyes are blured and my back hurts when i breath in and of course....i think i'm really really ill. I'm not quite sure what this is....but i hate stops me from being happy! And i so wanna be.
I just needed to share that!

Thursday, 24 September 2009

New paintings and off work!

Have a few days off work...which is great :) And i can paint (well i can't paint but you know what i mean hehe)

Checking in

Haven't had much to say recently hence no blog update! My camera is also playing up therefore have taken no pictures. I took some on my iphone last week of my sisters dogs pups! 4 little cute chihuahua crosses. I would love one and have already named her!!! 'mini florie' lol. Below are some really blury pics.

Thursday, 17 September 2009

lost my way

It doesn't take much for me these days to lose my sense of direction. I get so consumed with day to day life that i struggle to take time out and do fun things, experiment and create. I haven't painted for 3 weeks! Last weekend i made about 10 pair of earrings....was thinking of listing them...but my camera seems to not want to upload any pictures at the moment.

Saying all that....and after having the busiest couple of weeks at work i'm feeling like my head is bumbling around full of ideas again at last. Tonight i would like to make some more cards....start a new painting.....make some cheese scones and cakes......lay in the bath with my music on loud and pamper myself! When my whole being in consumed with day to day life i cannot function at all sometimes! But....i'm back :) For a bit! :)

Sometimes we all need to think of a happy place....i've never been able to find if in doubt....Google it! The above looks like a super happy place hehehe

Wednesday, 16 September 2009

ahhhh christmas :)

I know i know...its ages away...but this morning i felt very christmassy. Maybe its the change in the weather or reading forum posts on Etsy (it seems all etsians are getting their shops ready for Xmas sales). The above picture is how i'm assuming everyone feels about Christmas....warm soft lighting....presents under the tree....big cosy chair with a roaring fire...eating chocolate and watching happy/sad christmassy films!

But...thats ages away yet....and i know we have some horrid weather to come etc. :)

So...on the Etsy thing. I would love to get it ready for christmas, but the stuff in my shops probably isn't christmas present worthy (here i go again....putting myself down). I need ideas and inspiration on how to create products that would sell. Any ideas??? Please comment!!

I think i might def. shop handmade this year for my family! I want to support struggling etsians (now watch the comments flood in hehehe).

But for now...back to the day job :)

Sunday, 13 September 2009

Breakfast, My Blog and Spotify

I've just discovered Spotify!!!! Clearly i have no idea of whats going on :) But....its great :)
Breakfast, tea, blog, etsy and spotify. What more could a girl want??

I'm thinking about opening another Etsy shop....purely jewellery! i've made soooo much jewellery that i feel its time to get rid. There are many shops on Etsy that sell jewellery and many get unnoticed. I think i could sell my earring really cheaply....i'm not looking at making any kind of profit....i just want them to go.

And above is a screenshop of my Treasury. I wanted to do the whole $5 Art theme and i was really pleased with what i found :)

Wednesday, 9 September 2009

$5.00 or £3.03 to us brits ART SALE!

I have lots of Art that cannot be framed, will not sell, is too small and the like. So i have decided to have a $5 Art sale on Etsy. Yesterday i sold two pieces and i intend to promote it like mad and possibly add some more. I would love to clear out the old and make way for the new as my little room is becoming increasingly difficult to work in! My mind also feels cluttered with it all sitting there. Iwould love for this to work! Get my name out there a little more maybe. I get lots of compliments but few sales :) Maybe i'm too impatient for my own good :)

One of my $5 Artworks that have sold!

Tuesday, 8 September 2009

Another feature :)

So...thank you to Jessica who has featured me on her blog 'That girls crafty'.
Her shop is really cute and i just love this bag!!!

Sunday, 6 September 2009

New items on Etsy


Leave it be Cara!!! leave it be :)
So...theres me trying to put this really really cute background on this boring looking blog and i go and lose it all!!! lol....sorted :)


I've messed my blog up!!! lol
I'm useless :)

Saturday, 5 September 2009

Playing around with ideas

I loved these paintings so much (which is quite rare for me) that i printed them and made them into little notelets. I have listed them on Etsy....they've had a few views but no sales. Again i feel a little deflated that all that hard work i have put in and yet no rewards. Maybe its just that saturday morning feeling again!


wasn't quite sure how to pick a winner so found a number generator online.....Am not so good with the whole screen shot thing....but the winning number (which is also a huge number in my life) is.................8


While i was contacting piggy i had a browse :) as you do....and how cool is this :)

Friday, 4 September 2009


I've been featured on a really lovely little blog! Lydia contacted me via Etsy and here are the results :). I also had a little look at her shop! I'm not hugely into the whole jewellery thing, but, Lydias jewellery is so cute and very whimsical! So...go check out Glowbug Designs :)

And below is a necklace that i absolutely adore from Lydias shop

Results from my giveaway will be announced later!