Monday, June 14, 2010
So even though there's been a delay in my Friends store opening,I've gotten a lot done and have a lot of faith that I'll make some money this weekend when we hopefully do finally open!
I took pictures of more of my merchandise ,decided on the name of my brand and am now stressing over coming up with a logo,I know what I want but I need a graphic design artist to help me out because all this computer design stuff gives me a head ache.Once the logos done and made I'll let everyone see it and have the link to my etsy store ,the other night I was banging out adorable little bags like I had my own assembly line going ,I was so excited to have so much more to add to my collection for the store,all this sewing to all hours of the night has taken its toll on me though ,my body does NOT want to get out of bed in the morning,I constantly feel like I've gotten hit by bus, now that cant be normal lol,hmm I wish I could quit my day job.
I've been stressing a lot lately I need to find an affordable place to live by the end of this month, and on cape cod this goal seems harder to reach then the cure for the common cold ,seriously,I dont see why my quality of life has to be lowered because of the way cape cod is set up,I pay 900 a month for basically a studio where everything in the apartment is cheaply made and in my building there are sex offenders, bums, alcoholics,at least once a month the cops are called ,I just don't thinks its fair.
A friend of mine has a full time job and can not afford to live in the town where she goes to school and works shes running out of options which leads to me staying on cape for a few more months through out the summer so she wont ultimately be homeless.
I just don't understand how a full time student and worker cant find any help or assistance but some of these losers living in my building pay zero a month because they DON'T have jobs,and they DON'T have an education, but they DO have drug addictions,disability checks,alcoholism ,and crack baby's,so here is my advice to my very well rounded constructive and hard working friend...
CUT THE SHIT ,obviously in order to get any help living or to be allowed to live at all on cape you have to trade your sewing needles in for heroin needles, your cat in for a crack baby,and your job for a full time position on the streets and then maybe the housing assistance of cape cod will think your worthy of their still overpriced homes in the projects.. ahh we can only dream.
Anywayyys tomorrows supposed to be gorgeous so along with the GRAND OPENING of the store I think I'll break out the bathing suit and hit the beach <3 :)!
I'm going to do another post that's only pictures of my merch ,thanks for reading <3
Thursday, June 10, 2010
my names Emily I'm Eighteen I live in Massachusetts and I love it here
I craft here,I love here, have fun here,go thrift store shopping here,be ridiculous here,network here the whole shebang!
Today I made the probably very misguided decision to create this blog, as if my life needed one more project,I tend to be very hyperactive and ADD about my projects I cant finish one thing with out starting another I don't necessarily think this is a bad quality as long as these tasks get done.
Like right now I'm trying to progress in starting a business while still mastering my craft I know its probably not the best order to go about business, but they say science thrives during warfare and like that My craft will blossom under demand.
I'm not so sure that was the best analogy...but you know what I'm saying.
Anyways I started this blog to act as a creative outlet ,to clear my head of these thoughts my friends are getting sick of hearing about ,crafts,ideas,products,inspiration,aspiration,recycling upcycling,down cycling ,and basically anything thats provoking my interest at the time I'll also feature my work and advice when I have it :)
I sold my first bag last night for ten dollars and it felt amazing that someone actually wanted to spend there money ,that they worked for on something I created.
I know ten dollars isn't a lot I cant buy a house or save the world with ten dollars but its given me incentive to keep going with what I love to do.
I have a small obsession with cowboys and midwestern themed things I have subtly incorporated that into a lot of my designs,mostly by screen printing cow boy guns on pretty feminine gun pouches
I love that when I go out and look at my accessories everything I use I Made,I refuse to sell something if I wouldn't buy it myself.
a friend of mine is opening a gift shop on cape for the summer where me and friend have been enlisted to help fill the store with beautiful creations I'm lucky to have made talented friends who can all feed and draw inspiration from each other even if our styles aren't quite cohesive .
I'm in the process of becoming good everything lol,maybe you'll hear about that more later for now the quote of the day is
"brittany: Im gonna eat your babies Me: is that like free abortion or something" hahahahahahahahahahahahahhahahahahahah :)
maybe you had to be there right ?