Hay Girl


I have been busy making some custom cards.  My friend at work owns a bunch of alpacas and they are having an Open Ranch Day in November.  They sell all kinds of alpaca stuff  and I asked if I could make some cards and some rocks to sell:

Here is one type of card:

They took a long time to put together.  Its actual alpaca fleece.

Then I started the Alpaca Rock rocks:

I will be doing more colors and types later.  Its a start.

I am hoping to make a little extra for the holiday and just to get cought up really.  Omg, I am so behind right now, I asked to work on my Fridays off a few times.

Update on AC drama!  

First quore came in at $7100.00!  I can’t even.  Second quote appointment was this morning so I won’t get that est until Tuesday.  I am waiting for the 3rd company now.  Um… They are late.

Not much going on, hiking in the morning and stopping at 99 cent store on the way home.  Thats it for spending I hope.  Might have to go to Smart & Final for a few things too.

Hope you are having a nice weekend!




Yep My AC is toast!

I called my older brother and ran some ideas by him and he said the swamp cooler is a waste of money.  I think You all may have agreed.

He said to just get some quotes and we will figure it out.  So I think that means that he will help me buy a new one.

Its as old as the condo which was built in 1972,  I was 12!

If I get a new one my electric bill wont look like this:

Weekend Stuff

That was an awful shock!  One month for a 920 SF condo!  

I lined up three companies.  It should be interesting and scary!

Yikes!  I am sure its gonna be thousands!  I even need a crane!  

Heavy sigh!



Suggestions Welcomed

Yesterday my air conditioner was off most of the day.  Then I closed up the place and it got HOT!  Fast.

I turned on the air but noticed that there was no cold air, like immediately!  Usually it will blow cold, then die out!  Then later work again.

So again, I think it is dying, if not dead… Again.  


I looked online at these thingies:

Swamp coolers!

I think one or two of these might work.  See… I can’t vent here out a window.  My HOA would sue me.  Maybe I could vent one out of a doggie door that they cant see, I could try.  

I don’t know what to do, its freaking hot, and will get hotter.

Maybe I should see if I can get quotes and make payments to a company.  They would have to agree and the trustee would have to approve.  Its thousands. 

Something!  Any suggestions.



Back To The Grind

Yep and so it is!  Just grateful to have a job really!  Gotta keep it all in perspective.

Yesterday I was a card making fool!

Very pink!  But I felt like pink after this blue:

Have I ever shared Gracie with her baby?  She has been carrying this toy around since I got her:

Silly Gracie!  I have bought her new ones but that is her baby.

Welp better get to lunch then back at the soul sucking grind.  πŸ˜



Annie, Figs & More

Hi guys!  I am so sad!  Back to work tomorrow, I feel a panic attack coming on.  I am grateful to have a full time job, for sure, but my souless position/company I work for sucks the life out of me.

Thank goodness I found a creative outlet!

Last night I stepped away from the craft table to visit a friend.  Remember Annie?

Poor Annie!

She is still kicking and just as sweet as ever!

My bff has a fig tree so I tried them straight off the tree!

It was nice to have someone else cook for a change!

In craft news:  I went to pick up a few things and got sucked in!  Crap!

I picked up some stamps and other things.  All on sale, but when you are broke!!!!

I am getting quite an inventory going for Etsy, but I am not even close to opening.  I need to learn shipping and all that.  I need to create some business cards to ship with my packages and I need to do a logo, etc.  this is going to be a good side business into retirement so I want to set it up right.

The money I put in now will help me later.

I am working on inventory.

All the “window” cards are ready and I am working on some new ones this morning.  

I created this background and it will give me four more cards.  

(Oh wow, need to hide that heavy line!)  taking a pic is a good way to see stuff like that I guess!  

Anyway thats my morning.  Kid is golfing of course and I am making a mess!

Have a great rest of your weekend. I hope it drags out!  πŸŒΊπŸ‘



Etsy Ready?

Yesterday was a good day!  I ended up doing a side job and making 50.00!  It filled my gas tank AND bought me a few art supplies.

I tried to salvage some of the prints that I made, that I actually really like and made a few cards this morning.

What do you think, Etsy Ready?

Tomorrow I plan to put up some stuff and launch the online store. I think.

I left all the cards blank but will offer to customize with whatever sentiment they want.

I also created these bookmarks:

Today I plan on making more cards.

I also plan to hit up some of the stores in the area at some point to see if they will carry some.  That scares me though.  That won’t happen for months.

Anyway that is what I am up to today.  My vaca is almost over!  πŸ˜’

What are you up to today?  I hope you are having a good weekend.



Gelli Fail (Sort Of)

Well that didn’t work!  I made that homemade gelli plate and it was a big fail.  

Not completely the plates fault either, I just have no clue what I am doing!  Well, it did kind of fall apart too.

Looks good huh?  I WAS able to get some color pulled off but I have no idea what I am doing.  Its harder than it looks.

It cool though. It ended up falling apart in places, I turned it over and hope that I can get a few more prints after I think about it for awhile. 😁  I need to figure out color combo.  Hmph!

I was able to get some pretty color on the tags though:

See it in the background? I ran with the lavender purple and added some ephemera.  I created the baby tags.  I wish I had better ribbon.  People use eyelash ribbon.  Might go get some, its got to be just a couple bucks right?

There was some feathers at a thrift store for 10 cents, I should have picked them up!  Things like that will help build my stash. But I don’t have lots of space or money.

But things I want:  brown ink, glossy accents, pretty ribbon, vintage ephemera, antique white paint, embossing machine, the list is endless.  

I do make do.  Last night I learned how to make crackle paint with GLUE!  I want to do that on some tags and or bookmarks.

Today my kid is off.  She has been golfing all week and really deserves the day!  I am so proud of her.

Its been so nice to be home this week with my kid and cats.  I envy stay at home moms now.

Well better go get at it.

Have a great day!!