February 24, 2009

I made my first sale!

Hooray for me! I sold three candles, all in the same glass style.

Also, my mail finally got forwarded and today I received -

- My new driver's license. In the vertical format rather than horizontal, like a normal 21+ year old. But my address is too long to fit so I had to take out several spaces and it looks like a jumbled mess. In the online survey for the Texas DMV I let them know how annoyed I was.

- My Faint tickets for April.

- Lots of coupons, most of which I won't use but some that could come in handy. The rest will be reused as packing paper.

- My graduation photos, a couple 5x7s.

- Info on my check card's rewards points. I have 106 points right now. For a round trip plane ticket I need 50,000. Ha!

Cristy and I went to a farmers market on Saturday and I bought -

- Chibata bread.
- Super fresh milk
- Granola
- A blueberry scone
- Blackberry Jelly (so amazing!)
- Some lemon ginger soap.... mmmm smells gooood!

Oh, and the animated short that I liked the least won at the Oscars. Oh, well.

February 20, 2009

A new adventure!

I'm selling my wares - well, my candles anyway. I've started a new pet project by making yummy smelling candles in vintage glass containers. It's fun. The candles look awesome and I've finally found a way to utilize my inner love for vintage glassware that otherwise I would never really use (cool glassware is nice and all, but unless I'm having weekly themed dinner parties where I can dress up my table a-la Semi Homemade no one would ever see my nifty colorful collections).

What a great way to combine a cool underused antique with something useful and decorative?

I have an Etsy shop: dixiediy.etsy.com and I'm trying to add new candles daily. I just bought three adorable green tea cups at goodwill the other day... I'm thinking cucumber melon?

I also try to be somewhat imaginative when it comes to photos - placing the candles in different arrangements with other vintage items. I've come to realize that I have quite of a bit of vintage/antique decor, more than I imagined. I think my apartment is now an even mix of IKEA and vintage with a little bit of Target and stolen/other goods mixed in. I'm hoping to lean more towards the vintage and unique rather than the IKEA (don't get me wrong, IKEA, I love you, but you're bringing me down.)

Hmm... once I get a good number of candles up I think I'll start advertising a little on various blogs and websites. Craft fairs, perhaps?

I'm going to yoga tonight, finally, after so long of not going!