I’m Moving!

Yes, yes, I’ve said many times I’m moving to Chicago but this time I’m referring to my blog!  I have a new blog now: The Urban Pasture !  It’s a little different but will still have tutorials, recipes, doodles, and other life bits.  I’m going to be focusing more on country living/diy living in a big city-I’m very excited about the new direction my blog is taking and I would love for you to come along for the ride!  Change any essential RSS feeds, google readers, etc.  


I was playing around with Picnik today and I made this little card!  I’ve been thinking about doing digital collage style cards to add to my Etsy, what do you think of it?  I’m looking for some feedback!  Also, if you print photo cards/postcards, do you print them from home or do you get them from a printers?  I don’t have a nice printer so I’m looking for a good printer online until I can get a nicer printer for the house.  Who have you used before?  Just popping in to say hello and I hope everyone is having a good weekend!  Tucker and I are going to go to the Magic Bus Cafe in a little bit and I can’t wait for a veggie chili dog!  If you live in or near Minneapolis-I HIGHLY recommend you checking them out.  Cathy is an awesome lady and the dogs are ridiculously delicious!

I found this fantastic photo perusing my Flickr groups! Great job scrumptiousdelight I am loving it!

I wonder what I should do with these little doodles…..it’s hard to think of different ways to utilize your pieces of work isn’t it?  Any ideas?

I just received my code to be a beta tester over at the new site indieMADE!  You can still apply to be a beta tester if you would like, you get a free year and you’re able to help make the site better!  Here is my initial indiemade set up here.  Is there anything that you might want to see in your own website, or features that you would add to your own site if you had one?  Let me know!  The great thing about indiemade is that it is customizable and you have a lot of control and features.  Apply to be a beta tester today!

Indeed we all work hard for the money!  I’ve been busy, busy, busy lately getting ready to move and I’ve been working on a new project that I want to tell you about.  There is a new site called IndieMade.  I’ve been writing some articles for their resources section which is all about running your own crafty business.  There’s tons of great information and I’ve been writing about packaging, taxes, photographs, marketing, phew!  Lots n lots of great articles are there for your viewing pleasure!  IndieMade is a new company that wants to cater to those folks who love the ease of selling on Etsy but would like more control over their shop.  On IndieMade you get your own blog, news section, calendar to let your customers know where you’ll be, and a shopping cart.  There is a great range of customization of your shop and you have a gallery where you can upload pictures of other things you’re working on.  It’s a one stop shop for everything you without having to build a website yourself.  I would HIGHLY suggest checking the site out and take their tour.  We are currently in testing of the site so it’s not live yet, but soon!  Check back here for updates on the site and once it’s gone live you can sign up for a 30 day free trial to see if it’s something that would work for you!