Tuesday, November 24, 2009

In the Kitchen

When women are depressed, they eat or go shopping. Man invade another country. It's a whole different way of thinking. - Elayne Boosler

I feel as though I'm going to spend this entire week cooking! Saturday, we processed the deer so I was in the kitchen all day. Sunday, I started dog food, so cooked two whole chickens and chopped a million gallons of veggies (okay, maybe it was only half a million). Yesterday I took all the chicken off the bones and ran all the veggies through my blender, mixed and put into containers for the dog. Today? I'm making dog biscuits for my agility class as a Thanksgiving gift. And Wednesday, I need to brine the turkey for Thursday. Thursday goes without saying.


I'm tired of my kitchen.

DD and I spent a great deal of time reorganizing her beading supplies yesterday as well. We had been putting new beads and findings in the next available spot in her organizers, but it made no sense when trying to find something. So we got a few new ones yesterday and started putting things away in some logical order. All the metal spacers in one, all the findings in one, all the pink beads in one, etc. What a pain, and even now we aren't done.

I saw a bracelet someone else had done using eyepins and dangling the beads like charms instead of stringing the beads directly on to the wire, elastic or hemp and I like the idea, so that's next on the list of learning how to do for DD. She's also going to start adding charms to her book thongs, so that's cool. And we got a custom order for book thongs, so she's working on those today. My friend with the Etsy store does most of her business via custom orders IRL, so I wonder if that's how DD will end up.

Now I just need to get Distinctively DD out there more -- find some places to advertise, and I will probably start a blog and a Facebook fan page. Oy. I wish I could let her run amok online and take care of this stuff herself, but, uh ... no. And DD is disappointed at the way things are moving so slowly -- a few orders here and there, but I think she was imagining piles of orders coming in. I'm trying to learn the ins and outs of Artfire, but GAH, there aren't enough hours in the day.

These are my current fave earrings -- I love how dainty they are:

I swiped a pair very similar to these for myself, lol.

And, it's time to go wake up the house, so I'll stop gabbing. Have a great day!



Maria Zannini said...

I don't know how much good it did, but I mentioned Distinctively DD on Lynn Viehl's blog the other day.

As for other ideas, you might consider making little flyers with detachable website addresses that local businesses or libraries might carry on their bulletin boards.

Brandy said...

How about those widgets for friends to put on their blogs or websites?
The earrings are lovely! She's making beautiful things!

I hope you get time to leave the kitchen for a bit.
Have a fab day!

Diane Craver said...

I love the earrings - very pretty!
Hope your day was great.

Anonymous said...

I love DD's stuff and def want some but have to put all purchase on hold until my work situation is figured out. Hugs!

Ceri Hebert said...

I've got it relatively easy. Have to come up with a snack and some kind of salad for Thursday. I love going to relative's houses for the holidays. I've never been a good hostess. I tried one year and my brother and I ended up not speaking for 2 weeks. Can't deal with the stress.

Ceri Hebert said...

Beautiful earrings, by the way! Your DD is doing a fabulous job!

groovyoldlady said...

The quote at the beginning is AWESOME. ;-)