Friday, June 26, 2009

Etsy Find For The Day

I think this sums things up rather nicely.

White Elephant Collective

Happy weekend folks!

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Etsy Race is holding a promo video contest until August and my friend Gillian and I decided we'd give it a go.

We've got ideas for a couple more videos that we have to find time to shoot, but this is our first one: Etsy Race.

Please feel free to share this with others as the more views we get the more likely we are to win!

Happy Tuseday!

Friday, June 12, 2009

A Couple of Fun Things

First, I finished the latest Winchester rifle fillet crochet last night.

Second, my friend Beth was featured on Urban Outfitters' blog the other day!
Urban Outfitters Blog. Check out her shop on Etsy!

Third, Ginny from My Favorite Color is Shiny posted this video yesterday, which actually made me cry a little. I guess I just needed the inspiration today. :)

And last, but not least, I found this the other day:
Thank You

Happy weekend, folks!

Wednesday, June 10, 2009


I started working on some crocheted patches to cover the holes in my green hoodie.

It's such a good hoodie. I don't have the heart to get rid of it. But I do have the means to spruce it up a bit! :)


In other news, today has been much better than yesterday. I'm trying not to use this blog to vent my frustrations, but every now and then there has to be an exception. :) Thanks for putting up with my rant, reader. You kids are all right.


Tuesday, June 9, 2009


Fair warning: I may asplode!

ARGH! So. Debt collectors suck major ass, right? Long story short, two years ago I paid a bill that went to a collection agency unbeknown to me. I pay it. Debt paid. I'm in the clear, right? Oh no. Not by a long shot. This collection agency has been hounding me for two years, TWO YEARS PEOPLE. Why? Because THEY screwed up my account. First, they entered the wrong amount when I first paid the bill. They corrected it and claim to have sent me a reciept stating it was paid. Second, a few months later I get a call from another debt collector saying that they are representing the first collector and want my money. ARGH! I then have to go through this whole process of sorting out my account again. Done and done. THINK AGAIN! Third, a few more months go by and I get ANOTHER CALL from ANTOHER debt collector. The cycle just keeps cycling!

Then today I get another call. This time the original collector claims that while they see that my account has been paid it isn't "closed out". WTF does that mean? Soooooooooo, they want me to fax them the reciept they were supposed to send me in the first place. I have no recolection of getting this recpiet and if I did, after moving a couple times, I have no clue where it is.

The kicker is I asked the lady I was talking to what happens if I can't find this recpiet that YOU sent me and should therefore have ON FILE ANYWAY. She said she'd have to pass it to her supervisor who would then take care of it. So, I asked her why not just have her supervisor look into it in the first place since I've been dealing with their bullshit for TWO EFFEN YEARS?????

She said she'd ask her supervisor while I look for the reciept. Great. That's really bloody helpful.

In the meantime, I'm trying to relax by crocheting yet another Winchester rifle. Hmmf!

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

The Winchester

When I started going bonkers with filet crochet not all too long ago my good friend Jane commissioned me for a piece. She and her beau live in a house very similar to the Winchester House in California in that there are stairs that lead to nowhere in their basement and there are windows on the outside that do not lead inside. Odd, no? They also collect nic nacs, do dads and other kitchy items having to do with Winchester rifles. So, when she asked me to make her a filet crochet for her home she asked if I could crochet the image of a rifle. Well....sure! Why not!?

The Winchester

The piece isn't completely finished, I still have to dye it brown. I haven't dyed anything in a long time so I'm rather excited to take it up again. :)