- misc beads
- beading pins
- knitting needle gauge
- chainmail or jump rings, to size 2 months ago
In the beginning, there was a need that created consumer pull, an artist who began writing to provide a service, and an idea that would improve the quality of other people’s lives.
A bit pretentious, but it’s something.Rough draft contents page:
Extended for personal recipes
Inflammatory scale for common foods 3 months ago
Preparing meals ahead of time makes working at home fabulous!
Roasted vegetables gives me an hour of work time. When done it chimes at just the right moment for me to take a break. And it’s a side dish that most everyone can appreciated, more so when famished, lol.
Dips and purées with a bit of flat bread turn snack time easy-peasy, because that’s a wrap! In a pinch? Use crackers.
Soup can be served in a mug. If reheating a broth, toss in some pre-diced veggies, fresh kitchen herbs, and left over grains (pasta, rice, lentils, even beans).
I actually hate cooking with a livid passion, but when it comes to getting stuff done, many hands make light work in short time. And these days, time is in short supply. 3 months ago
26x recorded 3 months ago
The things we do to clean up after our family pet.
Well I’ll tell ya! 3 months ago
I’m not even sure what this all is.
To the packing boxes! 3 months ago
For those who don’t know, I not only physically go out and gather my resources, refine, manufacture, and supply into fine jewellery, but I also sell my own wares. It’s a boatload of work but no one else is doing it so I have a comfortable niche that has only widened over the past fifteen years.
I have sculptures, jewellery, prints, toys, and cosmetics to sell. Now to take the final close up before selling to the public.
I’m so excited! 3 months ago
How to stand out?
That question should be asked long before the actual work starts. It separates the product from certain success or ruin.
The product itself should draw attention to itself without a single word or description. Quality images, for both thumbnail preview and for a large focus gallery, can describe your product in further detail. Descriptions lead to final sale where scrutiny and highly finicky buyers hesitate based on preference. This should include any specialized or specific cleaning and care instructions, including and not limited to handling, shipping, packaging, and possible repair policies.
Where organic materials are concerned, some buyers are especially particular to the quality of life and manner to which the organic material was collected. Ethical treatment should be the highest quality sought after when manufacturing with supplies, so that upon sale, you can assert moral obligation with confidence and thereby open your selling audience to the highest volume of potential buyers with a flexible spending capacity.
This is where variety serves the seller best. Creating variates upon request while supplies last, creates a buyer “pull” and implies exclusivity or that it being lucrative. Stimulating buyer pull is a marketing tool that can emotionally charge your sales, and even future sales, to your benefit.
“You are noticed more if you stand on your head than you are if you are the right way up.”
- George Orwell 3 months ago
It sounds funny out loud, but I hate buying my materials for work online due to it’s detachment, both from the seller-to-buyer and between the buyer-and-the-product. It’s next to impossible to quality control until it arrives and by then so much time has passed that deadlines are usually fast approaching.
The ideal is to manufacture and supply oneself. 3 months ago
http://asweeterthing.com/2013/01/31/no-bake-granola-bars/ 3 months ago
It bothers me that I have inventory to sell but I cannot sort myself out to publish an itinerary of each item. 3 months ago
I was done a week ago but my post office tells me I can’t mail certain items. Has anyone else had this problem? And what kind of items might I substitute for food items? 3 months ago
To my delight, I have managed to revive and regrow sweet onions!
They look fantastic and they repel the pantry moths. 3 months ago
Adapted from The Candle Cafe Cookbook
1 cup steel cut oats
1/2 cup old-fashioned rolled oats
1/4 cup dry roasted, unsalted almonds
1/4 cup sunflower seeds
1/4 cup pumpkin seeds
1/4 cup pure maple syrup
2 tablespoons honey
1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
1/4 teaspoon sea salt
1/4 cup dried cranberries
1/4 cup dried cherries
1/4 cup dried apricots, chopped
1/4 cup unsweetened shredded coconut, lightly toasted
Preheat the oven to 300˚F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
Combine both oat varieties, almonds, seeds, maple syrup, honey, olive oil, vanilla, spices and salt. Evenly spread mixture on the baking sheet and bake for 50 minutes, stirring every 10 minutes. Once golden and toasted, remove from the oven and sprinkle the dried fruit and coconut on top of the warm granola. Let cool before serving or storing.
Granola will keep in an airtight container for up to a month.
SOURCE : http://www.boneats.ca/2011/02/ultimate-granola.html 3 months ago
It’s that time of the year again and Autumnal cleaning abounds!
clear the gutters
3) Secret Santa Gift, send
4) Xmas cards, send
6) start blog
7) design layout
8) create meal plan (1/3)
9) build storage and shelving alcoves (1/20) 3 months ago
This is hardly the place to bare one’s soul.
It is nice though, to leave a kind note to myself, and perhaps for other’s struggling with just the very same things, that life not only moves on but it flourishes.
Letting go is very much a survival strategy. And to do so gracefully is to take full ownership of the life that I live. 3 months ago
This month, I earned enough to pay for a needful expense.
With enough gusto and dedication I can not only break even but consistently turn a profit.
Hesitation quickens in the pit of my stomach as though it were clenching. Here I am, far away from stagnation, but something subconscious avoids this most obvious step of progress.
It might take sometime. At least I know clearly now what needs to be done and what can be done next. 3 months ago