Sunday, August 29, 2010

Etsy's Front Page!

On Saturday I got an email from informing me that I was currently on Etsy's Front Page!!!  And as if that wasn't enough I got two sales, a wonderful email from a lovely Etsian about my work and I also gained over 70 new people 'heart-ing' my shop! I am so grateful and happy that JarosDesigns chose my piece to feature in her treasury!

Needless to say...I had a great weekend!  I hope you did, too!

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Yes I can...

 First week of work down!  The bad news is that I didn't have enough energy to do any CSHM work when I got home.  I'm hoping my energy will build up as the weeks go by.  The good news is that on my first day of work I made a sale!!!  I'm taking it as a sign that the universe is telling me that balancing the two will all work out.

I really hope this is true because now that I can't sit at home all day to create I'm flooded with new ideas!

Photo by Peaches and Juleps

Friday, August 6, 2010

Back to the grind...

As you know I work in the film business.  One of the things I love about the business is that it's freelance.  Freelancing is great because it allowed me to make a decision to take time off without reprimand or jumping through hoops.  And it was during this time that I was able to start Chocolate Sushi Handmade.  Although I would love to solely survive on CSHM it's not in the cards...yet.

So...the time has come that I have been both hoping for and dreading... 

That's right, Monday begins a new challenge in my life: returning to the film world while maintaining my own business.  A world where twelve hour days are the norm.  My biggest worries are that I don't have enough inventory and that I won't have the energy to create anything new.  I am hoping that since I clearly know what my fears are that I can do what I need to do to make them disappear.  I'm sure I'll be able to do it, but please wish me luck!

Oh and why a picture of  Jonah Hill you ask...because this is what I'm working on.

Photo via Harpers Bazaar

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Look at what I found...

Walking over to the new Target in Harlem I spotted this incredible sliver of land.  It literally stopped my in my tracks!  What I wouldn't give for a brownstone with this attached to it. 
It's hidden next to an apartment building and is apparently sponsored by Home Depot.  This is why I love walking around this just never know what you'll find!

And the winner is...

The time has come to announce the winner of my first ever giveaway!  I don't know about you, but I am giddy with excitement!  I definitely get more excited watching others open their Christmas presents than I do opening my own.  This isn't America's Got Talent so I won't do the long dramatic pause before announcing the sirree...I won't...just kidding!  Here it goes:


Thanks so much for all of you that entered and spread the word!  AND since all of you guys were so sweet I am keeping all of the other names so that you will have 2 entries in my next giveaway!

{I apologize for the clearly unedited video.  I had this grand idea that I would videotape the whole event so I could show the glittering confetti I made showering down over the name, but apparently my video editing software doesn't like Quicktime.  I truly apologize because in my head it would have been on par to midnight in Times Square on January 1st!  Okay...slight exaggeration, but a girl can dream.}
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