Kwerkii's Etsy Store

Monday, June 7, 2010


I "won" my first alchemy bid this weekend. I'm so excited! They buyer liked my ideas enough to order two products rather than the one that was advertised. I am working for a bit less than I would normally charge but a) I liked the challenge and b) it would be my first transaction as a seller. I want to prove my ability to make quality products and here is my chance. It has even given me ideas for future product designs. Huzzah! *dances*

Now to go to the bead store

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Bad Week

Sorry for the lack of structure but I am having a frustrating week. On Monday I'll try to post some pictures of the fun stuff I've been working on recently. Crafting helps me to relax sometimes

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Street Festival

I just signed up for my first vendor opportunity today. I am going to be a part of the Bloor St. Festival on July 24th this year and I'm already a bit worried. I've never sold my wares as a vendor before and I want to make sure that I maximize my short time in the spotlight. I think my goal is to have at least 100 pairs of earrings ready for the festival (I have to make about 2 per day). I am feeling very paranoid and a bit doubtful of my abilities but I know that if I jump right in I will do my best and learn from it. I'm a bit of a worry wart and the only way I can beat my negativity is to force myself to be brave and try. I will always do my best once I'm committed :p . Wish me luck! I've got a tonne of pop-tab earrings to wrap, reptile earrings to make, and other creations that haven't made it onto the internet just yet. Don't be surprised if a month from now I go crazy trying to make more merchandise at the last minute. Oh shoot I need to get my business cards printed as well. Maybe I'll make a to-do list...

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Ack! Missed Monday's Post

Soooo why didn't I post anything yesterday? I could have posted something but instead I was making an "ice cream" cake using melted chocolate bars. The original recipe is from Paula Deen on the Food Network but I decided to put my own spin on things.

Basically, you melt a chocolate bar, whip some cream, fold them together then freeze! I used Mars Bars instead of Snickers and I didn't use any peanut butter. I also drizzled caramel and chocolate syrup all over it just before eating. The flavour is similar to ice cream but not as heavy. I dare not do a nutritional analysis of the recipe but if anybody wants me to I'll post it.

Go enjoy the weather and eat some ice cream! Or....take the time and make this cake/pie/whatever and eat it too :D