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Weekend Recap

I hope everyone who celebrates Thanksgiving had a lovely holiday with delicious food and safe travels.  I'm envying any of you who had pumpkin cheesecake - I've seen your photos. :)

We had a pleasant surprise at our door Wednesday morning.

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Isn't this a pretty bouquet? Makes for a wonderful (and large!) centerpiece.  Otherwise, I had a very fulfilling Thanksgiving dinner Thursday, bummed around Friday and sat in front of the computer adding items to Etsy and promoting my free shipping - which ends TODAY btw, took a break Friday night for some coffee in Peekskill.

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Saturday was a beautiful day and I couldn't stay cooped up.  I paid a visit to fellow team mate from the Hudson Valley Etsy Team, Letitia from MaryJane's Heirlooms who was selling at the Van Wyck Homestead Museum 15th Annual Craft Boutique.

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It was very cute place. We had some yummy apple fritters. My boyfriend treated me to an early birthday present, a pretty brooch from Letitia. I put it on my coat right away

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Isn't it beautiful? I love love love the colors. I can wear this so many items. I can't wait to show it off some more.

Otherwise, I have been working on more pieces for next weekend. Here is a sneak peek.

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BIG shop updates all weekend!

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Even though it's a long holiday weekend, I am busy at work with the shop and will be adding a bunch of new items Friday thru Sunday so make sure you keep checking back at pulpsushi.etsy.com to see what's new.   If you want to avoid all of the Black Friday madness, you'll only be one click away!   You will have until Monday, 30 November to order online as I will be closing shop next week.  Afraid you will miss something? I will be posting updates on Twitter and Facebook. Oh by the way, did I happen to mention?

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:)

In the meantime....

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Looks Good From The Front

Flare for your hair is always a nice touch.  This is why the spotlight is on Looks Good From The Front which sells a large variety of flowers and fascinators for your crown.  You gotta start planning on how to wow the room for upcoming company holiday parties or New Year's bash.

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Sarah is currently offering 25% all of her designs and always offer free shipping.  For the upcoming holidays, she will even throw in some cute gift wrapping.

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Her profile says she loves to bake chocolate mayonnaise cupcakes, I must say I am intrigued. :)

If you are in the San Francisco area, Sarah will be at The Lightbox Crafty Hour on December 5th.



Fashionably Late

This is one of my latest pieces which can be found on Etsy and DaWanda.

What I am doing is going through as much of my supplies as possible without having to purchase new stock. This is how this necklace came together and quite frankly, I don't know why I didn't think of it sooner.  I just think it looks cool and it wears well.  I am very happy with it.


A new Adventure: Cross-Stitching

Back in 2004 when I found out I was going to be an aunt for the first time, I thought it would be neat if I could make something for my new niece. I couldn't knit a blanket or booties and such because I am not a knitter. So in the craft store I always see the cross-stitching kits and thought "I'm smart enough, I can follow instructions, they give you the pattern, how hard can it be?" I settled on a Precious Moments design and soon discovered I was in way over my head.  Needless to say, my niece never received a cute PM cross-stitch art to hang in her room.

Fast-forward 5 years and I'm at Clay, Wood & Cotton in Beacon, NY.  They just started their weekly Craft Night.  I stopped by this night for another reason. I figure jewelry making is pretty messy, involves a lot of small pieces, and I would need the whole table.  My friend Kristy, one of the shop owners, kept encouraging to pick up a new craft to try out.  I shared my Precious Moments disaster with her and the group and they assured me that it was just a matter of biting off more than I can chew and not me having no skills with a needle.

As luck would have it, the shop sells these adorable little kits from Chez-Sucre-Chez. I was particularly fond of the "Puppy Love" kit:

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I grab myself a kit and got started with some help from Kristy who patiently stood there watching as I attempted to get the thread through the eye of the friggin' pin.  I could not leave until I got through three boxes of the heart done. After a couple of entanglements I made it through. Took my kit home and finished the heart later that night. I was so proud.  I wanted to just leave it alone and forget about the puppies for fear they will each end up with only three legs.

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So far so good eh? :)  I'm really enjoying it and it's not hard at all.  I think I found a new hobby.  Making jewelry is not really a hobby. It is helping me pay the bills, I consider it my second job-that I enjoy at least.  This past weekend I spent most of Saturday and Sunday hammering out new items for next month.  It's nice have something to do just for me, something that helps me relax and clear my mind a little.  I can't wait for the next Craft Night so I can show Kristy my progress. :)


This just in!!!

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Pulp Sushi will be at the Bust Holiday Craftacular on Sunday December 6th.  So if you can't visit me the day before at the Holiday Handmade Cavalcade, here's your chance!

I'm thinking about just closing shop now just to make sure I have enough inventory for both dates. Just a thought, don't know if I'll actually do it.   To say that I am excited is an understatement. I am straight-up freaking out!!! I applied with the idea of not getting in.  I was use to the rejections from Renegade.  This was my first time applying for this show and I got lucky! =D