Sunday, June 29, 2008

Inspiration and daily life

Good times in the Glenny household. First there was my movie party on Friday night, it went really well. Good fun was had by all. Didn't get to sleep until 2 AM, so no crafting was done Friday. *sadness* Saturday a high school friend of my dad's came over with his family in tow. That was interesting. Got to hear many many stories from 'the golden age' of my father. haha, what a rebel.

And today, no crafting will be done unless I get off the computer right now. Tonight I'm going to say ta-ta to all my friends who are headed to Costa Rica for three weeks. WITHOUT ME!!!!!! *cries a little* But it'sfine, I suppose. I'll just tell them to bring me back crafty yarn and beads and loteria cards. Or is that in Mexico that they have loteria?....hmmm.....

The purse show was SPECTACULAR. I was spazzing out at suffering from sensory overload in that exhibit. Lol, Jen you would have done the same. The bags were to die for! Maybe I'll post pictures soon...

Still have three items listed in the shop! Be sure to let me know if I can make anything for ya!

Lots of love and crafty-ness,

Friday, June 27, 2008

Get Well Soon, Computer!

Our home computer has taken yet another nose-dive. The Internet has been s l o w beyond all meaning of the word. This means I will not be able to get on until someone fixes it. I think it might be a virus. Oh dear.

No sales yet, but that's okay. I'm just starting, after all!

Today Tara and I are going with Grandma Beth (sewing hero) to the 'Purses Through The Ages' exhibit at Midway Museum. This is going to be really fun! I hope to get some inspiration for new designs of LL&H purses.

But tell me, is this sad? I'm using my really super spiffy purse made out of old vinyl records when I go out today. Know why? Because I get insane amounts of complements on it. And since we are going to a purse exhibit, there will be purse junkies there who will comment on it, and then I can give them my business card and get more people viewing the shop!!! Bruhahahahahaha I shall conquer the world with my marketing schemes! *ahem* yes. Okay...

So guess what I got today? Sewing Hero Grandma Beth has struck again, this time as the Yarn Hero. She waltzes in to Bubba's office with a Target bag full of beige yarn. Guess how much? Four skeins weighing in at one pound each. WOW. I'll never have to buy skin-tone yarn again! Horray for Yarn Heros!

Wednesday, June 25, 2008


Two items posted! I'm not going to tell you what they are, though! You'll have to go to the shop and check them out yourself!
What are the first two items??
I'm working on posting other goodies like, oh, say crochet patterns. Intriguing, eh? Hmmmm...I'll have to see what I can dig up. *big grin*
I cannot find the words to tell you how happy I am about this my etsy is ALIVE!!!!
Can't wait for my first sale!
Hope summer is being good to you!
All my love,

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Night Update: Etsy Etsy Etsy Grand Opening!!

It's here!!! The official Luck, Love and Hedgehogs online Etsy shop!!!!!!! And yes, that did deserve seven exclaimation points! Horrayyy!!!!
Click here to see the shop front in all its shimmering glory!!
But, there are no items posted yet *group awwww.* Keep looking back in the coming days to see what spiffy new things I post-ificate to sell!
I am sooooo excited about this!!!!!!! And of course I shall be making a lot of hoopla about my new items, maybe even teaser pics. Who knows?
Happy summer, everyone!

Etsy Etsy Etsy

I need an Etsy! Need need need need an Etsy!
Yesterday I got something that I rarely ever get, MONEY! Horray money! I sold a painting for $125. Nice, eh? I'm pretty pumped about it. It was the same (exactally the same) as one I sold at my school's Art Auction back in March. That was to raise money for my trip to Spain and France in '09. Mrs. Johnson (the Junior High librarian and my friend's mom) liked my painting but didn't win it at the auction. She asked me to make another one and I did. So, she got the 2nd edition of my painting "Muse." It rather ticked me off that I had to repeate myself, but beggars cannot be choosers. And besides, she seems so pleased with it!
So. Since I liked getting that check so much, I feel new motivation towards my launching my Etsy shop. I hope (hope hope hope) that I will have it before the day is out. Cross your fingers for me!

Wednesday, June 18, 2008


For the past three days I have been stuck at home. Stranded, really. It's kind of annoying knowing that in my wallet lies my driver's license, the key to freedom, which I cannot use. Both my parents have been leaving early in the morning so that means no car, no truck. The tractors are still here but, tractors are a bit of a stretch...especially driving the 30+ minutes into Rockford.

So here I am! At home, with my younger sister. Sometimes the most random things can come from the boredom of homebound-ness. For example, yesterday I spent the entire day cleaning my room. I mean the entire day. It was...odd, actually. I kept finding yarn under my bed, even after I thought I had it all rounded up, more yarn appeared. Strange, no?

In other news, I'm joining my first ever swap on! After, what, a year or so of lurking? Haha. The name of the swap is 'The Completely Random Swap' so it has the making to be a fine first swap for me. Huzzah for random!

And wow, I was just checking my Craftster account ant you will not believe how many people commented on my prom dress!!!! AHHHH!!!! I am beyond words! People are so freaking's unbelieveable. It just makes my day that much better. It', get lovely praise and words of encouragement from people you don't know, have never met, and never will meet. It's so reassuring to know that people are supportive of each other, even if they have nothing in common besides the desire to create. That is magic, pure magic and grace. It makes me so thankful that I have some remote talents that I can share...

Okay, I'm rambling. It's just so hard to put down in words how lucky I feel everytime someone looks at my work and says "now that is amazing." I feel so....proud and complete. When you make something, you put part of yourself into it, and when people affirm that what you have made is beautiful, it's sort of like being told that you, yourself are beautiful. I don't know, it's just nice to hear. Maybe I'm self-centered, but this certainly makes me feel all warm and fuzzy.

Alright, that's enough for now I suppose.

All my love,

Monday, June 16, 2008

Today's weather:

....A chance of not having the Etsy store up and running yet. RAWR!! I need to know if I can use a debit car instead of a credit card for the seller shop thingy-ma-giger. I'll have to look into it...
In other news, my sister is on a dishcloth crocheting frenzy, I guess she's getting ready for the flood, hahaha. It has rained soooooo much here! Perhaps I should build an ark? Can you crochet one?
Just got another bank statement this week, and may I say, yikes? If I don't get this Etsy off the ground successfully, I might have to get a *gasp* job. Ewwwww, jobs. Isn't this supposed to be easy? Trillions of other people just pop onto etsy and get an account and sell stuff in seconds! Maybe I'm just over complicating this....
And just for fun, here are some pics of my latest creation: Kon the stuffed Lion from the Anime show, Bleach...

I posted him on Craftster, too:

Please post a quick comment if you are reading this, it'd be nice to know I'm not alone...

All my love,

Saturday, June 7, 2008


Horay! You are reading the blog!!!

Okay, this is the Luck, Love and Hedgehogs' Official Blog!! *fanfare, trumpets, and confetti* Which is kind of ironic because, technically, Luck Love and Hedgehogs doesn't even exist yet. Heh.

So, here's the background information all in one convenient place for those of you who have never heard of Luck Love and Hedgehogs (which is probably all of you, unless you are some freaky mind reader or something):

My name is Carolyn. I am 16 years old and I have been making stuff since I was born, pretty much. My mother dearest (who is known as Bubba, by the way) is all about the self-employment movement and after some pressuring from her (and people who saw what kind of things I make), I came up with Luck Love and Hedgehogs. It's my business that I will be using to sell my handmade goodies. The products range from crazy little crocheted stuffed animals to pendents made from shrink plastic. It's quite a range, let me tell you!

You may be thinking, "So where does this blog come in to play with this whole...hedgehog...thingy?" Well, I have been raised on the mantra "You gotta get your product out there, or it won't sell" so that's what I am doing. I'm spreading the word! And, once I get the Etsy shop up and running, this will kind of be a little behind-the-scenes place for my rantings about life, money, and anything else that relates to crafting and selling. Plus, I'm pretty sure I'm going to need a ton of help from experienced entrepreneurs/crafters, since I really have no idea what I'm getting myself into. Yeah....

Thank you for reading and please keep checking back for more updates on the will-be shop and/or craft shows I might be at!

All my love,