Saturday, November 29, 2008

There are SCAMS out there...

I just go this email from a Katie Johson, email requesting that I send her products from my store to her store in Australia. The email was worded weirdly and always had "REPLY BACK" in all caps. I have heard of this before, someone international wants to pay by credit card and wants to use really expensive shipping and of course, needs a large order ASAP. Then you send it and charge the card, but they will dispute it later and you will be out your product as well as any shipping you paid for. So, please please please, watch out for this one. Most store owners are very selective about what they want from you and are willing to talk it over, but not her. So, be on the lookout, I don't want her to scam any of the good crafters out there... Email me if you've gotten emails from her too.

Friday, October 24, 2008

New Website Coming Soon...

I was getting tired of my old website with its shopping cart program that I couldn't edit how I wanted, so Erik is teaching me html code and I am creating a whole new website from the ground up (in notepad), exactly as I want it to be. This new website will take a little more time to create but it will be worth it in the end!!! I'd like to write here more but I am still having difficulty adding photos. And a blog just isn't that exciting without photos!

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Article in Bead&Button Magazine

I have two articles being published in Bead&Button Magazine, both will be coming out in the April 2008 issue. I am offering kits for the Patchwork Chainmaille bracelet on my website here. Here's what they look like...

Friday, January 18, 2008

First Blog Post Ever

Hi, my name is Amanda and I love to make things. I make alot of different things, so I got this blog to show all the stuff I'm working on, the ideas I have, etc. Also, to tell everyone where they can purchase my stuff at shops/galleries and when craft shows come up where you can see my work in public.
I live back and forth between Buffalo, NY and Portland, OR. I grew up in Buffalo so my family lives there and I recently got married 7/7/07 so my husband Erik and I live in Portland, where he is from.
My website is and Erik's is
Right now, you can see my work at:
Thin Ice, Elmwood Ave., Buffalo NY
Impact Artist's Gallery, Tri-Main Center, Buffalo, NY
I do: shibori, pleating, dyeing, fabric surface design, tie-dye, sewing, jewelry, chainmaille, beading, polymer clay, soapmaking/bath & beauty products, screenprinting, batik, patchwork corduroy clothing, bookmaking, knitting, crocheting, spinning, felting, stained glass, mosaics, and alot of other stuff that i can't think of right now.
In addition to art/craft-related skills, I also like to cook exotic foods, make herbal teas, make my own cheese and sausage, gather wild plants and mushrooms, make pickles, and the list goes on and on.
I'd like for this blog to get me talking to other people who are craftastic and who like to do what I like to do, and I'd like to make friends online so feel free to respond here, or to email me at:
Peace, Love & Craftiness makes me happy :)