Project Wonderland

Project Wonderland is an up and coming online shop. Here I want to share my crafty experiences and my business plans, goals, and sucesses. Currently I can be found at and I have my own website in the works.

Sunday, March 16, 2008

I’m such a bum!!

I did pretty much nothing today except watch TV and movies. I’m still sick. Actually I think my ear infection is getting worse because today it HURTS! Well I guess I got a little bit of work done. I went through all of my jewelry and accessories (hair clips, magnets, keychain, etc.) I separated the pieces I have pictures of from the ones I don’t have pictures of. It looks like I’m going to be taking a lot of pictures this week. I need to make a new light box. I threw my old one out because it was pretty beat up. Here is the tutorial I used to make my light box, but I changed a few things. Instead of bristol board, I use white foam sheets. The only down side is they get dirty easily but they are cheap so I buy a ton of them. Also instead of fabric, I use freezer paper to cover the sides of the box and wax paper to cover the top. I love this light box because it is super easy to make and cheap. It works good and it’s almost no investment. I mean it is like what $1.99 for freezer paper. Right now I have a box and freezer paper but no foam sheets or wax paper. Tomorrow I should be feeling good enough to the store, at least I hope I’m feeling good enough.

Speaking of not feeling well… My mom is having trouble breathing. Today she walked from the house to the car. We were going to get her blood tests done. When she got to the car her face was red, like really red, and she was gasping for air- with her oxygen on. She really scared me. We were going to go to the hospital but she talked me out of it. She hadn’t ate or taken any of her medicines because she had to fast for her blood test. She thought maybe that had something to do with her feeling so bad. She wants to go to the doctor on Monday. I hope she will be able to get an appointment.

Friday, March 14, 2008

Spring Fever!

Oh boy! These past few days have been rough. I have an ear infection and a chest cold. I felt fine when I went to bed Monday night. Tuesday morning was a whole different story. Fever, ear ache, head ache, coughing, head congestion, chest congestion, the whole nine yards. I'm starting to feel a little crazy. For the last three days I have done nothing but sleep and watch TV. How many Law and Order reruns can one girl watch? I'm starting to feel a little better. Maybe tomorrow I'll be able to venture out of the house, or at least off the couch!

Monday, March 10, 2008

Where I’ve been and where I’m going!

Well I’m not sure about everyone else but for me December was a great month. It was a busy month but it was great. I spent it finishing up my last semester of classes and preparing for my internship, plus there is Christmas and New Years. My Etsy shop was open in December but it was definitely not a top priority. Then in mid-January I, unexpectedly and without any explanation, closed my Etsy shop.

On January 11 my mother went in for a heart catheterization. There were some very serious complications. Her artery collapsed and her heart stopped for 36 minutes. After reviving her, the surgeons preformed an emergency double by-pass. Honestly we were prepared for the worst. The surgeons were not sure she would survive the by-pass and were fairly certain that if she did she would have some brain damage from oxygen deprivation. Miraculously she not only survived but is well on her way to making a full recovery. In fact she is doing so well that I am ready to re-open my Etsy shop.

I’ve taken the semester off school and I’m only working part time so now that my mom doesn’t really need help anymore… I actually have a good bit of free time for once. Tomorrow will be my “Grand Re-Opening!” It feels good for my routine to be returning to something like normal. Plus I’m ready to have something to commit to. I’m used to having classes and working really hard for the grade. Right now I don’t have that and I work at a pizza shop so I really can’t take that too seriously. I’m excited to see where I can take Project Wonderland when I make it my main priority.

Thursday, November 22, 2007

I'm Back!!

So it's been awhile...

I've been so wrapped up in school, friends, and working on new projects that I complete disappeared from my blog and all the "social networking" sites I love.


I'm back now and I have all kinds of new items to list on Etsy and to show off. I'm really excited about some of my new pieces. There is only one problem... my digital camera is broke! I'm going to try to find a good deal on a new camera on Friday, Wish me luck!!

shown: my newest listing

Saturday, October 06, 2007

Busy Bee

So I’ve been working on getting together a mega-super-huge promotional plan together for November, as that is when the holiday shopping season really hits. I’m going to have ads on and plus I’m hoping to be a super mega contributor to which means 200+ samples. When I say I’m hoping I mean I don’t have all 200+ samples made yet. I do have 87 samples made. Oh yeah, my samples are wire wrap rings, similar to this ring. I have a week until I ship them out to the sampler… I’m confident that I can make over a 100 rings in a week, but then again that is why I’m home on a Saturday night. I better get back to making those rings!!

Friday, September 14, 2007

Class is in session!

So I’m three weeks into the semester and I already feel overwhelmed. I thought this semester would be fairly easy because I’m taking three psychology classes and a chemistry class. Psychology is my major and tends to come naturally to me, it is something I don’t have trouble understanding. Chemistry…I’m not so comfortable with but it is an intro class so I figured it shouldn’t be too hard. Honestly I don’t think any of my classes are that hard… yet, but they are work intensive. I have classes Monday through Thursday and I have and assignment due almost every day, plus three out of four of my classes has a big, huge, mega project due at the end of the semester. I hate to admit it but in the last few Project Wonderland has been pushed off to the side. I haven’t done much more than relist items. The worst part is I have even had time to create anything new or photograph the stash of jewelry I have made. Over the last three weeks I have realized how much I love making jewelry and how much I enjoy the things I thought I didn’t like, such as photographing my creations, editing pictures, and promoting my shop through different online communities. I know in a few weeks I will have adjusted to being back in school and I will allow myself to actually take a break from the books and have fun… Right now I am just trying to figure out what my professors are like, what they expect from me, and how they grade and test, as I have several professors this year that I have not had in the past. I tend to be a perfectionist, particularly when it comes to my education and my grades. Some day I plan to attend grad school and I’m going to need those A’s.

Saturday, September 01, 2007

Labor Day/ Back to school SALE!!

Late is better than never right? I wanted to post this Friday morning but life got a little hectic and well, it just didn’t happen.

This Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday only I'm having a huge Back to School/Labor Day BOGO half off Sale!!Buy one item get another item of equal or lesser value half off!! This offer is good on multiple items… meaning if you buy one item at full price you can get up to 3 items half off. When purchasing, please wait to complete payment until you receive an email containing an updated invoice.

**The sale begins at 12 AM on Friday August 31, 2007 and ends at 11:59 PM on Monday September 3, 2007. (All times are US Eastern Time - New York time.)**
Check it out and tell your friends!!