Friday, December 31, 2010

Happy New Year

May you all have a safe &  wonderful New Year! We'll see you in 2011 with more interviews, projects and show updates.

Take care!

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Guest Interview - Pat Turpen from GCat Studios

Today's interview is with Pat Turpen from GCat Studios. Pat has been playing with photography for over 20 years, but just recently started his business around it. He's been my clothing photographer for the last 10 years.

What got you started in your business?
Basically being unemployed got me to start up. I had no revenue coming so it was time to buckle up and see if I could actually sell my services.

How long have you been in business?

Not very long. Maybe a year.

What are you focused on right now?

Mostly scenic shots around San Diego. People love this city and it shows. I have sold a lot of cityscapes and random abstracts that people can identify with.

How do you balance real life, work and your business?

This is my work and real life at the present. I'll go out for a couple of hours just looking for things to shoot if I don't have an idea already lined up. I'm working pretty much all the time when I have a camera in my hand.

Are there any local businesses or artisans that you are exited about right now?

I love working with Dark Goddess crew and I feel lucky to be the only guy in the group. I hope this group can go further with this endeavor too. A lot of great gals are putting a lot of hard work together for people.

Any tips for setting up a table for vending?

In photography a table is all about getting your work seen. Also letting people know it's OK to look through books and pictures that are there. Pricing is also key, you want to be able to have a price available so you don't have to think one up on the fly or if you're away from the table someone there can handle a transaction for you without having to wait for you to return.

Do you have any upcoming shows that you are doing?

Hopefully a January Dark Goddess show.

Do you have any suggestions for getting your name out to the public?

The internet. It's the best and most widely accepted way to get your name out. Plus leaving your card in local shops is a good thing as well.

What is one thing you would like people to know about you or your business?

I take requests.

Do you have a website, blog, store front ?

The main site is and it will be up before the end of Jan. Meanwhile, I'm going to be doing a lot of advertising and showcasing on my Facebook page. I have a raffle going on right now till the end of the month (December). or just look up Gcat-Studios. I'll also be looking into an Etsy Store as well.

 Is there anything else that you would like to add?

While I don't do events or weddings I am looking to start some portraits. Mostly of children and pets because they're a lot easier to work with and for some odd reason kids love me. I also do product photography. If you need your merchandise shot for a website I can do that as well. I'm very open to creative shoots that a lot of people stray away from. So if you need something done drop me a line and lets see what we can do.

Like Pat said he's available for portrais, product shots or other ideas that you may have. If you interested in getting in touch with him, he can be reached via email or on his facebook page.

Monday, December 20, 2010

Guest Interview- Kari Niebell

Today is our first guest interview in a series and we're talking with Kari Niebell, the founder of Dark Goddess and owner of Biejo by Kari.

What prompted you to start the Dark Goddess event?
 I think cross-promotion is a powerful tool. I felt that each of the entrepreneurs that I invited to join Dark Goddess had a commonality in their client base. This commonality being individuals who prefer their fashion and art a little dark of center. It has resulted in increased exposure for each of us. Not to mention, the events are a lot of fun!
How long have you been doing the Dark Goddess events?
Dark Goddess launched on 6-6-2010.
Where do you see the Dark Goddess event going?
I would like to see Dark Goddess Events expand. We are outgrowing our current location. I would like to see it become a traveling event; taking place at other various locations such as night clubs, hair salons, even homes. I would also like to see additional Goddesses get involved.

How frequently do you hold the event?
Dark Goddess events typically occur every two months. This schedule has changed from time to time to accommodate holidays and special guests.

What got you started in your business?
I was working in the tech industry for 17 years and was recently laid off. I decided I wanted more control over my future. In parallel to that, a friend of mine was carrying this beautiful handbag; when I inquired, she explained that it was a company called "Beijo" and it is designed to be a work-from-home business.
How long have you been in business? 
Since April 2010

What are you focused on right now?
I am focused on establishing and maintaining a customer base as well as creating an on-line awareness.

How do you balance real life, family, work and your business? 
Currently, Beijo is my full-time job. Also, my showroom is a short walk from my home, so it is very easy to work whatever hours I choose, and still be available for customers when they need me.I am fortunate enough to have an incredibly supportive boyfriend who not only attends and helps at most of my events, but also shares his Real Estate office with me and my business. Beijo is very integrated in both of our lives.

Are there any local businesses or artisans that you are exited about right now? 
I am very excited about a boutique hand-made jewelry line that will soon be integrated exclusively into my business. Details will be announced soon.

Any tips for setting up a table for vending? 
It's not about covering every possible inch with merchandise. Less is more and makes it easier to shop. It is also good to utilize height whenever possible.

Do you have any upcoming shows that you are doing? 
I have a few home parties scheduled. They are always a lot of fun!

Do you have any suggestions for getting your name out to the public?
Create a facebook page for your business and always carry business cards. There are also many good networking groups.

What is one thing you would like people to know about you or your business?
You will always get more for your money with Beijo. If you were to buy a comparable handbag at a department store you would spend at least 3 times as much. Also, Beijo Bags are extremely durable.

Do you have a website, blog, or store front ?
I also have a showroom inside Lew Breeze's Real Estate Office in Little Italy: 1774 Kettner Blvd. San Diego, CA 92101.

Is there anything else that you would like to add? 
My business is flexible and adaptable. I am available to share my Beijo collection with my clients at my showroom, private parties, or events.

Kari is available for home parties and other vending opportunities and can be contacted via email at, via twitter , or on her facebook page.

Thank you to Kari for taking the time to answer my questions.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Meet some crafters!

Starting later this week or early next week, I"ll be featuring some interviews with some great friends and fabulous small business owners from the Dark Goddess Event and some other great local artisans!

Stay tuned!

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Back to the beginning from whence I came.

When I initially started my business my original intent was to do clothing on a regular basis and somewhere down the road I got away from it. I started doing side projects like the wood burned boxes and ornaments and really had fun doing them. While they are still fun to do, I've decided to go back to my "roots" per say and start doing more clothing. I'll still do the little things here and there, but I really want to get back to my original plan of attack.

Earlier this week I started that plan by drafting a Victorian/Western Era Men's Vest and have a set of size ranges from 38-44. I'm going to go all the way up to a size 52. In addition to that I'm going to do some shirts from the same era in the same size ranges.

I'm also hoping to scale the patterns down for boys' sizes as well.

I also want to make a few ascots and maybe even a frock coat or two and some pants.

Once I get all the patterns solid, I'll be making a trip up to the Garment District for some fabric and notions to start doing production. I'm not sure how many of each size I'll do, or if I'll do the entire size range in the same fabrics. That's something I'll play be ear when I start fabric shopping. There are also some specific things that I want to find button wise for the vests which will also determine how construction goes.

The new website design is still in the "sketched out" stage and of course when I got myself motivated to actually sit down and do some coding, I had found that my HTML book had gone MIA. It probably ran off with the power cord to my embroidery machine, which I expect to find now since I bought a replacement.

I'm also planning on doing a batch of homemade gifts for family and friends this year too. Hopefully time (and motivation) will allow me to get accomplished what I would like.

Photos are finally unloaded from the camera and I'll hopefully be getting up some photos of the aprons that I've done.

Until then, happy crafting.

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Holiday Sale!

Starting Sunday November 28th through Monday November 29th, everything in our Etsy Store is 10% off with coupon code CYBERMONDAY2010. Free Shipping to the US & Canada as well.

Friday, November 19, 2010

Craft show goodness

Yesterday's craft show at my Pays the Bills Job(tm) was pretty good. It was the 17th year that they've done it. This was my 6th year participating and each year has gotten better sales wise.

This year I shared a table with two very talented ladies: Kelly over at Ms Formaldehyde Tiki Oasis Jewelry and Hair Accessories and Christal from Christal Blu Creations

The weather started off a bit damp and foggy and I was worried about our table space was partially under a tree that was dripping ever so slightly. We were able to shift our space over a bit and the weather actually did clear up by the time the show officially started at 11 am.

The day progressed pretty quickly and before we knew it, it was 1:30 and time to shut everything down and true to form load out was much quicker than load in.

There are few things that I made note of that I need to change or add to my displays, but overall it was a great show.

Now I get to do a whirlwind cleaning for my Dad's Thanksgiving visit, get ready for the upcoming Dark Goddess Event and add some more items to my Etsy store before the Thanksgiving weekend.

We'll be honoring the starting of the holiday season with some great deals on the items in our Etsy store starting the Sunday after Thanksgiving.

Have a safe and Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

You never have as much time as you think you do.

Here I thought that I had plenty of time to get all the sewing done that I wanted to for tomorrows craft show at work tomorrow. Until I got to this last weekend and realized that I only had 4 days to power through the pile of unfinished items in my sewing room.

Was I able to get through it? Mostly, there are a couple aprons that I haven't started, but I think I'm going to hold off on them and get all the pricing and packaging done tonight after I get home from work and all my running around. So it's going to be a late night, thankfully set up doesn't start tomorrow until 9 am and most of the items that I'm bringing are priced and packed in their respective totes.

I need to make sure that I bring my camera this round too, so I can get some photos of my table set up and some of the items that I haven't had time to photo at home as well.

Good think the coffee pot has a timer on it, so I can roll out of bed and caffeinate myself on the way out the door.

Photos to come soon, I promise!

Be part of Small Business Saturday

Come out and join us and a group of wonderful locally owned businesses here in San Diego and support Small Business Saturday.

Dark Goddess Holiday Edition
Saturday, November 27, 2010 at 6:00pm - 9:00pm
1774 Kettner Blvd. San Diego, CA 92101

We hope to see you there!

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Dark Goddess Event Halloween Edition

Thank you to everyone who made it out to the Dark Goddess Event. Sadly in the rush to get out of the house to combat the evening traffic, I forgot my camera, so I didn't get any photos of my table set up, though one of the other vendors did. Once I get permission from her to post it, I'll share it with everyone.

The Day of the Dead Apron went quickly and so did another one of the aprons with various monsters on it.

We're hoping to do another one for the Christmas/Yule season, so stay tuned for more updates from yours truly.

I'm also hoping to get some nice photos of the Pirate Coat that I did for a friend and get them posted as well.

Now that Halloween is over, I've started on some more aprons for the Thanksgiving & Christmas season. Normally I don't start thinking about Christmas until after Thanksgiving, but I have a show coming up at work on Nov. 18th and I need some more stock for it.

I'm also working on some mens' vests and some more boxes too.

More to come!

Until then have a great day!

Monday, October 25, 2010

Aprons abound

This week's project is aprons for the upcoming Dark Goddess Event along with a commission job for a Pirate Jacket and hopefully the time to turn out two costumes for the Victorian Alice in Wonderland Party we're going to this weekend. Ha!

Combine that with working 40 hour per week (at my IT job), spending time with the kids and then top it off with a stack of items to package up and get to the post office I'm surprised I haven't gone nuts yet.

Actually I jest, I like staying busy, I actually start to get stir crazy if I'm not doing something after a period of time. Though there are periods where I need some down time and I probably would be more balanced if I managed my time better, though having two kids under 3 makes that a bit difficult since they're so unpredictable.

But back to aprons, if all goes well, I should have at least 5 or 6 done by Friday, maybe more and then it'll be time to dig out the dress form for some photos and get them all listed, though I doubt that will be done by Halloween. Of course if I can't get to the dress form I could always use my husband, though I don't think he'd find being used to model aprons as amusing as I would.

Until next time!

Kick off your Halloween weekend with us.

If you're in San Diego, start your Halloween weekend with following businesses at the Dark Goddess Event:

Friday, October 29th 7pm to 9pm. 1774 Kettner Blvd. San Diego, CA 92101.

Me! Wyng'd Lyon Creations
Kari and her Beijo Bags
Artist Chanel Penley
Christal Blu Creations
Masks by Lin
and last but not least GCat Studios with some absolutely stunning photos

Hope to see you there!

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Thank you!

Thank you to everyone who visited my blog today via Mrs. B's 31 Days of Halloween.

Congratulations go out to I'm so Pretty who won her choice of hand wood burned box from my Etsy store.

Tonight's agenda is probably going to find me cutting out some more Halloween themed aprons and maybe a couple more felt skulls. I also have a felt vampire that is done, but I'm not quite ready to post him, I feel like there is something missing from him. One I figure that out I'll post a photo of him with his little tomb that I'm in the middle of painting. I've also got a grim reaper in the works and a couple of black cats.

I've also got a couple wedding teddy bears that I need to finish for ChristalBlu Creations now that I've excavated another bag of polyfill from the depths of the closet. More on that fun project once they're done.

Now, I think it's time for a glass of wine and a bit of relaxing before I get down to work.

Welcome traveler's

Welcome to all the visitors from Mrs. B's 31 Days of Halloween over at Confessions of a Pagan Soccer Mom.

A special thank you goes out to Mrs B for taking all the time to organize this wonderful event. It's my first year doing this and I'm having a blast so far with all the fabulous Blogs, Etsy sites, etc., that have been featured thus far.

Please feel free to poke and visit some of the fabulous people we're proud to link to as well.

My name is Colleen and I'm the owner of Wyng'd Lyon Creations. I'm one part tomboy, one part computer geek/gamer,avid reader and a fashion designer/seamstress/crafter, but most of all I'm a mom to 2 wonderful kids. When I'm not working full time at my day job at a technology company that pays the bills or spending time with my family, I'm fitting in commission jobs for Wyng'd Lyon or adding items to my Etsy store or events like the Dark Goddess Event here in San Diego.

Thank you for stopping by and I hope you enjoy your visit and come back soon!

Happy Halloween!

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

They're done!!

Well all but two of them are.

I had so much fun making these Dia De Los Muertos Skulls. I'm thinking that I'll be doing another round and maybe even make some that are larger that the 5-6" size that these are.

Now that I have a new power cord for my embroidery machine, I might even make some pillows and place mats.

Here is a group photo of all of them (except the white one, he's hiding some where in my sewing room).

I'm hoping to have them all listed on Etsy tonight.


Monday, October 11, 2010

There comes a time when you just have to say "I can't do it"

I'm notorious for over committing myself. I take on too much and then end up cramming and stressing about everything until all my obligations have been met. Reminds me of studying for finals in college, you know, the cramming the night before and praying you pass.

Now that I have two kids, I've began to force myself to set limits on the number of jobs and the number of shows I can prep for at once and let me tell you, saying no can be quite liberating once you get over the fear of saying it.

Late last week I had to make one of those decisions. My friend and business associate Christal, over at ChristalBlu Creations is going to Burlycon and I was going to send up a group of items with her. After all the upcoming prep I'm doing for the Halloween season and the craft show that I'm doing in November, plus a couple commission jobs, there just weren't enough hours in the day to get to more stock.

There is always next year, which of course gives me a year to build up some more stock.

I've gotten my felt creatures listed over in my Etsy store and will be taking photos of the rest of the Dia De Los Muertos Skulls that I have done and get them listed as well.

Then after that I'm going to start working on couple Halloween costumes and make the trek out to the local pumpkin farm for some pumpkins not only for carving but also for baking. Bring on the fresh pumpkin pie, muffins, bread, etc!

I'm doing a giveaway of one of my wood burned boxes this Wednesday with Mrs. B over at Confessions of a Pagan Soccer Mom and then a guest blog spot later in the month.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Dark Goddess Event

Save the Date:

Friday, October 29th 7pm to 9pm. 1774 Kettner Blvd. San Diego, CA 92101.

Vendors that will be participating in this months event are:

Me! Wyng'd Lyon Creations
Kari and her Beijo Bags
Artist Chanel Penley
Christal Blu Creations
Masks by Lin
and last but not least GCat Studios with some absolutely stunning photos

Come out an join us for a wonderful evening of items from a great bunch of ladies and our honorary Goddess - Pat.

More details to come!

Monday, October 4, 2010

Happy October!

I have to say that October is my favorite month of the year. With it comes the string of fall birthdays of most of my friends and family along with my favorite holiday, Halloween. Along with fall comes pumpkin season and I'm chomping at the it to head to my local pumpkin patch to get pumpkins for carving for the kids and a couple to cook up and make bread and pies with.

I'm also going to be doing a guest blog spot over at Confessions of a Pagan Soccer Mom's blog and participating in the 31 Days of Halloween giveaway as well. Welcome to all the travelers that have wandered here already.

I'm busily editing photos and getting the items that the photos were taken of listed over at my Etsy store so they're up for the Halloween Season. I'm also shooting to have the rest of my Dia De Los Muertos Skulls done and up too.

I'm also debating with myself on whether or not I'm going to make the kids costumes this year or if I should just save myself the hassle and buy them.

Until then, happy fall!

Monday, September 27, 2010

Dia De Los Muertos and more

3 more Dia De Los Muertos skulls are done and ready to be photographed. I've got another 4 to finished, hopefully by the end of the week, that's the goal at least.

I'm also planning to work on some Halloween themed aprons and maybe some shopping bags along with some felt bats & cats. We'll see what time allows me to get done, that and the OH MY GOD IT'S HOT temps that we're having here in San Diego. Though I keep hearing a rumor that it's supposed to cool off come the end of the week.

I've also finished writing my guest blog piece that will be featured over at Confessions of a Pagan Soccer Mom in Mrs B's 31 days of Halloweeen along with a giveaway of one of my Etsy items. (see the button over on the right for more information)

I'm also preparing for another Dark Goddess Event on October 2th and then I'll start prepping for the Yule/Christmas season.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Halloween Creatures

With Halloween around the corner, I've been inspired to make some felt creatures.

So far I'm pretty happy with what I've turned out and hope to get them listed on my Etsy site soon.

Mr. Pumpkin Head:


Dia De Los Muertos Skull:


They're about 5-6 inches tall and were a blast to make. I've also got a vampire and a grim reaper that are in progress and a bunch more of the skulls cut out. I'm looking forward to making some more over the coming weeks.


I'm still waiting for my vinyl banner for shows and such and since I don't have anything with my business name on it aside from my business cards, I did the following sign before the Dark Goddess Party.

It needs some touching up, but I'm pretty happy with how it looks so far. Once I fix some of the lines, I'm going to have the edges smoothed out and then I'm going to either stain it or paint it. I haven't decided which yet. Maybe I'll do both.

Dark Goddess/Kettner Nights Party

On 9/10 I set up shop at my first Dark Goddess/Kettner Nights event. I had a small set up with a few of my boxes, bears and pillows up for display as well as a few of the felt creatures that I finished the day before.

The event was a great time with friends and some new faces and I look forward to doing another one in the next couple of months. I think there is talk of doing one in October towards the end of the month right before Halloween, though that is still in the works.

Last week a took another round of photos and I'm in the process of editing them and getting them posted as well.

The website redesign is still in the works and will hopefully start coming to fruition in the next couple weeks especially since everything is being moved to the new server this week.

I've also started a couple more boxes, these in a Steampunk theme. I'm also getting ready to do a batch of men's vests and some garters for a friend to take up to a Burlesque show next month.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Change is in the air

Summer has come and gone here in San Diego, well if today's weather is anything to base it off of. It's love 70's which is a nice break from the 90's that we were seeing a couple weeks ago. It's about time for me to put away the sandles and dig out the tennis shoes again and maybe a heavier sweatshirt.

I've been tinkering with the lay out of this thing and am slowly getting it to where I'm pretty happy with the look. Though I'm sure that I'll have more changes and tweaks as time goes on.

Aside from playing with the look of my blog, I've also been working on things that are Halloween and Steampunk themed.

Once I get some more items done I'll do another run of photos and get them posted.

Monday, August 23, 2010

Yay Productivity!

After a couple days of sitting down at the computer, I managed to get all the photos that I took edited and all the items that are related to those photos listed in my Etsy store.

Next on the plate is a major redesign of my website, which I've gotten sketched out and just need to refresh my brain in the world of html and vim. Thankfully I've got my trusty copy of Unix in Nutshell and a copy of HTML in a Nutshell, both by O'Reilly publications and Google at my fingertips and if all else fails my dear friend Ducky who allows me to pick his brain when I run into a brick wall.

I've also got another round of photos that I'm getting ready to do so I can list more items that have been begging to get some of the limelight and out of their boxes.

Here's a sneak peak of a couple of the items in my Etsy store:

Spider purse:

Ring Bearer Pillow:

The rest of the items are listed here

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Waiting for the sun to come out..

Summer here in San Diego has been unusally cool, there was maybe two weeks of "OHMYGODITSHOT" but most of the time it's been in the mid 80's which makes it very pleasant to sit in the house and sew.

Three weeks ago my husband and I dropped both the kids at daycare and tackled the mess we call out garage. At one point to get to anything in the back of the garage you had to precariously climb over chairs, boxes, a pile of lumber, and 50 other things. Now we have a 10 x 10 space in the garage and I almost told him "Look hun! More room for fabric", but I didn't want his head to explode.

Of course now there is a pile of items outside under a tarp to be donated, but I can get to all my fabric, notions and my glorious cutting tables, which means no more bring hunched over the bed cutting things out on one of those fold up cutting boards.

Now to inventory all my things. ha!

The time after the garage cleaning found me getting ready for a Bridal show that Christal at ChristalBlu Creations & I were doing.

Let just say that we both had some great items out there, but the show itself was a total bust for all of the vendors that participated and that it ended up being a rather expensive network event for all of us.

I've just gotten all my photos up loaded and will be posting them next. Until then, the sewing goes on!

Sunday, June 13, 2010

After a couple grueling days of rearranging furniture, shuffling boxes and moving kids rooms, my sewing room is finally functional again. The baby is finally sleeping in her own room and my son is sleeping in a "big boy" bed, which means I can sew at night in our bedroom, well at least until my husband wants to go to sleep, though him falling asleep before more is a rarity.

Two weeks before Memorial Day weekend found us taking on the above project, something that we had been procrastinating on for a while. Once we got started things went pretty quickly and I was able to start working on clothing for the new people that were headed out to our historical reenactment event with the Society for Creative Anachronisms (SCA). I ended up making about 20 pieces of clothing in about 4 days. I'm like a student cramming the night before a final exam when it comes to our events. One would think that I would learn my lesson, but I guess I'm a glutton for punishment, or as they say "No rest for the wicked". ~winks~

Everything turned out well, though I was still sewing on buttons, and sewing in elastic on site, but I think that is a common thing amongst most SCA folk.

The next items on my plate are to teach my friend Cindy, one of the hosts of Creepy Kitch, how to make a corset, to work on a few things for the upcoming Labyrinth of Jareth masquerade Ball in July and then a Bridal Show in August. Not to mention the surprise project I'm working on for my friends over at Sigh Co. Graphics, plus spending time with the kids and my husband. Yup no rest for the wicked.

I'm also hoping to get some more photos up of recent commissions and some better photos of my current inventory as well, so check back soon and take care!

Friday, May 7, 2010

Made it through Bat's Day Weekend and sold one of the new lizards that I made. I actually finished sewing their tails and eyes on them in the hotel room while the baby slept on my lap.

Photos of them to come as soon as I get the boxes unpacked.

I've got a new tripod and screens to use to take some decent photos now too. I'm looking forward to playing around with it all.

The next show we'll be at is a Bridal Show in August and the potential for another show the following weekend. I'll keep you all posted with updates as they come in.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Etsy Store Listings

In the theme of getting things posted and up and going, must be that whole Spring starting new thing ;), I've renewed the items in my Etsy Store, though to be honest I didn't realize that they expired back in October. Then again, I was a bit busy with the newest addition to the family too.

So without further adieu, here is what is up there now:

Pink Bat Pillow:

Green Bat Pillow:

Red Flame Print Rabbit with Skull Eyes:

Grey Rabbit with Flaming Hearts:

More to come!

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

At the urging of a couple friends I finally created a Facebook Group for my business.

I've also got a few items listed for sale in my Etsy store with more to come. I do need to get better a setup for photos.

I also decided that I need to get a couple child sized dress forms for photography of the kids clothing I've done. A few photos of the items I have done recently are below.

Boy's shirts:

Girl's dresses which also have a matching diaper cover (not shown in the photo)

Monday, March 22, 2010

Long overdue update

Life has finally slowed down enough for me to start working on this thing again. Now that my little girl is 6 months old and can be left to rolling around on the floor within eyesight for periods of time I can start working on the business again and hopefully more frequent posting.

Who knew that having two kids would be at least 5 times as much work as one!

Though with recent events, I have found time to dig out some of my unfinished projects and start working on them. I do need to get the photographed and posted on the website and my Etsy store as well. Right now there are only a few things up there for sale.

My goal in the next couple of months is to get a major inventory done of all my supplies and get everything organized so not only I can use the space in the garage, but so the husband can get started on some various woodworking projects that I have for him.

My first step was to get everything I needed to do listed and well that became 5 pages in a matter of minutes. I've since got it all in a spreadsheet and categorized, though I didn't even begin to go down the road or prioritizing everything, I'm really not that adamant about having things down to that much detail.

I've also got a commission piece that I need to finish up, which hopefully I'll have done in the next week or two at the most.