Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Move is done & Back to business...BLACK FRIDAY!!!

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Bette's Bags - One-of-a-kind handmade bags, purses, totes, etc.

Earthen Knit - Sustainable Scarves, Hats, Washcloths, & Fiber Jewelry

 EBN Art Studio - Contemporary Painting, Prints, & more!

Handmade Habitat - upcycled clothes, handmade journals, functional bags, and more!

JenniferLynn Productions - Photography and Cards

Julie Rebecca Designs - Beaded Jewelry & Accessories

Maggie Sue Designs - Accessories for Fun & Function

Moon Blossom Designs - Beaded Jewelry

Peace, Baby! Batiks - Batik Clothing for Babies and Toddlers

Purple Clover - Eco-friendly Home Decor

RAM Jewelry Designs - Handcrafted, Beaded Jewelry

Smoking Haute - Modern Knitted Accessories

Taila Custom Designs - Handmade with Love Using Yarn, Fabric, & Ribbons

Twisted Cow - Handmade Collars for Pets & Accessories for People


Friday, June 24, 2011

Ever feel like purging....

I go through these spells or fits where I just want to start all over from scratch.  I tend to do this with my website about once every two years.  I am going through this again and it has not been a year yet!  I think this is occuring because I am about to move...AGAIN!

The current place that I am living is great, but the crime is starting to get a bit more frequent and I just don't think that it is worth my high-a**- rent to have to put up with it.  The complex is lovely, clean, has a few children, and my neighbors all work at good jobs so it is not my neighbors.  We have figured out that the crime is coming from folks that are coming and going from outside our complex...we have a fence but no controlled access in or out of the complex.

I digress back to my original point, I am going through a change and purge cycle so since a move is pending I might as well do it all now.

Oh, and check this out:

I am not sure what to think about this trend, but Chester would look awesome as a pink panda!

**the video is all in good fun, but the rent is too damn high!

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

I have discovered the QR

According to wide world of internet, the fabulous Quick Response code (QR Code) is a specific matrix barcode (or two-dimensional code), readable by dedicated QR barcode readers and camera phones. The code consists of black modules arranged in a square pattern on a white background. The information encoded can be text, URL or other data (thanks Wiki!).

So, after reading a bit about "why I should have one", I decided to do a little research to find the best place to create a QR code for The Twisted Cow.  I am not going to bore you with all the websites that are out there that are free but slightly kinda sucky, not bad but still suck, and really really freakin' suck, but instead tell you to go here:

I will tell you Zxing will give you several choices/designs of QR code to choice from...AWESOME!!!!

Anywho, here are away my pretties...heh heh heh!!

contact information

URL just in case...

I so love technology!!!

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Remember when...

The other day I found  myself in quite a dilemma when deciding on a color scheme for a collar design. 

The dilemma and an observation: where did all these shades of fill in the blank come from?!  I remember a time when you may have had two or three shades of orange...light, regular, and dark, but now that is  not the case!  Orange is no longer orange and blue is no long just blue (thanks Wiki for the examples)...

Seriously...Papaya Whip?! 

Uh...Eton is a cool name, but really folks?! ETON?!

These chart shows only one point of view of what orange and blue represent to the creator of THESE lists...holy crap look at this RGB chart by Kevin J. Walsh Copyright © 2007.  It is a fairly large list of colors that range from black (or would that be blacks?!) to white...white(s). 

No wonder you need a degree to figure out what goes with what now-a-days and just think...all I wanted to do was make a blue and orange collar.  After looking at all the colors, I will be going with...i am still working on that!

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Finally....the Sashes are here!!!!

So, after doing a couple for free I have decided to do a line of them to see what kind of buzz they may generate. So without further adieu...



The colors and centers will vary depending on the client.

I am so happy that my babies are here!!! Thanks to everyone for their inspiration and kind words!!!