Friday, March 20, 2015

Furry Fan Fare

I have had a great week! I sold 10 crocheted guinea pigs to a lovely young lady on Facebook. I had posted them for sale all over facebook as fursuiter accessories or as pet toys and she wanted them for herself and maybe as gifts!  I sincerely hope that she enjoys them.  Here is a photo of some that are on their way to her as I type.



Then on Furbuy I opted to buy a decal from a fellow Fur. They were great with communication, sent it quickly and it is a very nicely done decal. As I always try to do, I wanted to share here how to find this delightful Furry Friend so you too can look into his wares.  His name is Josh Watson AKA Nero and his company is called Furtastic and Serval's Den.  His ID on Furbuy is Neroserval. Their website is Furtastic.storeenvy.com and they have a shop with Etsy at etsy.com/shop/servalsden all of which I hope you will check out. They offer decals, shirts and more!

I recently purchased art from a Furry artist in France, I will post more about her when we get the pieces and I bought some My Little Ponies from a gal on facebook. When they arrive I will ask her if she has an online store she would like mentioned here. I do so enjoy sharing with my readers any little tidbits that I find interesting and well, if someone has great customer service then I think they should be shouted out about.

Feel free to comment about a small business, crafter, or individual you have purchased from that gave excellent service and we will check them out as we can.

Monday, March 16, 2015

Money and Charity

I have two possible orders for crocheted items. I am hopeful that it will work out. My family can really use the money.  I am working on changing how I handle my budget. It is so hard to change things you haven't really had control over. Suddenly having full control over my own finances is frightening at the same time it is empowering.

Went to evening services last night and I kind of disagreed with a little of what was said. The pastor's wife said that anyone NOT Christian was Wicked. I say not necessarily. It may very well be that they live a good Christian life without knowing Christ himself.  Does the lack of knowledge of him then make them wicked? I think not.

I went to a charity give away on Saturday. I am so grateful there are pantries and groups like this that give out things to help others. However, I was very saddened to see that most of the clothes there were badly stained. Why do people think they can give trash to the poor? It only makes them think that is all they are worth and it that is all they are worth why should they bother to try to do better? Please if you donate clothing or other items to a charity or to other people PLEASE be sure they are CLEAN and in Good repair. The jacket I was given had no zipper. I was unaware of this until I got home. Now to keep it I must find the money to put snaps or something on it to close it. Otherwise it was in good shape.

I adopted 9 children in need as my nieces and nephews.  I am only required to send them a letter each month but I hope to slowly come to sending them little gifts each month. I want to send them something nice for their birthdays and for Christmas. I am unable to do anything for my own children. I can only hope that I can lift up these little ones and enrich their lives.

Monday, March 9, 2015

Getting you caught up on me

It has been a while since my last post, for which I apologize. There are times when life gets so hectic that I just get so caught up. I forget that I have the blog. I hope to write more now but I have said that in the past. For anyone still following, I thank you. For anyone just finding me, thank you for reading. I live with my boyfriend, Scruffy, now. We currently rent a room in his parents house. Not the best set up but it is a lot better than being on the street, especially with how bad the winter has been across most of America. He is asleep next to me as I type. I can't help but turn and look at him now and then. Just seeing him brings a deep, gratifying peace to my heart. Our dearest other, Tails, doesn't live with us right now. We miss him but it just wasn't possible to have him with us at this time. We are all three working hard to be able to get into a place where we can all live together. It is just slow going because right now we only have my SSI and what little I make off of my art to get us by. Scruffy has a job interview this afternoon. It is a lower paying position but a job is a job at this point and as long as he brings in at least $500 a month I do believe we could get by.  He and I have no attachments to any name brands, buying second hand is fine and we know how to cook like poor people. Ha! We ARE poor people!  We have one cat and a few rats as pets, all very easy to care for on a low budget if done properly. The way to do it is pay yourself first (savings) then pay the pets (supplies and vet fund) then rent, then utilities, then food for yourselves. I am learning to do this, it is just hard to change after the ways I have had to live. I am hopeful that Scruffy can help me learn to be this way.