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TWiP: Shop Update

This Week in Pictures, Week 11, 2019

I’ve been getting in the mood to get the polymer clay out and play. And that has put me in the mood to spruce up my shop a bit. Over the course of the past week, I’ve made sure every handmade item I have for sale has a photograph to match it, I’ve introduced a new credit card payment option that allows you to avoid PayPal if you like, and I’ve opened up backorders on most items.

As far as backordering goes, because I don’t work in polymer 100% of the time, I usually don’t allow the ability to order handmade items that are not already in stock. If I don’t have it already made, I usually can’t guarantee when I will have the time (or, let’s be honest here, the inclination) to make what you want. So, usually backorders are OFF.

But, I am definitely starting to get antsy to get my hands dirty again. AND I’ve got the annual South Jersey Clayathon in a few weeks. I’d be happy to go there, armed with a list of things to make for you. So please, go ahead and order whatever you like in whatever colors you like!

Here’s a 20% OFF coupon, just for kicks: READY4SPRING

So, what is This Week in Pictures?

It’s a roundup of the microblogging I’ve done on Instagram all week. This includes photos I shot for Project 365 and any other extra images I may have posted.

Photos taken with 📷 (Canon EOS 80D) or 📱 (Samsung Galaxy S7).

Ready? Cast your mind back to this time last week…


I’m still working some Saturday morning half-days to help bank enough time for my big vacation this summer. I put in my four hours today and then filled up my travel mug with some coffee to bring home for this afternoon.

(View original Project 365 post on Flickr.)


I usually photograph items for my shop with the fancy camera, but I tried this setup on a whim, and it actually was much simpler. And I could do it while sitting in bed bingeing “The Americans” 😀

(View original Project 365 post on Flickr.)

Story for Sunday


I finally figured out an easy but effective way to photograph the bangles I make for my shop.

(View original Project 365 post on Flickr.)

Putting together a couple of badge reels while watching an episode of Murdoch Mysteries. Next up, painting my nails 💅. My exciting Monday night!

(View original post on Instagram.)

Story for Monday


A lot of snow melted yesterday, so the first thing I did today was look for signs of spring that may have been previously buried. Found some! 💚

(View original Project 365 post on Flickr.)

Story for Tuesday


So @clarkesworld is heading to Florida this morning, where the high temperature is going to be 80F. Meanwhile, in our Mid-Atlantic driveway, I’m doing this. I haven’t been to Florida in 30+ years.

(View original post on Instagram.)

Making coffee in the kitchen and chatting on Discord with my son, who is just a few rooms away.

(View original Project 365 post on Flickr.)

Story for Wednesday


I 💟 my new #upcycled #blockprinted tee from @camerashymomma!

(View original post on Instagram.)

I striaghtened up the room, brewed some coffee, and lit a candle. Now what? I could just sit here and watch TV, but that seems too unproductive. I may need to crochet something…

(View original Project 365 post on Flickr.)

Story for Thursday


I’m treating myself to a work from home day. I could use the change of scenery. It energizes me to get more done. And today, I’ve opened a window for the first time since October, so that is making the whole thing even more wonderful 🙂

(View original Project 365 post on Flickr.)

Thanks for taking a peek at this week’s photos! If you want to see this stuff as it happens, please feel free to follow me on Flickr or Instagram ♥

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4 thoughts on “TWiP: Shop Update

  1. Can you share what flexible tripod you are using for your phone?

    1. Hi, Karen. It’s a Gorillapod, and I love it! I bought it a long time ago, and so I don’t remember which model it is, but I think it’s most comparable to the 3K one listed here. Mine doesn’t have such a fancy head attachment as the newer ones do. Also, if you plan to use it with a phone, make sure that it has an attachment that can grasp the phone. I had to buy a separate piece for that.

  2. Thanks so much!

    1. You are welcome 🙂

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