sailorzeo: (midriff)
Last month, I started musing about "seasonal offerings" for my store.  It's sometimes tricky to think of seasonally themed items, because a) I live in Arizona; it's already in the low 90's here, and b) I don't celebrate holidays, so I tend to forget when they are.  But this time, I actually thought, "Oh, hey, Easter's coming up soon...what about a set of mini lip balms in jellybean flavors?  Both spice jellybean and fruit jellybean?"  It took a little time to get all the flavings and tubes, but Monday, I set about to make 10 sets of fruit jellybean lip balms and 10 sets of spice jellybean lip balms.

In Progress )

Slow going

Jul. 11th, 2009 10:53 am
sailorzeo: (Default)
I'm working on going through my dolls and figures, to put a sale post together. It's just so tiring...once I find them all, then I have to go through and photograph them, then get the pictures online, and make the post, figuring out what to ask for each of them....I got through 2 boxes of sorting, and was ready to give up. It's hot, I don't have a tall enough table to work at without killing my back and neck, and the thought of taking pictures of them, finding a spot with enough decent light to get a good picture, is exhausting me.

What I've found so far:

"Sky" PB 1.0, broken right ankle cup.
"Sky" CG 1.0, complete
Pale-pink CG 1.0, no head, hands or feet, broken ankle cup
Numerous Max Steel figs
Numerous Power Team figs, including blonde female
Numerous Ultra Corps figs
ballerina-body Barbies
pointed-toe horserider Barbie bodies
various Generation Girls
Happy D, redhead incarnation, Flavas
Diva, from the second-line of Barbie and the Rockers
Captain Sisko, DS9
Stacey-sized knockoff, jointed arms and legs, one arm broken at shoulder pin. Held together with screws, good for Frankensteining?
Kelly and Tommy dolls

And that's just in the two boxes in the bedroom. I have more in the garage. This is going to be a long, tiring day. But I have motivation: the bank account went negative again, I don't get paid for another 10 days, we're out of coffee, and I'm going to need gas before I get paid again.
sailorzeo: (Default)
Okay, remember a while back, I posted my preliminary list of stuff for sale? I just got the main post with pictures up at MWD.

Hopefully, at least some of these will sell before next weekend. This'll be my spending money for Ellen's visit. Or my prescriptions and a few more bucks on the M-Power card.
sailorzeo: (Default)
I've decided to get rid of a lot of my big sixth-scale stuff. I just don't have the room for it here, it's been in storage for two years (at least), and I just don't have the desire to get it out and work it into displays again. I'm going to post a preliminary list here, off the top of my head, before getting it out, inventorying and taking pictures of it. If you're interested, LMK, and we'll work something out.

What I know I have:
brown stuffed pleather couch and chair
grey hard plastic couch
2 wire and rattan chairs
wooden round table
sushi cart with accessories
hot dog cart with accessories
ice cream cart with accessories
"cyber cafe" cart with accessories
Very pink hard plastic corner office setup with computer, fax machine, chair and trash can.
Paintable, I just didn't have the motivation.

That's the big stuff I can think of. I know there's a lot of little things that would go with them (like all the plates, pots & pans, and food). I'm also going to go through my fabric stashes and see what's there. I know I've stockpiled a lot of thin pleather, and some small prints. I sent a lot to someone already, but I know there's more I won't use that someone else might have better luck with. Between no time, no energy, and aching hands and wrists, I just can't handle small-scale sewing anymore.


Nov. 22nd, 2006 01:24 pm
sailorzeo: (Default)
I've had three inquiries on three things I posted to craigslist. I was pretty speedy, I thought, at replying and answering their questions. I've heard back from none, neither yea nor nay. I am antsy. I'd like to know, either way, whether it's a yes or no, so I can continue on, either with a "Yay! It's sold!" or an "Oh well, we'll try again."

And I ended up going back to IE6, as every search for IE7 scrolling problems came back with, "Yeah, it has them, it had it in beta, and it may be a third-party mouse issue." Seeing as I've been reading the archives to "Help Desk," (, I am quite cynical.

I'm scheduled for 66 hours next week. We have an enormous contract job, and it means overtime for everyone! On the one hand, yay! Money for move! On the other, Boo! No time for packing! I will have to make the most of the time I have. I'm not kidding. I'm off Sunday, then I have a 13 hour day, an 8 hour day, a 13 hour day, an 8 hour day, a 13 hour day, and an 11 hour day.

And on a somewhat-related note, if you decide to make an erotic/naughty calendar for your significant other, there are lots of inexpensive calendar programs on the market today, as well as digital cameras, so you can make it in the privacy of your home, instead of sending it out to be made, where not only the operator running the calendar will see your naughty pictures, but she'll be sure that everyone else in the production area sees it as well. Thank you, and good night.
sailorzeo: (thinking)
...try, try, try again.

This time, it's eBay. Craigslist didn't work so well for me, so I decided to go back to good 'ole FeeBay. I listed three dresses. One sold. At the minimum bid. :-P Craptastic. At least I set the minimum to something I'd be somewhat happy at. I don't believe in "starting low to encourage more bids." It's been my luck that if I start it low, it ends low, and I don't get anything out of it. When I relisted the other two, eBay reccommended starting it at half price, or at $1. Ooooh no. I'm trying to make some money here. I'm sorry, but I'm not risking selling something for just $1 (unless it's stuff I think is only worth $1, like the stuff at MWD). If it goes another round without selling, I might drop the price a little, but I think the prices are reasonable. They're down $5 from what I listed them on Craigslist for, even. The BIN prices are what I wanted to get out of them at Craigslist.

Trouble is, everyone nowadays wants everything for nothing. I don't even see any sniping going on. The dress that sold, sold with one bid placed with 8 hours to go. It had four watchers at one point, but apparently only the one was actually interested in buying it (or the other three forgot about it until after it was over).

I just want the sale to work, to get enough money for the plane ticket. If this doesn't work, I might just have a porch sale in the next few weeks.


Sep. 20th, 2006 10:21 am
sailorzeo: (general cuteness)
So,  I'm still trying to raise plane fare for Ellen to come visit, so I started thinning out my figure collection (something I needed to do anyway) and posted a Dollar Days sale post at MWD.  Wow.  So far, 19 of the 34 items listed have been claimed!  And I still have more to list!  Don't think I'll make all $130 or $260 from this one sale, but it's an encouraging start (as craigslist has only gotten me $15 and I have no bids yet on the eBay stuff).

I don't think I'll make what I need in time to get the tickets by mid-October so she can visit in late October, but anytime before the end of the year is good.

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