Sunday, April 28, 2013

Sooo sorry guys :(

Hey everyone!!!

Sorry I haven't posted in a couple days! Things have been crazy with the whole Ideas Challenge and everything! I also found out I was picked (after a long interview process that was really enjoyable) to receive the Raymond Entrepreneur Scholarship :)!!!!! I got it!!!!!!! You have no idea how happy I am!!! I will also be able to see the Raymond's who are also sponsoring the Ideas Challenge on Wednesday at the presentation!

I went to the meeting on Wednesday and now I need to finish my presentation and time it and everything, all while getting ready for finals, and working on the monkey and the Pinkie Pie My Little Pony crochet order!! It is actually turning out really well!! I'm extremely proud of it and look forward to seeing it when I'm done guys!!!

You will probably not hear from me for a couple of days because of everything going on this week!

BUTTTT Something else cool that happened was on Friday Startup Aggieland (a student business incubator that helps Aggies get their ideas off the ground and start businesses (very successful btw)) decided to use my Giraffe picture where it is sporting the Ideas Challenge glasses as their cover photo on their page on facebook!!! If you want to check out their page and like it if you'd like, you can find it underneath my likes on my page at and they wrote a real nice comment with it!!! Below I will post the picture they used :)

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Monday, April 22, 2013

Please help!!

Yay: Got to eat Panda Express today!
Nay: Still super busy :((((( so not a long post

Not going to be a long post because need to do a lot of studying and such but again I will show you a picture!!!

Isn't it cute??? It's the giraffe with sunglasses I got for the Ideas Challenge :) Had to take it and thought it was cute and wanted to show you all!!! Wednesday will be a very busy day this week so don't expect a post from me! I'm really excited about the Ideas Challenge!! And again wish me luck!!

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Sunday, April 21, 2013

Another Quick One

Yay: I won another Liebster Award!! Thank you!!!
Nay: I can't respond to it yet because I have so much work to do!!

I just wanted to post real quick and show you guys a picture of the giraffe I finished!! I'm really happy with how it turned out!!!

Didn't it turn out cute :) I'm proud of how it did turn out!! Now I'm working on the My Little Pony and monkey!! Won't have much time though because tests are coming up soon and same with finals :(((
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Saturday, April 20, 2013

More and more orders!!!

Yay: possibly getting more orders in soon!! people are interested and asking questions!!! you should send me an email if you have one too!!!!
Nay: finals coming soon :(

So today's a quick update!!! Delivered the ladybug and giraffe today!! Yay!!! I'll leave you with a picture of the ladybug today :) you will have to wait for the other tomorrow ;)

Cute right?? This is the most asked for animal!! That and the owl and following up is the giraffe so far!!!

Also went to my boyfriend of almost 4 years orchestra concert today and they are amazing especially since A&M has only had an orchestra for five years or so!!!!

Aren't we cute??? And yeah lots of people say we look related but we are not!!! lol

Sorry this was so short it's been a long day!! Make sure you come back tomorrow and I will have a better and longer one!!!

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Friday, April 19, 2013

Jumping Up and Down!!!

Nay: I don't think I did well on the test today :(

Before I go into the Ideas Challenge I'll show you a picture of my mom with the bunny! She called dibs on it before I even got halfway through it!! Isn't she pretty!!!! Goes to show you these cute animals aren't just for little kids!!! If you need a Mother's Day present contact me!!! 

So basically the Ideas Challenge is a competition where a lot of people (groups or individuals) enter a business or an idea for one (you have to go to Texas A&M) and then judges pick 40 finalists out of all who entered and those people go through an interview process on May 1st. There you go through two sets of interviews with two different panels of judges. You have five minutes to present your business to them and then there is a five minute Q&A. Both panels are the same format but different judges. That same day (once everyone presents) 7 businesses are chosen and they are awarded cash prizes. First place gets $3000, second $2000, third $1000 and the remaining four get $500 each. I have a meeting next Wednesday that helps me figure out how to do the five minute presentation and I plan to try my hardest!! But I'm truly thankful that I was even chosen as a top 40!! That is a prize in and of itself. But it doesn't mean I won't try for the top 7 ;) Wish me luck though!! And by the way it was for Sarah Jayne Studios which is the main company I started which In the Loop is under.

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Thursday, April 18, 2013

When In Doubt

Yay: finished my notecards for my test tomorrow!!
Nay: Still sick :(

So, being from Texas I would really appreciate everyone out there keeping the people in West, TX in your thoughts and prayers. Not to mention keeping the people from the Boston explosions in your thoughts and prayers too. I know a lot of people that know of people affected by the explosions in West, TX; people that go to Baylor University that I know. I just wanted to start off this blog with that.

Other than that, I'm still sick and trying to juggle not only studying for a test tomorrow, but also finishing this giraffe order so I can hopefully give it to my boyfriend's mother on Saturday when I go to his orchestra concert! Finals are also almost here, which means I will be very busy soon and probably not update much so keep that in mind.

Also I must admit that I am a huge Gleek (although lately I have to admit that I'm disappointed with its lack of plot and watered down excessive character list) and I look forward to the new episode tonight!! They will be singing the song that originally got me hooked on the whole show many years ago!!! Hopefully this show will turn back to its old ways and realize that it used to be better. :(

Other than that, there isn't much going on. I'm still waiting to hear back about the scholarship I interviewed for and I'll know by tomorrow if I have been chosen as a top 40 finalist of the Ideas Challenge here. Exciting!!!

I will leave you with the most precious picture you will ever see and this is one of the main reasons why I do what I do. Seeing this uncontained joy on a child's face.

Isn't it just precious!?!?!? Please press the like button below for my page if you like this picture!! I would really appreciate it and also take a look at my page at

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Wednesday, April 17, 2013


Yay: Thanks to +Jei Crochet for picking me to receive the Liebster Award!!
Nay: I'm still very sick, was within less than an inch of getting hit by another car today, and just well REALLY sick!

Thanks to +Jei Crochet for choosing me to be awarded the Liebster Award!!

I was supposed to pick 11 other bloggers to award this to but I just recently started my blog so I don't have a lot of people I know who have one but I have figured out four that have really aided me since I've started and have helped me a lot and this is my way of thanking them for all their help:

MillyVanilly Handmade


These next questions are from +Jei Crochet blog.

1. What motivated you to start a blog? I was trying to find more ways to get the word out about my business and have more people hear about it and like it and enjoy my creations!

2. Knitter or Crocheter? Crocheter

3. What are your goals in life? To run my own successful company one day that helps customers in some way.

4. What is your favorite food? Chinese

5. Boxer or Brief? Boxer briefs :)

6. What is your favorite movie? Stick It

7. Who is your favorite actor? I don't really have one

8. Yarn or thread? Yarn

9. Do you consider yourself to be an artist? yes very much so

10. Are you a morning person? Nooo

11. Where are you from? Houston Texas

And here are 11 questions for the bloggers I chose:

1. Where are you from?
2. Do you consider yourself to be an artist?
3. Are you an outdoors person?
4. What is your favorite thing to crochet?
5. Do you do any other artistic things?
6. What is your favorite place?
7. What is your favorite type of weather?
8. What are your hobbies other than crochet or knitting?
9. What is your favorite movie?
10. What is your favorite animal?
11. What is your favorite color?

Rules of this award
1.   Acknowledge the person / blog that gave you the award , in addition follow the blog of the person that gave you the award.
2.  Answer the 11 questions of the person that gave you the awards
3.  Grant the award to eleven blogs that you like,  just starting or have less than 200 followers.
4.  Develop eleven new questions for / bloggers you reward.
5.  Award Report to each of the winners.
6.  Visit the blogs that have been awarded along with yours.
7.  Lest you break the chain, avoid sending the award back to the blog that awarded you.                                 
Thank you again for the award!! I'll leave you with a picture of the owner of the duck that I made!!

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Monday, April 15, 2013

Neat Color Combo

Yay: didn't go to all my classes today
Nay: reason why I didn't was because I suddenly got sick :(

So woke up with a VERY sore throat, went to one class and came back. Even though not feeling well I haven't updated you in a while. I know I was supposed to let you know about the Etsy thing this weekend but it's been slightly crazy and I'd rather know what I'm talking about and have time to write it down. For now though, I have another test this week on Friday and I'm working on the giraffe. Also going to be working on a monkey soon and it hasn't been sold and it isn't for an order. I figured out a neat color combination for it and I'm really excited about it. Let me know if you want to see pictures of what it may look like once done if you are interested in purchasing it. It will be from $35-40, I won't know til I start.

Aren't they pretty? Well the dark teal (it's darker in person) is for the main body, the light teal is for the detail pieces like the face, etc, and the salmon color is for the bowtie I will do. I'm excited once it's done. It may not look good now but it'll look cute once it's made! Again let me know if you would like to call dibs on it. Email me at and don't forget to like and share my page at

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Friday, April 12, 2013

Yay and Nay

Yay! Did the interview today! I think it went really well!!!

Going to start off today with a little thing I plan to start every blog off from now on with. It is called Yay or Nay! You basically say something good that happened to you today (Yay) and something bag (Nay). I will also try to figure out a good schedule for posting (like topics I'll try to keep to each day).

Yay: The interview went well!
Nay: I'm sooooooooooooooooooooo tired lol

Usually it will be a bit better than today's but I'm just really tired! Went to bed late and was at school for almost the entire day! I was planning on posting some of the comments and feedback I got about the previous post on Etsy, but I'm just too tired to put that together today. I promise though I will get it out sometime in the next few days! For now I will at least show you one piece of advice I got that I think will be very helpful!

Hawwa Land5:46 PM

GO FOR IT! Take one standard animal to your local walmart or similar store, go to the stationary aisle and find out what box/envelope would best fit them and your needs/budget. Buy 2 or 3 of them then just keep buying as you go You can usually calculate shipping online (a small postal scale comes in handy) or go to your local post office for rates. Fees aren't a big deal, I think Etsy only has one insertion fee and a small pocket fee after your sale. Make sure to price your animal according to what you want to make after fees. Policies are easy to figure out. Descriptions are very important and are the first impression for your customers next to good pictures. Apart from that be optimistic, take risks, and if you fail... well... at least you tried! Good luck!
Thank you so much for the great advice!!
I plan to look more into the whole Etsy thing and all of the sites that everyone gave me to look at for it and once I compile everything I will write a good blog explaining everything I found out. Follow me to make sure you see it when I post it! (Btw how do you follow people? lol)
I also want to say thank you to everyone who likes and shares my facebook page! I really appreciate it and I appreciate all the support as well! Please keep spreading the word as well and if you haven't liked the page, please do!
Leave a comment of an some topics you would like me to write about and make topics for each day of! I'm trying to think of some and I'd really appreciate any advice or comments you have about it!
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Thursday, April 11, 2013

To Etsy or Not?

So I need some advice. I've been thinking for a while about making an Etsy for my business. My only problem is how do you figure out your return policies, your pay policies, shipping and all those things. I feel like I'd get more business from more places if I made one, it just seems incredibly hard to put together. I'm trying to figure out the best way to do shipping considering the animals are pretty big. Leave me a comment on what you think I should do and if there are any videos or websites that make it easier to make one and help you through it. Also how do you deal with tax and everything do you mark up the animals a bit so you would get the normal amount? I'm very curious and very interested in making one!

This is a picture of the robot I did for my roommate who is obsessed with robots. The arms are a bit long I know, but again most of the animals I make I made the patterns for so I have to do trial and error. The next time they will be half the size.

Also an update on my daily life. I woke up at 6:30am to sign up for classes and of course they decide to change the prefixes of the classes so the prerequisites for those classes were messed up and I couldn't apply for one of my classes. Thankfully they just fixed it! Also found out I got a really good grade on the test I had yesterday!! And the interview for the scholarship is tomorrow!! Wish me luck!! In the coming week I will also find out if I made the top 40 finalists for the Ideas Challenge for Texas A&M University with Sarah Jayne Studios (the main company I have).

Just leave comments about the Etsy thing and I'm looking into making ads for my page on Facebook sometime this weekend! Wish me luck!!

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Wednesday, April 10, 2013


Well this title has two meanings. The first is that I finished my test today and think I did really well! Which is awesome!! The second is that I'm posting pictures of several of the animals I have finished (some are still for sale). I'm also trying to decide whether I should use the Advertise This Post for some of the posts I make on my facebook page. Leave me a comment on what you think I should do? Or if you have any ideas that are free please leave a comment! Also thinking of maybe using the ads manager on facebook as well, and again let me know what you think I should do!





So here are a couple of the animals featured on my page on facebook at
At the moment I am making a giraffe with a blue bowtie and my third ladybug! I also have a pending order of two owls (one bow one girl!). So now I need to prepare for picking classes for next semester and getting ready for my interview!
Remember to leave comments on what you think I should do about promoting my page! Also don't forget to like the page if you haven't already or share it with your friends! I finally hit the 50 likes mark and would like to keep that going up!!
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Monday, April 8, 2013

A New Addition

Just finished a cute little bunny for my business!! It has already been sold though but I can always remake any animal! Funny enough my mom called dibs on it before I even finished it!! This goes to show you these aren't just for little kids, teens, or college students, but for adults as well! I'm taking orders for Mother's Day and Father's Day so hopefully I get more of those because I truly enjoy making these!!

This is just a quick post because I have a test to study for so gotta get on that!! Enjoy the cute picture of the newest addition!!!

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Sunday, April 7, 2013

Oh So Busy

Well this week is busy! I have an INFO test, sign up for classes, prepare for a scholarship interview for entrepreneurship, have the actual interview, and apply for an entrepreneur internship. I'm almost done with the crochet rabbit I've been working on. It's been hard after having to completely redo the entire bottom half of the body, but I have finished making all the pieces and now I just have to put them together.

Once I do finish the rabbit I have two more animals to start on, a ladybug and a giraffe! I'm so surprised how popular the ladybug has become and this is the third one that I will have done! I want to get more orders so I can have more people enjoy them!

I also just made a new email specially for my business! If you want to order an animal send me an email at

I have also decided to participate in First Friday next semester. This is a local festival celebration that happens on the first Friday of each month. Many vendors go there and sell their products and I would love to do that. I have figured out that I will make a certain assortment of animals during the summer to sell at First Friday. I also plan to take in orders during the summer as well and also want to make a good amount of scarves (including maroon and white ones) and boot cuffs to sell during the fall semester.

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