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Get it by Christmas

Mon Nov 2, 2015, 9:41 AM by s0nicfreak:icons0nicfreak:

Yes, you have to start thinking about this now so that I have time to make and/or ship your item. 

If you're looking to buy a MADE TO ORDER item, you must purchase by November 7th. (After that I will be temporarily removing made to order items to reduce confusion this year.) 

READY TO GO items must be purchased by December 18th in the US and November 30th everywhere else

Note that I will be temporarily closing my online stores while I'm at the Portage Christmas Craft Show (November 28th & 29th). 

If you want a custom order or something I don't have listed, let me know by November 7th and I'll let you know if it is possible for me to get it done in time to ship for Christmas. Note, if it is possible for me to get it done in time you must be willing to pay by November 7th . 

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I don't care about the name and price change

Journal Entry: Tue Aug 4, 2015, 6:54 PM
Maybe it's because I have always paid monthly (which comes out to $59.40 a year), but I don't care about "premium membership" being renamed to "core membership" and having a price increase if you pay yearly. 

If you are not making enough from your art to afford a $5 a month write off, maybe paying for Deviant Art isn't for you. That's fine. Just use the site without paying. Or go monthly and pay for it for 6 months out of the year (which would be a few cents less than you use to pay for a year). 

I just hope a bunch of people I follow don't leave and go over to tumblr because of this, as many people are saying they will. I much prefer the comment system of this site over the "reblogging" or whatever of tumblr. And tumblr is certainly not a gallery site and there's no good way to use it as one. I will miss a lot of art I want to see (and a lot of things I'll potentially buy) if people leave. 

On the positive side - 

I'm loving some of these upgrades to site navigation, especially the new way group deviations are shown! 

Attending MLPcon this weekend!

Tue Jun 23, 2015, 9:00 AM
I'll be attending the My Little Pony Fair and Convention this weekend! Look for my bigass Discord in the craft contest (and vote for him plx ^_^)!

COUPON CODE ~ I need some money :D

Thu Apr 16, 2015, 6:39 PM

This weekend I'll be attending YarnCon, next month property taxes are due, then in June is My Little Pony Con. Which means I need some monies! So, you all get a coupon code :) Enter the code DEVIANTART into any of my shops to get 5% off. This works at CraftOtaku on etsy, CraftOtaku on Storenvy, AND YarnCast on etsy. And as always, let me know if you want something you don't see in my shops! I can recreate things I've made before, or make you something new. 

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Happy New Year!

Journal Entry: Wed Dec 31, 2014, 11:25 PM

SALE of ready-to-go items in my Etsy

Journal Entry: Mon Dec 1, 2014, 6:42 AM
Happy Cyber Monday! I know you're probably busy cybering, but I wanted to give you a heads up that my Christmas sale has begun!! All ready to go items are reduced, and a lot have been added. 


Remember, if you want it by Christmas, order ready to go items by December 19th in the US and December 8th elsewhere. Made-to-order items will probably not get to you by Christmas. 

Less than a month till RAMENCON!!

Tue Aug 26, 2014, 8:38 PM

Hey guys! This is just a reminder that I will be selling in the Artist Alley at Ramencon September 19 - 21st at the Radisson Holiday Star Plaza in Merrillville, Indiana! So if you are in the area, stop on by. If you're in Chicagoland, take a look at how close it is to you before writing it off :)

Of course, if you're not in the area, you can always check out my online stores. I'm still paying for that new monitor, so you can still get 7% off by using coupon code BROKENMONITOR at both of my shops: Visit my store on Storenvy

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When it rains it pours

Tue Jul 8, 2014, 7:56 AM

After getting my embroidery machine fixed, buying about $100 worth of files, and buying I-dont-even-wanna-calculate-how-much in embroidery thread and stabilizer; we (husband and I) were notified that it's time to renew our car registration.

So okay, we paid that, along with all our other bills. Last week my husband had to take an unpaid half day off work to take one of the kids to the doctor (since we only have the 1 car). So with all that and me having just spent pretty much everything I had, things are gonna be tight for awhile.

Yesterday morning, my youngest son woke me up - "Mom, I can't turn on the tv, will you help me?"

Now note that we do not really watch tv tv - we don't have cable tv nor an antenna. The tv is connected to my computer, and we watch Netflix, Crunchyroll etc. That is to say, the tv is actually my computer monitor. And it turned out to be broken. So, the luxury of watching tv aside (and really, we all have other devices we can watch "tv" on), I can't not replace the tv asap because  right now I can't use photoshop to edit pics for my shops, and etc.

Sigh. So I had to get a new one on a credit card and it will be here in a few days.

You can help me pay for it and get 7% off by using coupon code BROKENMONITOR at both of my shops: Visit my store on Storenvy

Or let me know if you want to buy anything with points! 

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Shipping in my stores

Journal Entry: Sun Jun 29, 2014, 10:13 PM
The base shipping price of EVERY item in both my stores ( now gone down (for US shipping). If you pay that price you will get it via First Class mail - but you can upgrade to Priority Mail for an additional fee. On etsy, select the upgrade during checkout. On simply add the shipping upgrade to your cart.

International buyers, I didn't forget about you - international shipping prices on some items has been lowered (now that I know the actual cost to ship everything rather than just estimating as I was before) and some items that previously weren't available outside of the US are now available. In fact, now ALL my items are available internationally! 

So if shipping prices or lack of availability in your country has held you back from buying, now's your chance. And of course, if you want something you don't see in my stores, you can contact me here or at either of the stores. And don't forget the option to get a Pokemon or Pony OC commission right here with points! Contact me if you want to buy something else with points. 

Yeah, I'm trying real hard to make some money right now :x I finally got my embroidery machine fixed and I'm gonna get the eye and cutie mark file sets from ethepony next week so I gotta pay for them! :D


Journal Entry: Mon Jun 2, 2014, 7:24 AM
  • Watching: Dramatic Knits
I haven't taken pics of everything yet but in May I crocheted 7 pokemon, made 4 Pikachu bows out pf Perler Beads and made 1 Pikachu out of polymer clay. So I am considering the "theme" month a success and will be keeping it up (to encourage myself to spend less time thinking about what I'm going to make and more time making).

For June I was considering 3 different themes, one of them being Mario. Since :iconknitting-and-crochet: is having a Mario contest, I figured it was fate :D This month's theme will be Mario! So look out for lots of Mario stuff this month. 

Also my birthday is this month! June 11th will be my first 29th birthday lol. If you would like to get me something check out my Amazon wishlists - crafts and books. (Yes my wishlists are kind of crazy but I use them to both keep track of what I want to buy for myself at some point and to have something in every price range that people can get for me.) If you would just like to give me money (always a welcome gift!) then check out my store and get something for yourself while giving me money :D

Also also, Brickworld  is on the 14th - 15th and I am trying to decide if I'm going to go. I won't be able to buy anything unless a lot of stuff in my store sells before then (HINT HINT) but I might go just to go. :shrug:

Well anyway I am excited for this month! 

May Happenings

Wed May 7, 2014, 7:42 AM

May is Pokemon month down at CraftOtaku headquarters! I plan to crochet as many Pokemon, and Pokemon related items (pokeballs etc.) as possible this month. So be on the lookout for 'em! There's already an Eevee up in my gallery and there's more to come. 

In other May news, I will be attending Anime Central on May 16 - 18th! What I'll be wearing, if anything, is still up in the air. Last year at Ramencon for one day I was Apple Jack, my brother was Big Mac and my daughter was Apple Bloom. I'm considering revising that, maybe even with my youngest son as Smarty Pants for Big Mac to carry around - but I've sold a few pieces of those outfits and I'm not sure if I'll have time to remake them... what with my comissions, the Pokemon, and me being super sick right now. I'm thankful that I'm sick now and not next week, though! 

On April 28th, we got our property tax bill. It is due on May 12th. That means they give us exactly 2 weeks to pay our property taxes. Wtf? Luckily ours are low enough that it isn't an issue (really, ours are crazy low), but idk what people with higher taxes do. Anyway, between that and the fact that our car has to have a $900 repair done the day after acen (isn't owning stuff fun?) I won't have much sending money for acen. 

Here's where you come in. Point commissions (while I do love getting them) won't help me much for acen, because it takes 14 days for the points to clear and then more days to get the money to my paypal and then to my bank account. And I know, between all the conventions around now and the property taxes and etc. everyone and their dog is begging for your money. But if you like anything in my etsy or storenvy shop, and have been thinking about buying something, now's a good time. In fact, if you enter coupon code ACEN2014 in either of those shops, you'll get 5% off anything/everything until Monday, May 19th. 

If you'll be at acen and would like to see one or two things in person before you buy, let me know. Of course, I can't sell anything at acen, but if you were interested in looking at, say, a scarf or a plushie - there's no rule against me wearing/carrying them and letting you see them before you go buy them online ;)

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Fri Apr 4, 2014, 6:57 PM
I will be at Yarncon tomorrow! 

Happy 2014

Fri Jan 3, 2014, 8:38 AM
and all that jazz

Craft Fair!!

Fri Nov 29, 2013, 4:01 PM
I'll be selling at a craft fair this weekend in Portage, IN. 
Check it out if you are local! 
If you aren't local, check my etsy shop on Monday to find everything that doesn't sell. 


Wed Oct 16, 2013, 9:00 PM
are now an option. 

Let me know if you want me to set up something else for sale via points. 


Etsy alternatives for my stuff

Tue Oct 15, 2013, 9:28 AM
Those of you boycotting etsy due to the recent rule changes don't have to worry - I've got alternatives so you can still get my stuff! 

You can visit to purchase things via Storenvy or see a few things that are coming soon! I'm also on Zibbet. And you can always message me on here to discuss directly purchasing anything or a custom item :)

Ramencon 2013

Journal Entry: Sun Sep 8, 2013, 7:47 PM
I will be attending Ramencon all 3 days! I will be bringing some of my stuff to the swap-meet on Sunday. So if you're in the area and want some of my stuff without having to pay shipping, stop by!

Discount in my stores!

Fri Aug 9, 2013, 6:56 AM
To celebrate my 10th Deviantart anniversary I'm giving you all a discount! Use coupon code "DEVIANTART10" at my Etsy or Storenvy shops to get 10% off anything!

Almost 10 Deviant years old...

Sun Aug 4, 2013, 2:17 PM
My 10th Deviantart anniversary is coming up on August 19th (though I've probably been inactive for 8.5 of those years, lol...). I'm trying to think up something to do here to celebrate it. If anyone has any ideas of what they'd like to see me do, let me know!

Embroidery Machine Update

Journal Entry: Fri Jul 19, 2013, 8:39 PM
Placed the order today for an embroidery machine... I went with a used PE500. 

I am a bit annoyed that the fastest possible shipping only bumps it up to Tuesday. Knowing Amazon I will probably get it sooner, but since it hasn't shipped yet (though the usb extension cable I ordered for it at the same time has, so it wasn't a matter of ordering too late in the day) I'm guessing that means I will get it Monday. I was really hoping to get it tomorrow - the last day I can use the buttload of 50% off Joanns coupons I have - so that I could see exactly what I need. I have to go to Joanns either way tomorrow, so I was hoping I could get everything at once. Oh well. 

Anyway, point is, I will have an embroidery machine soon, so look out for what I'll do with it!