Wrapping up 2020

I was about to bump the Taskwarrior task for “Post to blog (W)” to next week when I realized this would be the last 2020 post. So okay, I guess that still falls within my decision to do the minimum work-related things between Christmas and New Years, and that Taskwarrior itself is a good topic […]

In transit, arriving late

As with most Etsy sellers, I have a little dashboard that’s showing a bunch of undelivered packages. I’m better off than most – my last shipments went out on the 14th, with what I though was an extremely safe margin for First Class. I sent my gifts to my family at the same time, Priority. […]

Sorry about the mail

I’ve vacation-mode’d the Etsy shop and local-pickup-only’d the self-hosted shop, because things that went out over a week ago are still in transit and family Christmas packages that I sent via Priority haven’t even left West Berlin (08091, not Germany) according to the scanners. I have more family packages that I unwisely hung onto expecting […]

Epiphany is underrated

In this year of overwhelmed shipping systems, there’s a pretty good argument for importing Epiphany into the more-or-less-secular version of Christmas. (Bear with me!) Let’s give presents again on January 6. The “Twelve Days of Christmas,” retail version, start on the first of December so you can have a bunch of one-day specials that get […]

Recovery mode

The last big drop of new shop items for the year has happened, with this motley crew of mochi dragons. I have a couple of minky colors to restock in my giant stack of almost-finished dragons, and I’ll try to honor any special requests (such as non-baby mochi dragons). Plus I have two velvet dragons […]

Black Friday sale

Okay, since I forgot to post it yesterday (if you subscribed to the shop newsletter you got the code on Wednesday): BLACKFRIDAY2020. It’s good through the end of the month, but for the rest of today it’s just automatic on the whole shop. I’m just great at this whole marketing thing, huh?

The scariest part of Halloween

… is that when it’s over, we’re unequivocally in The Holiday Season. 😱 Okay, probably scarier for little one-person shops than for their customers. I’ve been getting Sober Letters From Suppliers warning of potential supply-chain disruptions and shipping delays. I’ve been getting them from retailers too, and I’m sure so have you. I haven’t been […]

The new dragons are here!

I still have some photography and listing-updating to do, but this batch of dragons is done. A couple of orders are going out to more Pern fans (hence the particular color selection of this batch). It’s always interesting to see what people choose as their particular vision of what the dragons look like. Bronze is […]

Revisiting the to-do list

A while back I posted about my unfinished projects and a to-do list, so I thought I should revisit it since it’s supposed to keep me accountable. It’s going… okay. There’s good and bad. The good: it’s been pretty good about the small routine stuff. I take my vitamins, zero my inboxes, keep my business […]

Even more dice

I’ve been acquiring dice faster than I can come up with dice trays that match them. Normally this wouldn’t merit a blog post, but I’m going to list one in the on-site shop and see what it looks like in the crossposts. I mean, I’m going to list eighteen, but I’m definitely not going to […]