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Friday, November 9, 2018

Jolly Santa Pixel Mosaic finished

This is a cute one.  Jolly Santa, a 10x8in pixel mosaic. 4 baseplates attached to make the picture with the plastic pegs. It should have gone a whole lot faster, but I was surprised with some family arriving in town--for a long stay. I have it posted on Ebay, next week to Etsy if needed.

I will have to take a pause on the pixels, as my diamond painting of the Red Christmas Bells has arrived.  It's later than I expected, so I will have to rush to get it done.  This is the one that I bought 2 extra, so they are here now, if you haven't checked out the FB page for TurquoiseRoads for the details on how to purchase the ones that are available to ship in the US right now, $23.99.  And of course, you can purchase any of the sizes for yourself, on the website here. This is a 35x35cm full square drill, hopefully a smaller, quicker project.  I am always open to work on these kits on a commission basis, as well, these in stock, or any that are listed, just like any of my other crafted items.

I had to stop on the Merry Christmas crossstitch text, just not enough time to get it done and make it available. I'd like to give people plenty of time to frame, and it is an odd size, so professional framing might be the norm.  I haven't wanted to put it too far away, but, never know.

I did start a new re-do on the Four Seasons cross stitch birds I had up.  The Fall and Winter birds had sold.  I have made the Fall bird available again, on ebay and etsy, the Winter one will be a few weeks. (I will also be making the Spring and Summer ones again, but they hadn't sold yet.) I won't keep reposting links to previously seen items, though, it kind of clutters this. I also have the Yellow Rose cross stitch up, again, if I didn't mention that previously.

Excited to get some new projects going though, with a couple finishes soon! --It's too cold out already, to be out goofing off.

Saturday, October 6, 2018

Winter Stars pixel mosaic finish

A big finish!  Winter Stars pixel mosaic.  This came out really nice, I was afraid it would still look rather too pixelated, but just needed to be put together!  This is 15x12" and 9 plates of work. 38 colors. It's on Ebay, and I will add to Etsy in short order. Warning, yes these are very expensive, even if I were to source my own supply parts, it's just not a cheap craft.

I have a Santa pixel to start next, and I am working on a complex Merry Christmas cross stitch piece that I will have to be hustling to get done in the next week or so. Busy, busy, sales are bustling, so it's a rush for the next few weeks.

Saturday, September 15, 2018

Halloween Pumpkin Finish, China Holiday

Another older finish, to some extent.  Halloween Pumpkin, from Artiste. 5x7" on 16ct white aida, full coverage 2x1 cross stitch. Some partial stitches, and I left off the backstitch, kinda looked cheesy. And wow, did this take a long time. Not just how long I've had it, but the actual stitching, as it's 16ct not 14. And it's all full coverage, and very few of these tiny charts ever are.  But I love it, rather stunning for only 3 colors. It's up on eBay  and I will give it a little bit before posting to Etsy.

Nothing much on the other pumpkin, the diamond painting. I am still waiting for missing drills to arrive, and have set it aside for now.  I may not pick it up again until the spring, to be worked on in advance of next holiday season.  I'm going to pick out a Christmas one this week, which will be one with extra kits, to also sell direct once they arrive.  This is just on the FB page, as I am not ready to add to the Ebay site until after the main holiday season for me is done.

I also have square diamond drills #310 and #318 already shipping to me.  Those will be available in a week, or so. Also, preferably through FB, although I have added to a stationary Bonanza site for those, as it is much slower, and some other perks that eBay doesn't have.

I'd suggest if you've been waiting to place some orders, that you do that soon, for diamond paintings or other items on my shop site.  The October Festival in China is Oct 1-7 and they are closed all that time.  And from what I remember last year, seriously closed. Nothing happens.  Which means you need to order a few days before then, so the order can be processed, sent to the shipping containers, and out to sea, before Oct 1.  Some of my suppliers are MUCH faster than others, but of course, you don't know which ones, beforehand..... So, considering that also falls into a weekend, before that, I'd suggest you place orders by Sept 24 or before. If not, it could be 6 weeks before you get your items, as they will be backlogged as well.

In the meantime, the weather has been giving me some fits, but it is storm season and the change into cooler weather. I do hope to have some other finishes posted soon, but with a few of those issues, and it being well into my selling season, there are only so many hours in a day!  Be safe out there.

Monday, August 6, 2018

Poinsettia pixel mosaic, holiday things


So this was my next finish. This is a pixel mosaic, really enjoying these, just wish they weren't so expensive. Possibly I can get materials to make more, a little cheaper. This is Poinsettia, 4 baseplates that come out to 8x10". It's on Ebay  as well as Etsy already.  I am working on another one already, a winter but not necessarily Christmas one, lots of blue. And I ordered another Christmas one, best chances of selling some of these, for now. I'll branch out into other types as I get into next year.

Holidays.  Somehow, this is creeping up really fast.  It's been a somewhat quiet, yet furious year of work. And somehow, not ever catching up!  So there won't be a lot of holiday crafts from me this year, not much more. Everything I currently have slated in front of me, is about it. And from a selling prospective, for crafts, but even general living, it's time to start thinking about that. As a crafter or seller of them, it's time to be ordering those supplies, if you haven't already.  My China items take nearly a month to arrive, so if you are looking at diamond paintings for Halloween and into Christmas, it's time.  The winter chill will be arriving in some parts, soon, so I am starting to stock other items, as well, warmer and some party dresses, jewelry, etc. A month to arrive, on average--.

I'm also starting to see about trying to get some beads direct, from China, on hand, and misc related stuff. Not a lot, but trying to see if there is more than a small desire for them. I tend to stay for the higher professional market, but I am getting requests for cheaper beads and smaller packages, so I may see if I can accommodate at least a few things. Only so many things I can expand at a time, until I see more growth, and right now, that is in the spring. In a few weeks, I will only be busy filling orders and trying to get a couple crafted things out the door.

Right now, I have two pumpkin things in the works, I'll show some pics on the next postings, as one is a diamond painting kit that I have 2 of, that are on hand for immediate shipping. (Can check my FB for that info.)

Friday, July 20, 2018

Pink Goldfish in Bubble, merged sites

A little late, both on finishing and on posting.  Hard keeping up with social media when there is so much to do.  And social media is not the most fun place to hang out, of late.  Maybe after the next election?  But, so here is the Pink Goldfish in Bubble diamond painting.  40x40cm, full square.  I added some lavender bubble looking washi tape to the edges, as it was a bit sticky.  It's up on Ebay and Etsy, too, already.  Fun, I just got distracted near the end with some family issues, and that last mile.....lol.

But, my observations, I think I either like the small partials, or I would need the massively big diamond paintings as projects.  I like the small really 3D sparkly look, or it would need to be huge so it looks like a painting, for real.  This middle of the road pixel look, loses the effect, I think. And possibly, I just prefer the round drills, not square.  So I think I will start ordering some small partials, for me to do and list, quickly. And browse for some massive ones, for later in the year(maybe NSFW? I have my eye on one or two mild ones).

I do also already have some other kits here, and a Halloween one coming, cat and pumpkin diamond painting, but I will save all that for another post. The Goldfish I do still have 2 kits on hand, and the Halloween cat, I will also have extra kits, maybe next week. Please check the FB page in the meantime.  I will also post when I have ordered more drills, black 310 in round and square and one of the whites, when I have actually done the order.

Progress is just a little slow.  It's been an odd, rambling, hot, summer.  And it seems to be ready to ramp up for XMAS.  So when things are a little more liquid, stuff will move a little faster.  I am still ordering beads, however, you may notice that the name has now changed for sales.  Ebay is now TurquoiseRoadsUS, and a few links have been changed.  I am merging almost all of the sites and pages together. A few things that are craft related will likely stay separated, as it's not quite as contemporary and such, (eyeroll) as the new manufactured items. I have a page on most social media outlets.

The Yellow Rose cross stitch sold.  I do have more supplies, patience, I will list again.

And I do have another finish. A nice one. It's already done, but I will save that for another post.

Monday, June 4, 2018

Yellow Rose Cross Stitch, Old Finishes

Sneaking in a finish. This one has been a long time in the making. So much so, that I lost the chart, and had to buy it again.  Very small Yellow Rose cross stitch on 14ct white. Just under 5x7in, with backstitching and one blended color in the rose.  Happy to have this done, I have a few more like this that have sat for a while.  Up on Ebay and Etsy listing will be coming soon.

I am almost done with my Pink Goldfish, so I should have that up here in a few days. It's been fun, not as scary as I though, for a bigger project, or being square. But, I will, absolutely being doing other crafts than just the diamond paintings.  I am resolved to get some older projects finished and listed of all kinds.  Have to finish the old, to make room for the new, anyway.

I'm also back to buying some beads and other things. It will be a bit different, but I am still keeping some stock, as I can also get some much needed crafting supplies as well--finally. So the beads on ebay will not be disappearing as quickly as you think. Still need a little boost in getting by, will just have to see how long and how well it is working. 

Saturday, May 19, 2018

WIP of Pink Goldfish diamond painting, plans

Excited.  I took on a big(certainly for me, anyway) project, and jumped in.  Sticking with it pretty well. This is my Pink Goldfish in Bubble diamond painting.  My first square one, I think I like round better, but I've adapted pretty well, not as scary as I thought.  And it's 40x40cm(16x16), the largest I have done, and it is full coverage.  I was pretty nervous to see the amazing sea of pink drills that were in the package.  I had thought there were some more variations in the colors, but not really. I am plugging away, a few hours here and there, this is pretty close to about half done.  I would like to have it finished really soon, like a week, and up for sale. I have other projects of diamond paintings waiting, as well as a couple needle projects in the works that are also calling, for a bit of a break. I;m pushing to try to do some items on commission, as well, a bit of interest for that.

If you would like to purchase one of these kits, they do come in different sizes, and you can buy it from the shop link, which will take 2-3 weeks to arrive, many countries and paypal accepted .  Pink Goldfish   or I also have 2 of these in the 40x40cm size ready to ship immediately in the US. I've counted the drills, and with paypal, they are ready to go.  Please find me on the Facebook link for TurquoiseRoads for details.

I am on most social media with those pages, if you just search.  I have a few to change or update. Life has still been crazy, and not in a good way.  So I have been pacing myself for increasing shop responsibilities.  When I have the Pink Goldfish done, and up here, I will announce some of my plans and start finalizing some links and cross over things.

So, more updates soon!