The Lolsy’s Library Shop Update

So I’m not sure how many of you are aware that I know have a website:

Lolsy’s Library

The major reason I started the website was because I was completely inspired  by crafts and creating something that I could sell. Something and ideas that were related to my Blog. I bought items to create candles and those little polymer clay figurines. Originally I had planned to have them all created and done by now.

However, I didn’t plan on the planning, that it wouldn’t be so easy to just up and create things. There are different types of polymer clay and of course the ones that I bought are all hard and are hard to use and mould. There is “soft polymer clay” however, which means now I am going to grab some of those, but they will still take a few days to get here. As for the candles, I need more equipment to create those. I need to go to an op shop and get some pots and pans. As well as more scents.

It’s not all going exactly to plan…Isn’t that life though!

Here’s what I need to do soon:

  • Two pans to make the candles. Ones that can be damaged.
  • Look into soft fimo…I haven’t really found any colours that excite me!
  • Have to get the warning flame labels for the candles.
  • Need to get better sculpting tools for the polymer clay. The ones I bought, half have broken already.

 

 

This or That? #95

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This or That? #95

This week Bookmark Chronicles would like to know:

How long has it been since you last bought a book?

  • 1-7 days
  • 8-14 days
  • 15-21 days
  • 22-28 days
  • Over a month

It has been kind of over a month since I bought a book. I say “kind of” because I did buy a book from where I work, a lot of Libraries will have some sort of book sale. They make good money from those. From an actual book store, has definitely been over a month. My brother got me a book store gift certificate and I have actually bought a book from the store. Now comes the responsibility though of what books do I buy, do I wait for a sale, do I just go crazy and get what I want. Or do I wait for a book I want to read to come out or be on sale…The pressure!lol

This or That? #83

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This or That? #38

This week Bookmark Chronicles would like to know (and I would like to know as well)

Where do you get most of your books from?

Physical bookstores – Online – Secondhand book sales – Gifts – Book subscription boxes

(Can only give one answer!)

These days I buy a lot of my books online. I like to read the reviews of the book, all good and bad and then head online and buy them. I always feel so guilty though about it, because in my town, we don’t have the best economy in the world and over the last few years, we have had SO many book stores just close down. It is one of my goals though, this year, too actually get out and buy from actual bookstores…It would save a lot on shipping and postage!

I would love to know as well though where you all get your books from. See the different options out there.

Share Your World … Week 44

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Share Your World … Week 44

What was your favorite subject in school?

I actually had two I really enjoyed, but one was was made better than the other just by how one subject was treated. I LOVED my classical studies class because my teacher was the teacher who discovered my dyslexia, rather than just ignoring it. So he’d go through my projects and papers with me. It was the only class I got A’s and B’s in. I also really loved Drama, but my teacher would always pick the same people for the best parts. I felt such satisfaction though at the end of year play. In the main play, I was more eye candy than acting. However, I was the lead in the short play before the main play. My group got praised and the actors in the main play got slammed. It feels evil of me now, but I was a little happy, because I had so many of the others actors come up to me during rehearsal and say “What are you even doing here, you’ve only got one line”?

If you could have a servant come to your house every day for two hours, what would you have them do?

Can they do the Garden? It’s really the only thing I don’t get any fulfilment from. I’m just lucky in terms that my partner and my Mum, may not necessarily be overjoyed doing the gardening, but they don’t hate it like I do. I’m sure they’d appreciate getting some help for it though.

Where did you live when you were in the third grade of school?  Is it the same place or town you live now?

I lived in a different place to where I lived when I was in third grade. Some of my family live near the area and we tend to go past it on the way back, just to see if anything has changed.

In your opinion, list some places that are great for shopping?

I love places like Kmart, Big W and Target…and Neds!

Zing Pop…It’s probably my favourite place, but it’s full of nerdy type things. Like figurines, superhero clothing, nerdy/geeky accessories. It’s not full of “practical” things,lol.

Lovisa is my favourite jewellery accessory store. They always have some kind of sale or special on. EVERY time I go in there I buy something else.

Christmas in July…Kinda

A few years ago, I was just a student and was not making much money, pretty much nothing. I was on, I think America and Europe call it Welfare. However, one of the bad thing about being on Welfare, I wasn’t always able to give the best Christmas presents.

Until one year, I came up with a solution and I’ve used it ever since, even now that I work. From the beginning of June, I put away an round amount every fortnight. So if my bank account had 232.57, I would put 32.57 dollars into my savings account, the day before I got “paid” my welfare.

Then from the end of July, I start to get little bits and pieces. I usually get three presents for my Mum, Dad and Brother…and if I’m dating someone I do the same thing. Two presents are usually something a little smaller and then one “big” one. One top of that, until last year I used to get a present for my very best friends and my mothers side have a ‘secret Santa’.

What do you do, are you a Christmas Eve shopper, do you plan ahead? How many of you write Christmas cards?

Christmas in July – Taste.com.au

Geeky Things

I am a bad online retail shopper, there are some things that I just wont buy. I find it much easier to actually visit the stores, so things like jeans and shoes I will go to the shops and buy from. Even though there are so many beautiful things online as well…Sometime you cannot trust that they are going to fit properly and well.

But these are not those things!

The amazing site “Think Geek.com (USA)” have this amazing section that I have just discovered and I wanted to share with you. The have a section specifically for “Book Lovers” and I WANT ALL THE THINGS!!!

Book Lovers … Think Geek

Here there be Dragons!

I cannot believe that I have never mentioned this company before! Although I may have mentioned it before, but definitely not for a really long time. I have bought three of these precious babies and you should definitely take a look!

Little Fat Dragons.com (America)

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They just recently had a sale (not sure if any of them are still up there) but the other great thing about Little Fat Dragons is that they also do auctions! One of their little Dragons, who is up for auction, the money of the winner is going to a worthy cause. So please go and have a look!

If there are no Dragons left, never fear, they tend to do a sale every couple of months.

ENJOY!

Blog, Repeat…

If you have been able to tell from some past Blogs of mine, I do enjoy my shopping…online and window…So you can imagine how excited I was when I was looking for some new Winter tops and I found a bunch of Blogging clothing! So below I have posted links to these clothing sites!

Go and check them out!

Showpo (Australia, New Zealand and International)

Polyvore: Check site for delivery and shipping

Lush t-shirts – UK & Europe delivery and International