In no particular order:
There are new iron-on patches down at The Octopus & The Fox, as of yesterday. Joining the popular skully patch are I <3 Bacon and a seasonal glitter heart on fat stripes. Skully & Bacon are $1 each, the heart is $2. Because glitter is a hazmat substance. (Out of towners can get these through the O&F web site. Even if they're not listed, just drop Belita a line and ask her how much to mail them to you.)
Two custom glass window projects are underway (photos come after!), as are many new and re-handled knives.
Waiting to hear if I have been accepted for the Rail Yards Market this season. As soon as I find out, I'll have to figure out my schedule between now and November in some detail.
My article about the Albuquerque Gem & Mineral Club's studio inside the New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science is in the Feb/Mar issues of Rock & Gem magazine. I am SUPER jazzed about that.
I am in the process of learning the necessary software to turn my designs into 2D and 3D vector graphics which can be read and cut with a CNC mill. I think I've gotten the part I do in GIMP, but the Blender part is killing me. If you know Blender, please help me. I'm not above bribery. My suspicion is that Blender is WAY overpowered for what I need to do. Like trying to get a Sirius Cybernetics Nutrimatic Beverage Dispenser to give me tea. (My other suspicion is that that person who wrote the quick & dirty tutorial I have been trying to follow wasn't using OS X, so things aren't where the tutorial things they should be.)
My next post will be a handful of local event announcements!