Monday, July 4, 2016


This is a quick post.
If you didn't know My Etsy Shop is closing

Due to medical issues and many other reasons coming in a future post I am moving and cannot remain in business until this is resolved. Or rather i am giving my full attention to my family and getting better which means my shop and business will have to be put on hiatus until this is done.

Its going to be a big transition.

SO. here is the deal. 

TUESDAY JULY 5TH ONLY The Cranky Crafters is holding a $5.00 sale!
This means all items NOT in the Clearance/Discontinued section and items that are NOT
Mystery/Goody Bags OR Supplies. That means everything else is $5.00 each! (IF NOT ALREADY MARKED LOWER)
And with any purchase over $12.00 you get a free prop sent to you!
Any purchase over $20.00 gets a free Goody bag!


For those that live in my area and can either make it to me in a public place I can
do an in person purchase and have a card reader for those that wish to avoid using cash only.
PLUS it saves on shipping costs!

Once this sale is over I will be donating what remains to SWLArt group
SWLArt Facebook Group page! THANK YOU TO ALL my friends and family that have been with me along the way, I love you and please understand if I don't list you all by name, you KNOW who you are!  
Thank you for staying with me through all this!


I WILL have my comic tumblr and facebook comic pagefor it running still as the comic buffer is still going up until the middle of august until I can get more comics in after the move!

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Bayoucon Bound & Etsy make over!

SO, as I had mentioned in previous post(s) that I am going to Bayoucon 2016!

The first announcement is over and done with.
The second is that I have revamped my NEW ETSY SITE!

The store USED to be under lexiafira, and if you use the old site link it will take you there.
It is now The Cranky Crafters!

I have new props, soaps and other items.
FIRST the New Pokèball Props!

First, This is a model/mock up of all the Pokèball hollow props and pokèmon soaps I make
AND will have available at the convention!

 The main regular pokèball prop with wind up mew as an example. For each soap, and prop there WILL be mini-pokèmon figures inside!

 Here we have the Great Ball, Master Ball and Love Ball Hollow props! Each prop comes with a clip and can be opened. THEY ARE cosplay props/accessories and NOT MEANT to be thrown. For the record they are larger than the new pokèball toys that have come out resembling Pokèballs, have the proper coloring and are much cheaper.

Here are the pokèball soaps with pokemon figures inside!

Regular, Great, Premier, Cherish and Masterball Pokèmon soaps with mini-pokèmon figures inside. The Masterballs actually have 2 pokèmon inside!

EVERY SOAP I make or have ever made is made with avocado cucumber soap base. Avocado cucumber soap base is a softer base meant for people with skin allergies or hypoallergenic needs yet available for all! This makes it easier to pour, mix and make many variations with as well as shorter solidifying time! The only draw back is that it does melt some in summer temperatures.

A view of some of the lesser made pokèball soaps!

I have added cube soaps to my repertoire now!

 Blue Lavender Cube Soap. Made with a hint of blueberry and lavender with apricot scrub. Great for a summer soap to cool down with!

Sleepy Time Lavender soap! Best used as an end of the day soap as it helps ease tired muscles while help getting the body ready for blissful sleep!
Each cube contains chamomile, and an herbal sleepy time mix to soothe you to sleep!

 Vanilla pomegranate with Apricot scrub mix! Another summer cool down soap with a a softer hint of vanilla and pomegranate so as not to overpower.

 Eucalyptus Mint with Orange scrub cube! For the mint lovers in all of us!

 I've had this one for a while, hypoallergenic cube! Straight up soap base with vitamin e and aloe and OPTIONAL scent or none at all. Custom orders for these are available. Every scent comes from an essential oil instead of made from concentrate or food based mix to prevent allergy issues.
 Orange Cube with Orange Scrub, one of my fruit based cubes!
 Tranquil Mist Calming Jasmine cube with lavender petals for an exotic mix cube soap!
 One of my personal favorites Pink Peppermint. Another minty version with apricot scrub!
 And now for the soaps I made SPECIFICALLY for the summer blend and convention.

 This came from the idea of "what if a pokèball were 8-bit?" Well this is what we came up with! Each one has a pokèmon inside!

My summer soap blend, Steven Universe based soap with mini soaps inside, Peach Mango Soap summer blend and Rose Quartz Soap with mini soaps inside!

Summer blend chill pill soap slice samples!

And from the last convention, RUPEE SOAPS!
I still have the Dalek and Tardis Soaps
And now onto the props/accessories/extras!

I will have Loot Boxes The larger spotted take out boxes above are the biggest, the loot boxes to the right are middle sized and have four versions as shown! Finally the mini-take out surprise inside boxes and mini-goody bags! EACH ONE IS FILLED to the top!
All of the larger boxes and bags can be found at my Mystery Goody Bag listing!

I still have some Lip Balm Packs left as you see here. 

And I will be selling hand sanitizer potions bottles along with Ghost Busters Positively Charged Slime to promote the upcoming movie!

There are some new surprises coming as well for props!

 Here are some quick sneak peaks at some of the props. They will be $5.00 each and for ONE dollar extra you get a free mini goody bag!
 Below and to the left are convention exclusive items of my summer blend. The Chill out cube with a pokemon inside, Cherry Cherish and Ultra ball pokèball soap. also with pokemon inside!

 Summer blend Cherry scented rupee!
The final prop for sale! I WONDER what it could be? heh

and I will have some of my soap making scents and dyes for sale as I am not longer using them.

This is it for my showcase blog. Thank you for reading!

Sunday, June 12, 2016


For those that don't know, last year I lost my facebook profile and had to create an all new one.
I will not get into it as its done and I don't want to dwell in stuff that has already been dealt with.

That having to re-create a new profile meant I lost my old business page and had to create a new one. So I went with the new name The Cranky Craters!
DON'T WORRY, if you are still using the old etsy link it will redirect you.
I have updated my facebook, etsy, tumblr and all past links. Deviant and email are the same as I do not wish to change them.

New Logo with updated info and so on. Sadly it only lasted a year. GASP whats that? The year isn't over yet? Yep, I am closing the shop down by the end of this year. Running this shop since 2012 and selling from home since 2011 and its been very UNSUCCESSFUL, so....I am done. Time to get a real job like everyone expects. *sarcasm* yay *end sarcasm* but that is another rant for another day.

In more good news, I have been on tumblr 3 years....yay

I have a tumblr comic for about over a year now....also in my link bar
I make soaps and such, 
 8-Bit Pokeball Soap with pokemon figure inside

Steven Universe Themed Cube Soap from my summer soap line.
 Blue Lavender Cube Soap with apricot scrub

Cherish Pokeball with pokemon inside

Cyphacon Cyphaball prop for

And finally Hollow Pokeball props NOW with pokemon figures inside

And my hand sanitizer potion bottles and Positively charged slime from the Ghost busters

Its all over my business page on facebook that I am shutting down this year.

Many of my discontinued items have been or are being broken up into the mini or regular goody bags.
There are still SOME Lip balm packs available. (undertale and sailor moon themed)
Supplies on sale 
as I am no longer making soap for sale.

So if you are still interested in them PLEASE ASK or obtain them at bayoucon!

ALSO IF YOU HAVE Purchased from my etsy shop and it has shipped and you have gotten said order(s) PLEASE LEAVE A REVIEW ON MY ETSY AND Facebook shop page if you have not already THANK YOU!

I dislike asking, HOWEVER FOR EVERYONE WHO HAS RUN A SHOP or customers who frequent shops KNOW HOW IMPORTANT REVIEWS ARE.

Do you go to ebay and amazon and just buy something without checking the item description or reviews? (if you do then don't be mad that it wasn't what you expected)

Depression Tidbits: Lack of Emotion

Today's depression tidbit(s):

In all my years of struggling through depression I feel that my emotion switch is damaged from wear and tear.
In most situations that would cause people to cry or express sadness, mine is more either anger, frustration or numb. (FOR the short summary read the blue text at the bottom)

Best example with the latest news, (mix from latest randomness to actual known news etc)

Buckle in the road sends some vehicles "flying"

- The Trump/Hilary/Bernie campaign....there are too many links, go to the latest article and find out
(the whole thing causes me depression because we are looking at a shit storm period)

Florida Night Club shooting update, people died. (yes that sounds cruel but there is a point to this, read on)

- not so recent, Death/Suicide of Robin Williams  (that one still bothers me because there is so much behind it)

Most people would react (in order of links) Woah, scary, omg this shit again (or various reactions), horror/upset/cry/etc, and grief with Robin Williams.

For me...due to the being numb and many years of it, my reactions are these instead.
WEEE, someone kick them in the head and let Bernie run this, more news fodder people DIED for some stupid bullshit just stfu already and let people mourn, to omg Robin Williams had a mental disorder *sarcastic gasp* OH NO WE DIDN'T KNOW. eff off.

In summary yes quite weird and off.
In the many years of having cried and been sad and depressed and melancholy my *sad* switch is worn down if not broken. Seeing me cry or express sadness is very rare as I don't like crying in front of people let alone my own family and expressing sadness has become difficult beyond saying how i feel for me.

Do i feel sad and upset and concerned for these things, YES. Can i express it? Not so much.
The one that bothers me the most BESIDES the election bs is the Robin Williams one.
For those of us in the community of Mental/Invisible Diseases, we KNOW the signs and Robin Williams exhibited many. To the rest of the world he was a great comedian and they didn't know he suffered etc. Even though it was Lewy Dementia, depression was still present.

I want to slap them all in the head because of their obliviousness but I don't and instead shove that emotion down.

I suppose the point to this is that, DUE to having been in the sad/depressed/crying state so often for so long, it feels like I am done being that and cannot feel said emotions in situations where one should feel those. Instead I switch to something else to remain calm or sane because I DO NOT want to walk down the emotional path that could lead to a down spiral and breakdown. You would not believe how EASY that is to do with the right push. Yet also how easy it is to keep my head forward and keep going.

DUE to how I personally react to things lately, people have taken to reacting negatively to me in disbelief. Those that know me either handle it or just don't say anything. Or at best talk to me to see what caused that. 
(IE reaction to the road buckle- WEEE cars fly! friend reaction: yeah that is funny, hope they get it fixed. Me. yeah hope so too, *attempting to stop laughter* thats pretty dangerous. *closes article*)

That is the best I could hope for, some one to still talk to me instead of turn away in shock or disgust or at worst yell what is wrong with me. (What's wrong with me? right now you screaming at me!)

This begs the question, am I the only one in my age group that "seems off" in my prolonged depression because I am so damn tired of being sad? And I am embracing my weirdness and silly responses preferably now because I'd rather laugh and smile than dredge in the bad.
That is not to say the bad news doesn't affect me, it does, I just stopped looking at it and took a bleak view while learning to keep those thoughts to myself. IE everyone dies, these people had the unfortunate situation to die now due to some dumbass with a gun.. Yes, cruel thought. Does it mean I don't care? NO. It means I have been around and alive long enough to stop having the typical reactions and use my brain before opening my mouth. 
Right now, the best I can do is close the article or stop reading it and carry on with myself. And do something about it or deal with it.

The point, I don't feel sadness normally anymore and due to this I react way differently than most people would. Because of this I get shunned/reacted badly too etc by my peers and I stopped giving a feck about it. Such is the life of someone with prolonged/long term depression. Are there other people with this similar situation?

Thank you for reading. This has been a random depression thought about emotion issues.