I haven't posted anything in a while because I can't anything done except blogging!!! I think I'll get some of my crafts done, but once I get online I go to a bazillion different blogs, sign up for free giveaways, link blogs to mine, etc. and before I know it, I've been online for hours and hours... I guess everyone else does this, too, but OMG!!! I'm never going to get anything done if I don't stay off the computer!!! I've joined the OPAM (One Project a Month) and here it is already the 17th of the month and I don't have a clue what I'm going to have done this month. Hello!?! Today all I did was blog 'cause I had a migraine and didn't feel like straightening up my craft room which is what I told myself I was going to do today. Well, that didn't happen. Maybe tomorrow...
If you look at my blog and want to respond, I'd like to tell you about a deceitful woman stealing my money from a craft show. I was involved in several craft shows in October and November, some of which where I had the booth space by myself with only my items being for sale there and having paid the entire booth rental myself. Then I met this woman who wanted me to share a booth space for a few shows with her and her friends to cut the cost of the booth rental by dividing it among everyone who had items in the booth. I thought that sounded like a good idea because the booth rental on some of the shows gets pricey so I thought I'd try it. It worked OK for a couple of shows. Then we had this show over Thanksgiving weekend where you don't sit with your items, but you have labels on everything and you pay a commission of the amount of items you sell to the people running the show. The booth rental was lower so I thought paying the commission wouldn't be that big of a deal.
The problem lies in the fact that the woman that I had met had the booth in her name so the check for the entire booth came to her with my portion of my sales included in the check. We finally, after much deliberation, decided what my portion of the show should be (around the end of December) and she said she'd mail me my check. I've yet to see the check which means I not only lost the money I spent on the booth rental and commission, but all the proceeds from my items. My items were hand sewn pillows and ornaments made of wool felt and my precious wool that I use for rug hooking. I am very frustrated and angry with this woman for taking my money. My significant other says she has no intention of paying me. I've sent her emails saying I'd even come pick up my check, but she doesn't email me back. I think it's pathetic when I know how hard I worked to make the items and then she doesn't even have the decency to give me my rightful portion of the money. Next time (not that there will ever be a next time), I'll know better than to ever share a booth with anyone unless it's someone I've known for a long, long time. How dumb could I be? Anyway, I'm terribly disappointed that I stayed up late all those hours making all the pillows and ornaments by hand and now I have nothing to show for it. I just had to vent a little because I feel so used.
My wool felt pillows and ornaments are very cute and sell very well. I will just have to make more for future shows later this year and will just have to chalk this up to a learning experience.
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My Latest Projects
These are some of the rug hooking and wool felt projects that I've worked on recently.