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Sunday, January 17, 2010

I can't get anything done for blogging...

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.

Thanks for listening.
Sharon

3 comments:

Teri said...

Hi Sharon, Thank you so much for all your great help with hooking! I am now in the process of waitting on my kit to arrive .... Which after I purchased I received advice against buying kits! So this will be most likly my last.
I have bee a sewer for year ...self taught. When I want to do something I try, ask, research,and then find out what tools do I need and ones that are nice but ...
So, with all the info I received I think that I will do okay .... I hope!
I am going to e mail you later.
Thanks again!
Teri♥♥♥

LeeHillPrimitives said...

HI Sharon, I found your blog today. Your story is terrible, but my mom always said "When you take something that are not yours, the life will take your treasures in the future". I make dolls and I understand you,the process takes long hours and we put our hearts on it to be stolen by another person. Hugs, Evelyn

Brenda said...

Don't forget that you need not wait for a craft show to sell your wares. You can add an image to your sidebar and a paypal "buy it now" and you're set to sell them right here in your brand spanking new spot on the web. How cool is that?!
Many of us wish we had access to craft shows but don't so we do shop for crafts online. =) No booth fees ... gotta love that!

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My Latest Projects

These are some of the rug hooking and wool felt projects that I've worked on recently.

Penny Table Runner Rug

Penny Table Runner Rug
entered in 2010 Kentucky State Fair

Autumn's Grand Finale Rug (Adaptation)

Autumn's Grand Finale Rug (Adaptation)
entered in 2010 Kentucky State Fair

White Luminary Pumpkin Rug

White Luminary Pumpkin Rug
entered in 2010 Kentucky State Fair

Fraktur Penny Rug

Fraktur Penny Rug
4th Place in 2008 KY State Fair

My Original Hex Sign Hooked Rug

My Original Hex Sign Hooked Rug
for my son Adam

My 1st Hooked Santa Pillow

My 1st Hooked Santa Pillow
2008 (4th Place - KY State Fair)

My 2nd Santa Hooked Pillow

My 2nd Santa Hooked Pillow
2009

My Flower Basket Hooked Rug

My Flower Basket Hooked Rug
hooked for Laura

One of My 1st Rugs

One of My 1st Rugs
White Pumpkin

My 1st Rug

My 1st Rug
Crow on a Pumpkin

Penny Rug

Penny Rug
for Laura's birthday