I don't know what's come over me! I haven't posted in over a month! Sometimes I feel like I have nothing important to say. Other times, I'm covered up and can't even find a little time to post, even a small one.
This time of year I sell handmade crafts at a few craft shows and I've been busy getting ready for those. Unfortunately, this year I procrastinated and waited until 2 weeks before the 1st show to start making additional items. Hello!!! All of my items are hand sewn - pillows, ornaments, pincushions, etc. - and it takes some time to actually make the items as I don't use a sewing machine. My sewing machine and I are not exactly BFFs... So I had a craft show today and was up until 4:00 a.m. last night finishing several items. I'm wore out now after the show. I didn't sell a lot of stuff today which is always disappointing, but there's not much you can do about it. It didn't seem like we had as big a crowd as we've had in the past. I'll blame it on the economy.
I've been in a slump lately mainly due to my financial situation which is really dragging me down. I barely have enough $$ to pay my bills and then there's rarely any extra for groceries and gas, you know, the non-essential stuff. It exhausts me trying to borrow from Peter to pay Paul and then try how to sell something to get a little left over for Mary.
The only bright side is that I've started selling ThirtyOne products (purses, tote bags, etc.). I've had 2 shows besides my open house which I had to get started. Both of my shows were over $1,000 in sales each. So I'll make over $500 for the 2 shows!! YAY!! I'll get the money on November 10th. I'll be so glad to get the $$ as I'm behind on some bills. (I get really tired of saying that...)
I'm hoping that this ThirtyOne job is going to ease my financial situation some. I figured I could make better money selling ThirtyOne products than I could if I went to Target or WalMart for minimum wage and then they made me work every weekend stocking shelves. I'm not exactly a spring chicken and after I've worked all day at my regular job, I don't know that I'm up to stocking shelves. Besides my significant other works 2nd shift and I really only get to see him on the weekends and Target or WalMart would schedule me EVERY weekend between now and Christmas. Plus I get to sell cool purses and tote bags. That's way better than stocking shelves.
I'll try to do better posting on my blog. I'm trying to get an attitude adjustment about life in general, but have been really dragging lately due to financial burdens.
I'll post again soon, promise.
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My Latest Projects
These are some of the rug hooking and wool felt projects that I've worked on recently.