Friday, June 27, 2008

My sales are down!

I push every way I can but things are just so slow. I wish I could figure out what people want and I could produce it. I check my etsy and ebay every day but lots of people look at my stuff but just don't seem to be interested. Maybe I need to change to something people are interested in. It is great that I don't have to live on this alone, I would starve. Any suggestions? I have checked out other possiblities, other venues but everything seems to be stale. I guess the economy is hard for everyone.
Something lighter, gas prices have stayed the same, sales at the store are about the same. People seem about the same, they complain about the economy more than they complain about anything else.

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

My Trip to Etsy.Com today

Etsy has a lot of different venues including a forum for etsy people to express their opinions, or to talk about subjects or crafts or their shops. Today I logged on to see if there were any new things going on and stumbled on to a subject that in a matter of minutes exploded into pages and pages of comments. I have heard about these but have never been involved in one. It was crazy! Needless to say admin came in and locked it. The subject was not for etsy, it was one person's opinion about religion, the environment, etc. Everyday I find something new on Etsy. There are a lot of crafty people on Etsy.

Friday, June 20, 2008

Ice Cream, um!!!

I love ice cream, I have bought two (not 1) but 2 ice cream makers. The first one was the type you put in the freezer for 18 hrs and make ice cream. Well that was great the first time but it only makes 1 1/2 quarts. Not enough for this family. Then it was not really that easy. So I bought a 4 quart and that was enough icecream. I keep wanting the taste of icecream like my mom made when I was growing up. I tried making her Custard ice cream but it just wasn't as good as Bluebell.
Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream!!!! Um! that is the best.
I just need to keep trying. I might get right by September.

Saturday, June 14, 2008

Birthday Party!

Came home to a house full of kids and grandkids and their friends! What a party! It is the twin grandboys 4th birthday and dnl decide to have a Ben10 party. The boys got all kinds of gifts but really liked the Ben10 watches best of all. I don't know who enjoyed it more, the boys or their father.
I would like to show the things that cupkake artillery has been putting together but she closed her shop for a while. She was devoting too much time to it I guess!
I am working on a Arkansas Razorback Quilt for my daughter's boyfriend's birthday. I will try to take a pic of it when I finish and put it on my blog.

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

This Month Sucks

Business is down, the economy is bad, gas is up to $4.00 a gallon. My boss thinks there is money out there I just need to find the customers that have money! I keep telling him people are watching their expenses and waiting to see what is going to happen. Even my shop at Etsy has been slow! I have talked to so many people that are trying to make it with soaring prices and they talk about how difficult it is. Sunday I drove down to see my son and the gas was $3.79 a gallon, 3 hours later on my way back home gas was $3.89 - $3.91 a gallon. It is crazy! I work retail so I see how it is effecting the people that shop with us. I listen to their problems, their complaints, their hardships. I likewise don't want to spend money until I know what is going on.
It is a crazy world right now!!!

Thursday, June 5, 2008

I love my job but

I love my job in the furniture business but I really like crafting. I can't wait to come home and start a new project or work out the details of a project I want to do. I just finished a fleece blanket for my son and now I am putting together a Razerback quilt for my daughter's boyfriend's birthday in July. I have the fabric but have not quite decided how I want to do it. I have drawn up the blocks several times but just not sure how I want it to go. Such a small thing to worry about. It just has to feel right, then everything runs smoothly. I was looking at Cupkakeartillery's jewelry today and she has put together some new pieces. She has been working hard. Take a look at her new stuff.

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

I'm crazy

I have been opening stores all over the place so I can place my crafts everywhere. What is happening is I lose track of where I have been or where I am going. It is very time consuming but I hope it will be worth it. I want to show you CupKake Artillery's new item today, she is so talented. She comes up with some really unusual ideas.

This is really cute! Check her store out on


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I love to craft, I am always working on some project for someone. I am a manager of a retail store, married, with 3 kids & 3 grandkids.



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