Well it’s been 6 months into selling my wares at local markets and shows.And I have to say I have done well for myself since my first attemp.I did a local farmers market and been busy ever since!Talking with people led to a whole bunch of oppetunities and snowballed from there.I couldn’t wait for the holidays to be over so I could take a break or at least I thought the phone is still ringing!(not as much) Thanks for reading!
Well, today will be short as I am already late out of the gate . . . It seems that I never find myself short of things to do. I suppose that is part of owning my own business. Last night I had an order in the middle of the night and the customer brought to my attention that on his receipt that he received in the confirmation email, it only showed one item. He had ordered three items and forwarded the receipt to me and I thought it was strange because even though only one item showed on...
It is amazing to me just how much difference the way you look at something can make. Looking at something with a different attitude and perspective can magically change something from unpleasant or distasteful to something that is fun and exciting. Physically, nothing at all has really changed. Only the way we look at it. This is an incredible power that we all have within ourselves. It costs nothing, takes none of our time and all we need to do is consciously apply it and it can make al...
I spent much of yesterday working on some custom type design work that I had promised a couple of people. I always say that I don’t want to get involved in production work, but somehow there is always a project or two that straggles into my life. The only way I accept these type of projects is on a “I will do it when I can” basis, but those of you who have been following me through this blog probably figured out that there is seldom a day when I sit here and scratch my hea...
In reading some of the responses to yesterday’s blog, it started me thinking. (Uh, oh! you say!) The final comment by TS really hit the nail on the head. He spoke of self-confidence and realizing one’s potential value and how important it is – especially for someone who is in business for herself. I realize that I have had trouble with self-confidence issues. I attribute that to many circumstances in my life. Although I write here every day and open my life and experi...
Yesterday was really, really busy. I say that in a good way because I do thoroughly enjoy all the communication that I have with my customers. It seems like there are just days like that when customer correspondence is a large part of the business. It is nice though, because I get a chance to catch up with everyone and hear how things are. I have one customer who was battling cancer. She had last ordered via the phone in December and was going for some tests to see how she was doing af...
It feels really good to be working again. Even though that I have been piddling around sort of, kind of working, it seems that everyone is getting back into full swing again. These past couple of weeks were understandably slow, with several days of no orders or customer contact. Everyone was busy with family and friends and I am sure that the week prior to Christmas that few people would be buying more patterns an that what wasn’t already made would need to wait for next year. That m...
It seems that there is always something new to learn. I am happy that I like learning new things though and I hope I always feel this way. I spent the working portion of my day yesterday learning how to do more stuff on the site as we are preparing it for the latest update. Although it took a little time and effort to learn the processes on the new software, I am really happy with the results and how things are beginning to look. It has only been a couple of months since we changed over ...
well those of those who said i should have bought a bigger band saw a few months ago were right!I have out grown the 8” Ryobi band saw and decided to grow up and buy a Grizzly 14” Ultimate band saw!My wifes family said you pick it out and we will buy it for you!woot woot!
Yesterday turned out to be a fine day. It felt great to be able to get back to the scroll saw and make something again. I know it was only a couple of weeks, but it seemed like ages since I had cut and getting back to it was very rewarding and relaxing. I cut out the next candle tray in the series. I still need to cut the charms out today and then I will be able to photograph it properly, but I at least took a couple of snapshots of it so I could show it here. I choose a Celtic design a...
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