Sunday, October 30, 2011


We finally finished our long 2 weeks of work, getting up at 5 in the morning and not getting home til 8 or 9 at night, makes for a very long day.
Managed to stay on top of my shop as well as the mountain of paperwork for my husbands business, but it did come at a price. Two of the promotion teams that I was on kicked me off, even after my trying to do what they wanted, guess it wasn't meant to be. I guess this is the price we pay when we try to do tooo much, but I refuse to give up on my shop at the expense of making ends meet with the full time job, just wish the hours were more evened out.
I did make 4 sales over last week, so atleast I know that the work I am doing to get my shop name out there must be working, although some days it doesn't look it.
Took pictures, and listed a bunch of items today, hopefully in time for the holiday shopping season.
Headed off to the sewing room to see if I can accomplish some more before daylight disappears for another day :)

New Items

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Interesting reading

I was perusing my teams on Etsy the other day and came across a interesting  comment left in one of the forums. The woman was telling them about a radio commercial that she had heard on her way to work that had her seriously upset. This woman was talking on the radio about the bargains that can be picked up at big box stores around the holidays, and then goes on to explain how you can do the same thing at smaller ONLINE stores. She went on to explain that what you do is hold your item for 30 days (Etsy is coming out with a change in January, where they want all of us to change our return policies to 30 days ), then get in touch with the seller and inform them that you want a cheaper price on the item that they bought or they will return it . She mentioned doing this on Etsy and Ebay as well as a few other places. The blog I was reading this off of was " The Homespun Loft " and I wish I had thought to  keep a link to it, it was very scary and informative.

Friday, October 7, 2011


Well we were in Prattsville New York today, one of the houses we had to check for the bank was one of the ones that is slated to be wrecked. Really no surprise seeing as Irene pretty much wiped the whole town off the map, but still very heart breaking. You can take as many pictures as you want of this area, but to see it up close is just gut wrenching, especially seeing as I remember how picturesque it was a few months ago next to a very calm and soothing schoharie river, and kids playing in the water. Now there are no children to be seen and very few people who used to live there. Lots of big machinery and workers tearing down the houses, and as you leave town one of the huge areas that the river carved out is now full of the debris that they have pulled from the river as well as the houses that have already met the wrecking ball.
We have not been down near Phonecia or Margaretville yet, so I am not sure what we will see there. The Delaware and Schoharie Rivers were just a devastating to that area as well. They carved their own paths and it really didn't matter if your house was there or not. Fema still has a huge presence in that area, although from the news reports these poor people shouldn't rely too much on anything from them, budget constraints have made the size of the grants available to rebuild virtually non existent.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

A Very Long Day

It turned out to be a very long day at work today, these 12 hour days are killers. Just joined a new team, and trying to keep up without sounding totally stupid when I ask questions is very hard when I am tired. Hopefully if we can keep up with the work load I can have this weekend off to sew, really need to get some more pictures taken to load into my supply shop, or we won't be making very many sales in there shortly. Tuesdays do seem to be the day for that shop, made another fabric sale there today, just enough to keep my spirits up, but not enough to pay the bills yet :)