Monday, June 02, 2008

Catching Up

Once again, life has gotten away from me. Things like blogging, and, I don't know, sleep, have fallen by the wayside.

The past week has been a blur of crafty madness. I had a big show yesterday, and I took Friday off just to make jewelry. I made jewelry on Saturday while my parents were visiting. I made jewelry in my sleep. I made jewelry instead of eating. I prepped displays and eagerly priced my items. I was consumed.

Yesterday was the show. The venue was packed and my jewelry partner and I were excited and optimistic. As the day wore on, more and more people fondled our jewelry. The compliments and admiration poured in. The sales... were non-existent.

We polled the other crafters and found that it wasn't just us. Apparently after buying food and beer, people weren't keen to purchase lovely handcrafted items. The economy blows, and this was living proof. In the end, I cleared $5 above my booth fee- and the booth fee was pretty cheap.

I had so hoped to make money at this thing. I poured myself into it, thinking this would be a big chance to get ahead. Big. Fat. Crap.

So now I prep for this Friday, and my display at the local art walk. Hopefully it will work out better than yesterday. In the meantime, I won't let myself get consumed my it. I will play with the kids and enjoy my time with them. I will fiddle with my new camera. I will blog about the good moments, and remember money isn't everything. I will cook and eat and do the things I love. I will enjoy my veggie garden, my new rose bushes and stop worrying about what comes next.

4 comments:

That Chick Over There said...

Aww. I'm sorry it didn't work out better for you. That blows.

Angela said...

Awww...sorry sales sucked! Maybe next time offer a free beer with purchase? LOL

theflyingmum said...

How's the Etsy shop doing? I've got an account, but have yet to add any items. Is it slowing down there as well?
And as to your sad wilty veggies - transplant shock? I've been known to douse mine with a little Vita-Start after planting them out, or other B vitamin supplement... good luck, I think growing a garden is going to become a very important skill if grocery prices (and everything else!) keep rising.

painted maypole said...

better luck on friday.

i think angela's idea is a good one! :)