So it's like we've only been home one weekend out of the last 2-1/2 months with weddings, fun travel, a sad death in the family, and babysitting with the grand kiddos. No regrets about any of the last sentence - NONE! - but it does cut into one's time.
And then, thinking further about what goes on during the week to see where does the time actually go. I know I get up each morning between 6:30 and 7AM, thankful for another day. I do the usual breakfast, shower, gather my thoughts and necessary belongings, and am on my merry way to the studio, and spend the greater part of my day there. (OK - so sometimes I digress, and head out to my usual haunts to see what I can't resist and HAVE to have for my two Etsy shops, website, and soon-to-be Studio Shop)
A recant of some of what consumed this Etsy week, in addition to the everyday listings, shipments, convo messages, and more...
1. took an order for an additional 700 hand-dyed clothespins for Delia's, a nationwide clothing retailer (have previously dyed 11000 for them. Signature color - Delia's Sunshine Yellow) They found me in my Etsy shop under this listing. Ordered the supplies, prepared/sent invoice.
3. shipped a red lantern to the Ralph Lauren offices on Madison Ave. in Manhattan
4. prepared for a Holiday Faire by pricing and labelling about 150-200 items, packing them up, and preparing inventory sheets of the items. Then, my good buddy, Cate, (thanks, good friend!) and I trekked to Madison, CT to set up the display for the four day sale.
|one of our tables - this one, a compilation|
Had some lunch and a well-deserved cold beer, and...
2. Feeling accomplished, we decided to take a detour, to a place where the pickin' is usually good. We were not disappointed! This is my "haul" for a grand total of $54.00.
|vintage books, a great wooden Pinocchio, a Vernonware CA divided plate, old dominoes, a 1940's Scrabble game, a vintage food grinder, a really clean, almost new, American Girl doll, a vintage GE toaster oven - that's the short list!|
|two wooden table legs I can't wait to play with|
|a perfectly rusted rack with hooks|
|this job requires latex gloves!|
And, the best part, I still LOVE my job!!!!