Thursday, September 6, 2007
Powdered Sugar Pinky
Yep, right behind me. While I was on the computer. She works so fast. I've said that before, I know, it just never ceases to amaze me. I'm still finding smudges around the house a week later.
So Pinky is in preschool. She loves it. Doesn't want to be off for the weekend. This gives Rex and I about 2 & 1/2 hours for one on one learning. Which he loves.
I'll try to post more about that later. What we've covered in 3 short weeks is mind-boggling!
So I have been busy! Sales were slow when I got back from Florida and I just kind of accepted it.
Then as I was going back through the time machine I started to notice that directly after my listing would be an immediate posting of another pendant maker and her sales were increasing by the day.
Well, this set off my normally buried competitive side and I focused on listing and watching to see when she would list, then I would list right after again. This worked until I got tired and realized I wasn't having any fun. Sales were good again and that made me realize that so many sellers do not realize that that is the only obstacle to selling on etsy. Visibility.
Unless, of course, you have a customer base that seeks you out. Which I don't.
Anyway, the increased visibility got me slammed with custom orders, including one for 50 ring cabochons. That one did me in, my hands started cramping after buffing only a few at a time and I started to think if I kept this up I would lose the use of my hands by the age of 40!
So I told myself that I should slow down a bit.
Then Lily from London contacted me about a very large order. Like approx. 150 pendants and rings.
This is an order that will help my family at a very difficult time, financially. And if they sell well, then it should mean future business. How can anyone say no?
So that's what I've been trying to accomplish, only Pinky's gotten sick, given it to me and I now have an ear infection. I'm still trying for my original Sat. deadline but I make more mistakes when I'm tired and not feeling well, so I may not finish until Monday.
I hate being late.
I've read blogging should be like brushing your teeth, you just do it everyday, habitually.
Well, I have trouble getting normal grooming done each day, so this doesn't help me. lol!
I have missed everyone's blog though and look forward to catching up with the lives of my friends!