September 23, 2008


I am frantic trying to get ready to vend this weekend, and I ended up having to throw away 24 ruined resin pendants in various stages of completion tonight. I got a little over-zealous with the mold release and it left white stuff all over the front that I can't get off. I am going to have to make them all over again. :( AND my bags aren't in yet AND my bails aren't here either AND my business cards aren't ready. Could I be any more stressed???????

In other news, my new phone came in the mail today and it's so fancy I can barely figure out how to work it! My poor roommate got called twice accidentally as I was trying to enter her information. Please understand, I have had a piece of crap phone for the past two years that wouldn't get reception in my apartment, refused to send text messages properly, and whose battery died after like 15 mins. I don't even know what to do with myself. Bluetooth headset what? Extra memory card what?

September 20, 2008

"You break it you buy it. No say sorry."

From a sign I saw once in a store in Chinatown, NYC.

Since when did it become ok to hand people items that have been in your child's mouth? Seriously. You may not mind having little Johnny's slobber all over you. I, however, have a problem with it. Note to self: Invest in a large bottle of hand sanitizer.

I am fast coming to the conclusion that most people are either extremely greedy, complete morons, or a little bit of both. Do you have any idea how crazy people are over coupons? Just how seriously they take them? Just to what lengths people will go to thwart coupons rules? To save a mere forty cents? If I tried to explain it, you wouldn't even believe me.

There is also a serious problem when you struggle not to vomit over customers. Not once, but twice this week, I was in the danger zone; gagging and using all of my strength not to puke. I don't know how much smoking and how few showers cause people to smell like that, I really don't.

Second note to self: Find a way to get out of retail after the new year.

September 8, 2008

Life is crazy!

I feel like I haven't had time to catch my breath since I've gotten back from Chicago. I went right to work the next day after driving all that way, and I haven't had more than one day off in a row since. I feel like I am running on empty big time.

Luckily, I get two days in a row off this week and maybe I can BEGIN to feel like I am catching up on a little rest!

I've been creating like mad and trying to promote my Cherry Berry Bunny Etsy shop like mad. I have tons of new stuff in there, so you should check it out. And even more that needs to be listed and/or photographed. I'm also gearing up to vend at nolose at the end of the month. My goal is to sell 100 items. I sold somewhere in the neighborhood of 55-60 at the FC, so I'm thinking it's doable. I'm gonna sure try, anyway. Wish me luck!

The only unfortunate part of all this jewelry-making is that I haven't been doing much painting. I somehow need to balance out promoting both Etsy shops and getting enough artwork done to have another open house this Fall. I haven't even listed the new Femme portraits in my Etsy shop yet. Grrrrr.

I am sure I will feel caught up eventually. Maybe.