One of those days…

Once again I rearranged, tidied and organized my sewing space this morning but, it seemed, I just couldn’t do anything right. I moved an extension cord and tipped over an entire box of bobbins and presser feet which flew and scattered all over the floor. My t-square wouldn’t stand up and kept falling on me. A slew of other little things spilt/fell over/tripped me. It was just one of those mornings where I couldn’t do anything right. I’m not the only one, right? I woke up in a great mood, I’d slept through the night for the first time in weeks, what happened?!

The afternoon was better, I started work on another basket. I know they’re not popular here on my blog (very few comments) but I need inventory for my Etsy store, yeah, the one where I haven’t sold a damn thing. How’s Etsy working for you?!

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12 thoughts on “One of those days…

  1. If you don’t think that the baskets have generated much interest on this blog, let me say that, as one reader, “I THINK THEY’RE GREAT!” Your fabric choices are wonderful, modern, clean and your workmanship is second to none. I love them! I’ve been thinking about etsy, but have never taken the plunge. Good luck to you on that!

  2. Ive barely sold anything on Etsy… Or any other site for that matter. Except my patterns do okay on Craftsy. And I recently switched to Goodsmiths as an alternative to Etsy and while i still have no sales, it’s smaller so I have more item views…. Wish I knew the secret…

    • I agree, I think Etsy is too popular now, new vendors get lost in the masses. Apparently you have to post something new every day and I’m sorry, I just don’t work that fast! Thank you for stopping by and commenting!

  3. I can empathise on the Etsy thing, I don’t think that many people buy on it, and many people wont spend the money on something well made and hand made, they would rather spend it on cheap crap, they can throw away! Look at the feedback on some of the great shops, often times it’s in the hundreds at best, and when you look at how long they’ve been trading, it’s often several years. And the other half of the problem is that those that do appreciate it are crafty themselves, and love giving it a go themselves!!

    • I buy on Etsy all the time but it’s mostly supplies and patterns. I have bought a few hand made things as gifts for friends. I also think Etsy is overcrowded now, it’s easy to get lost in the masses and stand out. Apparently you have to post something new every day and as I said above, I just don’t work that fast! I’ll just keep plugging away making stuff I love to make! That eases the pain a little. ;D

  4. Thanks for being so real. It was refreshing to read something that wasn’t all sugar coated over to make it sound better. By the way, my two grown girls and I do buy off of etsy. Don’t give up hope and try some local avenues to sell your beautiful stuff too.

    • Thanks Pamela, it’s far from perfect over here with an incontinent geriatric dog (mop anyone?) and having to look for a *real* job. I do actually have some of my stuff in a shop, don’t know if I’ve sold anything yet, just started last month. 😛

      I typically buy supplies and patterns on Etsy though I have purchased a few gifts as well.

      Thank you so much for swinging by my blog!

  5. Funny, I’ve had one of those days too! I’m helping my parents move house. Every cupboard I opened was like a booby-trapped avalanche of “stuff”.
    I love your baskets too….in fact I love everything you make 🙂 Blogging and commenting has taken a dip for me due to this house move. As for Etsy, I agree with other readers that most people don’t value quality made items. They are not bothered if it falls apart next week. Back soon! Keep up the great work!! Avis x

  6. We always have a good day and a bad day, don’t get discouraged! Your work is pristine and I think that everything you make is made with so much care to detail. Love your latest little leaf basket!

  7. I just learned about goodsmiths at Quilt Con yesterday. (And won their giveaway –a $100 gift certificate. Yay!) I am definitely going to give them a try. They seem more helpful. And they need more crafter sellers unlike Etsy.

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