Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Third and Final

It seems I just can't win. I spend a week remaking things for the shop and my blog is boring. I come up with new designs and variations which gives me something to talk about and my blog posts are still boring. I'm starting to think that it's only external events that inspire interesting posts otherwise I'm just a giant ball of repetitive, 'what did you do today?'. Oh, that's not going to stop me from doing it though. It is far too much a part of my routine for me to stop with the daily blogging, boring or not.

Again I got everything done during the day that I wanted to despite schooling going past lunch time. First up, I finished and listed the third, and probably final variation of the most recent design. This time I added a clover to the top edge, dropped some picots along the way and beaded the whole thing with copper seed beads. It seems to have a more finished look with the top clover, but I really like all the versions so far. I also managed to get the bracelet that sold relisted and spent a little time tatting up spiders.

I was making spiders because I've decided to offer a few free with every purchase that mentions 'spiders' at checkout during October. We took our car in for a check up and wouldn't you know, it 'needed' things done...expensive things and I need to encourage some substantive sales to offset the cost. Honestly, there is just no way I can actually offset the cost with lace sales unless someone decided to buy one of my super fancy masks plus a bunch of other things, but I felt like I had to put in a little extra effort. I probably won't offer a coupon code though because we're getting close to the holiday season and I always do some kind of deal then, free shipping usually. I will however, probably start to get whiny about the lack of sales since I will be hyper-aware of them for the time being. So, I'm sorry about that in advance. I have no tasks in queue for today, so I have no idea what I'm going to get up to after schooling wraps. Maybe one of those external events will grace me with a visit. Oh, and remember, if you want a few free spiders, buy something in my etsy shop and mention 'spiders' at checkout.

1 comment:

Bree at "Bree's Way" said...

why don't you put your blog, or atleast the non personal story parts, on facebook? or, take a vacation from blogging? when you come back, you can post the images of things you have made a bit at a time to get caught up on the things you have made, but you don't have to go into detail about everything you have done, and youwill get some personal time without feeling like a slave to the blog?

I read your blog, I love the designs you come up with, I love love love your skill and ability and creativity. I used to homeschool my son, so I can relate to a lot of your stories there also.

But a lot of times, I read and am not sure what to say about something, so I don't comment, but that doesn't mean you haven't made me think or inspired me, or made me smile...

I am sorry it is boring, I got to that spot a couple times in the last 4 years also, try something new or take a break :) no one will begrudge you :)