Friday, November 9, 2007
Okay, its not supposed to suck, but usually it does. Especially if you have 4 kids and a stepchild and have a limited personal income. I always shop early, seek sales and do my best to grant each child wishes, within reason of course. I just always run out of money and my dear wonderful kids always pick the hardest to find in stores, highest priced on Ebay items. Season of giving, my pasty white butt! Its the season of breaking the bank! In the end, I am always happy to see them ripping and tearing on Christmas Day and somehow it's always worth it, but damn. So here I sit, 4 kids Christmas dreams come true and $30 overdraft in the bank whenever that last check clears....maybe I should make and sell something? HAHA! That's a whole new blog.....
Wednesday, October 24, 2007
Wednesday, February 7, 2007
So I make purses. I taught myself how to do it and I enjoy it. My problem is that I get so caught up in making "what sells" and don't leave any time or room for my own creativity. Yeah, I make this stuff for fun, but I make it for $$ too, so if given the choice between some killer original creation that only I may love or some commercial print done up all fru-fru, I am likely to make the fru-fru and collect my dough than to risk wasting the money to post the other. If I make a Pink John Deere purse I get buried in orders, but my original stuff sells much slower. How do I get my own gimmick without stealing the genius of another? I am creative, but lazy at times, so yeah its easier to make the in demand stuff than taking the time to let my creative juices flow. This is my dilemma...oh yeah and I still haven't touched the serger ;)
Tuesday, February 6, 2007
I am scared to death of this thing! I have made a few simple tops and skirts and one dress using my sewing machine, but everyone says a serger is the way to go, especially with knit or t-shirt-like fabrics that I want to use. So I have spent a fortune on fabric and a few patterns that I didnt think I could figure out for myself and here I sit. I have read the manual like 3 times and still haven't taken it out of the box. How can something with so cool be so damned intimidating? Maybe I will open it tomorrow...