So, the past few days were pretty productive which, naturally, means that today was not….at all. I woke up with a headache, yuck, but I managed to get rid of it by 10:00. I did that by drinking pop and playing on my computer. Well, the pop does help my headaches, probably because I’m addicted to caffeine, but mostly, it was probably the aspirin I took that helped. I generally don’t recommend playing on a computer to help a headache. After that, I went to visit my father-in-law. I gave him a couple of planters for Father’s Day and he hasn’t pulled any weeds because I planted spinach and kale in them along with tomatoes and peppers and he didn’t know what was what. As it turns out, there weren’t too many weeds. It was mostly spinach and kale. Yay. I stayed and visited for 4 hours…yeah we all got a lot done today. When I got home I played on my computer some more and picked up Chinese for dinner. After dinner, yep, you guessed it, I played on my computer even more.
It’s been really fun though because I found a website that is all color palettes. I spent a couple hours there looking at color palettes and creating a new Pinterest board just for them. I also found a website where I can make my own color palettes from my favorite pictures! That is really cool! It’s called Colourlovers. I signed up for free and can save all the palettes that I make. I guess there is a lot of other stuff to do there too, but I haven’t explored all that yet.
I need to sit down and write a list of all the stuff I need to keep up with between making crafts, and selling them at the market and online, and writing the blog. I also started a Facebook page called Gardengirl Creations to promote the DeMotte Market and my Etsy page, but I really haven’t done much with it. I also need to add some more items to my Etsy page and figure out shipping….etc….etc….etc….. I think I’ll start that list tomorrow.
While I was at the market yesterday I pinned the next step of my quilt together. I should sew those together tomorrow also. Just today, about an hour ago to be exact, I got a request to make a t-shirt quilt. I really hope she doesn’t want it done before her daughter leaves for school. I’ll just have to tell her that it’s just not possible. It’s weird how I feel so busy, but sales at the market are really slow, yet way better than last year. I’m excited about how everything is going, but to most people it doesn’t seem like it’s going anywhere. I think the issue is that I have started a lot of projects and now I have to do things a little differently to keep them going and see them through. The market has not been profitable and someone, who shall remain nameless, doesn’t see why I want to keep doing it. I don’t think he’ll pay for it next year which means that I have to make (and save) enough money to do a couple of indoor craft fairs and really promote my Etsy shop so that I can make enough money to do it again next year. I look at it as a small business where you always start out in the red and it may take a couple of years to show any profit. I really want it to be successful so I’ll keep plugging along until it is.
So, while today was an incredibly lazy day, I did learn something new that will benefit my quilt making and possibly some other crafts. I got a lot of thoughts and ideas on what I need to do to promote my crafts which I will put into a list tomorrow. I had a good visit with the in-laws. I relaxed and picked a couple of cucumbers, and I got an order for a t-shirt quilt. I guess it’s ok to be lazy sometimes. Sheesh! Who ever heard of productive laziness, but I think that’s how I spent my day. Haha! No one can tell me I don’t have a positive outlook!
Have a Creative Day!