My name is Lisa Clarke. You might remember me from such shows as “Last Time I Looked at the Clock it was 7:15 and Now it’s Midnight and I’ve Wasted all Night Blogging” and “Ovens are for Clay not for Food” and let’s not forget “We Haven’t Eaten at the Dining Room Table in Two Years Because it’s Always Covered in Crafts.”
Ah, yes, quality programming at its best.
Been wondering where I’ve been the last few days? I’d dazzle you with a story of my exploits, but it would have to be a fabricated one. The truth is that I have been working. And that’s kind of boring to talk about. Believe me. I started to write about it, found myself yawning uncontrollably and just deleted it.
Still, all of the excitement of two contests coming to a close last week beefed up my readership a bit, and instead of riding that wave and chatting about all things crafty and domestic here, I disappeared. Well, I’m sorry about that, and I’ve got an hour to kill before picking up the little guy at preschool, so let’s chat now, shall we?
To begin with, it’s darn cold here this morning! I even dug out my mittens. Are these things great, or what? My friend (hi, Tina!) made these for me early this year and they’re so nifty. They are fingerless gloves with a flap that you can pull over your fingers to turn them into mittens. I wear them mostly as mittens, but then there are those times where it’s really handy to have my fingers free, and I pull the flap back.
This is the first time I’ve worn them this season, and unfortunately I discovered their summer tenure in the hall closet wasn’t kind to them. Some hungry little insect seems to have had his way with the thumbs and a few spots on the flaps, too. There are at least five holes in them. What a bummer! I wonder if I can repair them. It won’t be elegant, but at least I could keep my thumbs from poking through the holes.
I was taking care to dress more warmly than I usually bother with this morning because I was having a little trunk show. In the preschool parking lot.
This is actually the third time in a week that I’ve been asked to bring my jewelry & stuff for a couple of the other moms to have a look at. Tis the season, you know. I really have no problem bringing my things with me to preschool dropoff, particularly since they’re so portable, but I wish it wasn’t so darn cold! I’m considering having an open house one morning soon, but that requires a clean house. Or at least a clean-enough house
Speaking of my portable storage, here’s a question: I store my wares in the way that makes the most sense for setting up and tearing down my craft show table: by color. But lately I haven’t been doing any shows. I’ve been selling to friends. Friends who say “I’m interested in a Dangly Necklace.” Well, I don’t have a box of Dangly Necklaces. I have a box of Candy and a box of Vintage. And somewhere in those boxes are Dangly Necklaces, but it requires a search party to dig them up.
So what is a crafty girl to do? It seems that there is no ideal setup that works for both craft shows by color and selling to friends by item. Or am I missing something obvious? (It’s been known to happen