March 10, 2011

Things I made for trade

I used to sell my cards on and I found success there well I found some. But I also found that my love of paper crafting isn't for sell. I became resentful towards my cards and even stopped scrapbooking all together. SO long story short I quit doing it so that I could do the thing I loved with the love I had for it. Now I still do paper crafting and I know that is where my heart is but I really enjoy making bows and I do it because it is fun. When I paper craft it is an outlet for relaxing to me. But with almost every other craft I do I do for some other reason. When I make beads I do it to relax as well but with three young kids I don't seem me heating up the torch anytime soon because that sounds nuts not relaxing. Laughing out loud. Anyways to get back to the point of it I am going to try and trade all my other crafts such as hairbow and knitted ware as well as jewelry on  I am hoping that this doesn't take the joy of it for me. I have long wanted to start selling my hair bows. I think they are super cute and I have found a pretty cost efficient way to make them. So I could sell them for a better price that I have seen many people selling them for. I am always receiving compliments on them. I am gonna start trading them first and have listed I think 6 in my old etsy shop just to see if anyone bites. I really would appreciate some feedback on them. Tell me if you think people would buy them tell me what you think of the price. Oh just tell me anything.  

Life has been so chaotic lately I started off the year with getting my wallet stollen and that took forever to replace all the important cards such as id cards. Then spending 11 days in the hospital with my two month old baby who started off having rsv that then turned into phenomena. That was a roller coaster ride of hell. I am just so glad to be back in my own home and under my own sheets. With all this going on I wonder if life will ever return to normal. My husband has now been deployed to Afganistan for the last 6 months. I have been holding up pretty well until recently. I have managed to run the house hold with the kids and my volunteer work pretty well. But noe I have started get worried about how life will be when he comes home. I am not scared and believe me so I want him home more than anything. I just am worried about how life will be. Since he has been gone I have taken on everything and we have added a kid to the mix. I like to imagine that life is going to be perfect for us. But in all reality through this deployment I hardly even get to speak to my husband and when I do there is always some awkwardness there. Maybe because we speak to each other so rarely or maybe because he doesn't want me to worry so he doesn't tell me about how bad it is there. I don't know ether way but it make me think that might still be present when he comes home. Will I even be able to speak to my man once I have him in my arms. How will the kids react. I am just so over this deployment. 


Carrie Sampsel said...

I think those bows are sooo cute and if I had a girl I would for sure buy them!! I have to little boys though. lol I do hope things get better for you as well. It has to be hard with 3 young children and a husband that is gone overseas. I am a total stresser, but I always try and tell myself that things will work out and everything happens for a reason. Hang in there. By the way I found your blog on the SC discussion. Thanks for sharing your beautiful bows:)

Peggy said...

I know you life is very stressful right now but I believe things will be ok once your husband is back. My son in law is also in the military so I have some sense of what you are going through. Hang in there.

The bows are so cute. Following your blog from SC #381 hope you'll return the favor.

glittirstar said...

Thank you guys so much for the encouragement it has been a rough year but you are right it will get better. YOu both has such wonderful blogs and you are very talented I just loved all the cards.