Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Miss me?

Sorry my blog followers for not posting as often these days.  I've got lots of grass to cut at the cottage, soccer still going strong, my 18 yr old (going on 21) drama, and my new found craft....Book Thongs! (along with laundry, cooking, cleaning, and other crafting and swapping - you know, the usual!)

And to make matters super worse....I STILL CAN'T FIND THAT DARN CAMERA CORD!!! UGH!!!

So in the interim, I have been making my thongs almost nightly while sitting in front of the TV watching my favorite season finalies.  I was hoping to get enough done for a craft show this winter if I keep up the pace.  Funny things do happen at times in your life though......

I frequent a restraunt here for lunch - BISTRO TO GO -  and got to know the owner well (she even scrapbooks in her spare time!).  She is the greatest!  So her birthday was a couple weeks ago and I thought what a nice gift to give - a book thong - as she is an avid reader.  She loved it!

So, after about a week, she approached me and said she'd like some to give some "thongs" as hostess gifts for her catering side of the restraunt.  Well, I could have fell off my stool right there at the counter!!  She wanted 10!  (Luckily, I had a bunch already made - whew!)  So I brought them in and she picked what she liked.  And she wanted to pay me more than what I thought I'd ever get for them.  You know the don't think that your time should be part of the price cause you like doing the craft so much and don't think that anyone would pay over a certain price?  Here, I was floored again!  What a blessing!

So, as the story goes, I am back hard at work making more "Thongs" for my new "client" and hopefully will have some left over for the craft show....or maybe not!  At this point it may not matter.

Well, I gotta get back to my DAY job.  Keep stopping back and I hope to have pictures soon! 

I'd like to hear from you too - I've been lonely these days - so please post a comment to brighten my day!

Ciao friends!  Enjoy the sun today!


Kudzu said...

wow! you go, girl! congratulations :D

Scrap for Joy said...

Hi Bev~
I'm so glad you stopped by to say Hi and enter my giveaway. Haven't heard from you in a long time but it sounds like you've been real busy! Hope you find your camera cord soon..we need to see pictures of your thongs. I'm happy for you that you've found an outlet to sell them. Take care!

South City Hues said...

Hi Bev... I must say the book thong you sent me was absolutely gorgeous! I love those pink glass circles on it. I hung all of the thongs I received on my craft table lamp shade. They look fab hanging there. Take care of yourself.

Kitten said...

Hey Bev...
YES, I missed you!!! I'm happy you were busy & SOLD some of your fabulous book thongs. Congrats! You got me hooked on making them, too. I love the ones you've made for me...and do find that camera cord. Luckily, we just have to pop the data card (or whatever it's called) out of the camera & into the scanner/printer...I know I'd be in the same boat with losing a camera cord!

It's great to have you back blogging.

Melissa said...

Hi Bev-
I know, isn't it exciting when somebody digs your creations and is actually willing to pay real money for them!!?!? Congrats! Those darn day jobs sure do get in the way of our crafting jobs, eh?
Hope you find your camera cord soon.