Friday, May 22, 2015

When it Rains it Pours

Just when it seems like everything is going along smoothly.......

I woke up this morning with my sinuses acting up, & i'm getting the menopausal hot flashes and i'm feeling quite bitchy though i am managing to keep it under control. As long as i don't watch any sad movies or read any sad emails...I do not like this new chapter of my life, I cry , I laugh , I want to scream at the drop of a hat.
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 It's about 90 degrees outside so my central AC decides to take a crap! Luckily i have some window units to hold us over until the repairman shows up.

My big custom order that was supposed to be purchased a week ago still has yet to be purchased. I have emailed reminders, but not even a reply. The customer has bought from me before, so i hope nothing bad happened. She always at least emailed me back before. Still, i could have used that money especially now.

So that's it. All i can do is just plug along and tweet etc what i have in my shop so far. I have a few more sets of towels i can do, but i'll have to try some medication and tea to clear myself up first.
Achoo..
Later,
Deb

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Some New Towels, Something Plarn & Something for Me

I've been working on some new towels i picked up. My source is always changing the design so i never know what I'm going to get. Unfortunately unless i order them on line, the store has a limited supply.
So anyway, here's a couple of sets i've made so far:
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Debbie Crochets
As you can see, the two sets of rooster towels match except for the black lines on the first set. I have also started making some plarn (cut up plastic bags to use as yarn) I don't know what i'm going to make from it yet, but i have made bags from it before. Here's one i did in tan and yellow.



 



I also treated myself with the Amazon credits i received from  Swagbucks to the fifth season of OZ (mini series from HBO)
it's a show about a mens prison, you won't see Dorothy or Toto here. Anyway, I'm addicted to the show and have been doing Swagbucks and some other sites that pay in Amazon credits so i can get the dvds. This one after using my credits, cost me a grand total of 9 cents! I buy them used on Amazon and never had a problem. Now i'm saving up for season 6 which i believe is the last one :( 
So that's it for now. Until next time :)

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Scrap Tote Bag

I had gotten down to the nitty gritty of my yarn supply stash last week, but i still wanted to make something. I didn't have enough of one color to make something, but did have a lot of different colors in small amounts.
So i came up with this tote bag made with all different colored cotton yarn. I did the base and top in black as that's where bags tend to show any dirt. The rest i did a mirror image pattern design. I think it came out pretty nice.
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The dimensions are approximately 18 inches wide, 15 inches tall, 6 inches across base The handles measure 24 inches by 1 inches wide. Bag will stretch a little.

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Lost a Sale Thanks to High Postal Rates!

It really burns me. I half expected the customer would decline once i quoted her the cost of shipping to the U.K. It literately was more than the cost of the item!

But other than that i was doing pretty good with sales, at least enough to pay my medical insurance and medications, now the sales are far and few between.  I guess it's just the time of year. I haven't changed or slacked off what i've been doing, the only time i slacked off was a few days here and there when i wasn't feeling good. Even then i still did as much promotion as i could.

So now i'm at the point that i need more yarn and other supplies, but need sales in order to buy them. Ugh I guess i will start crocheting with recycles like plastic bags and rags.

Here's some of what's new
Debbie Crochets

Until next time :)
Deb

Monday, March 23, 2015

The Latest

I haven't blogged in a while because i really don't get traffic for anything other than the patterns i share. But just in case, I have been working on more of the same-slippers and towels since they're my best sellers.
Check out the latest in my shop Debbie Crochets

Saturday, December 13, 2014

I'm Running Out Of Steam

Ok i started writing out a long post, but the short and quick to the point i this---I'm burned out. I don't know what else to make. I've been going through patterns and either i don't have the right kind of yarn , or i just can't get myself motivated. I have over 200 items in my shop, yet every now and then someone wants something in a different color etc. Which is fine, but a bit hard to do when the yarn stash is running out.
I wish i could just sell everything i have already made. It would be nice to be able to give myself a break. I have 8 little kids to get gifts for (friends) I have some crochet, but not enough made. I think i'm just going to cook up some plates of cookies for them.
So anyway.I have made some new stuff since my last post. Feel free to take a look. Debbie Crochets


Tuesday, December 9, 2014

One Down, One to Go

Thanksgiving turned out pretty good. I ended up cooking the bird and all the fixings for ten,
I tried to get out of cooking for Christmas, but as usual, that's not going to be the case. Wow, holidays are supposed to be relaxing i thought. Oh well.

So in the meantime, i'm getting a lot of crochet done. I didn't go crazy with the gifts this year, i just got the boys some things they needed t shirts. I actually give my son Mike one of his gifts first. One of his sneakers came apart the other day at work, so he got that gift. Luckily they're not little anymore s they understand that i can't go into debt to get a bunch of stuff. As it is i will be paying for the few things i did get all year on my Fingerhut and Dept store credit cards. I was able to also get some things with the Amazon credits i saved up for using Superpoints website, so hubbys gift didn't cost e anything.

On the other hand, i'm still waiting to hear if the clinic will approve me to see an ENT or some dr to check out my throat. The plus side is either i'm just getting used to it (feeling of a rope around my neck at times) or maybe it was a side effect of the nicotine patch that i stopped using the other day. (two months now) It seems like it's hardly noticeable now. At least i'm eating and breathing. The bills are still coming in from my stay at the hospital. The one that got me said please pay upon reciept- something like $50,0000...Sure let me just check my Paypal LOL. All i can do is laugh. I'm lucky i can pay the $15 to go to the crappy clinic. Oh well.

Wishing you all Happy Holidays