April In Review
Hey, sorry to be so quiet.
Nose deep in Horizon: Zero Dawn, which has been glorious. (It has been ages since I’ve played video games.)Â I like their spin on how society might rebuild in a post-apocalyptic world. It’s also very neat trying to place what year it must be, based onÂ the mishmash of present day remnants and future techÂ that are equally alien.
Craft show on Saturday was a bust, unfortunately. It’s hard to compete when almost every single vendor is also selling jewelry. There was some interest in my earrings, but I didn’t sell any of them (or any jewelry for that matter). Kind of discouraging, butÂ sales seemed slow for everyone (slow foot traffic, equally poor sales for my neighbouring tables).
However, I have a lead on hosting my own craft sale(!). I’m hoping to scope out the location laterÂ this week, and decide if this is viable.Â TheÂ advertising has me a bit stumped, and due to location, it will definitely need advertising. As usual, cross your fingers for me!
Otherwise, I’ve been waitingÂ ages for my second GelMoment kit to arrive. Apparently their sales were so popular in March that it caused a several week delay on order fulfillment.Â I’ll try not to be too boring about it. ::laughs:: I am excited because it should jazz up any jewelry photos for FaceBook/Etsy. (Whenever I can solve my camera problem, unfortunately).
Speaking of Etsy, I’ve decided to let my listings lapse temporarily, as I have not generated a single sale in months. Part of that is not sinking a fortune intoÂ buying listings (no new listings equates to lower visibility), butÂ when listings receive a lot of “likes” and never a sale… clearly I need to make some changes to jump the gap from admirers to sales. The whole thing needs an overhaul, from prices to the listings themselves. (For example,Â I have elf ears to wear in photos, too! ::grins:: And with my hair down they look pretty realistic, so I’m excited for that.)
Meanwhile, this entire month has felt very much like a waiting game. Wait for my jewelry and soap making supplies in the mail to arrive… Wait not-so-patiently for the Note 8 toÂ be released… can’t even run Instagram on my current phone, so no way to cross-promote my work. What fun is that? ::laughs::
KeyConÂ is approx one month from now, and I now have the option to display my jewelry at two vendor tables. O_o I had made duplicate earrings for KeyConÂ and Strange Things Emporium, but now that she is going to be a vendor, I will have toÂ divide and conquer, so to speak. The duplicates I made will have to be set aside, and I’ve gotÂ just under 4 weeksÂ to create awesome and better things.
I keep telling myself I want to post more recipes on here. Not to the degree of Julie & Julia, but I always meant that to be a semi-regular corner around here. Guess that means I should cook more often, eh? ;)
I suppose that boils down to less talk, more action. (Which ironically, will lead to more talk!) I thinkÂ part of the issue is attempting toÂ hold daylight hours with my family on my two nights off… I get nothing done the first night because I end up crashing early, and then spend the next 14 hours sleeping instead of being productive on my one full night away from work. (I am not joking, nor is that healthy.)
And thus, April melts away… so here’s to a more interesting May!