Thursday, October 09, 2008

Ever have one of THOSE days?

Well, I did yesterday! It seems that about a week before "Aunt Flo" comes to visit I get into a funk. Definately a little depression going on here! Even though I know it is coming, I still get taken by surprise! I sit on the couch, eat too much "comfort" food, and sleep!

So yesterday my focus was on Jaybird Designs. Why do my sales suck so much? What am I doing wrong? Should I change my concept? Quit altogether? All these things rush through my mind and I ended up doing a lot of thinking.

So, here is what I came up with. I'm planning on focusing more on my original crochet patterns. I want to finish up my Christmas presents and make some things for myself first. Then I plan on re-writing some of my previous patterns. I've learned so much lately that I'm sure there are tons of errors in my older patterns! Then I'll get busy and write new ones and getting more published! YAY! All the items I make while writing the patterns will be sold on etsy, my website, and the Pink Zebra in Texas. I really think I need to get out of the "boutique-y" part of my business since I can't seem to sell any custom made items and even have a really hard time selling my finished objects. What do you all think?

Even thought yesterday was a "yucky" day, I am feeling much better about life today. I'm going to look into advertising more on crochet-related sites (if you know of any, send me a link!!) and just simply enjoy crocheting more. But first I need to finish up my niece's birthday present....gotta have it in the mail by Monday!!

Have a GREAT day!


Cora said...

I understand! Don't give up. You have no idea how proud of you I am! Love and miss you terribly!

KraftyMommas said...

Better not make me walk all that way to Colorado!!! I don't want to deal with the blisters, darn-it!!!

Jus Shar Designs said...

Oh, hon...I'm so sorry you were having a bad day. And I'm sorry about the dieting plateau. We know they are going to happen, but we still hate it when it does.

I was having that problem last month, and really buckled down on cutting out my carbs. It worked!

I'm eating the non-carb stuff like crazy (can you say sour cream on everything? LOL), but it's really working. Just thought I'd suggest it... said...

Hey, mentee, you should email me more often ... we could have been in this funk together, sharing bon bons & chatting it out. I'm here for you! :)