dear sweet cynthia set sail with all good intentions of arriving with her new owners..
sadly she has not made it.. *gulp*
the reports are not looking good..
could it be that she is lost at sea?
to be honest i am more than a little heartbroken as each item i make is made with great love and care and very often, in fact mostly, a one off..
cynthia was only my second squirrel, the first being darling winifred ...
this experience has made me question my life as a maker to the point of thinking that online selling is just not for me, to have a customer question me and think of me as dishonest was simply horrid and i spent the day in a bit of a weepy state... sensitive soul that i am *note to self - must toughen up*
however my ability to build up stock for craft fair events is pretty poor and i am always charging around the day before desperately trying to gather enough items to vaguely cover a table, this then leads to a day of poor sales, little takings and a despondent me...
what to do, what to do?
with stephen now working from home starting this week i am finding myself with more time that i could use to make things and yet it is now thursday and i have nothing new made..
i am hoping this is just because i am settling in to a new role, a new place on this farm, needed less outside and more inside...
we shall see
there is always next week
tomorrow i am away across the moors to meet a friend, chat about future projects, and gaze upon sheep..
i am hoping to use the long drive across beautiful landscape to clear my head and gather my thoughts on if, when and where i sell my creations..
i shall let you know