I want it to be daytime.

I found a couple more hats tucked away in weird places but I can’t get photos until I can get some light! I want to put them up in the shop.

(Although one of them uses reflective yarn so I should probably get a low-light one with the flash.)

After an initial burst of traffic and sales, the past couple days haven’t been great for the shop. Boo. Boooooooo. Oh well, it’ll be whatever, lol. I just wanted to see if I could get a bit of cash and storage space back.

Oh, the post office…

20161120_141735I’ve made two trips to mail things in the last week!

The post office still smells the same, lol.

Since this temporary reopening began I’ve sent out 5 hats, and I have people who have reserved others. Although since they haven’t paid and haven’t gotten back to me about them, I’m not going to continue holding them much longer.

And that’s one of those situations I hate. Either I’ll be annoyed with my friends or they’ll be annoyed with me. But I think my own self-righteousness will carry the day.

I’ve been thinking about making more hats. Mostly just as a time filler because I have plenty of things I don’t want to think about lately. But I can’t justify making more kitties until I finish the octopus my friend Danno commissioned! It’s going to be amazing, so I should totally focus on that any time my hands allow.

Back in business?

No, not really. I just have a lot of hats that never sold, lol.

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I’ve reopened my Etsy shop for a while (click the picture to go to go there!) but I’m probably not going to be making anything new for it.

The problems with my hands haven’t gotten any better (and are maybe actually worse) so I don’t work on much lately.

Any new stuff I do ends up on my Instagram with all the pictures of my cat.

Still depressed, still don’t know what I’m going to do, still hopeful that I’ll figure it out eventually.

I’m totally slowing down at this point…

Not so much burnout as my hands aching at the end of the day and my back being all in knots from sitting “normal” so I can see my work better.

If you look at my sold items, it’s pretty easy to notice the pattern: pretty much anything black/brown/grey moves fastest.

So much left to do!

In the last post I mentioned I was going to spend this week’s sales earnings on a fancy dress for a fancy party… it’s a good thing I made so much because the only dress I really liked cost more than I wanted to spend. Of course, anything over $20 is more than I want to spend on a dress, so I guess that was inevitable.

I still need to get photos of some of them! I’ve removed ones that have been finished for a while from the list but left those up so you can help shame me into finally doing it. Also removed a few that have sold and will be appearing further down the list as needing to be remade.

Back at it, then! Saturday is basically the last day that there’s a hope in hell of things making it to people for Christmas. So I’d better get as much done as I can, especially so there’s enough stock left for all the people looking to spend their Christmas money.

Money is good, but holy crap my hands are starting to hurt.

I decided that whatever money I make in sales by Thursday I’m going to spend on a dress for the very fancy party I’m going to on Friday. So buy stuff! I took the 4 I made for my friend Polly to her today, and I also got paid for that Cards hat plus 3 sales so I’ll probably have enough to get my nails did, too, lol.

I got lazy with the links at the end there, but I need sleep. Whee.