Sunday, February 7, 2010
I will be on vacation for about a week. I am going to take a few days to catch up on inventory, then I am going with Brandy to the Oregon Coast and staying at the casino from the 10th to the 12th. I have been rethinking some strategy's and one of them was to close the Artfire shop. It was pretty dead over there and I wasn't feeling a good vibe with the drama that has gone on over there. I decided that its time to revamp my own website, so that will be one of my focuses this year. Eventually I can hire someone to make a kick ass site, but for now I will have to stick with paypal cart, because I am not very html literate.
I have been kind of depressed the last couple of months, I think its the lack of sun here in Oregon, but I am hoping with the spring in a few weeks that my mood will turn around fast. The transition of moving from California to Oregon has been a little bit harder than I expected. The Saturday market is over saturated here with soap makers, and the really good craft shows in the Portland area and Seattle area have been hard to get accepted to. I am thinking its because I am like the new kid on the block and others have had established relationships. Etsy has also been a bit slower than it has been in the past, but the bills get paid on time or ahead of time, which is a good thing.
I have a ton of fragrances I am going to be getting rid of this year. Not generally my usual stock, but extras I have bought in the past and haven't used. My fragrance shelf is stuffed to the brim and if I don't do this, I think I will lose my mind. So be sure to keep checking back, because there will be alot of limited editions this year... and I mean alot.