Saturday, February 28, 2015

February Recap

Happy Saturday and last day of February. The month started out great weather wise. We were enjoying temperatures in the 60's but that that all changed last week when winter returned with a vengance. We have gotten so much snow since then that this has become the snowist February on record. It is sunny and dry today but more snow is expected next week. I guess March will be coming in like a lion. Hopefully it will leave like a lamb because I hate all this snow. It could be worse though, we could be in Boston.
I am very grateful for all the buyers I have had on Etsy so far but I ended up dealing with a very difficult one this month. After one unreasonable request after another I had enough and decided to cancel her order. This is something I have never done before but she left me no choice. The majority of my buyers are usually great to work with and understand the value of my time and how much work goes into my products but this one just didn't get that and brought me to my breaking point.
Before that I was asked to create a party package for a buyers 1 yr old son who loves trucks. Since it was Valentines Day the mom asked me to incorporate some hearts too. This is what I came up with.
I ended up calling it Loads Of Love. The buyer was thrilled with it. I was really happy with how it come out as well and have added it to my shop for others to buy now too. Working with this buyer definitely made up for the other one. I wish all my buyers could be like this.
 In my last post I talked about finding a replacement for the PTI cardstock. Even though I did find some good matches I can't seem to find one place that has all the colors I want and in stock at the same time. This has caused a lot of frustration. I don't understand why it is so hard to keep cardstock in stock. I guess I am going to have to buy from a couple of different places but am hoping to eventually find one place that has everything I need. If you have any suggestions let me know.
Emilia's sewing lessons were postponed for a month because the teacher got sick so I found her some other projects to work on in the meantime. This is an apron that she made using this tutorial
Before I go I will leave you with another photo of a buyers dog wearing a hat I made to brighten your day.  His name is Sampson. Isn't he adorable? That's all for now. I will be back next month with more to share then.