Friday, November 5, 2010

Burned out! Already!

Well I did not plan well this year. I did not create enough to keep up with demand and now I am hurting. I stayed up working on elves last night until 5:30am this morning. I was trying to get ready for the Holiday Open House at the Rusty Bucket but I will not be ready. I was able to finish some things but not enough to be excited about. I finished what I call my staples, the items I know people like but I did not get to the real fun stuff. You know the stuff you don’t use a pattern for and you don’t plan out – you just create.

And now I can’t, I have a migraine/tension headache. I have taken my medication and now I am just waiting – hoping it will go away.  Which it will, but I cannot do anything until it is gone.

So with all the needless stress I have been putting on myself to get ready for Open Houses and Craft Shows I have decided to not do them this year. I have some items completed that are available for sale and if you are interested in them just drop me an email. I will ship internationally also but just remember shipping prices are crazy high. And I do accept Paypal also. A friend of mine teaches classes and she has graciously offered to let me keep the things at her classroom so I do not stress myself out any more but I will try to sell them here also. If you are ever interested in anything I make let me know. I have many orders to fill for Christmas items this year and that makes me very happy so I will be working on them also.

I did more mice stockings ornaments– these guys are adorable. The pattern is from Old Country Cupboard. They are available for sale for $10 each plus shipping.

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Can’t have Christmas without Gingerbread Men! Available for $6 each plus shipping.019

And reindeer! This is also an Olde Country Cupboard pattern and a bit hit.  They are available for $12 each plus shipping.

028  Here are the elves – I love each and every one of them. They are very fun to make (when your head is not hurting). I decided to give the girls skirts,  aren’t they cute.  They are available for sale, they are $25 plus shipping. Drop me an email if you are interested, they will not be here long, my friend is taking them to her classroom this weekend. But I will special order them also. Sorry they are all gone – more to come!!


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And I have a bunch of these little guys waiting to be decorated. I cannot remember what my plan was for them but I enjoy dressing them up without a plan. He is also available for $17 plus shipping.

004 Here is what my room currently looks like. You can distinctly see three work stations, I just kind of move around the room. I had to close the door this morning and not think about the mess, I cannot handle messes.


Well I am off to have some lunch and then rest up a little. Have a great day and don’t forget to find some stitching time!!



Wendy @ Ravenwood Whimzies said...

Jen-Wish I had half of your problems - sales are nil here and I'm pretty down about it all. You are very talented and lucky to have so much to do. Hope the headache gets need to take a little time for yourself and get some rest!

Jennifer @ Stitchin' Thyme said...

Oh Wendy I am so sorry and your creations are wonderful. Keep your chin up, you are very talented and this is just a "little" bump in the road!!

Donnie said...

Hi Jennifer, I couldn't find your email but I would love to buy one of the Mice stocking Ornaments and one of the Gingerbread men. I can do paypal. Just email me when you get a chance. You don't have an etsy shoppe, do you?


Jennifer @ Stitchin' Thyme said...

Thanks Donnie - I emailed you!!

keepitthimble said...

Jennifer, I hope you are feeling better! I totally understand where you are coming from about being burned out - but am glad you are going to have your stuff available through Sharon. I would love to get a little reindeer and and elf. Which elves to you have left so far? I hope to see you soon!!


Hi, love those elves. I have my first show next weekend, so hoping all goes well. Quit stressing and enjoy your crafting, love all of your work. Take care

Jennifer @ Stitchin' Thyme said...

Thank you - I am done stressing - ready to enjoy!!!

Jennifer @ Stitchin' Thyme said...

Hey Heather - I just made those elves last night so they are all available. I am feeling better now, just dizzy from the meds now. And now that I have the crafting figured out I am better. I will put whichever one you want aside and a reindeer if you would like. Let me know!! :)

Melissa Bowman said...

Get some rest Jennifer! Everything you've finished is soooo cute. But I understand pushing yourself to far with less then 3 to 4 hours sleep a night. I'll sleep a week when all of mine are finished, but everytime I get one finished, it just makes it all worth it. Take care of yorself!