yarn choices yesterday. I talked to my customer though, and I think we've decided to go a different direction. These are the choices we're leaning toward now! Instead of "Razzle Dazzle" and black, I think it will be "Lime Stripes" and "Grass". I'm going to crochet it up a bit today and see.
Oh Yeah, Also, Congratulations to Kim Clijsters for winning the U.S. Open Tennis tournament over the weekend!!! I can't congratulate the men's winner yet because their match was called on account of rain!!! (That rain is always sticking it's nose in everything!! ^_^) They postponed it till today at 4:30 EST. Sad...But YAY!!! More Tennis for me today!! :-))
Now....on to the subject of my fear. But before anybody gets worried, let me just say that this is not a..."THAT'S TERRIBLE"...type of fear.It's more like a..."what in the world are you going to do?"...type of fear. See this...
InspiredConsignment.com.) It's owners are trying something that I've never heard, or seen anywhere, before. They are developing a place where people who sell handmade items can sell them in an unmanned space. It's a unique endeavor though, because half of the store is devoted to consignment, while the other half is a Craft Mall dedicated to locally handcrafted items. The website has all of the details about how it will work, but this was the part that fascinated me...
It..."Will provide rental space for artist, crafters, hobbyist, and independent home party distributors. The idea is a year-round arts and craft festival that does not need to be manned by the artist. We will act as the store-front for these aspiring small business who would not be able to afford a traditional business start-up/store front on their own. We also have some outside space available for daily manned rental."
These are a few of the photos hubby took when he went there to get a tour and check it out to see if it might be a fit for my crochet business...This is what you see when you're heading up to it.
How would I do here?! Could it be that online is not my best fit, and that maybe I should jump on this wagon?!!...It even has smaller spaces for people who just need a very small area.
I'm afraid because I've heard some not so nice stories about how disrespectful fellow vendors try to invade other people's space, putting their opponent's wares behind things, hiring people to distract attention from other people's booths to theirs...and stuff like that. How would that work in an unmanned space?! I would really be ticked off if people were mistreating my "babies"!!!
And also, I sell CROCHETED items. Unlike glass wares or bead work and gem jewelry, I have to be very particular about making sure my crocheted items are in a colder temperature so they don't get moist and moldy, or anything. I don't even allow smoking in my home....So, what would happen in a facility like this if it got really humid in there for long periods of time, or people were hanging around my booth that smoked?! Yikes!....Am I over thinking this?!
It's such a dilemma because it has some features that I REALLY love!! Like a room where you can hold classes to teach your craft to others!
And it even has space outside, for those who want to go over and man their space and want to be outside in the air!!
So, what do you think?! Would you do this?! Are there things I'm not considering?! I know I'm the one who will make the final decision, but I'd love some feedback. I'm afraid!!
I'm afraid of the unknown,
and of people I don't know;
Of spiders on my windshield,
and drowning from an undertow.
I'm afraid of certain failure;
Of somehow displeasing God'
Of great success in my achievements,
and of being seen as odd.
I fear that I'm unlovable;
Have an elusive safety too;
That somehow I'll be rejected;
That I'll be fired without a clue.
I'm afraid of public speaking;
Of driving in fog and mist;
That I'll get writer's block..
Okay, that's one thing off my list!
I'm afraid I talk too much;
That those who listen just can't win.
I'm afraid I might be right,
and that this poem will never end.