Wednesday, January 30, 2013

A Few Other Things To Talk About!

       I know! thought I was 'all talked out' yesterday! ^_^ Well, any of you who have been here for a while know that me being 'all talked out' is rarely true! LOL But I'm not gonna do 'TOO' much talking today. No worries. I have things on my schedule that I have to get to, so this post will be short and sweet. Well...short and sweet by 'my' standards! :-)
      I just wanted to share a few that sweet ring box in the header photo. :-) I love boxes and things with compartments. If it was left up to me I'd probably have a whole house full of boxed up surprises!..."Where is the vacuum cleaner?.....In the box!!!"..."Where is Mr. Wug?...In the tall box next to the bathroom, holding a crochet hook and a dream, in his hand!! LOL" 
      I also wanted to talk about this cute apple necklace I saw on Etsy!...

      I saw it in a shop called OrderlyCivilians...But unfortunately, or fortunately for the person that bought it, it's sold already...I love all of the detail! It almost looks like a real small apple! :-)
          But guess what?!...The red one is gone, but she has a green Granny Smith version that's still in the shop! :-) ...

      It never ceases to amaze me the amount of creative talent there is on Etsy!! :-)

      Unfortunately, speaking of talking about something, our creative energies are being stifled a bit the wildly increased shipping prices at the Post Office!! It hurt my heart yesterday to have to finally 'up' my shipping charges in my shop :-(
      It's been something I've been putting off for a while, even though I could feel the gradual increase almost every day...because I usually, thanks to my boutonniere business, ship daily lately...But when I shipped a scarf the other day it cost me almost $9.00!! Before it was around $5.00. And that was shipped "in" the country...I hesitate to think what it would have cost me to ship it out of the country!! O_O
      It appears that the overseas shipping rates are ridiculous!! In some cases 2 or 3 times higher!! O_O I'd be charging more for shipping than for the actual item!..*shaking my head* :-( ...Oh Well, this may be the end of my little online venture. We'll just have to wait and see...I still don't have my shipping prices up high enough. I'm gonna try to hold on to my customers for as long as I financially can!...I mean, I sold this one last night..., at least one customer is holding in there with me! ^_^ He even said that if it suits him...."suits him"...get it? ^_^ ...he'll be back for more!...Apparently my new shipping price didn't phase him at all!..."Do you hear that, potential customers?!!!...I'm still open for business!!" :-)

       The last thing I wanna talk about today is FOOTBALL!!!!! :-) 

     It is 'T' minus 4 more days, and counting, till kick-off time. YAY!!!!!!! :-) And if you don't know 'kick-off time to what?''s the Super bowl!!! ;-) ... Football, baby!!! ^_^

     The San Francisco 49ers...

      ...against the Baltimore Ravens!! :-) ...Get some popcorn for those boxes!!! ;-)

      Yes, tennis...the Australian done. But somehow....and I'm thankful!...there's always some other sport on to keep my attention! :-) This coming Sunday it will, without a doubt!, be football...the Superbowl!!
      Over the last few days it's been basketball and figure skating too! ^_^ What can I say. I'm multi-task-able!...I can crochet, think up a poem, eat, talk, and watch sports all at the same time! ^_^ I think it's a good thing there's lots of sports...and lots of people to talk go around!! ^_^

      Okay...this talking session is over! ^_^ Have a good day, Everybody!!

 I Like To Talk

I like to talk;
I like to gab;
I like a girlfriend
free confab!

I like to chat;
I like to speak;
I find that words
are what I seek.

I like the chatter
of a crowd;
Not in a whisper,
but out loud.

But, please no talking
while you chew.
{Speaking does 
have manners too!}

I like the noise
that utterance does.
The constant
conversation buzz.

Maybe I need a
word-free diet;
No! I could not
withstand the quiet!

So, I will talk;
Oh yes! I'll dabble
in a constant
lingo babble.    


  1. I'm glad you're still getting those sales. I haven't had one since the increase. I think it just may kill my business. But what can you do? I'm just not well known enough. Oh well, I DO have more important things to do anyway! :)
    Have a great day!

    1. Yeah, ONE sale so far!! ^_^ I'm hoping more are to follow, but only time will tell, my friend...And you're right. you 'do' have more important business to take care of!! :-) Have a good day out...if you can get out with, all of that snow and rain!!

  2. That's great you are getting good sales! You are putting so much love and care into your business, I am not surprised. And the shipping increase is really quite something. But many people won't care. I don't if I see something that I really want - unless it's so outlandish that the shipping is more than the item. And you do such gorgeous work!! Enjoy your day! xoxo, Silke

    1. Hi Silke!...Well, I don't know how great the sales are gonna be, now that the post office's shipping prices have gone up so high! But I'm gonna keep at it for a while and see what happens...Thank you so much for your support, and for the nice words about my work too. That will help me keep at it. :-) Have a good day, Silke!

    2. Oh you'd really like our house right now - it's full of boxes! We were planning on moving house on Friday (yes, the day after tomorrow) but it's been delayed a month. I wonder how many boxes will have to be opened? Don't panic about postal charges. Our UK charges are high, I find that if people love what I make they will grin and bear it.

    3. Ooooo! :-) Oh, yes! I do love a house full of boxes to open!...I have to admit though, I'm not a fan of moving!! YUCK!...When we moved to our new place I was newly home from the hospital and couldn't go around and open boxes and put things where they should be. It was a nightmare asking for things that my husbnad didn't know where it was!!! box after box, after box had to be opened...but not emptied! THAT kind of opening of boxes is NOT fun!!...By the way, thanks for the encouragement about the shipping charges. I hope you're right! :-) Have a good rest of the day!


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