Mega messy desk this week, I nearly didn't post it because I know it upsets some folks, it is upsetting me right now, or I could have pre-birthday blues!
I put everything into getting ready for the fete on Sunday, and then I had to bring all the stuff back. This included all of my cards from the shop (well nearly all, I spotted some I missed). This gave me the chance to check what was there, at least most of them, and drop a couple of prices, and repackage any that needed it. I found one card that had been on display, the music one which is an Easel card, which someone had put in the wrong envelope marked at double the price, and minus it's envelope and matching tag. So I have to make another tag and give it a new envelope and repackage it. I have decided after several failed attempts to keep one on display so people can see what an easel card is (and presumably some volunteers cannot bear to see this card out of a bag and on display) that I decided to print off a small photo of it up, and some of insides of cards, that can go in the bag. I hope that will help but my printer prints everything with stripes, not so bad on small photos but not great.
So on the right is a folder full of price stickers, in the middle are the music card and a Sugar Nellie stamped card which I think might sell if I add Happy Birthday to it, currently it has no sentiment. In front of that are some stamped images waiting for me to do something with them, and a foam stamping pad. There are a couple of new stamps and a die, and scattered around are ink pads, baker's twine, ribbons, scraps of paper from making envelopes, glue, box of gems and lots more. I actually did tidy some of it before this photo, but it needs a good sorting out.
I am so fed up with the craft stash not selling very fast on Facebook, and hardly at all at the fete that I decided to put some in the shop, where they can benefit from the commission and maybe it will go. I have lots more to take, all needs to be stickered up though.
So now I am trying to decide if I want to go to Art Stamps in Newbury on Saturday which I said I did want to ages ago, then said I didn't yesterday. I have been to one years ago in Shepton Mallet and didn't like it, there wasn't much there and there was strange queuing system. I have so many stamps now waiting to be used, and I look out for bargain prices online.
Anyway do I want a nearly 2 hour journey each way, to pay to go in, and probably not buy a lot (the workshops look expensive, and Shaun will not want to hang about for hours,well not more than 2 anyway), or maybe I will decide to go, is it going to be worth it? Will it cheer me up? I will be going to Craft4Crafter or similar in September in Exeter I am sure, I know that isn't just stamping.
Apart from which it is challenge week, and I have to make something, even on my birthday, and set up the post, and sort out GDs etc, and I haven't done the Alpha Challenge page, which I think I will do now after clearing a space!
If you want to nose round a few tidier desks head on over to The Stamping Ground and see what it is all about.