Saturday, January 24, 2009

I did a big girl thing!

Hey yall. Hope you're having a great weekend so far. I wanted to tell yall what I did yesterday. I went into a store with one of my fleur-de-lis etched wine glasses and asked if I could leave some there on consignment. The ladies said the owner would have to make that decision and she was gone to market, but they loved my glass. They asked me to leave my card so they could contact me. They sell some large glass pieces (vases, etc) and several customers have asked about having them etched. Then they told me to go to this other little shop down the road--they might take them. I had only stopped in this store because I had to go to the shipping store next door, but I figured if I didn't I would regret. I went on to the second store. After agreeing on a price, the owner told me to bring some by. If they sold, they would give me the money. If they didn't, I could come back and pick up the glasses. So today I brought 8 wine glasses up there. I think my negotiating skills could use some help, but it was a great first step. I know those of you who know me (Andrea) are thinking you must have stumbled on someone else's blog, because I would never get up the nerve to do something so brave (for me). Now I just hope they sell. Jason asked me where I want to go with this and I really don't know. I just love making all this stuff and being able to do things for people that no one else can do. That being said, I'm also taking a lot of time away from my family to play. I told Jason that maybe I would pick one night a week to be my crafty night. We'll see how it goes. Yall have a great afternoon. I'm gonna get on with my Saturday now. I'll be back in a little bit to post the cute card my Big Sis sent me!

4 comments:

Sally said...

Way to go you!!! I would have trouble getting up the nerve to do just that!!

I hope they sell. x x x

AndreaB said...

I am so proud of you! You are doing the right thing, and I hope you see the fruits of your labor soon. It is difficult to balance family & our hobbies at times. Even though I don't have the kids (yet), but I have a hard time finding time to scrap & spend time with Jay.

Congrats again on stepping out of your box!

Theresa said...

Good for you!!! Fear can keep us from reaching so many of ours dreams but you knocked it down on this one!!! Don't you feel better knowing you took a chance? And now look, others will be able to see and purchaser your wonderful items!!!
You go girl!!!
Oh, btw....you need more then one crafty night!!! Gor for a few more!! haha!

kc_froglady said...

COngrats on taking that leap out there! I got brave and called once only to have it resort to email communication and then the store owner sent me a note telling me the cards weren't selling and thing was I had not yet taken her any cards! Not been brave since then! LOL