Monday, April 13, 2009

Weekend slippage

Somehow the entire weekend slipped by and now I find myself hurrying to meet deadlines and very far behind in my shipping. My sale was a success (thank you so much everyone!) and now I must fulfill my end of the deal and get everything in the mail. I apologize to anyone who might be wondering where their package is - it is on its way!!

The weekend consisted of doing the Syracuse Farmers' Market and being in the studio. The Market was less than great. I took the Winter off because I needed a break. Getting up at 4 in the morning on most Saturdays, when I didn't have shows, and driving an hour and a half each way was really starting to get to me. I did it for a year and a half straight and it was great in the beginning but the Market has changed a lot. There is more import dollar store junk and no consideration for placement of vendors. Many times I have been placed right next to other jewelry sellers - most selling very cheap made-in-china type stuff - and on more than one occasion I have had to listen to people say "I can get three pairs of earrings for $10 in the next booth over. Why are you so expensive?" That loses its charm very quickly. So, after being away for nearly six months I thought that perhaps it would be different. It wasn't. And to add insult to injury they are raising the rates considerably which will make it completely not worth my time. I will probably be there one more time this month and perhaps I will give it a try several times throughout the Summer, but that will be about it. So bye-bye to the Syracuse Market.

In other news, the new bunny is doing very well. Thank you to everyone for all your well wishes. I know there was a lot of positive energy sent this way. :) She (I call it a she but I still don't know for certain) is slowly getting comfortable in her new surroundings. She spent the entire weekend eating and sleeping. Two things she probably hadn't done very much of during her time outside. Last night she was busy fluffing up her blanket and was so content that she did a series to flops and rolls. Those who know bunnies know that is a happy bunny. I will post pictures just as soon as she is comfortable with the camera. :)

PS - The photo on top gives you a little sneak peak at some new rings I have been working on (on my finger, not the little pieces). Stay tuned for a drawing coming up soon to win one! ;)

9 comments:

Lorelei said...

Hope you had a good Easter N! I noticed that ring right away! I can't wait to see what that's all about- it looks fab and of course I have to have me one of them!! :)

sharon said...

Glad to hear the bunnie situation is going well, can't wait to see pics! That ring is gorgeous!! And your photography is great!

SummersStudio said...

Happy baby bunney is settling in. Sorry about the market. It is hard when people don't value handmade over cheap import, factory heartless products.

Mackin-Art said...

I'm intrigued by the "little pieces" - they remind me of Dorset buttons!

Annette F. Tait said...

Excellent news about the new addition! Flops and rolls are the mark of true contentment - and both my rabbits 'fluff up' their bedding too!
Well done Nancy!
hope the markets turn out to be good for you when you do go (pity about their lack of insight to placement!)

Dani said...

The ring is the first thing I saw in the pic. Can't wait to see more!

Lindy Gruger Hanson said...

Just discovered your blog and jewelry! They are gorgeous. I'll have to look through your etsy shop.

Heart of a Cowgirl said...

Oh yeah, she must definitely be comfortable! A bunny flop is one of the cutest things you'll ever see! Glad to hear she is doing well.

jeweledrabbit/Maureen said...

My answer to the people who asked you why your jewelry is so expensive would have been "Because it's not mass-produced crapola." Mind you, diplomacy has never been one of my strong suits. LOL