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Karolina.S

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Re: Selling at fairs - disheartening
« Reply #60 on: September 24, 2012, 01:21:45 PM »
Sorry to hear about your grandmother Emma, lost mine a few years ago. I miss her she was 98 (almost 99) but a cool granny.

Jacqueline: pleasse don´t feel that way, didn´t want to spoil the creative joy for anybody. You will sell things as i think we all do, some sell alot and some like me not so often. But i have my self to blame as i´m not trying hard enough.
You see it like any hobby that bings joy to you like horseriding or stampcollecting. The diffrence is that our hobby can also bring joy to others becuase there is a product that is the result of our joy  :)
Hope you understand my babbeling :) But the bottom line is create for the joy of it and you will bring joy to others.
Creatnig for money or the sell ONLY is not joyfull. Others will be able to see your joy in your creations.

Peter: Great and congratulation.


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Re: Selling at fairs - disheartening
« Reply #61 on: September 24, 2012, 03:53:56 PM »
Sorry to hear about your grandmother Emma.....BUT you must have been very special to her! 

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Re: Selling at fairs - disheartening
« Reply #62 on: September 24, 2012, 10:20:07 PM »
I agree Karolina

It has to be about enjoying yourself first. Otherwise what is the point?

I enjoy the making AND I genuinely enjoy selling. So the selling part for me has always been a pleasure. But some people don't enjoy selling - they force themselves to do so, out of some guilt or a feeling they need to make their hobby "pay for itself"

But I don't see why. We are all good people who deserve to spend a few pennies on a hobby that gives us pleasure. We could be spending the money on golf course green fees or scuba diving or horse-riding lessons. A hundred other things that cost money and are all about just ENJOYING ourselves and doing something a bit different.

So, unless you genuinely feel you will enjoy selling and enjoy chasing those sales, there is no reason people HAVE to sell.

But selling can be a really fun, rewarding experience too. Even in these really tough times when it can be disheartening because people are only looking and not buying. We have to step back and remember to enjoy it.

Otherwise it is like going to work in a job you hate - if you hate it, you have to either leave or find a way to make it better. There is no point just doing something you hate each day.

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Re: Selling at fairs - disheartening
« Reply #63 on: September 27, 2012, 09:07:04 AM »
Aww Emma really sorry to hear about your Nan!

Pete that is one fabulous story, how inspiring!  ;D

I finally have a bit of good news too! Big Bead Little Bead have asked if they can stock my beads/buttons.  ;D ;D ;D They have said that I need to read their partner agreement before making any decisions, understandable. So I'm quite excited!  ;D

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Re: Selling at fairs - disheartening
« Reply #64 on: September 27, 2012, 09:11:18 AM »
Great news Angie, well done.
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Re: Selling at fairs - disheartening
« Reply #65 on: September 27, 2012, 03:59:44 PM »
Well done Angie!!!  Fab news!!!

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Re: Selling at fairs - disheartening
« Reply #66 on: September 27, 2012, 08:01:43 PM »
That's great news, Angie!!

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Re: Selling at fairs - disheartening
« Reply #67 on: September 27, 2012, 08:49:15 PM »
Brilliant news Angie - congratulations  :) :)

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Re: Selling at fairs - disheartening
« Reply #68 on: September 28, 2012, 11:01:15 AM »
Cheers guys! Just waiting on them sending me the info I need to read before making any decisions.  ;D

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Re: Selling at fairs - disheartening
« Reply #69 on: September 28, 2012, 10:29:35 PM »
Well done Angie!! That's brilliant!!

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Re: Selling at fairs - disheartening
« Reply #70 on: September 29, 2012, 11:36:38 AM »
Wow! That is so great Angie!  8)
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