Tuesday, January 29, 2008
Monday, January 28, 2008
I had a remarkable 4 days. Brian drove up on
Wednesday night and picked me up from work. We spent the evening around the house, after a nice dinner out and hit the sack early. Thursday was my grand opening, which wasn't so grand, but all the same nice to have. I realize now that I should have sent out a press release on it...live and learn. I can send one out now.
Friday I was still feeling a little down from the opening, but pulled myself together to work for the entire day. Brian dropped by earlier in the afternoon with a soda for me. It is always a big lift to see his face around the shop. It will be wonderful to have him here full-time. He will be doing his externship with Hugh at 5 and 10, which is 3 doors down from the boutique.
Saturday we spent the day at Brian's nephew's 3rd birthday party and then returned home to watch a coulpe of movies (only after sharing a plate of oysters on the 1/2 shell and a glass of wine).
Yesterday and today I have spent working around the house and TRYING my hardest to come up with a cute clutch, but it is a lot harder then I thought it would be. So every hour, or so I take a brake for paperwork and etsy updates. I must be going through a block, but I have decided to skip straight to the high end clutch and come back to the $50 one at a later date. I don't like to stand at the sewing machine when things are nolonger fun.
I have an interview for a full-time day job on Friday. I wish I wasn't hard up for work, but.....
Tuesday, January 22, 2008
Sunday, January 20, 2008
Saturday, January 19, 2008
I finally had a chance to take a few snap shots (crappy) of the boutique...they aren't the best, but you get the idea. It has been pretty slow, but I have sold a baby bag and a custom Desi today.
Wednesday, January 16, 2008
My oldest beagle is very sick and I fear dying, but I haven't the money to take him to the vet and it is killing me. I stayed home with him yesterday, but I can't afford to take another day away from the shop...just in case someone wants to buy a fucking $90 bag. As you can tell, I am not very useful these days....but I will try to take a better photo of the shop and post tonight. I think it will be my last until I find work, for I am to the point where I can't afford to keep Internet at the house. Wish me luck!
Kisses to all and I will be in touch via email at some point. Thank God for the public library.
I am off to appeal unemployment and put in a application with Dial America...never thought it would come to this...Have a great day to all!
Tuesday, January 15, 2008
Thursday, January 10, 2008
Becky wrote me an email today upset with etsy. Becky has been designing bags for years and has but many hours of hard work into one of her signature bags the Bolsa. Yesterday she came across an etsy account that has clearly copied the design of her bag. I have to admit that this isn't the first time I have run into this challenge. I myself have noticed this with one of my designs and even though I try to shrug it off it is still upsetting...and to top it off they are selling the items for such ridiculous prices. As Becky put it, esty is quickly becoming a place where unscrupulous and inexperienced people can sell...
On a brighter note...I REMEMBERED MY CAMERA! I will take photos of the room today. PROMISE!
Wednesday, January 9, 2008
Being on holiday isn't always a good thing...since I no longer spend my entire day at the computer; I have let myself fall behind of local and international news (which I use to keep up with religiously). Monday a friend told me about young UGA alumni in Atlanta that was out one afternoon two weeks ago walking her dog in a city park. Park surveillance cameras show her talking with a man that had approached with his own dog and the dogs where playing friendly. That was the last they saw of her. Last night I found out that 10 days later my girlfriend was at the local dog park walking her dog...later that afternoon her dog returned home (10 miles from the park) without her. The police found her car in the lot and located her keys in the park, but no sign of Cayle, a young PhD student at UGA. Yesterday morning officials found the Atlanta woman's body and head.... she had died from blunt force trauma to the head and them brutally dismembers. A man turned himself in then led them to her body, but hasn't copped up to Cayle disappearance. Everyone fears the worse for out cheerful little bartender that served us bubbly on Tuesdays at Aromas.
Monday, January 7, 2008
Thursday, January 3, 2008
It was a very productive day and the room is really coming together. I am taking in more art for the walls tomorrow and some oil to make it smell like Lylou...haven't figured out what it will be yet...I will play it by ear. I figure one more afternoon and it will be ready for the weekend (but not totally Lylou) and I will have a few photos to show, so start holding your breath. teehee
Yesterday I started moving into my room at the boutique! Most of my time was spent brainstorming with a saleswoman there, but much ground was covered. I can see now that retail spaces are continually evolving. A few customers came back to welcome me and had great responses to my bags, which was great for my self-esteem and courage during the frightening venture. Wish me luck (as Brain always says, "there is no such thing as luck.")...teehee.
Wednesday, January 2, 2008
Two afternoons we spent roaming around the MET, separated by one evening at a clean, yet small hotel in Time Square. Around 11 that night we managed to check out the view of the city from the Empire State Building and then was able to have a midnight dinner at a 24-hour French restaurant that was more then charming. Yes, it was a very romantic couple of days.
Tuesday, January 1, 2008
After a long day of exploring NYC Leslie and I settled in for a few drinks at our favorite Brooklyn bar, the Brooklyn Social. This is the only time of year I can get my favorite drink (their special) the Raposoto. There is no other drink I can think of that has tangerine and rosemary...it is a delight. I guess I shouldn't say 'a few' since we ended up huttled in her kitchen at the end of the night laughing like teenagers drinking MORE wine then we should have and trying to talk in our 'inside voice' while her mother and Brian slept. It was a pure delight.
I hope all of you had a wonderful holiday and are ready to get this show on the road for the upcoming year. I am maintaining a positive attitude and moving into my boutique tomorrow. I am still not sure if I have qualified for unemployment, so I have to call them in the morning and see what is holding it up. Ah...the life of the unemployed. Fingers crossed I can get it resolved in one quick call.
I can't wait to get back to checking all your blogs and finding out what is going on in the rest of the world...oh, and getting those PIF bags going. I hope to have a few special bags for those wonderful ladies on my list.