Sunday, November 9, 2008

Back step...Etsy...no go

Yeah....so I know this is crazy- just the past million posts I've done have been ALL about my excitement for etsy right? Well- I don't know what happened, but I just woke up the other day...and thought...I don't really want to do it anymore. I was like- what?! You don't?! You were so excited! But I really am just not feelin it anymore...I still think Etsy is AWESOME- I will probably shop there whenever I get the chance, but I just don't know about being a seller anymore. I looked it up on this list they've made- the top sellers, and basically every top seller was a "supplier"- meaning, they supplied fabric, beads, chains, thread, etc. There were barely ANY hand-made sellers on the top list. So I am really just feeling like it's WAY unlikely that I'd be successful, and I just don't really think I'm up for it right now. Who knows, maybe one day I'll get in that boost again- but I don't know. Then since I was so confused at my U-turn change of mind, I even prayed about it. I still don't feel good about it. So...there's my answer. Halt on the Etsy project! It's cool though- I have my serger, and am loving it! I haven't had a chance to sew that much yet though because I've still been trying to finish moving everything out of boxes and into real places in our house. But I am still loving sewing and excited to try and make more homemade things. Yep...STILL passionate about sewing- just not selling. Anyway............

We went to our new ward today. It's a family ward, LOTS of little kids, LOTS of teenagers, LOTS of people of ALL ages. Huge ward. Anyway, it was fun- people welcomed us. I met the daughter of my hardest accounting teacher. I hope I get a calling soon. I know a lot of people are like...ohhhhhhhhhh rest while you can! or- I wish I didn't have a calling- or whatever. But....I guess I just never really feel like I belong until I have a calling. Also- they have this awesome enrichment this week- cooking with grains and sprouts or something like that- I was way pumped, until they said it was thursday MORNING! at 9am! What the heck! They better not have all their enrichments like that- I would never get to go! They are also having an apron enrichment sometime soon. Isn't that cool? I like their enrichment committee already. It's funny- until today, since we've lived in our house, we have been feeling like we are kind of all alone, don't have to worry about anything cause we dont' know anyone- and all of a sudden we feel like everyone's watching us! Just because our whole ward lives around us you know? It's hard to explain.

In my sewing class we've been making a button up, collared, darted blouse. I will probably be done this tuesday. I'm super excited. It looks awesome. Clay said I should make 15 more! haha. It has little puff sleeves. I love it! I also feel super cool because I made it- you know? I would take a picture, but we don't have a camera. Lovely!!! I think I'm going to just ask for money for christmas so I can get a nice camera.

Well........that's about it! Love you all!!!!!!!!!!!!

6 comments:

Sharon/mom said...

Well, I totally understand about etsy. Reality often comes in on grand ideas in the shower, on the road or just in our mind.

I am wayyyyy excited about your serger! I was wondering if you had gotten it.

Thats too bad about enrichment. Funny about now you realize all your neighbors are part of your ward.

I love you, can't wait to talk on the phone sometime this week.

Susan, Blain & kids said...

Hey, how are things sounds like they are pretty good. I think everyone goes through stages where they are way excited about something and then is fades. I am glad to hear you like your new house as well. I hope to see you soon although I am pretty sure it will not be until Christmas since you are leaving over Thanksgiving, so have a really fun trip if I dont, talk/type whatever before then.
Love you Susan

Grandma, Nonnie said...

Way to go Danielle, I think that is the way that prayers are answered. Sometimes we just lose the excitement of the thing. It happens, and you are not crazy, just listening to the spirit. I am glad you have the serger, what a wonderful thing for you. I am so glad that you moved, and I think you will be really thankful you are in a house come winter. I miss you and look forward to seeing you sometime in the spring. We will come to visit Rebecca after she finishes school, so of course we'll see you. I love you so much. grandma

Megan and Greg said...

oh my gosh I want to see your shirt! That sounds really hard! i like callings too. I never get why people are wierd about them. unless it's something you truly don't want to do. it's funny you're a little sewer. i so am not. i wish you had a camera! I LOVE YOU! I should call you! email me your number. I've lost everybody's when I moved.

Patty said...

I am glad to hear that you feel part of the neighborhood now that everyone knows that you live in the rock house. I think your blouse is very well done and looks great on you. I agree with Clayton that you should make a few more to wear. Thanks again for getting me a serger. It is fun to use although a little confusing to me still. I also do not feel that I belong until I have a calling in the ward which I have not had to worry about since I started going to church many years ago. Have a great week. By the way your house is so cozy and cute. It feels like a home. love you,. bye now.

AMY AND MIKEY said...

I can't wait to see your shirt! Just have Patty take a pic,and post it at her house. Well itw as really fun talking to you today. I love you- and I think you'll love being in a family ward- it's just really fun, it feels like a family. I have so many friends of different ages and different reasons- not best friends but you knwo what i mean- I love you-