"Anyone who imagines that bliss is normal is going to waste a lot of time running around shouting that he has been robbed. The fact is that most putts don’t drop, most beef is tough, most children grow up to be just like people, most successful marriages require a high degree of mutual toleration, and most jobs are more often dull than otherwise. Life is just like an old time rail journey ... delays, sidetracks, smoke, dust, cinders, and jolts, interspersed only occasionally by beautiful vistas and thrilling bursts of speed. The trick is to thank the Lord for letting you have the ride."

~ Gordon B. Hinckley

February 4, 2009

Loves It!

I am loving this site:
Etsy.com
Its kind of like Ebay except it for items that are handmade.
ALSO, people can auction off their talents such as sewing.
I joined Yetserday with the intention of posting an ALCHEMY, which is a
request for something to be made.
I posted an ALCHEMY requesting someone to sew drapes for my entire house for around $300.00 and I gave a deadline date of March 31st. This morning I had 21 plus bids. Some said they would do it for more than 300.00 some said they would do it for even less!
Basically, I accept an offer/bid and make arrangements with that person. Most require partial payment and then full payment upon receipt. I will send all the material and pay for shipping and return shipping. Everyone has feedback scores, just like Ebay, so you know if the person you are dealing with can be trusted to do the work. I decided to go with a 23 year stay at home mom named Gwinny! We talked on the phone and she is precious... she is helping me figure out measurements and the amount of material I will need to buy. I am so happy that I found her! Thanks Gwinny!
Here is Her WEBSITE... she makes really neat baby slings and lots of other neat stuff.
Check Her Out!

1 comment:

Jessica said...

How and where do you find this mess :)
(I probably shouldnt say mess cause its not a mess but you not I like to use the word mess...like a HOT MESS!)
ANYWAY ....
I love it!!