Just Me Here…


Hello,

I thought I’d write and let you know that I’m not perfect.  In fact, I’m far from perfect. the pictures that you see here are cropped and eddited.  You don’t see the messy house, dirty kids, tv on in the background, dogs barking, kids fighting, me yelling, etc… I’m not saying that’s how it is all the time, I’m just saying that on a blog  you don’t usually see the entire picture of what goes on in other peoples lives. 

I’m striving for perfection and that’s OK.  I don’t have it all together.  I’m human.  I worry about my kids, husband, financess, home.  I worry that if I don’t start selling the stuff I make then I’ll have to get a job that requires me to work away from the home.  I feel jealous when I see other people figure out that *one thing*  everybody wants, and they make a ton of money from making and selling it.  (Will someone please tell me what that item is so I can make money too?)  Sometimes I see other people selling an item that looks similar to something I’m trying to sell and I think “what’s their secret? why aren’t people buying that item from me?  what am I doing wrong?”  So I revamp the look of my shop, make some new items, take more pictures, put lots of work into it and get no buyers, no comments, nothing. When I was a kid, I would tell my friends that I would be “rich and famous” one day.  Now I would settle for  “not have to worry about finances”.

So, in conclusion, I want to tell you that I take baby steps toward my goals.  sometimes it’s one step forward and two steps back.  sometimes it’s five steps back.  I struggle to not give up.   

just remember that it’s alright to not be perfect.  nobody is. you are not alone!

Take care, dear readers!

love and hugs,  Missy

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About Missy

I'm a wife to an awesome Army vet, and mother to four daughters and three step-sons! I love to sew. I learned to sew in 4H, and from my Oma while staying with her for a week or two in the summers as a young girl. I love to bake desserts. I would love to live on lots of land and own lots of animals. I've always been drawn to nature which has lead me towards a more natural and healthy lifestyle which I'm finally trying to bring back into my life, and those precious lives around me.
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9 Responses to Just Me Here…

  1. Lindsay says:

    Hi Missy
    Love the new picture. You are so pretty.
    I think people would love to buy those birds like the one you made me. They are such lovely ornaments and great gifts for any occasion.
    Lindsay
    x

  2. Beth says:

    Ok, so who painted your portrait back in the 1800’s??!! LOL! It looks JUST like you! And don’t worry, you may not be perfect, but you are perfectly wonderful to me dear sister!
    xoxo
    Beth

  3. Kat Fuller says:

    Hi Missy.
    Have you tried consigning your items? I sold on Etsy and Ebay for about 5 years and felt like I was spinning my wheels. I asked the same questions and was told it was my photographs and my lack of a return policy. So I took better photos and added a return option and it helped a little.

    Are you doing to join Val’s Pin up girl apron swap?

    • Hi Kat,

      I put my stuff in 4-5 boutiques one year and at the first one nothing sold, and I think I sold only one baby dress and a few little things total from the others. I paid $25-$30 each time to participate… it didn’t turn out to be worth it for me!

      as you can see, I took more pictures that are quite adorable now. I’m always hopeful but I’m also very discouraged.

      thanks for the suggestions 🙂

  4. ivoryspring says:

    Missy, don’t give up. Have you tried developing a network of clients in your local area? A lady I know where I lived sewed for 20 years, and she did just that… just a thought.

  5. Bird says:

    Missy, nobody’s perfect 🙂

    But I think it’s waht makes us intersting! So don’t feel alone girl, cause we’re all in the same boat! 😀

    Love you post and Happy Pink Monday, Weeek, Month…

    Hugs,
    Bird

  6. liebchenhut says:

    Perhaps if you look at what your expenses are, you could cut quite a few and then not have to sell for necessity sake nor go to work outside the home. For example, does your household have a cellular phone(s), do you have cable television, do you have a car payment, do you have credit card debt, do you go out to eat, do you go out for entertainment and truly the list can go on but these are the quickest to access off the top. If you want any more suggestions you know where to find me. 😉 These things I have mentioned can be gotten rid of easily (maybe credit card debt with a little more work) and then re-access your finances…perhaps you really do not need sales or to go back to work, perhaps you can make some life style changes that would really ease your burden all around?? submitted with love 🙂

  7. Marsie says:

    Missy,
    If we lived closer I would totally be asking you to give Liesel Sewing lessons. Sure I could do it myself but it is hard for me to find the time. Plus James is so in to EVERYTHING so projects are hard right now. Nathaniel’s friend from Albuquerque, (remember little Abby?) is taking sewing lessons from someone near their house and it made me jealous. Have you thought about doing sewing lessons for kids? I think you would be SO great at it!!!!

  8. Kat Fuller says:

    Missy, look at all the friends you have made. I hope you consider me one.

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