Monday, October 11, 2010

There comes a time when you just have to say "I can't do it"

I'm notorious for over committing myself. I take on too much and then end up cramming and stressing about everything until all my obligations have been met. Reminds me of studying for finals in college, you know, the cramming the night before and praying you pass.

Now that I have two kids, I've began to force myself to set limits on the number of jobs and the number of shows I can prep for at once and let me tell you, saying no can be quite liberating once you get over the fear of saying it.

Late last week I had to make one of those decisions. My friend and business associate Christal, over at ChristalBlu Creations is going to Burlycon and I was going to send up a group of items with her. After all the upcoming prep I'm doing for the Halloween season and the craft show that I'm doing in November, plus a couple commission jobs, there just weren't enough hours in the day to get to more stock.

There is always next year, which of course gives me a year to build up some more stock.

I've gotten my felt creatures listed over in my Etsy store and will be taking photos of the rest of the Dia De Los Muertos Skulls that I have done and get them listed as well.

Then after that I'm going to start working on couple Halloween costumes and make the trek out to the local pumpkin farm for some pumpkins not only for carving but also for baking. Bring on the fresh pumpkin pie, muffins, bread, etc!

I'm doing a giveaway of one of my wood burned boxes this Wednesday with Mrs. B over at Confessions of a Pagan Soccer Mom and then a guest blog spot later in the month.


  1. Sometimes you just have to say no. It's something I'm working on, too, lol!

  2. ~grins~ They keep telling me it gets easier with time, but I'm not quite convinced yet. =)