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LolaRose



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PostSubject: Going crazy!   Wed Nov 11, 2009 4:28 am

I have a Christmas Craft Fair next Saturday and am working my butt off making stock for it - wow, I have never been so tired, busy, inspired and exhausted all at the same time!

I hope this is worth it in the end - I miss my hubby, and my children Sad
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PostSubject: Re: Going crazy!   Wed Nov 11, 2009 4:49 am

yes i hate being under the pump like that, you seam to never stop,

I am sure it will be great on the day and you will make lots of $$$$

Trace
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Janine



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PostSubject: Re: Going crazy!   Wed Nov 11, 2009 6:09 am

Good luck for your show. Now take a deep breath and get back to it.

Janine
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LolaRose



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PostSubject: Re: Going crazy!   Wed Nov 11, 2009 7:34 am

thanks girls - grr am out of clips - I have 500 coming, fingers crossed they come early next week!
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RUBES



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PostSubject: Re: Going crazy!   Wed Nov 11, 2009 7:48 am

Can I help you out with some? What type do you need?

Cheers Rubes flower
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PostSubject: Re: Going crazy!   Wed Nov 11, 2009 7:57 am

Good luck!!! I am sure that you will be ready in time! Smile Cant wait to hear how it goes!!
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LolaRose



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PostSubject: Re: Going crazy!   Wed Nov 11, 2009 10:06 am

Wow I'm getting high off the fumes from putting the non slip bit on LOL
My lounge room is a brightly coloured MESS! Very Happy I love it.

PS got a new wholesaler tonight - yay me cheers
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PostSubject: Re: Going crazy!   Wed Nov 11, 2009 8:29 pm

Well done on the new wholesaler
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4lildarlins



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PostSubject: Re: Going crazy!   Thu Nov 12, 2009 5:00 am

You are not alone .. I have not been to bed before 3am except for one night which was 1230am, my house is trashed the washing is weeks behind etc etc ....

I still love it though .. I have a 7 - 10 day wait, and that with me now employing someone to work for me 4 hours per day cutting ribbons etc ..

Yes, I think it is worth it ... ask me agaian at 2am though lol.

Good Luck with the fair!!!
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LolaRose



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PostSubject: Re: Going crazy!   Thu Nov 12, 2009 5:30 am

Gosh Chris your an inspiration - esp. with all you guys being sick Sad

I wish I was making enough money to employ someone - kudos to you!
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4lildarlins



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PostSubject: Re: Going crazy!   Thu Nov 12, 2009 6:04 am

It is tight money wise, and she is a friend lol!

She does my school wholesale contracts now and only does a few hours. I have missed her this week, as being sick meant she could not be around us Sad I am so far behind now ;(

You will get there ..., you just need to get into the local market, and the sky will be the limit xxxx
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debbie



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PostSubject: Re: Going crazy!   Thu Nov 12, 2009 8:50 am

Hi 4lildarlins, Do you do local markets? I have been *thinking* about them lately and were wondering if they were worth it?
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4lildarlins



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PostSubject: Re: Going crazy!   Thu Nov 12, 2009 9:14 am

For me no not worth the effort at all Sad

Craft fairs yes absolutely .. I have fans who come to see me Smile, but the general markets no success at all and certainly not worth the effort ... I can make triple what I would make at the markets sitting at home and having a freepost special Wink
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PostSubject: Re: Going crazy!   Thu Nov 12, 2009 9:18 am

thanks for that! I would hate to waste my time.

So do you mostly sell through your website and facebook page?
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LolaRose



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PostSubject: Re: Going crazy!   Thu Nov 12, 2009 10:30 am

The local markets here arent worth it either - we have to pay our own public liability insurance, market fees etc - I'd have to make $50 just to cover costs - so annoying!

The craft fair I'm doing I've never done before - we'll see how it goes - It cost $60 to do it for two days and I'm scared I'm not going to have enough stock - eek.

I sell heaps through facebook and my website - just my $0.02 LOL I know you didn't ask my opinion Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Going crazy!   Sat Nov 14, 2009 11:07 pm

I am doing my first markets this weekend I am very excited no idea how I will go just hoping christmas will be good for sales
I have got 3 wholesale customers in the last week and one for my jewellery so i am slowly picking up I am finding facebook to be my best advertising as i advertised in Essential child and it has done nothing to my sales!
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PostSubject: Re: Going crazy!   Sun Nov 15, 2009 2:33 am

Def facebook, my website and word of mouth around Townsville for me.

I now have glandular fever, and have had to close twice now in the last 2 weeks, due to illness which is frustrating, but I think my body is telling me something Sad Do not get too run down girls Crying or Very sad
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PostSubject: Re: Going crazy!   Sun Nov 15, 2009 3:52 am

but how do people find out about your facebook page?

I am so sorry to hear about your glandular fever Crying or Very sad i had it for 3 years when i was a teenager. the only thing you can do is rest!
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PostSubject: Re: Going crazy!   Tue Nov 17, 2009 7:11 am

I'm feeling for you, but on the other hand am glad to know I'm not the only one!! I've just had 4 wholesalers put in massive orders and have just come off three weekends of markets (one market I did over $3,000 in four hours!) Markets are great for me, but obviously it depends on where you are.

At least I can now see a light at the end of the tunnel - I'll have an employee next year!! YAY!! Will be interesting to see how that goes as I'm a bit of a control freak when it comes to my products, but it'll be great to have some help.

I hope you are feeling better soon and yes, I think your body does try to tell you things every now and then. Try and get some rest(!) and look after yourself.

Tennille
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4lildarlins



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PostSubject: Re: Going crazy!   Tue Nov 17, 2009 7:37 am

Debbie : I just sent my page link off to my 200 friends and then they sent it on and so forth Smile Thank you for your kinf words!

Tennille : Holy CraP girl, I do not even take 3k worth of stock with me! How do you make that much stock?? Admittedly, I only really prepare for a market a day or two before hand as I just do not have the time with filling web orders. I too worried a lot about putting my friend on as I it all has my name on the line, but she is great so far, and is aware that I am an anal control freak and makes everything perfect Razz Not sure when I will get any rest. I still have 2 wholesale orders to finish man they are taking me ages too ;(

Thanks for you kind words.

Lola Rose .. I am dying to know how you went?
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LolaRose



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PostSubject: Re: Going crazy!   Tue Nov 17, 2009 8:28 am

Wow - I only wish I could be that successful at my markets LOL I've got about 2K worth of stock to take with me Shocked I can't believe I actually made that much! I'm going to sit down and work out exactly how much I'm taking with me, tonight (well, what I've made so far - I'm still making)

Chris - the craft fair is this coming weekend - I can't wait!!! I'm really excited to see peoples reactions to my items - the online response has been fantastic so fingers crossed the IRL response is even better Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Going crazy!   Tue Nov 17, 2009 9:56 am

lola rose ... what is your facebook/website name and I will become a fan Smile
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LolaRose



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PostSubject: Re: Going crazy!   Tue Nov 17, 2009 10:54 am

You already are hon I think - Pretty Things Distract Me... my name on facebook is Rebecca Catton Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Going crazy!   Tue Nov 17, 2009 10:59 am

oh ha ha !! Yep been a fan for ages lol!!

Sorry get confused by everyone in here .. sorry ;(
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PostSubject: Re: Going crazy!   Tue Nov 17, 2009 11:04 am

LOL It's ok - I should probably change my name here to reflect it (this is my hipgirls name) LOL
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