Monday, June 18, 2018

Slump Slump Slump

eBay is now showing us our sales compared with the last year, and it turns out that I am not just imagining the slumpy slumpness of the current sales environment.  My sales are down almost 50 percent from last year and the whole eBay market is down over 30 percent.

In addition, we are having heat wave number 2, 105 heat index with the ghastly humidity.  So, April was the coldest on record, then May was the hottest on record--I am not enjoying this weather joke.

Trapped inside, I have been working on a few things.  I think I am going to sell some of my private collection of antique baskets.  They will only cost 3 arms and 2-1/2 legs, I'm only going to sell if cash is involved!

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

I spent the day tearing out filthy ugly carpet from my guest room.  I got a nice surprise that the ugly beetroot colored wallpaper is tearing right off--finally, a job that isn't twice as hard as I expected.  I hope to start refinishing the floor soon and then about a week of painting.  Hoping I didn't just jinx myself.

I tell you, this room is so dark and ugly, again I can't believe I have lived with it this long!

Thursday, May 31, 2018

Don't Tell Me Not to Paint Something Blue

One of the irritating persons criticizing me told me to quit painting things blue.  So of course, I painted everything I could get my hands on blue.  Note the pretty blue bowl in the background--a birthday gift from my husband and the paint is old!  It is the first original blue paint bowl I ever had.

I thought I was seeing things this morning when I saw I had 25 items to ship--they were all little photo tins, but still, it was quite a thrill to get out the bubble wrap.  I also sold the huge pastry board, so things are looking up at last.

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

A Few Sales and the Jerks are Back

The weekend brought a few sales, yay!  It also brought back the jerks who like to complain about what I am selling.  I will never, no never ever understand who has time to peruse eBay and take time out just to insult a seller.  If you don't like it, why are you even looking?  Go look at things you like, ignore the things you don't, it is so simple!  This weekend's selection were people telling me they hated what I did and wanted instructions on how to rip off my changes.  Just go buy from someone else, jeez!  It is so obvious anyway that they aren't in the least interested in purchasing and changing it, they just want to bitch at me--if they really wanted to change it, they would just do it.  Rant over for the time being, I am sure someone will get to me again soon.

Here are some new things I ruined, just because I can.

Sunday, May 27, 2018

Well That Didn't Work

In desperation, I reopened my facebook business page, thinking maybe it would be good advertising.  I put up a bunch of photos and shared listings, told stories, sang songs....nothing but crickets.  Discouraging to say the least.  My next ploy is an eBay sale.  It has never worked in the past, so not expecting it to help this time either, but at least I feel like I am doing something.

Here are a few things that are seeing red in the meantime:

Sunday, May 20, 2018

Sales Drought Still Causing Sighs

It seems like years since I made a sale, although it has only been seven days.  I know graduation time is always like this, but that is not helping me at all and I am convinced I will never sell another thing.  I do have new things to list even so...

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

My Bedroom Oasis Realized

I must say, this is the best before and after I have ever accomplished.  This doesn't even look like the same room!  It has been two months of unbelievably hard work, but I think I got it right.  I have a few small additions to make and hope to have a look at the entire room soon.  Now I am going to go pat myself on the back.

Here we are with the before "murder room":

and after, the blue and white happy place--click on the picture and it will show up larger.