Friday, November 5, 2010

crazy christmas lady

you may have noticed the appearance of christmas products in my etsy shop. sometime this summer, i was struck with the insane idea that this year i would make + sell whimsical, non- traditional tree skirts and some stockings.

i was inspired. it was going to be fabulous. i could NOT wait. i would make a minimum of 25. maybe 30. even 40. different sizes. different colors. different patterns!! the fabric store was having a sale on eco felt, and in my enthusiasm, i bought nearly 30 yards of felt. at once. i brought the husband along so he could lug the bolts around for me.

the lady cutting for me naturally was curious as to why i needed so much felt in the middle of july. i explained. she made a comment implying that she would not want a bright pink or peacock blue tree skirt in her house.... and ever since that encounter, she has greeted me as "the christmas lady" every time i enter the store. if you heard the tone of her voice, you would realize what she is really thinking is, "the crazy christmas lady".

i kind of really don't like her.

maybe she's right. maybe i am the crazy christmas lady. and maybe no one will want a bright yellow tree skirt with green dots all over it, or a bright pink one with tiers of lace (although people do seem to want a floral pink ones).

i do know for certain that i should NOT have bought 30 yards of felt. that was clearly a huge lapse in judgment. it's not like i have a full time job or anything. in fact, i'm rather surprised the husband didn't try to talk some sense in to me. maybe i can make this his fault. that's a thought.

so now i am on a personal campaign to deplete my stash of nearly 30 yards of felt. i entertained the following thoughts. I could...

1. hide the leftover felt in boxes somewhere deep in a closet
2. give out felt to strangers on the street
3. write 30 blogs in 30 days on 30 felt projects with tutorials

what i promptly did to these ideas in my head:
1. hide the leftover felt in boxes somewhere deep in a closet
2. give out felt to strangers on the street
3. write 30 blogs in 30 days on 30 felt projects with tutorials

and why:

1. hide the leftover felt in boxes somewhere deep in a closet
    - i am out of storage space
    - deep down inside, i'll always know the felt is lurking there

2. give out felt to strangers on the street
    - people will question my sanity
    - especially concerned strangers may try to commit me (fairly easy to do in  
      texas)

3. write 30 blogs in 30 days on 30 felt projects with tutorials
     - as mentioned above, i have a full time job
     - we don't have a maid
     - i can barely write one blog a week
     - i have a full time job (oh, did i already say that?)

so instead, i propose that i begin a series "ways to rid yourself of 30 yards of felt". i will post when i have time. when i feel like it. at random. this could be two posts. it could be twenty-eight (ok, probably not...). it could be ZERO. who knows? not even me.

3 comments:

  1. LOL I quite like the idea of becoming a crazy Christmas lady! :P

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  2. lol love it. i think all blogging like yours (and mine, too) should be done as we feel like it. making it regimented sucks all the joy out sometimes! keeps your readers on edge too ... "what will she write about next? when will she ever write again?" ;)

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  3. You could be called creative christmas lady, crafty christmas lady, but crazy christmas lady?....ok maybe :) but I like the other two much better.

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