Saturday, November 21, 2009

All at sea or a turning tide?


This isn't meant to be a "poor me" post, but I don't know whether I'm all at sea or the tide is finally turning! Some of you know that my family has been through hell the past few years - 3 lots of cancer, 2 nasty divorces, loss of a business etc etc etc. Anyhow, we've been struggling to make a go of our leather shop and are on the verge of deciding to call it a day after Christmas. So, to get us out of a hole I decided I had to look for alternative work. My sister works for the rough sleeper's team which helps with all sorts of people from drug abusers to mental health patients, all of whom are living rough. She needs help in the office and I had it confirmed yesterday that I've been offered a job there on a part-time basis. We've also had a record week in the shop - 5 coats sold! - and added to that, I've been asked to make some crochet gifts and beaded jewellery for Christmas presents, as well as an offer for me to make some of my soy wax melts for somebody else to sell! What's going on? I can't quite figure it all out at the moment. It's going to be very, very weird not having my other half working with me, but I'm hoping that this means things will finally turn the tide for us. Fingers crossed! I hate change but I don't think I can halt this one......
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6 comments:

briallen said...

Glad to hear about the shop sales and the melts enquiry!! (about time too)

Sarah said...

Well that is good news! Nice to get a few Christmas sales before you close. Your handcrafted goodies are so amazing I'm not surprised you've had snapped some up. Maybe you should sell some on Etsy as well. And well done on getting that job. I'm sure it will be more interesting than sitting in an empty shop. Maybe next year will be your year!

Croap Queen said...

Thanks EJ & Sarah. I can't quite take it all in just yet. Maybe there's some light at the end of the tunnel at long last :-)

Hippy at Heart said...

Ya Guardian Angel madam. I told you she/he was there. Mine looks after me - mostly.

Lululiz said...

Big big hug, about time things turned around for you, I am so glad.

Croap Queen said...

Thanks ladies :-)

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