Thursday, 5 May 2011

Is crafting and trying to sell on Etsy addictive?

I talked one day about whether Etsy BNR’s (Buy Next Round – I think it stands for) were addictive or not . I think I came to the conclusion that they were.
But now, wondering whether the whole crafting thing and trying to sell on Etsy is in itself addictive . Yes the whole thing!!
You see , since I started crafting again (after many years not doing it) and trying to sell on Etsy I’ve let the whole house go to wrack and ruin. Normally during the winter months I get decorating (and I do love doing it) and I know now that the hallway and staircase is in need of some tender loving. The walls were painted a loving light blue a few years back , they now look a shady grey . I stencilled a gold architectural border and now it looks rather naff. The coat hook’s are hanging off the wall cos I put up the wrong size (obviously need a much bigger one) and the wooden floor in the hallway , which I lovingly sanded needs a right good varnish.
And that’s only the start of it, the settees in the back lounge come dining room are broken (its really painful now to sit on them) so I need to buy new ones and that means re-decorating, the garden fences all need re-painting as well as the whole garden needing a tidy up.
The bathroom needs a new carpet in it (we never did like that dark brown one I put in) and the walls and ceiling could do with a lick of paint.

So……………...do I force myself to stop crafting and Etsying for a while and do some sorting out of the house!

Please tell me what to do ! I’m addicted to crafting at the moment and can’t see a way out !

6 comments:

  1. LOL - I have the same problem and yes, it's addictive. If you find a cure, do let me know!

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  2. Hahaha- it is addictive!! Although- sometimes I'll go through spells where I want nothing to do with my shop... I don't know why this happens. But I bounce back soon enough ;)

    xoxo
    Jordan <3

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  3. I know exactly what you mean. What I do, is incorporate something handmade by me into the decorating scheme. That gives me the nudge to get on with the whole thing to show it off. Does that help at all???

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  4. Hmm, yes it possibly is. But I don't only sell on Etsy - so maybe I'm just addicted full stop...

    (BNR = Buy N Replace)

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  5. haha, I recognise myself here too :s

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  6. haha! yep same as! it is definatly addicitive. If im not crafting im planning and designing in my head while doing jobs. My house really needs a sort out. but theres too much sewing to be done! and i just dont have the same passion for housework.

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