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1  CRAFTY BUSINESS ADVICE / Crafty Business Discussion / Re: What if you're not the business-person type? on: July 11, 2007 08:36:47 AM
My DH is deadset against it. I shouldn't have bothered. I'm just going to wait until school starts so I don't have to drag the kids along to an interview, and try for cleaning. Maybe I will craft in my spare time (haha, like I have any). There's good money in cleaning houses! And in babysitting- they get $10/hr around here, it's ridiculous-
2  CRAFTY BUSINESS ADVICE / Crafty Business Discussion / Re: What if you're not the business-person type? on: July 08, 2007 07:42:08 PM
Those are some good thoughts, hon, thank you.

I talked with DH today and he is 100% deadset against it. If I don't have any support from DH, I guess it's boring jobs for me. I haven't worked in 7 years, have no references, & didn't have but temp jobs & barista jobs when I did work, so anything I get is gonna be really, really boring. With DH working fulltime and in school, I don't like to have the kids have TWO parents utterly preoccupied with work and college courses, so the RN degree is out, too, for now. Well, tell me who DOESN'T hate their job- Thanks anways
3  CRAFTY BUSINESS ADVICE / Get Product and Website Opinions / Re: Would you buy these? (is this posted in the right section??) on: July 07, 2007 07:45:19 PM
I would pay about $30 for it. Maybe $40. But myself, I am cheap, & I'd be crocheting a layette at a cost of maybe $10 tops  Cheesy
4  CRAFTY BUSINESS ADVICE / Crafty Business Discussion / What if you're not the business-person type? on: July 07, 2007 07:43:06 PM
Here's the deal. I can craft. I can make braided rugs, crochet just about anything (with thread too), I can sew, I can CRAFT. And I'd like to make money at it!

I'm not a business-person type. The thought of doing all those things to advertise my business seriously makes me cringe. I tried to have a business once, where I sold items that were drop-shipped, and it was a great product and a great company, but the paperwork was beyond me, even selling one or two items a month on Ebay. I quit Ebay when the fees went up the first time, so I tried to have my own E-commerce site- but it was beyond me. I tried and tried and tried to get zencart to work, I really did! But it was all a mess, and I couldn't get it to work. I have absolutely zero desire to be the bookkeeper, salesperson, promoter, etc etc etc that it takes to own your own business. I would hate it, hate it, hate it. I can't even force myself to fill in one of those "business plan" templates you can download at the SCORE website (http://www.score.org/template_gallery.html), and I've tried!

What does a person do in that situation? I thought about taking on a partner to handle that aspect of things (my husband already works 40 hours plus, and is finishing off his Bachelors' besides, he can't do it.) But wouldn't my partner rightfully get about half of the profits? Well, if they do get half the profits, would they deserve it? Would the business ever get off the ground?

Everyone is telling me to either get a steady job, or go to school & get my RN. For various reasons, they both sound like purgetory. 

What do you guys think?
5  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Misc. Gift Idea Brain Blockage / Re: totally inappropriet 18th birthday present. on: March 08, 2007 01:43:12 PM
You're making all this up. I don't believe a word of it.  Undecided
6  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / Re: Modified Coupon Organizer on: March 07, 2007 07:43:48 PM
I think I would have gotten some posts on this project if it would have had a skull and crossbones, or a smart-aleck saying hand-stitched onto it.   Wink   Lips sealed
7  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / Re: EAGLE OUT OF CARROT (edit: MINI EAGLE ADDED) on: March 07, 2007 03:43:59 PM
Very, very cool.
8  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Re: Fascinators! on: March 07, 2007 03:31:46 PM
Go to the United Pentecostal Church General Conference in Tampa, Florida. It is being held Sep. 26th-30th, 2007. Here: http://www.unitedpentecostal.net/gc2007/.

Set up a booth outside somewhere, or something. You will sell hundreds of these things. Trust me.
9  CLOTHING / Shoes: Discussion and Questions / Re: broken boot heels :( on: March 07, 2007 03:13:42 PM
You could try Gorilla Glue, Crazy Glue, or JB Weld.
10  CLOTHING / Shoes: Discussion and Questions / Making arches? on: March 07, 2007 03:09:49 PM
I would like to know how to make my own arch supports. The ones in the stores don't hardly do a thing for my flat feet, and getting orthotics is a royal hassle with red tape from the medical insurance. You don't even want to know the price if I bought them myself! I lost *one* and I need to get another pair made!! But I'd really like to know how to make them myself.

I was thinking something along the lines of what Birkenstocks do- the cork lining that molds to your feet. They really are TERRIFIC. What makes them so different than the cheap ones? Because they are better, no doubt.

Here are some ideas I've played with: Cork, custom-sewn hard-stuffed arch, molded plastic of some sort, plaster of paris in some fashion, modifying store-bought insoles in some fashion.

Using plaster of paris to create a mold is useless in this case because of the flat feet- I need an arch higher than what I've got naturally.

Do you clever folks have any ideas for me please??
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