Sunday, February 23, 2014
Saturday, February 8, 2014
Friday, January 17, 2014
Thursday, January 16, 2014
A lady wanted to purchase a beautiful hand crocheted dress and spotted a crafter who did absolutely amazing work, but she charged a good price too.
The lady thought that her price was way too high so she approached the crocheter and in quite a brusk fashion stated "I want to buy a dress from you, but I think you charge too much." The crafter was a little taken aback but replied "Ok, how much do you think i should charge?" The lady replied “I think you should charge “X” much, because the yarn will cost this much, and ribbons this much, and buttons this much. I even factored in the price of scissors."
The final price the lady had calculated was a lot cheaper than the crafters original price, but she said "Ok, deal. You will get your dress in a week".
The customer is very pleased with herself and can’t resist telling all her friends what a fabulous deal she has negotiated and how smart she is, and that in a week she will have her gorgeous crocheted dress.
A week later her parcel arrives in a lovely packaged box. She opens it and inside is yarn, ribbons, buttons and even scissors.
Angrily she contacts the crafter asking “How could you do this to me? I asked you for a dress and you sent me a box of yarn, ribbon, buttons and scissors?!"
The crafter quietly replies "My dear, you got exactly what you paid for, if you think there is something missing, you need to pay for it.
"Moral of the story, when you buy handmade you are not just buying the materials you are buying the crafters, time, effort, love and dedication that goes into making your items.
Wednesday, January 15, 2014
Tuesday, January 14, 2014
Thursday, November 21, 2013
What I have lacked in craft making,has been replaced by book reading.I finished Daniel Silva's THE CONFESSOR a couple of minutes ago.It was the first Daniel Silva book I have read but surely won't be the last.I love subjects about the vatican,the holocaust etc and this book had it all.Perhaps slowly I will craft again.
Monday, November 18, 2013
No e-book can ever replace the joy of reading a real book.At the fair I found War & Peace.Many years ago I had seen the tv series which I had really enjoyed but with the passing of time,I had forgotten the story.So when I saw this book for sale I just had to buy it.It is 2 and a half inches thick and very small print but it is definitely on my want to read list.
Sunday, November 17, 2013
This week there was the Book Fair at the Mediterranean Conference Centre at Valletta and like past years,we went there after Saturday mass.Lots of books there and some had discounts.I found Joan Elliott's Wit & Wisdom.Needless to say,I just had to buy it.I was disappointed there were no other craft books for sale this time.Any other type of book was there.This book has some cute sayings in it and some Christmas stuff too.
Tuesday, November 5, 2013
Have a nice day to all but especially to my British friends :)
Sunday, November 3, 2013
It's a cold and wet Saturday morning and there's shopping to do still.Lovely weather for doing cross stitch.For quite some weeks now I have not been motivated to do any crafts.Perhaps something like writer's block? I really must do something to get out of it.I will give it another try after dinner.
Friday, November 1, 2013
Thursday, October 31, 2013
Wednesday, October 16, 2013
Tuesday, October 8, 2013
Sunday, October 6, 2013
Wednesday, October 2, 2013
Monday, September 30, 2013
Craftwise I have not done much. I have one of two christmas crochet items which are lying around waiting to be starched so I should get around to doing those so I can post a picture of them and Christmas is fast approaching.
Today I found a picture on the internet of a bracelet made up of cord which I would like to try if I could find the fittings which the bracelet is closed with. Here is the picture:-
Tuesday, September 10, 2013
Friday, September 6, 2013
Another item ready on the production line :) Two hours of knitting today brought the scarf to a finish and I am happy with the result.As I said in the previous post,this yarn was easier to work with and for the first time since I have knitted with these ruffle yarns,this was a joy to work with.It is still very hot here although yesterday we had a very bad storm with floodings. I got soaked to the skin because I was out shopping and driving back the short distance from where my mum lives was a nightmare.