The lovelies heavily outweigh any of the sillies that you encounter I am very pleased to say.
This weekend, I was asked through my blog to supply a lady with 3 of my cable knit cushions in red and I also had to make a loo roll bag for someone who had approached me at the Harringay Market with the request some weeks ago.
I agreed a price for the cable cushions (discounted and with postage and packing included) and parcelled them all up ready to go off to Wales. Just whenI was expecting payment, I got an email to say ‘no thanks, I’ve got 3 from Tesco for £14 each.
I haven’t got a reply to the ‘no thanks’ because it has rendered me somewhat speechless.
I was disappointed on so many levels but just as the disappointment was in danger of ruining my weekend and drying up my crafty juices, the very lovely Sophie got in touch to ask how I was getting on with the bag she wanted for hanging spare loo rolls on the back of the loo door.
As it happened, this weekend was the very weekend, I would be making it for her.
I suffer terribly from confidence (or severe lack of it) when I am making and especially when I am making something for someone that they have not seen (it is very different to having made something you like and did sort of to suit yourself, someone seeing it and just buying it outright). I had taken a brief from Sophie and then we communicated by text to get the details sorted out so I thought I was on the right track.
I finished it on Sunday morning and sent her photos of the completed bag hoping that I had interpreted her requirements correctly.
I am always pleased and very relieved when the response is positive. She liked it and it was just what she wanted but better.
Crisis of confidence over so I arranged to meet Sophie at Harringay Market when we would both be going to get our yummy street food lunch and shop for the coming week’s meat and veg.
We had a quick chat when we met and then I got a lovely text complimenting me on the quality of the work and saying how pleased she was with it.
It is so easy to forget the sillies when you have dealings with lovely appreciative people like Sophie. I have said many times before, that the customers and the ‘craich’ are the best bits about crafting in the public arena and I am pleased to say that the cushions are now unpackaged and back in my little stock cupboard ready for someone who really does want hand knitted cushions instead of some cheap and nasty ‘thing’ from Tesco.