Sunday, November 20, 2011
Craft Faire goodie
In September, I ordered a crochet hook holder from a seller on Etsy.
(picture from seller's etsy)
I waited about 2 weeks and I hadn't received my item. So I sent a message through Etsy to the seller. An automated response came back that the seller was severely ill and if I wanted to wait for my item or request a refund. I replied that I would wait. I waited about a month and still nothing. I went to send another message and the Etsy seller no longer had a shop. Luckily I "only" spent $12.50 on the item. I really hope the seller didn't die! But I did let both Etsy and PayPal know of the non-receipt of the item, just in case the seller just "skipped town" with other people's money! I let the $12.50 go and didn't go any further with PayPal. I mean if the seller was severely sick and is in the hospital or going through treatments, I totally wish her the best of luck, but if it was just a scam, then that sucks :(
Anywho...I received an email that there was going to be a Craft Faire in San Jose called Jingle Fest 2011. I love Craft Faires. Since it was on Sunday aka husband's football day, I decided to check it out. It was kinda small, but it was cool to look at all the stuff people make. There was a bunch of jewelry, that I don't wear, but there were a few booths that sold handmade cards and crochet items. One booth had the cutest little girl one-of-a-kind dresses. The one dress I absolutely adored was too small for my youngest niece.
I was about to leave (only stayed about 25 minutes--that is how small it was), when I seen a booth, Firebabe Boutique, that had some crochet hook holders! Well you can use the case to hold hooks or make-up brushes. And she even had crayon holders. Anyway, I picked this one up
I am so excited to finally be able to keep my hooks in order by size!
I left thinking about maybe seeing about selling there next year...if I have a big enough inventory :)