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I love my friends!

Oh .  My.  God.  You guys are so amazing - the offers for help with my pattern selling are just leaving me speechless with joy.

I just like making patterns - I've never been totally happy with the idea of running my own shop - tax, business, and other issues (quite aside from vulnerabilities with the design) have been stressing me out.  I'm a bad salesperson, and I just want to spend my time designing.  The opportunities you have offered me are overwhelming in their wonderfulness.

That meme about people online who have changed my life?  It can't express how much I have received from everyone who has offered help, advice, and solutions to the things that scare and bother me.

I am humbled and thankful from the bottom of my heart at having such wonderful friends.

Big wet sloppy virtual kisses to all of you.

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kass_rants
Jul. 24th, 2008 02:11 pm (UTC)
I'm in it for the big sloppy virtual kisses, you know. =)

The secret to business is knowing yourself -- know what you're good at doing and what you're bad at doing. Then you find someone to do the stuff you're bad at doing. For example, I'm bad at drafting embroidery patterns.
attack_laurel
Jul. 24th, 2008 02:15 pm (UTC)
I will be e-mailing you tonight or tomorrow - and lighting candles for you to have the best selling year ever. You have no idea how much this offer means to me.
kass_rants
Jul. 24th, 2008 02:18 pm (UTC)
You're the best, L. You really, really are.

Email away. I'm here for the duration.

If calling would be easier for you, please use the toll-free number on the website and if we don't pick up, leave your number and I'll call you right back.
maricelt
Jul. 24th, 2008 03:05 pm (UTC)
I'm sensing a very big universal convergence here. My best wishes to you both.
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hsifeng
Jul. 24th, 2008 03:53 pm (UTC)
I think this could be the begining of a *B-A-utiful* relationship!
taamar
Jul. 24th, 2008 04:08 pm (UTC)
Wait, you're selling patterns?

WANT!
attack_laurel
Jul. 24th, 2008 04:31 pm (UTC)
I *will* be - finally. :)
florentinescot
Jul. 24th, 2008 04:57 pm (UTC)
Because of the way that the LJ friends page works, I saw this entry first. Then I went and read the other one to see if it meant what I thought that it meant...

HappyHappyDance!
kass_rants
Jul. 24th, 2008 05:02 pm (UTC)
Are you thinking what I'm thinking, Pinkie?
maricelt
Jul. 24th, 2008 05:04 pm (UTC)
Question... is this going to happen at Pennsic, or is that just too impossible?
kass_rants
Jul. 24th, 2008 05:11 pm (UTC)
No pressure, right?
thatpotteryguy
Jul. 24th, 2008 07:37 pm (UTC)
I beleive so...we need to make formal arrangements, but we'll see if it can happen. I can do it easily at my end, and getting the framework in place for consignment, etc etc is not a big problem. I got in touch with PA Dpt. of Revenooers and modified my vendor's license - since I normally only sell what I manufacture, I just needed to make some paperwork changes. I got the faxed copy of the new license back a little while ago, so we *can* be good to go.
florentinescot
Jul. 24th, 2008 05:04 pm (UTC)
Pretty sure I am, Brain. :-D
ciorstan
Jul. 24th, 2008 10:31 pm (UTC)
Oh, GOOD, because I want to BUY!
florentinescot
Jul. 24th, 2008 10:37 pm (UTC)
nodnod. Me Too! (3? 4?)
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thatpotteryguy
Jul. 24th, 2008 07:40 pm (UTC)
Called the PA Dept. of Layber and Revenooers to get the neccessary paperwork filed to carry your patterns - jsut a different type of vendor's license. I've got a copy of a consignment agreement ready for your review, and when you drop off patterns, we can deal with inventory lists, etc.

Admin stuff = done.

I've had a couple of inquiries already.
attack_laurel
Jul. 25th, 2008 02:12 pm (UTC)
Sounds good!
alliessa
Jul. 25th, 2008 12:44 am (UTC)
OH DRAT and I can't go to Pensic! I hope Kass and You can work things out fast. I'm about to send her my mid-year bonus and would LOVE to send some to you too!!!!!!
It's like the Reeses Cups of costuming Goddesses.
tudorlady
Jul. 25th, 2008 12:47 am (UTC)
I'll buy your patterns without seeing them.

I'm a continent away from Pennsic, and I know you haven't yet resolved the issues with putting the examples up online, but - well - just drop me an email, tell me how much the check should be made out for, and where to send it. (And you can imagine in my straitened circumstances, this isn't something I say often.)

xoxox
attack_laurel
Jul. 28th, 2008 03:07 pm (UTC)
I can't find your e-mail - drop me a line at elsworthy(AT)netzero(DOT)com, and I can fulfill all your pattern needs. :)
baronsnorri
Jul. 25th, 2008 10:13 am (UTC)
Attacklaurel & Kassrants? Surely an association imagined, & implemented, by the gods.

Go, Girls! May the civilised world tremble before your textiliar, patterniast, costumiarian acumen.

Ave!!
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