Idle Hands? No Way!

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Are you able to sit still and do nothing? Perhaps while watching television, or listening to music? This is something that I wonder about daily because I am completely unable to do it.

Back before I was put on disability, I had the same problem, but then I had three jobs to keep me busy at all times. Now? Now I make jewelry and have a pretty big online presence (for me anyway) after 5 years doing it for Etsy. My hands hurt though. LOL

From what I understand, most of the people that create things (art, jewelry, sewing, etc.) to sell online have a set aside area just for that purpose. I sort of do too. We have a spare room in our house that holds not only the majority of my crafting and jewelry hardware, but also the more delicate and expensive parts to my husband’s current project, a 1968 Ford Mustang (the real love of his life I think).

However, I actually make the jewelry sitting in the living room in my love seat with the dog right beside me for company (or aggravation, depending on his mood). I have a footstool that opens and stores a lot of my supplies out of sight, while I have more in a basket and some in small boxes stacked up. Makes for quite a sight in one corner of the living room!

This is also where I take the photos of my items, as I sit right beside three large windows that look out into my front yard (south facing for awesome light on the right days). I do it all right here in front of the television and my windows.

Unless I am eating, sleeping, or at the doctor, I am working on my shop. Even when out shopping, I am on the lookout for good deals on jewelry type items. I have boxes and boxes of things that I want to make and just haven’t gotten to yet! And I’m always buying more! My husband says I’m a hoarder, LOL. He is too, but for tools and auto parts!

A hoarder I may be, but I love what I do so much that I can’t stop! If I sit down, I am making something, or promoting it. Not all of what I make ends up in the Etsy shop, some I give away, some I keep, some get taken back apart and remade into something better. I have so much fun!! Not to mention that I am making money doing it! It’s only April and I have already sold almost as much as I did in all of last year! WooHoo!!! Cha-Ching!

Are you able to sit and just do nothing? Or are you like me and always have to be doing something?

Multitasking has become the norm in today’s society, but how much does it affect your personal or business life?

I would love to know!!

Have a Fabulous Day!

Don’t Forget To Smile! They’re Contagious!

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