Thursday 23 June 2011

More Bad News...!

Well... what can I say - I found out this morning that I'm going to be losing my job!  The site where I work is closing, and we're all going to be made redundant.  There will be a consultancy period for a few months - so I won't find out when my last day is until October.  Isn't that just kick-you-in-the-crotch, spit-on-your-neck fantastic?!

Oh well, life goes on - no point being miserable.  This year is definitely a year of change for me!  (Let's just hope that change doesn't involve me ending up living in a cardboard box...!)  ;o)

Maybe I should make more effort to make things to sell in my Folksy Shop!  I kind of drifted away from the idea of selling, and was just enjoying crafting and blogging about it.

Currently for sale in my Folksy Shop

Maybe I should put my energies into researching and making things that people would want to buy!  Although, I still wouldn't be able to make a living from it - so maybe I should focus on getting my CV up to date!!


  1. Oh dear! I am so sorry to hear that. Specially right now with the current financial climate of the country. But I am sure you will find something else.
    Lots of luck to you!!

  2. Sorry to hear about your job, something will turn up. Crafting is great fun but I don't think we will earn millions from it! It will soon be the weekend :)

    Bee happy x
    Have a delicious day!

  3. I am really sorry to hear that. This is going to be a year of change for you isn't it? I know it won't help right now but sometimes a change like this that is forced upon us can be for the best and new doors can be opened to you!
    Kandi xx

  4. I went through the same thing2.5yrs ago. It took them months to decide who was going then more months to decide when!! And in the meantime you don't know if your coming or going. But as Kandi says sometimes when these things happen it forces you to change direction and very oftern it's for the better. I'm still not found a job but that's my choice and it's meant I can spend lots more time with G who works shitty shifts and I get to go visit my grankids whenever I want. Plus of course I can craft to my hearts content. Look at what it costs you to go to work, travel, lunches, impulse shopping at lunch time and more importantly the time. Then work out exactly what you have left and maybe you'll find you can "craft" to make money and not be much worse off?
    It's worth considering!!
    Big Hugs
    Pene x

  5. Oh that is truly pants. Lets hope it all works out for the best in the end....fate and all that.


  6. Oh i am so sorry to hear about your job, really, really hope things work out ok for you, keep crafting though it'll keep your head up & you are sooooooooooooo good at it. Would be ideal if we could make a living from crafting, pure bliss :)
    Karen x

  7. Oh, Maria, that is really horrible. You know I'm a great believer in fate and, as some other bloggers have said, this could be the new start that brings more opportunities than you could have imagined.
    Keep your chin up and keep crafting!
    Becky x

  8. Sorry to read your bad seems to be a bad week for quite a few of us.

    Take care & look after yourself x

    Jo x x x

  9. Grrrrrrrr! That's just terrible news.
    Btw, your crafty wares are gorgeous.

  10. Sorry to hear your sad news, I was made redundant a few years ago and it was a bit of a shock to be back out in the 'big bad world' again but things are good now and you have to look ahead.

    Jan x

  11. Oh no, so sorry to hear that, what bad news on top of everything else :( fingers crossed something will turn up and maybe you will end up being taken in a different direction - somewhere new and exciting, hope so!! take car, Jenny x

  12. Oh no! Hope you find something you LOVE and ENJOY real soon!

    I thoroughly enjoy your blog and am so glad to have stumbled upon it!

  13. Oh No! How awful, Thats how i came about opening Sew Sweet, I was very poorly for a couple of years, got over that thankfully, lost my job in the mean time and then thought oh what the hell and Sew Sweet was born.
    Ok, so look on the bright side.....You make the most gorgeous cute gifts, your buttons and brooches are so sweet, Use your extra time to get making lots of little lovelys for your folksy shop, with christmas coming up im sure these will be flying out! Have you tried Etsy, I love etsy, i buy allot and sell allot on there too : )
    Keep your chin up my sweetie
    and be positive, i know its hard but believe me ive been there. I believe in you, you can do it (not too corny right! )

    emma x

  14. So sorry to hear about your situation. I've been in similar ones 3 times in the past 3 years but life goes on don't let it get you down, I've found there are always better things round the corner. So I'm sure something great will be coming your way.

  15. Ok, so I know this was really a serious post - but I just had to litereally laugh out loud at the 'spit on your neck, kick you in the crotch fantastic' comment!! Not heard that in a long time :) (I miss the old 'gang!)


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