I’ve been telling myself I need to destash my crafting supplies for over year a now. It’s so hard when I’ve never done it before and most of the things I need to pass on have only been used once or never at all. I hope they will go to loving homes and to crafters who use and adore them! Warning…long personal story ahead. Skip to the end if you’re interested in the destash info only :).
If you don’t already know, I moved about 5 weeks ago. And prior to that, my mom was in and out of the ICU, had a stem cell transplant, and it took her twice as long to be released from the hospital. She was diagnosed with Multiple Myeloma last September. When she was released, she came to live with me because I worked from home and was able to keep an eye on her. She couldn’t bear weight without falling and couldn’t feed herself. A week later (two weeks before my big move), she experienced acute kidney injury and landed in the ER and ICU again – a big part of me feels like I didn’t adequately care for her even though I know it’s not my fault. Anyway – we moved and when she was released, she decided to go home to live with my brother. She was strong enough to be alone and probably didn’t want to burden me amidst my move…but I felt bad and maybe a little sense of relief.
We have been told for a few months now, that our address is not serviceable by any internet provider. We kept keeping hope that one would become available before or quickly after our move…but it didn’t set in until my request to transfer addresses with my work fell through because of it. Still, with weeks before my move and knowing I could use a personal service for work, I thought it would work out. I never was able to pick up my job again. I took vacation time for 1 week after my move and we had it all planned out for me to return, but still no service of any kind. I requested for an unpaid leave of absence – never got approved and I realized I couldn’t leave my job hanging.
My husband and I have talked of me stop working – but not for another 10 years or so and not under these circumstances. In July, I would’ve worked for my company 10 years – so it’s a little painful to leave such a big part of you in the past so suddenly. I have to admit, I have been feeling like I’ve lost a big part of myself…a huge sense of worth has dissipated suddenly. I’m grateful that I’ve been so busy with the move, organizing and destashing that it has taken up all my brain power to not dwell on something I can’t control.
So we are still without internet. One company wanted $8000 to bury an internet line…in October (yes, 5 months from now) and others have put us on a waiting list with no timeline as to when it could be). We could get satellite internet but opted for getting a third phone line to use as a hotspot. We’re making it work, but the speeds are not adequate for work. So a new season in life has begun.
We’ve been dealing with a lot of bad weather, which has brought out the worst in moving experiences (sod slipping into the street, terrible erosion issues that we’re continually seeing and trying to fix). So the stresses continue and hopefully subside with time. I know not working will change how I use my time once the kids are out of school tomorrow. I’m hoping to start doing YouTube videos again – so that’s good news! Give me some time…fear of the unknown holds me back as I expressed above. It’s been 3 years since I’ve done a video I’ve had to edit and do a voice-over on and frankly, it scares the crud out of me. All the programs (and my computer) has changed so it’s a lot to learn. I’m also hoping to craft more for fun – do challenges that I’ve never had time to participate in. So anyway, thanks for listening to (*reading*) my story….let’s talk about destash!!!!
I have 21 (my favorite number so it must be meant to be!) boxes/packages valued at over $200 that I’m selling for $100 + shipping (3-day Priority shipping seems to be the best option and is $12.80 via PayPal or I can ship by weight and size and is about $7 – I will let you know the total before you pay).
- Everything is labeled and either stored in its original packaging, storage pocket, or zip-enclosed bag.
- Coordinating dies are stored with their stamps
- Magnets are not included due to weight (but dies are bagged and with their stamp sets, if applicable).
To buy, simply email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I’ll send you an invoice and you can pay through PayPal. Please provide the following:
- your PayPal email address
- your shipping address so I can calculate the shipping
- specify if you prefer a flat rate box or ship by weight (I’ll choose flat rate box if it’s cheaper).
I’m sorry, but destash packages/boxes are for United States residents only. As I get more comfortable, I may open it up to international folks in a future (I hope you understand!).
I hope you’ll enjoy the goodies from many of the companies I love. If you have specific questions, I’m happy to answer them – I just don’t want to disclose information here to single out any specific company whether it be positive or negative. I love the companies I purchase from and am sad to let go of the goodies, but I have to make room for more.
Thanks so much for stopping by today!
Leaving you with a picture of my new craftspace: