Saturday, February 5, 2011

Vendor...who ME!!!

I've been in "edgy Becky" mode as my friend Lissa calls me.  I don't handle stress or deadlines well.  Oh how I wish I could change that about myself.  I would love to be one of those people who never get ruffled, who stays calm and serene even in the midst of trials and craziness.  It's all good.  God knew that when he made me.  I'm definitely a work in progress.  I just shared about my cocooning dreams.  Oh how I can't wait for that...but it's going to have to wait.  I just had an awesome opportunity come my way and I can't say no:)

 





I'm going to sell at a show.  A REAL SHOW.  I will be a vendor...ME!  Little ol' me at an amazing local show.  It's in less than a month and I have a whole LOT to do.  I'm terrified.  It's always been one of those things I've been really afraid to do.  Talk about putting yourself out there.  Geesh!  I'm much more comfortable hiding behind my computer screen and Etsy store.  But alas the day has come and I'm goin' for it. 







I know a few things about myself...I can be a self sabotager.  I do it with my weight and lots of things.  I strive and work hard and then when the time comes to see results sometimes I fizzle.  I choke.  I become overwhelmed and paralyzed.  So pray for me.  Pray that I can pull this off and get all my stuff made...oh and the big kicker is I leave for Seattle to visit Lissa and Sasha in the midst of my push.  So yeehaw.  I better get off here and get to crackin'.  Hopefully not literally...HA!  Oh and girl's watch out...when you're not looking your dreams WILL come true!  God has a way of sneaking them up on you:)








Have a blessed day.






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82 comments:

  1. don't bring edgy becky with you... ;)

    I can't believe you posted that! hahaha

    Can't wait to see you.

    i'm so very happy for you!

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  2. Dear Heavenly Father,
    I pray that you will surround Becky with love and peace as she begins a new journey. A crazy journey that you have placed before her. I pray that she will feel encouraged and driven and accomplished and thankful for your blessing! Father you will never give us more than we can handle, show Becky that she is more than capable and that she has no need to fear!
    If you bring us to it, you'll bring us through it!
    AMEN!
    Biz

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  3. Congrats! That's really exciting news. You'll do great. Maybe you could create a timeline of how many items you need to have made each day or weekly... that way, a little bit at a time is less overwhelming than a whole lot all at once. Good luck! I think you'll amaze yourself with what you'll be able to accomplish. :)

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  4. you are going to rock that market!
    "ALRIIIIIIGHT" becky... so awesome! way to go!
    you SO got this!
    lots of us will be rooting & praying for you!

    love... love... like wowee love... that pic of YOU!
    shining!!!!!!!

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  5. oh i'm so excited for you!! i wish i could come check out your booth! take lots of pics :) and i get the same way under pressure...it's not pretty either. you'll be great. deep breaths :)

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  6. How awesome for you! You are a truly remarkable woman and I have no doubt you will be a huge success (as you already are in so many ways). Just have fun with it.

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  7. Cool opportunity! Shows are a great way to meet people and be inspired. Lots of work,but fun. I'm a total scardy cat and a really good at the sabotaging thing, so I know what you mean. But I usaully work better if I have a deadline, for me I might be up two whole nights before but something usaully kicks in. I hope it's wonderful experience for you! I'll say a prayer for you :]
    Elizabeth

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  8. Hooray for you. You will ROCK the show. God is good. I'm glad you see it. I'm still watching and waiting with HOPE. ENJOY your moment.

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  9. You will do great taking this opportunity! We cannot grow until we take risks and start new adventures. I actually am doing a show today and while it is not my first show, I still get just as nervous and self-doubting as ever. God only opens doors for us that he knows that we are ready for. You will do great! I recently saw one of your paintings at my friend Janie's house. I love it! Good luck with your show!

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  10. Congrats, what exciting news!

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  11. edgy becky eh?? no way........you are just so cute in that picture I swear.....and I'm so glad to see you branching out! and selling more!!

    xo+blessings,
    Anne Marie
    p.s. have a great weekend.

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  12. Hi Becky,
    CONGRATULATIONS!!
    I will be praying for you!
    You will be awesome.....
    Take Care,
    Maria

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  13. You will do great! My sisters & I (with Mom as our super helper) dove in last year as vendors with our furniture business & it's great fun! You meet new friends, and when people love your stuff - it makes it all worthwhile! Best of luck :)

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  14. That is SO exciting Becky, you've come a long way baby LOL!!!! And of course you will do brilliantly.

    Gorgeous photo of you too :)

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  15. becky~ it sounds like you are going to have so much fun. i wish i lived by you so i could come to your event, maybe you should host a little mini show here in seattle when you come!! i'm jealous as crazy over my sister in laws cuff!! i may need to get one soon!

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  16. That's great - and maybe you won't take "Edgy Becky" with you, rather maybe it'll be "Becky, with an edge!".

    You'll have fun...

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  17. Oh I know that feeling. The very first day I opened my antique store I worried , will they like me?? Trust me they will love you! You have amazing talent and with your personality, you are a shoe-in!! I am praying!!

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  18. You are going to be great!!!!! So excited for YOU!!!!!
    xo,
    LuLu

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  19. You will do GREAT at the show, you have nothing to worry about because you are fabulously talented!! Take lots of pictures and have a great time in Seattle.

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  20. Good for you, stepping out and living brave like one of your cuffs says!

    I have done a few tiny markets (nothing as awesome sounding as yours), and my resolution now is to work like fury for them, but when the day comes, be aware that some you sell lots, some you don't - it is a bit random and needs lots of calm and some realistic expectations. Don't big it up toooo much in your head is I guess what I'm saying, enjoy the experience but remember sales can be amazing or lousy or anywhere between due to so many factors beyond your control, but your stuff - that IS fabulous, the quality of it is the same whether or not the market has lots of ready spenders or not. I think I may be being a bit British and cautious, but I do think it is brilliant you are going for it, your products are really original and stylish, so I think your stall will be utterly wonderful and impossible to walk past!

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  21. You will be awesome. Just be you. That's it. Do your best and give God the rest. xo-B.

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  22. You're going to ROCK this thing!

    ps- Seattle sounds like some Big Fun!! Give hugs from me.

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  23. Oh, I'm so happy for you! That is so exciting. I will keep you in my prayers and I know exactly how to pray for you because you sound like me. I'm so relating. I know you can do it even if you're doing it scared! YOU GO GIRLIE!

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  24. Good for you, what a great opportunity! Rely on God and He and you can do it! LOVE that picture of you, beautiful! *heart*

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  25. What a fabulous opportunity, and all I've gotta say is, edgy Becky better get busy, cause she's gonna sell out of cuffs and artwork, that's fer sure! :-)

    XOXO,
    Anne

    P.S. I'm a self-saboteur, too

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  26. I will definitely pray for you Becky! I totally understand where you're coming from. It's always been hard for me to take the leap into new things, but I usually have fun if I can jump over the fear gate. God is with you and cheering you on, too! Your are going to be the coolest vendor around! Can't wait to see what awesome doors God has in store through this and other adventures He is planning for you.

    Stay encouraged! You are such an inspiration to so many of us. Mean it! :)

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  27. well mrs. edge you have a busy month in store!!! but, i'm certain you will make it through with flying colors! so happy that your dreams are coming true! God will give you what you need to do this. and enjoy seattle some for me too. : ) love that gorgeous pic of you.

    ps. i self sabotage too. glad to know i'm in good company.

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  28. I would say "good luck" but I don't believe in that so...
    Best wishes! You are going to do great!

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  29. That is awesome Becky! Good for you! Best of luck!

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  30. eeeee!! way to go edgy becky!! CANNOT wait to see where your dreams take you dear girl!

    prairie xo
    kristin

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  31. knock 'em dead, girlie. they are going to LOVE you (and your wares!).

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  32. Is that a picture of Edgy Becky or just Becky? 'cause it's a great pic.

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  33. A Big YAYYYYYYY for you Becky! You will do wonderfully. Y♥U are a natural! Just let it happen. BE YOU (just leave out the fretting part) and show your beauty through what your heart and eyes create. Y♥U already have what it takes and Y♥U don't have to be more than that because that is already AWESOME!!!

    You Go Girl!
    Big hugs of congratulations!!!!
    ♥Lee Ann

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  34. Good for you ~ look at you ~ your a big girl now!! You will have everything ready to go in no time ~ drink some tea or wine and everything will fall into place. xo

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  35. Congrats, Becky! That's so exciting. I can be a self sabotager too. Just trust that since everything happens in God's timing it'll all go as it should. You'll be great. :) I'll be praying!

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  36. Congratulations!! I want to meet Lissa and Sasha someday..have a great time!

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  37. You'll enjoy vending! There's nothing like getting out there and meeting your customers!

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  38. Wow - how exciting. Hope your first event is a big success - I'm sure it will be with the looks of your adorable stuff on Etsy. Be blessed :)

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  39. Oh girl, you are going to be AWESOME! Doing a show is a lot of work...but soooo worth it! There is something so nice about mingling with your peeps. Hearing what they like...and what they don't like. It is all good in its own way! Such a great way to learn and for people to get to see the face behind the "computer screen".

    Don't hide! Show that beautiful face and that incredible personality to the world! You, my friend, are going to kick butt at the show!!!

    Have fun with it!

    Mary

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  40. So Exciting! I'm so happy for you good luck. I'll try to make it out and take a look!

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  41. Becky ~ congrats on your new endeavor...everything has been pointing that way for you!! You will do great ~ if you feel overwhelmed after you do your first show...you can always find another vendor/friend who can compliment you and you them with your items ...and share the space. That is what I did with my friend ~a few years back and we had a ball!! Have fun with it "brave girl" for as long as it is on your path ~ xo cheryl

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  42. Oh yay for you, Becky! I think it's awesome and you're gonna do great:)

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  43. I took this step last year; scared to death, but did fairly well for my first attempts. This year I'm putting myself out there even more, doing booths at local farmers markets and outside my friend's small town shop. My motto is now "You can't succeed if you don't start!!!" and am very much looking forward to this spring and summer! You'll be fine, just keep your focus where it belongs . . . on the one who gave you the talent to start with! Blessings, Becky

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  44. That is so awesome Becky! Congratulations! I hope it is a wonderful show! :)

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  45. :):) love to see Him make dreams come true...let go and go for it!!
    xo

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  46. so proud of you and I know you'll do better than fabulous...it'll be so much fun! You won't regret it...I just know it...

    and as for edgy becky...surely, we all have those days???? I know I sure do!

    Work, work, work this week so you can play, play, play next week!

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  47. Ahhhhh, sweet sweet Becky! You've have an entire army cheering and praying for you. You'll do great! Your merchandise will sell itself... Were going to have a blast doing the show.
    Enjoy your trip West and try not to think too much about the logistics of the show while you're away.

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  48. I think that that is so great Becky! You are going to do amazing! It is very scary and I remember I had a mini panic attack the first vendor event that I had but after that it was so fun! Just remember to have fun, you love what you make and that will come through when you are selling your pieces. :)

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  49. wow, just found your lovely blog!

    i love it when i hear about others stepping out in faith and doing "it" even when they are a tad afraid.

    i LOVE your cuffs. God has blessed you with being creative for sure!!!

    have a great weekend~

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  50. So happy for you! I know this is something you have really wanted to do! Have a wonderful time in Seattle!

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  51. You my friend, are going to do AM-A-ZING. I know it!! I'm so proud of you. Your talent flows right out of your hands, and it's going to be FUN to boot! I can't wait to see you. I packed up a ton of things today because my next few weeks are jammed with fun stuff, and I don't want to panic at the end... so when you come, there will be nothing on my walls, and stuff. It will make you laugh. I wish so much you could see the new place! Alright, I have to hit bed for now... love ya darling. Can't wait to play!!! :)

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  52. I'm with you. Deadlines are not my friend either and I sabotage myself with good old procrastination. And it seems that the closer I am to the end the more I drag my feet. Look at Seattle aw a reward for hard work and a much needed break. Maybe that will help.

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  53. I am so excited for you Becky! And I will pray every day that you rock that show right out of the park! I KNOW you can do it! You have the best support system on the planet! : ) And God! Go, Becky, Go!

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  54. GOOD LUCK! You'll be fine, I'm sure... They say that the anxiety helps bring on your best self forward.

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  55. What a wonderful opportunity for you, how fantastic. You will do awesome
    because you have talent and your things are beautiful!

    This trip to see the girls is just what you need. Have a wonderful time! Lissa and Sasha will set you straight and give you a great confidence booster!

    Megan

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  56. You are going to do awesome! Best wishes as you get ready. I so wish I lived close by to come support you =)

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  57. wooot! you go girl! take the world by storm!! i believe in you.

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  58. How WONDERFUL for you! What an amazing experience. I love everything about the JUNK MARKET girls. How do you bloggers get hooked up with these things?

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  59. Something we have in common: self sabotaging ourselves.

    BUT! You are NOT going to do that this time. No way girlfriend. You are going to take this bull by the horns and move him where you want him to be....right there doing your thing selling your little heart out.

    Do it for you! And do it for those of us who could use the inspiration :)

    You CAN do this!

    ~Lisa

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  60. Miss Becky you are going to do awesome! I'm doing a very small craft fair in a month and I'm terrified...and I have a ton to do. I'll be thinking of you... and praying for you. And what's this you meeting up with Lissa and Sasha...I wish I could be there!

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  61. Bec, (yes, we are that close, now. I can call you "Bec.")
    I've done two shows. The first show I was a nervous wreck and would have been thrilled with just the compliments I was getting but...PEOPLE WERE BUYING MY STUFF!
    The second show I did- I just packed up EVERYTHING...some of it just to show technique and put myself out there.
    Put yourself out there! XO, Cheryl

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  62. YOU GO GIRL!!!! S P A R K L E!!!!!!!!!!
    Tammy : )

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  63. Becky, I have no doubt you'll do great! Look at all these comments! So many people care and are praying for you. No worries!!

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  64. Becky You will do Brilliantly!! Have a Wonderful Visit with Your Girlys!! Sorry we can't provide you with better weather here in the PNW!! ha ha! Lots o Rain and cold lately... bring a FUN umbrella ... you enjoy the rain ...when you are under a cute umbrella! =)

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  65. Better make 50.
    I'm just say'in...
    It's gonna be great!
    xx Suzanne

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  66. woo hoo, that is awesome, I am so excited for you and I am sure you will do great Becky!

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  67. Becky-girl. You can DO this! :) You are gonna be awesome and it's going to ignite that fire in your belly like nothing you've ever done.

    I feel like I"m walking parallel to you, but what you're feeling intersects with what I feel. I too sabotage myself. Speak life over yourself. You CAN do this! :)

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  68. Congrats Becky!
    How totally exciting for you!
    I love how your dreams are coming true...
    You deserve this sweet girl!!!!

    Deborah xoxo

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  69. You can do this Becky!
    I believe in you and am so tickled for you!!!!!!

    Oh yes, and I will pray over you peace and certain joy as
    you take on this venture.

    Happy day to you!!!!!

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  70. You are going to ROCK IT Becky! Seriously. Have fun and don't stress too much (although, I totally understand, I'm not good with deadlines and such either). So peace and joy to you as you prepare! And have a blast in Seattle too.

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  71. You ROCK!!! So happy for you! And I can't wait to go to this...I will need more details, please! Let me know if you need help!

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  72. Haven't followed your blog for long but still super excited for you! Fab stuff! Hope that God will grant you peace in the midst of the nerves and excitement of a new adventure. It's fun to see dreams coming to life. Rock on, brave girl!

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  73. Yes, you! Why not!? It'll be great! There's a certain energy found only at shows...and you're going to reap so many benefits from it! Yay!

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  74. So Becky, what does a girl have to do to get you and Lissa and Sasha, and Stef to have coffee while your here? Because I cannot tell you how much I would love to meet you, and also the rest of the girls I have been inspired by!

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  75. Wishing you God's best in your adventure! Enjoy! Enjoy!

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  76. You will do AWESOME Becky!
    Good luck and don't forget to breathe!

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  77. It will be a gret expierence and you will Love it:O)

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  78. So happy for you! You will shine!!
    Praying for you and the fantastic
    experience you are going to have.

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  79. You are going to do great! Seriously.

    I'm so jeaous of your visit to Sasha!

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  80. Seattle?!?! Does that mean you're coming to visit me too?? :)

    And I so wish we were closer to the show you are going to be a VENDOR at - how exciting!

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