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So today Bunny and I worked very hard to clear out and unpack my workroom and guest room, so that I now have, amongst other things, a workspace and my own computer with internet connection set up for the first time since moving into the new house. Yay!

This is particularly important since I have chosen to make a major change in my life. I have quit my government job and gone back to school. Right now I am enrolled part-time at Algonquin College in the Horticulture and Landscape Technician program - I will be taking Botany and Herbaceous Plants this fall.

The trick will be finding a way to make money to cover my share of rent, groceries and bills now that I will no longer be working my fancy-schmancy government job. I'm going to talk to temp agencies, but since I will need time to study for school, I don't really want to be working full-time in offices, or there won't have been much point in my quitting work in the first place.

I also intend to restart my business, Mythmaker Custom Designs. If anyone wants clothing made this fall, whether costumes for Hallowe'en, garb for Feast of the Hare, or mundane clothes for any purpose from a comfy shirt to a formal dress, please consider asking me to take on the job. I can also make soft furnishings, and even have enough experience now with my basement workshop to make some hard furnishings - chests, footstools, etc.

I will also be using this livejournal in the future to advertise clothing, fantasy dolls, and other items that I will have for sale, as well as looking into options such as Ebay, Etsy.com, flea markets and craft sales, etc.
Feeling: hopefulhopeful
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From:mikepictor
Date:August 28th, 2005 05:54 am (UTC)
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wow...big changes!

Did Helen tell you we have a book for you from Pennsic?
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From:mythmaker999
Date:August 29th, 2005 05:43 am (UTC)
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Yup! We're going to meet up this week so I can pay her back for it. :-)
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From:j_v_lynch
Date:August 28th, 2005 02:36 pm (UTC)
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Yahoo auctions allows you to list for free.
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From:mythmaker999
Date:August 29th, 2005 05:44 am (UTC)
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Cool - thanks for the tip! Thanks, too, for finding Etsy.com - I think it's right up my alley. I really appreciate the support!
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From:buttongirl
Date:August 29th, 2005 09:48 am (UTC)
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Talk to Keszone about Ebay stuff- she does it all the time and I am sure can give you valuable insights into the process! Good luck!!!

PS, I will see if I can put my hand on it, but every so often I find a Mythmaker catalogue from way back.... thought you might want it sometime.....
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From:mythmaker999
Date:August 30th, 2005 08:04 am (UTC)
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Thanks - yeah, I've been reading Keszones' journal for some time now and getting an idea of how it all works.

LOL - a Mythmaker catalogue from the old days would at least be good for a laugh - and it would probably help to see what I used to charge for various items. Thanks! :-)
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From:ambiviolent
Date:August 29th, 2005 02:04 pm (UTC)
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Halloween Costumes? *Garb*? Garb that *somebody else* makes? (quietly weeps with joy)
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From:mythmaker999
Date:August 29th, 2005 08:07 pm (UTC)
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That sounds like I have a "taker!"

Let me know when you want to discuss...I'd be happy to sit and chat about what you would like to have made, what it might cost, what might actually be feasible, etc. :-)
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From:kmfda
Date:August 30th, 2005 04:24 pm (UTC)
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YEAH! Chase your dream baby! Even if it means not eating takeout or having cable or whatever, you'll be glad years from now that you FLED THE EVIL EVIL LAND OF GOVERNMENT JOBS and are stepping onto the path you've always planned on taking. . .go hard :) Have fun. Learn lots. I wish you all the very best.

On an different note, could you temp part-time or work a flex-hours-type job or something? Can fc use you to sling pints at the pub?
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