Monday, April 26, 2010

Time Goes By....

Yes, it's been awhile since my last blog.  I have been so busy between my day job and working on the flowers for my friend, Amanda's wedding.  Here's a picture (terrible as it is) of some of the flowers I'm using in her bouquet.  These are 'stephanotis' with Swarovski crystals set in them.  They really sparkle beautifully but the egg crate foam on which they're drying isn't exactly a flattering background.

This will be the only photo of this work in progress as I want it to be a surprise for her.  But of course they'll be tons once it's done.  Quite a lot of work but so much fun!

I'd like to take a moment to yap about the postal service.    Like everyone, I've received packages in the mail.  I'm pretty sure the post office does whatever possible to squash, squish, compress, flatten and otherwise completely destroy a package and it's contents.   

My point is why are there no rules to how our packages are handled?  E-bays policies state that optional purchase of insurance is not longer permissable.  We have no control over the maiming of items shipped and while I definitely want my buyers happy and will do what it takes to make it happen, I have to wonder if this isn't another ploy to get even more fees out of us, since they get a total of about 10% anyway (plus PayPal fees).  Shouldn't there be some kind of fees imposed on the USPS when they damage packages?  Does anyone have any ideas on a kinder shipping method?  Just thought I'd throw that out there as that seems to be the thought de jour for me. 

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