Sunday Ramblings Vol.9

*Sunday Ramblings is a weekly post where we share our personal anecdotes and thoughts. These posts won’t necessarily be directly related to In the Rough, but the likelihood is that they will be while creating a transparent look into the business.*

*This is Volume 9*

Did you notice the lack of posts lack week? I hope you did but are too shy to say anything! 😉 I took the week off… Easter, ya’know? I don’t celebrate, but thanks for asking.

Tonight I want to let everyone know that our next product is really really close to being ready! We’ve got our first mock-up, which often takes much longer to make than the ones following it, but it’s done and it’s ready and it will shine, brightly I might add, for you! It’s a lamp! A really pretty, up-cycled and handmade lamp! Can we all say ‘Eeeeeee!!!!!!’ all together now?! I know I’m excited, I hope you are too! Pics incoming.

How’s Spring treating all of you?

Xoxo

Sunday Ramblings Vol.7

*Sunday Ramblings is a weekly post where we share our personal anecdotes and thoughts. These posts won’t necessarily be directly related to In the Rough, but the likelihood is that they will be while creating a transparent look into the business.*

*This is Volume 7*

Let’s change pace today. In The Rough isn’t moving quickly, and it’s completely my fault. I’m getting more hours at work and I’m not used to working this much and juggling other things. Like making things, and swimming, and planning a vacation, and sleeping, and finding time to spend with friends. I’ll get a new routine, I know I will, but until then some things need some give.
Right now there’s inventory for some items, Etsy is up, I have my ever-growing to-do list, so I can sit back and let things work for themselves for at least a few weeks. In the meantime I’ll read some of the Etsy Handbook, I’ll fit swimming into my schedule (without feeling overwhelmed), and I’ll try to sleep – because I love to sleep. My bed is the comfiest! 🙂

Anyhow, lack of sleep and an utterly too early morning has me grasping at words. Time to watch some mindless tv, work on my Low Poly Craft raccoon and sooner rather than later get to sleep.

 

Sunday Ramblings Vol.6

*Sunday Ramblings is a weekly post where we share our personal anecdotes and thoughts. These posts won’t necessarily be directly related to In the Rough, but the likelihood is that they will be while creating a transparent look into the business.*

*This is Volume 6*

This week, Sunday Ramblings happens on Monday!

Short and sweet though, at least for now… but…. we got our Etsy page up! It’s bare-bones but we’re getting there. At least we have some things listed and we’ll be adding more soon. Now it’s on to reading the Sellers Handbook and becoming really successful! 🙂

Click here to check out our Etsy Shop.

 

Birth of In the Rough

Ack!!! First post, kind of weird this is actually on the move.  Dana and I (Scott) have been talking about doing this for a few years now and the time has come.  Before we get ahead of ourselves let us introduce ourselves:

Dana – She is in constant identity crisis mode, toggling between seasoned retail veteran, business student, expert on fitting bras and all things lingerie, and a regular lurker at the local craft shows. The artistic brains behind In the Rough, sometimes too imaginative for reality, she hopes our products bring a smile to your face. Years of toying with a love of handmade products has finally brought her here – a passion for the eclectic.

Scott – I am an academic researcher in nonlinear optics by day and tinkerer by night.  I have keenly developed my place as a jack of all trades ranging from programming, photography, fountain pen restoration and use, woodworking, and basic metal working.  I am the brawn to Dana’s creative brains.  I may overthink things from time to time but it is all to ensure Dana’s vision and help bring those smiles to your faces.

In the Rough is our attempt to reach out into the world around us and create beautiful treasures from sometimes the most unlikely of places.  Keep an eye out for posts on product successes and failures and where to find our little creations and restorations.

Signing off for now

Scott