11/28/14

Here Is An Idea...It's Homemade, Honey!

Do you know the history behind Black Friday?   I didn't, and was surprised it is a documented event from the 1960's.  You can read about it HERE on Wikipedia...or not...you may be sick of hearing about it.  Since every business from A to Z has flooded the news paper, TV, social media and billboards with their Doorbuster Sales.

Then of course there is the Online Shopping that floods our email and smart phones.  Yikes!  Before I get off on a tangent about Black Friday, I'll just say I don't SHOP on this day!   I WORK!

Yup, hard to believe, I know, but 'Crafters, Sewers and Fabricaholics are big time 'Doorbusters' on Black Friday.  Why with deals like these, if I wasn't working, I'd be a Hancock Fabrics Black Friday Shopper, too.   They were there before 6AM standing in the dark, waiting for the door to open.  I tell you I felt like 'SueScissorhand' after 4 hours of cutting yards and yards of fabric. 

The REAL UP SIDE to Black Friday Shoppers' at local Arts/Crafts and Fabric Stores...they are the ones who give this Commercial Advertisment a 'Positive Promo'...
I like this idea. I am a local craftsperson!  I love homemade, honey!
Notice I didn't claim to be a 'Baker'!

4 comments:

  1. I like homemade, too! Sue Scissorhands! That's funny!

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  2. I'm making almost all the presents this year. I will have to shop for Angel tree, and Santa's helper gifts, since the kids need specific items. Today, I bought shelves for my sewing room, and a stocking stuffer. I'm not a Black Friday shopper.

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  3. Hi Sue ... hope you get something out of Black Fridays appearance. I know when I found the historical background to the day .. it made me shudder ... especially as how retailers latched on quickly ... we had rampaging customers over here too - couldn't be bothered ... it's not a 'thinking of others' day is it ... however, hope you benefit from the shoppers ... cheers Hilary

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  4. SueScissorhands - very clever. And yes, I support local - try to do my best. I did not shop on Friday - first time in a long time. The bargains are offered the whole month of December, I'm sure I shall spend my share of money. Instead I pulled down some decorations from the attic, took a walk, read, and watched some Netflix. Ray's off deer hunting, so I enjoyed a sports free house. Keep whipping up cute crafts!

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