You know I work in the craft industry, right? And maybe you even thought that it was a kind of cool, maybe even kind of glamorous job? Some days it can be a lot of fun, and other days, well, I call myself Vice President and General Manager of Boxes. Today I wanted to share a behind-the-scenes view of what really goes on around here . . .
A couple of times a year, the boxes start to arrive. Boxes from all around the country, stuffed with the latest and greatest craft projects from designers. And the process of box management begins . . . The boxes go to the photographers, where the projects are unpacked and photographed. And then everything is boxed up again and comes back here.
Then, I sort through, unpacking and repacking projects for their various destinations. And that’s what I was doing this weekend, sorting and packing and sorting and packing. I have projects boxed up and ready to go to Crafts ‘n things, Create and Decorate, Halloween Tricks & Treats, Paper Creations, and Stitch Craft Create. And then there are boxes of designs waiting to be featured right here on Crafts ‘n Coffee later this year.
So, the boxes kind of took over this weekend. They poured out all over the kitchen – the floor, the counters, the table, down the hallway.
I really ought to be doing this in the basement, don’t you think? Except for one thing – the basement is already packed with boxes! Yep, the basement is in need of a little box management, too.
It’s not glamorous work, that’s for sure. But here’s what I love about it – the projects are always beautiful and I can’t wait to share them with you all. In a few months, the projects I’m shipping out today will start to appear on the newsstands, and on Crafts ‘n Coffee, too. And it’s going to be fun. There are some fabulous projects coming your way soon!
Vice President & General Manager
Department of Boxes