I feel like I haven't been here for a few days, but I just looked and my last post was last night. I've just been so bummed out by this whole CPSIA thing, it's hard to believe the people who wrote this had no idea the true impact it would have. Earlier today I found a link to a story about a German company who is shutting down their US distribution because of CPSIA.
It makes me want to cry!!!! Historically speaking Germany make some of the best toys in the world, and Europe's safety standards are way stricter than ours here in the US. It's just that the damned stupid testing would price their wonderful toys out of the market.
I'd been thinking about expanding my creative efforts into art (drawing/painting) and maybe pottery, but until this CPSIA thing came up I never thought I'd have to do that to REPLACE my current products!! I haven't had any new items in my shop(s) lately, and I think it's purely because the stress over this whole thing is killing my creative impulses...I haven't done any crochet work for days. :-( I struggle with depression as it is and this isn't helping!!!