About a month and a half ago I had big plans for the extra time I was going to gain by slowing my custom order business down a bit…..HA! Let me fill you in on where I have gotten so far….
Gain Some Sanity – Yes!
I am happy to say that slowing things down has reduced my stress level significantly, although I do feel bad constantly turning business away…..
Baby Books – No
I had great intentions here, and I did start sorting through the thousands of digital pictures I have, but I am finding this more difficult than originally thought. I really want to put thought and feeling into this project. I suppose this will be more of a long-term project.
Holiday Inventory – No
Ok, this one is bad. I really thought I’d have a stack of stuff for my holiday craft shows by now. Ugh. I have a total of 3 items completed. This is not good….
Make Time for Family – Yes!
This makes me happy. My kids are happier, I am more content and my family unit is functioning more smoothly. My oldest daughter started Kindergarten a week ago and I have not been frantic trying to adjust to the new schedule – and believe me there are many adjustments being made – I think she is adjusting better than me!
Ghat’s my progress thus far…and….I do have some other fun stuff going on…
Craft Swap: I am currently participating in the Quilted Dish Mat Craft Swap over at Craftster. The swap has started and some people already finished their projects! I, of course, did not. I’m actually waiting for a new shipment of fabric to come in which I expect sometime in the next week. I can’t wait to start, my partner has given me free range to create from my gut. Fun! And if you didn’t get a chance to get in on this swap, stay tuned because the organizer is planning a holiday edition swap!
Etsy Shop: I have been making an attempt at stocking my Etsy Shop with pre-made covers, although I’m finding that the listings go pretty quickly, so this is a more difficult task than anticipated. I am making a bit of headway though….I’ll keep at it.
Things Crafty: Finally, I was invited to be contributing artist on a brand new Craft site called “Things Crafty“. The newly launched website focuses on all things craft-oriented with a section dedicated to each of the arts. It’s a fun site with lots of opportunity for interaction through forums, tutorials and inspiration. Obviously you will find my posts under the “Sewing” section. I am currently in the process of reviewing a fun quilting book for the site – to be shared soon! So, if you feel like doing a little exploration, be sure to stop by and say “hi!”.
With all of this going on, I’ve been a bit pre-occupied to say the least, so please forgive me if the posts aren’t as frequent until I get all of this under my belt!