Lately I have been a bit of a rut so I am going to others for inspiration. To help get my groove back, I will be sharing some blogs that I really enjoy! If you have a blog you want to share, please let me know! Thanks to all the great bloggers, fellow crafters and readers for you’re inspiration!
It’s been a long while since I have blogged. I can’t decide if it’s been because I have been too busy with three kids and school, trying to keep things organized and making sure everyone is where they are supposed to be with what they are supposed to have, or possibly just too tired and when I get down time I just chill in front of the TV and my iP
hone, or possibly just have not been inspired recently. I suppose I haven’t really been inspired lately. I haven’t sold anything on Etsy and every project I attempt seems to fail.
I recently decided to enroll in a sewing class that is quiet extensive and I am excited to begin the class. It will teach me how to read patterns, how to make clothing. Though I prefer making weird and unique creatures, freehand or on the fly as one of my children is always saying lately, I have the upmost confidence that this class will teach me many things, inspire me and give me goals. Anyone else taken classes just to break out of a creative block? Let me know what you do to get out of those ruts. Come on, I need some inspiration and motivation!
Today I added 4 new items to my shop. I love these hats and scarves and making them remind me of home and the cold weather approaching.
I always get a bit nervous adding new items, but I get even more nervous when I receive an order. All those negative thoughts come into my head. Will they like it? Will they hate it? Will they find flaws and then get angry? After I ship I eagerly wait to hear from my customer.
Well, here they are, my new hat and scarf sets and I hope people like them!
It occurred to me this morning while taking my dog for a walk that they also have a version of Facebook for all the neighborhood dogs. It’s the mailbox stations. Every morning, Kady Jo and I go for a walk and the first stop is the mailbox. We stop so that she can check out the recent “statue updates” posted by other dogs in the neighborhood and then she updates her status and we continue on our walk. Occasionally on the walk there will be random status that only she can find and sometimes she will just check it out and sometimes she finds a statues she must investigate for as long as I will allow her too. Sometimes she will leave a reply and sometimes she just keeps walking. In a doggy way kind of sense, this is her way of getting to know the other dogs in the neighborhood and keeping up with the neighborhood doggy gossip. What do you think the dogs would call it, ” Buttbook?” I wonder what she really learns about other dogs in the neighborhood on this version social networking?
I am considering opening a second shop on Etsy. My current one focuses mostly on weird creatures and fun crazy stuff but I have recently been making things out of yarn, scarves and booties and I really enjoy making things like that. My thinking is that a shop for cold weather items, which is much different from my current shop and since they are so different I thought a rather than just making one shop full of all my stuff, it might be better to separate them.
Can anyone give any tips or what their experiences are, pro’s, con’s? What do you guys think?