I'm obsessing over my shop, which is a really really good thing! I've been on and off effort-wise with the whole thing over the last few years but right now I'm in a place where I feel like I can actually focus on this! Life is now settled and happy and drama free :D Also my little girl is starting proper school in september (omg), so it's either make this my career-of-awesomeness or get a job. Dun dun dunnn!
So yeah, career of awesomeness it is. Hopefully! I re-registered my business recently so I'm all official again. Right now I'm focused on building my shop stock so I'm sewing and embroidering and cutting peices whenever possible and trying to develop some consistency in when I add things to the shop. I did mess around with creating a work schedule for a while but I've ended up with "sew as much as poss, list at least one thing a day" as my rule until I get into the swing of it a bit more. It's funny, you imagine self-employment as this movie-montage of yourself being awesome and productive all day long, the perfect version of youself getting shit done, looking cute while doing it (lol) but my reality has not been that at all! I'm a mummy to two kids that live for attention (normal), a girlfriend to a boyfriend I can't leave alone (ughh he's so amazing, I'd clone him and send you each a Dave of your own if I could!), an expert excuse-maker (even to myself) and a person that has way too many late nights and early mornings. So I need to train myself to focus! But if I keep sewing and listing away as much as I can I'm at least going in the right direction :)
Here's a few of the new things in my shop..
My photos are poop, I need to re-do them! :/ More new things, butterfly bags etc HERE! I'd love your feedback! And some sales! haha
In other news...
♥ I've been reading through Danielle LaPorte's 30 Days To Fire Up Your Creative Genius series and it's awesome! My favourite to think about so far is What Does Your Perfect 12 Hours Look Like? You should check it out :)
♥ I finally made another Black Apple Doll , these are so good for gifts! (my first one is HERE) You can customise them in so many ways with different fabrics, hairstyles, decorative bits and bobs.. I added pig tails 'cos Jess always has her hair like that :) It was funny, I made it the day before her birthday and she was home so she knew it was for her and kept coming to have a look and asking questions. She must have been so excited to have because I went for a tea break when I was almost done, came back and it was gone.. she'd snuck it off my sewing table and hidden it in her bed before I'd even put a face on it!
She sleeps with it in her bed every night! Success.
♥ We're creating a huge wall of the kids drawings at home, on the staircase wall that covers two floors. I kept ending up with piles of drawings so it's great to have a designated spot to put them up and the kids feel all proud of their work :) It's looking good and is fast heading alll the way up to the ceiling!
Thanks for reading! I'm not sure when my next post will be, I'm obviously not going to be one of those reliable every-day bloggers any time soon :s But keep checking my shop for new cute stuff and maybe come chat to me on Twitter, I want more twitter buddies!