And then I disappeared for a few years.
In my defense, this happened:
Baby James caused all sorts of upheaval in my world, prompting one long and a few short vacations from the shop and sewing. He’s almost 2 now, and I’m slowly getting back into the shop. I’m working on the weekends and evenings, and a full time stay at home mom the rest of the week. I’m exhausted on a level I didn’t realize existed. Some days I cry a lot. I question my decisions. But every day is full of laughter (sometimes through the tears), and I’m ever so slowly finding a balance, finding my way back to myself and my work.
This new situation has prompted a change in how I run my business. I made the decision to stop taking commissions, and to instead focus on creating full size runs (in limited quantities) of costumes and dresses. It allows me to have a bit less stress, and to work at my own pace.
I’m currently working on a small Halloween release, and I’ll be sharing sneak pics soon!
Tomorrow I release my first ever 4th of July inspired Limited Edition, Limited Quantity line! Check it out after 5pm CST!
Let’s just jump in, shall we? As if 3 months hadn’t passed…..
I (finally) jumped into 2016 and upgraded to an iPhone. First thing my sister said was “download Neko Atsume immediately”. I’m in love with the kitties! Obsessed with the kitties! Games that are adorable and require very little from me are high on my list of good times.
A few Mardi Gras pieces yet to finish up, a complete over-haul of the studio (I hope) and a new online shop are all on the horizon.
Happy Friday–weekend here I come! (after I finish this stack of orders….)
I am beyond flattered to be featured today on the aptly titled Yum Factor 10 blog! Such a sweet, well written surprise–I am honored and slightly giggly from the kind words. Trust me, I’m blushing head to toe from the praise. Enjoy the post, and check out Yum Factor 10!
Well, not really a blue weekend, per se, but all of Sunday was lost to being ill, so I feel a little robbed of my full weekend potential, you know?
Saturday brought the local Farmer’s Market, where I picked up this week’s CSA offering. This is the first year we’ve participated in a CSA (having wanted to for years, but never having made the deadline for signing up before). Absolutely loving it! The first tomatoes of the season were part of the offering this week–along with eggplant, cucumbers, zucchini, green bell peppers, carrots and potatoes! Big Summer Stew coming up for tonight’s meal. Nom!
Worked on some sequining & beading for one of the bustiers that will be part of the upcoming shoot. In retrospect, I’m not sure how well SEQUINS will show up in a photograph, but….well, it’s done now, lol.
Then Sunday rolled around, and I was in bed battling a severe headache and body pains until around 1pm. It was awful. Once I managed to drag myself out of the bedroom, onto the couch (still in pj’s and with half the headache hanging on), the Husband and I binge-watched the entire season of “The Devil is a Part-timer!” on Netflix–and loved it!
Here’s to the week starting, my head not trying to kill me, and a productive week ahead! Happy Monday!
I’ve been working on orders as well as items for the upcoming photo shoots–still SO excited!!
Husband has been out of town, which allows me to
stock up on junk food get a lot more sewing done, since I am able to sew into the evening hours–I don’t really cook when it’s just me.
While I work, I’ve been listening to “The Tudors: The Complete Story of England’s Most Notorious Dynasty” by G.J. Meyer, and I have to say–I’m loving it! I love history, and have always loved reading about any of the Tudors, but sometimes the books can be, let’s just say, a wee bit dry. Not the case here–it’s so interesting, and I’m even learning things I’ve not encountered in other books! Really worth it, if you’re a history nerd like me.
Have a fabulous weekend!