Hi my Luvvies!
I’m so sorry I fell off for so long!
As you remember I had a craft show in July. I will still post more in-depth on that later. But shortly after the craft show I experienced only what I can describe as creativity burnout.
I had all but stopped working on all my unfinished projects, I and incredibly behind on custom orders ( very unprofessional 😦 ) and I have simply not wanted to do anything crafty. This is probably the first time that I’ve felt this way in a long time.
The problem is when you’re trying to start a creative business obviously this is a great impairment on your ability to run your business.
At this time I still have a lot of things going on in my life: I left my day job of six years for another more intensive and higher paying position, my daughter started fifth grade and is having a hard time adjusting to the curriculum, I am taking hybrid college classes for the fall semester ( just finishing up my current class this week on IT Systems and will be taking Algebra in two weeks, ugh 😦 ), and the lease is up at the end of the year so we will also be looking for a new home.
Despite it all I’ve feeling the creativity coming back. I picked up some beads and yarn, and I’ve been talking with two of my customers in regards to their orders and I have some ideas on some things to make for the holidays.
Just wanted to check in and let you know I’m still around. I’ll be checking back in soon with my updates from the craft show and my experience with that.
Sorry I’ve been absent.. The holidays tend to be very busy with me because of my pookie’s birthday being the 31st as well as my family is VERY big on Christmas.
As most people have resolutions for the new year, I have new goals.
One goal is to continuously work on something creative besides jewelry making. I started to feel burned out when I had a surplus of orders and then I started feeling a little down when the orders stopped coming. This caused me to neglect my work and my Etsy. My theory is if I am constantly working, I can keep the creative juices flowing and can create more goodies for my lovies. :}
Another resolution is to eat more healthy and to lose weight… still working on getting started with that.
I also need to take my business more seriously. I finally registered as a business with Federal and State and have my FEIN number and my State Sales Tax license.
I purchased a book called Etsy-Preneurship. I’m reading this book so I can really work on getting a steady income and really call myself a entrepreneur.
I also am doing two knitalongs. One Knit-a-long I’m participating with my coworker and my mom on making an afghan. This is something I’ve never knitted and a technique I’ve never done. The other knit-a-long doesn’t start until February first. This is a mystery knit-a-long. I’ve never done one before so I’m really excited especially since I’ve never worked with lace yarn before. This should be interesting.
Last but not least, I am invited to a baby shower on Sunday so I’m encouraging myself to create gifts instead of just buying gifts. I have had great success with this hat in the past so I’m going to make at least two since its really cold out here right now.
I’m working on posting more regularly. My next post will include a treat so be sure to check back soon!