I’ve been a bit absent on here recently but as the wind is changing direction in my life I thought that it might be a good time to get back to blogging.
The main news is that in exactly two months time I will have left my job as a Support Officer, finished my Level 3 Diploma in Counselling Skills and will no longer be a Northern Lass; I am moving down south to live with Ranj: First stop Hastings followed by a move to Brighton (hopefully).
This raises questions about what I really want to do with my life (work wise) that I’m not sure I’m ready to answer… I’ll see where the wind blows and hope I will find my way. I’m sure I will.
I have booked my first ever craft fair to mark the occasion and to try and take the edge off my homesickness when I move. I am ridiculously excited about this. It’s going to be at the Rye Arts and Craft Fair on the 28th September; hence the beading above. I’ve got lots of ideas for theme, products and layout, so as soon as my coursework is handed in and I leave my job it will be full steam ahead.
I have so many projects rattling around my head and a huge fear that I won’t do any of them. Luckily I have an incredibly supportive partner to keep me focused. Time will tell.
Daydreaming has been the order of the day; dreaming of new chapters and creating new things… I’m feeling positive and loving Sunday, drinking tea and baking bread. I want this to be always – that’s what I’m daydreaming about.
This weekend I’ve been experimenting with photographing my jewelry. I’ve been trying to add more character and focus on saying more about the influencing factors behind my style… I managed to single handedly trash my flat, by getting out every prop, teapot, cup and saucer and feather display that I own.
It was worth it!
See it here in my little Etsy shop ***
After a fair bit of debate I’ve decided to give putting my jewelry in the cafe a go. Why not? As my boyfriend said, it’s something different, try it out and see what happens.
This is a selection of pieces that I’ve been working on and will be appearing in Zoo cafe in Hull as of Friday. There is an awful lot still to be done and I’m super disorganised – but ho hum, I’m sure I’ll get there.
Watch this space and wish me luck.
I’m spending today by refusing to get dressed and finishing off some jewelry.
I’m curled up on the sofa, wrapped in a blanket and fighting off the cold… I love Sundays.
So, I’m in a bit of a dilemma. I haven’t been selling very much jewelry recently and think it’s because I’m not making and uploading things regularly. An opportunity to join a craft co-operative and put some of my pieces in a cafe has recently presented itself. The problem is that I don’t currently have time to make things for the cafe and online; it’s going to be one or the other… so which do I chose?
I love the idea of being part of a crafty, co-operative community. The cafe is less time consuming as I don’t have to spend time photographing in failing light and uploading things. However, the downside is that the audience that my jewelry will reach will be more limited than online. I’m not really sure what to do… Any advice out there?
This has made my day… not only were the necklace and earrings pre-ordered by a returning customer, it is also the first piece of tatting that I have ever sold… and earrings come to think of it!!
I feel very jolly, so thought I’d share that with you all :o) *whoop*
So I’ve been back at work for a few weeks now. Last time I wrote I was worried that the return to the 9-5 would bleed me dry; I thought that it was about time I updated my blog about how I was getting on.
Firstly, I think all things considered it’s going fairly well. I’ve set up a facebook page for my new etsy shop, which I got 4 sales from *whoop*; I’ve made some new jewelry:
I’ve taught a lindy hop class, and I’ve started my Level 3 Diploma in Counselling. A pretty impressive list I think.
I’m finding work a bit of a drain and when I get home I don’t really feel like doing much; but so far I’m managing to push myself. I think getting 4 sales quickly was a huge motivator to keep producing, but that has tailed off now and I need to find new ways of getting sales.
Exercise seems to be helping me as well… and boy do I hate exercise – so this is no small comment believe me! I’m finding that it clears my head of the day, eliminates the white noise and allows me to be at home and feel more creative. Who’d have thought it!?
I do wish I had more time, but I’ve decided to stop beating up on myself and be positive about the things I am doing.