Saturday, January 24, 2009

Lillian and Jill

Thank you for your comments on the room sharing. I am going to try it tonight and see how it goes. Wish me luck!

I'm putting Lillian and Jill in the shop today. That will be my last update for a few weeks as I am having to change focus to a different direction for a while. More on that later.

Friday, January 23, 2009

hello 2009!

Hello, I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday and a happy new year! One of my resolutions for this year is to clean up my studio/work area and to be more productive (haha). This is going to be hard as my daughter has taken over my studio and so I am now working in their playroom. You can imagine this is not the best of arrangements and I have to be super diligent with irons, pins, etc. I usually leave a certain number of needles and pins on my pincushion and write that number down on my inspiration board, so I know the minute I have misplaced one.

My daughter is now starting to walk too which is so exciting. Unfortunately I am finding less and less time to create which is hard; I find my sewing time so therapeutic. Which explains why my shop is so empty these days but I am working on a shop update for the end of January.

We are also thinking about putting my 1 year old daughter and 3 year old son together in one room. Thankfully they are both great sleepers now but I'm still really nervous about one waking the other or my son waking her up when he goes down for the night since he likes to end his day by chatting to his bedfellows. Will they fall asleep when they can be hollering and shrieking with glee? No one I know personally has two young children rooming together so I have no input there. I find that a little sad, actually. I had so much fun sharing a room with my little brother when I was a wee one. I would love to hear your experiences.

As for shop updates, I have decided to periodically list individual items on a random basis with update notifications on my blog only and send out individual shop update notices when I have a bigger update. This way I won't be annoying everyone with notices every time I list an item. I am also finding bigger updates to be quite challenging, even with just 6 to 8 items. Hopefully it will get easier as the year rolls on. I leave you with an image of Jersey, who will be landing into my etsy shop this afternoon, PST.