28th December 2016
Good afternoon. Christmas has been pretty good so far though the pain from a broken toe and my other half being full of a cold has meant we have not done as much as planned.
Over the last 12 months we have been clearing out one of the bedrooms to turn into a craft room for me. Anyone who knows us also knows decluttering and DIY is not something we enjoy hence it taking so long. I had hoped we could do quite a bit more this week but it seems it is not to be. If we can do another few days clearing out, then we can prepare for plastering areas of the room which are in serious need. I can however foresee we may still be working on it in another 12 months.
Instead I have been working on new designs. I am really enjoying dreamcatchers and have several ideas in the planning stages.
Valentines Day and Wedding pieces are particularly at the forefront as well as pieces to welcome in Spring. I have never been very good at making my items well in advance so one of my aims this next year is to plan ahead and also to keep making regardless.
One of my downfalls in 2016 has been a reluctance to make items if I have not had definate sales or craft events planned but without more items to show it is difficult to keep people interested and more colour combinations bring in different visitors both here and to my other online pages. Also, as I already have the supplies there is no reason not to get stuck in.
I have done work in progress pieces in the past and again this may be a way to encourage people to keep in touch, but taking pictures at every stage has never been something I enjoy and for me it disrupts my creativity and to be honest I usually start with good intentions but get so caught up in my work, I forget to take the pictures.
Anyway, I am now beginning to look forward to 2017 and feel more positive.
I will leave you with a rare work in progress pic of a spring themed piece.
See you in 2017.