It’s been a few weeks since I’ve posted random thoughts and what’s new in my life. Fall is a very busy time for us, school and all the numerous activities, holidays and the hustle and bustle of that. Watching Scandal and all the other shows I like to watch in my sweats and fluffy socks. I had to break down and turn on the furnace last week, it was right at freezing a few mornings here.
My contract job ended this week, my client went with another company. I still have one client and I will work that one, but it’s a blessing in disguise. This will give me time to do what I truly enjoy, blogging, and my new Etsy business, AVE Accessories. This is currently the banner I’m using, but will have a new created in the future. I know it looks weird, but it’s the size they require.
The biggest news I have to share is I finally got my Etsy shop up and running. It’s a work in progress but I’ll get there. I have two orders currently for hats and two pending for bracelets. It’s truly a labor of love as I am at my best when I’m creating something handmade. When I tried to do this before, I was afraid, I didn’t want criticism or people to dislike my work. I want my work to be creative of course, different and stunning. Craftsmanship is very important as well. The crochet items, I make things people would want, hats, scarves, accessories. Jewelry I have the opportunity to be more creative with because I go to the bead store and I look around and when something catches my eye, I immediately start imagining what I can make with them. This is one of my favorite bead stores and it’s right around the corner from me, so for now it’s the favorite.
I know I have found what I truly want to do because it makes me happy, I have pride in my work and I enjoy it. I would do it for free and I have in the past but supplies are expensive and it’s a way for me to earn money for my family. In the beginning it will not be much, but every dime helps. Positive thinking!
Life brings challenges but we are strong, resilient and roll with the punches. Have a wonderful weekend everyone.