I finally made up my mind. I’ve been spinning so many different plates for the past few years that I can’t keep them from occasionally crashing and smashing on the ground. I’ve got to give up something, but one thing that I won’t give up is my sewing and craft projects. They keep me sane. I think. At least they give me an opportunity to get some of the ideas that are in my brain out into the light of day.
After getting all my blogging stuff cleaned up (deleted a BUNCH of spam comments that landed in my inbox over the summer before I got one of those spam blockers), and making my list of all my passwords, login names, email addresses for my various projects . . . . now I’m working on getting my Etsy shops organized and filled with lots of fun stuff for spring and summer.
In the beginning, when I first started doing online stuff, I would sign up on every social networking site where I thought I could connect with other bloggers or online shopkeepers. I have discovered that many of the places that popped up in response to the popularity of Etsy have now disappeared. But Etsy continues to grow, with potential clients from all around the world. I think that is where I will focus my time and energy!
And, if one blog is fun, then two blogs should be double the fun – right? I’m not thinking that is the case, and so I’m going to focus on this blog and make the other one more of a static website, just in case someone happens by, and wait for another day to see if I have the time to keep that one active.
For now, I want to work on my sewing and refashioning projects, writing my eBook patterns and tutorials, and creating craft projects and tutorials for my blog and for my Etsy shops. That’s it. I’m putting some of those plates back in the kitchen cupboard for a while and see if life becomes a bit quieter and simpler. We’ll see!
Here is a little sneak peek at one of the projects that I am working on for Vintage Mama’s Cottage . . . . . with much more to come! If you like to make seasonal craft projects, be sure to stop back to see what I’m up to in the coming weeks. It’s going to be fun!