Dude. I just went to write a post about my progress on the dream bubble embroideries and realized that I hit 1000 posts! Yesterday. That post about my serviceberry was my 1000th post. ha. Not so momentous. I'm trying to decide if 1000 posts in 4 1/2 years is really all that. It's a good thing that I was all gung ho posting everyday back there in the beginning because I've definitely had my slowing down moments. Back then before baby #2, before I was a (very) small business, it was a lot easier to find time to sit and collect my thoughts and check in with everyone. Now I am so scattered it seems all my conversations take place in my head and don't actually make their way out into the world. But I really want to get back to blogging regularly and not just about shop updates. I've always struggled with this blog because if I'm not crafting I'm not posting. I'm lazy with my camera and I don't really seem to have a "lifestyle" life anyway. Sometimes I do. We'll have a robot birthday party or being running through the arboretum on a beautiful day in particularly cute outfits. But lately we're so busy and scooting along and the shoving chicken nuggets in my kids mouth as we're running out the door to music class or preschool life doesn't really seem to be the family life I see people wanting to hear about. Mostly though, it's the lack of babysitter. Whenever things get super yawn dull around wee wonderfuls you can bet it's because my babysitter is on vacation, off getting married, visiting grad schools or completely absent. We've been babysitter-less since school started and I'm eeking by with help from my mom and sister (thanks guys!) but I'm hoping to find some new help and get organized and then get interesting!
I have lots I'd love to write about, all sorts of new inspiration, tons of new toys.. I haven't even shown off my new Blythe doll! Or posted about any of my new ebay finds, vintage fabrics, paper dolls, etc. Lots of stuff to play with.
And I have big handmade holidays plans this year. I got all the Christmas toy catalogs in the mail in the past few weeks and I'm making my lists. "Items I can make versions of myself" being the longest list. And I've got a rant going in my head about completely insane, oversized, over-the-top, bank-breaking, luxury toys for kids. Maybe if you're lucky I'll unleash that on y'all.
I'm also thinking a lot lately about the business of blogging and the direction craft blogs are going and where I'm heading. I've got a few crash and burn stories I haven't shared yet and maybe hopefully soon some success stories.
Big plans for the next 1000! Now the trick is just getting them out of my head and into the typepad.
So now back to regularly scheduled blogging. I'd signed in today to say we're chugging along on fleecy monkey (btw, polar fleece is on sale now at joanns. fleecy monkey takes 3/4 yd of brown and 1/4 yd of gold) ...
cousin maggie hugging fleecy monkey
and also on the dream bubble embroideries. Both will be available by the end of the week in get-right-on-it-PDF format.