Slowing Down

  10 days from today I’ll have been writing this blog for a year.  I’ve really been enjoying it and have loved watching people discover it, and look forward to seeing it continue to grow.  That being said, with my return to school, a year of posts under my belt and my second kiddo on the way, I think it’s time for me to slow the pace a little.

  Don’t get me wrong, I still have lots of projects planned and am going to share them all with you, but after a year of 6 posts a week, quick and easy projects are getting a little thin on the ground.  I don’t want this to turn into a kitch blog where I’m making seasonal wreaths out of muffin tin liners and googly eyes because that was what I had on hand and I didn’t have another idea for the next day.  I want this to be a place where you come to get inspired to make beautiful things that will make your life easier or more enjoyable…not just somewhere that spews out crafts for the sake of posting every day.
  Remember, as well as being all about making my own stuff, I’m also very much about not having junk just for the sake of having something new.
  I have quite a few projects in the works that are taking a long time.  You can see I’m making progress on the hat I started at the end of August (it’s behind me on the couch in the picture above), but hand beading takes forever!  I want to do it, because it will be beautiful and I think it will be a wonderful addition to my wardrobe, but it hasn’t exactly been post friendly.  I probably will have to work on it for at least another month before it’s finished.
  I’ve mentioned that we moved my sewing room/office downstairs to our former guest bedroom because we are re-doing the old office to become G’s room.  I want to show you that as we work on it, but as of right now, we’ve only gotten so far as to empty the room and spackle the holes made by nails for pictures.  A lot of work on our part, but not exactly impressive progress when it comes to showing photos to other people.
  Speaking of G, we’re potty training him…so that’s taking a ton of my time as well.  THAT post would mostly be swearing.  This isn’t that kind of blog.  (Actually it’s going surprisingly well, but it IS something that takes a lot of time and focus…this is the book we’re using: Oh Crap. Potty Training)
  I’m in the process of transitioning my closet from clothing that fits me at my “normal” size to things I’ll be able to wear for the next few months…and while I AM considering a post on how to buy non-maternity clothing that will flatter you whether you’re pregnant or not, I’m not sure any of you would be terribly interested in a post consisting of “I put this shirt away because it made my growing baby look like a beer gut” and “These pants get put away because they made the fatal mistake of pointing out that my butt, has indeed gotten bigger at the same time as my belly has”.
  Basically, I plan to keep writing for you guys, and hopefully writing a lot, but I want to make sure to keep the quality high, instead of just swamping you with quantity.  As always, if there is a particular process or craft you’d love to see me try, let me know in the comments, via email, on the Facebook page or on Twitter and I’ll do my best to fit it in.  Otherwise, for now I’m going to start by dropping my Wednesday updates and see where we go from there.
  Thank all of you for reading…I love all of your comments and feedback and I hope you’ll keep coming back to see what else I have up my sleeve!

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