Today is my 100th post! As of today I have been writing this blog for 6 months! Yes, yes, I know it is not a year or 1000 posts...but it is a milestone (a small one) for me. I am celebrating a bit, well, maybe with a beer when Brad returns from his business trip tonight...but really just celebrating with a little smile.
Seven months or more ago I started the blog but didn't do anything and then an email that I sent to a friend prompted (for some reason) me to just do it. I was nervous clicking the publish button for the first time, for the first ten times, well a little bit each time actually. I was nervous for people to read it. I was nervous for people not to read it. I was afraid I wouldn't be able to keep up with it, keep up with projects and ideas. And now, after six months I can say that people do read it (Thank you! And if you don't, you should, ha ha!). I can say that I have been challenged, exhausted, frustrated, excited, stressed, and encouraged writing this blog. I can say that I enjoy sharing pictures, ideas, projects, "two cents". I can say that I have tried new things just because of this blog. And I can say that people actually like my stuff (*phew*) enough to buy it!
So, thank you again to those of you stopping by, I really do hope that you enjoy your visits. I hope you are inspired in some way. I hope you try one of the tutorials. I hope you know that I am doing this because I like it, because it gives me a creative outlet. I hope you also know that my house is not always clean, I am not making elaborate gourmet dinners and I do do a lot of my projects at night time ;)
And to announce one more milestone...last week I finally got the nerve to send in my application to the Fenton Street Market! And, just yesterday I found out that I will be a vendor at the market on October 8! GASP! I am excited and terrified! I hope that I have enough stuff made in time for the market and I hope I sell enough! I know that this too is a small milestone...but fairly unimaginable to me. I have shopped many many street markets before. I have spoken with many many creative people as they sit under their tent selling their handmade things and I can not believe that one of those people will be me. Very cool.
So, after getting the news yesterday and being inspired by the nearing of the autumnal equinox I busied myself by making some felted wool acorns. (*next time I might try my hand at making the balls myself...)
Violet, Henry and I have been keeping up with the squirrels and busily collecting acorns and acorn caps over the past several weeks (really since Irene knocked many of them prematurely out of their trees) and with the arrival of the felt balls last week I could finally begin this project.
So, now I know I will have something to sell. HA! There won't be just acorns...stuffed animals, market bags, and hopefully much more...If you are in the area on October 8th stop by and say hi!