Saturday, March 23, 2013

Good Day!  Today, we got up early and went to several yard sales in the pouring rain!  A couple I looked up didn't open because of the weather, but I sure hit the jackpot at one that did.  The woman having the sale was a retired art teacher and she had a ton of crafty "leftovers" that I scooped up on for cheap!  My boyfriend was not too happy, but he carried it to the car for me anyway...such a gentleman!  I think once I get completely organized and develop my Etsy shop and make some sales that it isn't just more sxxx taking up space (those are his words).  He's a good egg though and does support my efforts.  I can't blame him if he wants to see some fruits of our labor.

I am finding that I am spending a lot of time on researching items I want to make and sell, like getting ideas on Pinterest, and other web sites, as well as trying to learn the whole crux of blogging and building traffic.   I am also not a big chatterbox and generally choose my words carefully or don't speak at all, so I am having to learn how to communicate.  I'm not always silent by any means, but the process of learning over the years that always speaking my mind is not always in my best interest has caused some, well, introversion.  I also just don't think people always want to hear what I have to say.  In the course of my research, I am also reading other blogs, looking at trends of the DIY world, and trying to become more communicative.  Any thoughts or ideas from any one reading this would be very much appreciated, you know, any tips or tricks.  I love to share and will be happy to reciprocate.
Well, thanks for reading.  Hope it's not raining where you all are!  And, just so this post is not so boring, I am including a picture of some hair ties I made the other night.  Hope you enjoy!


  1. It's a process for sure Kim!
    When I started, someone told me that I was embarking on a journey that would affect me personally and if it didn't I was doing something wrong. They were right! Personal Growth is all part of it...and it's great :D

  2. Oh yeah...check out the value of Linky Parties. They are fantastic for driving traffic and getting your site recognized by a larger audience.

    ..and yes, of course, I host one of my own. It's a recent addition to the blog. I would love to have you join? There are a lot of opportunities for Linky Parties..mine is just starting out so is fairly small. I can recommend some for you when you are ready.

    You can email me directly anytime you want to get started.

  3. I am so happy for you. I too just started a blog and I recently started crocheting and sewing more. I usually just make quilts so learning new crafts has been great fun. I added you to my circle and to follow. Looking forward to seeing more of your work.