As I write this, I am half sleep no thanks to the jetlag and over 28 hours of travelling. I am also feeling really hot now that I am back near the equator. It was an epic holiday (checked Niagara Falls off the bucket list). I am still wishing I was in cold cold Canada. It was such lovely weather, agrees with me completely.
What is a crafter to do when she is on holiday? Shop for craft supplies obviously! I managed to go to:
Oh, it was so fun to squish all those yarns in real life since my LYS and craft stores don’t carry those brands. Therefore, I milked the opportunity for all it was worth and came back with a luggage full of items. I didn’t think yarn could weigh so much ☹ The fun part begins soon – what will these supplies become? A hat? A scarf? Belt? The possibilities are endless I tell you!
Unfortunately, my daily grind motor refuses to start, so I am randomly looking at possible new projects (like I don’t have enough WIPs) or just trying to clean my house after being away for about a month. I’ll be back to work soon on new items for the store and hopefully an upcoming pop up store.
Hope you had a great countdown celebration with much Champagne and revelry!
Now that the excitement has worn off, the reality of what today brings sets in. For me, it brings much possibilities and worries all at the same time. Questions such as – “What can I plan to achieve this year” to “What if I don’t make the goal again like last year” has been plaguing my thoughts for the last few weeks.
I’ve been writing lists and thinking a lot which is a double-edged sword, I swear. I’m hoping the new year brings much success and I will be planning for it. But as one grows older, you tend to worry that failure is always around the corner. I will hope that most of the goals I set out to achieve this year (half of them are still pending) will come to fruition.
One of my main goals for 2018 will be my handmade accessories store: phoenixfaire.etsy.com (check it out if you have yet to!). More products will be coming this year.
I’m also going to be collaborating with a talented crafting friend. There will be gorgeous shawls knitted by both of us – we are exploring design options now. For the more crafty inclined, keep your eyes peeled for design launches in the year ahead to try your hand at.
As I paraphrased one of my favourite new year’s quote in the image, it’s time to get started on my 2018 story!
I love the marrying of local heritage with the worldwide celebration. A Christmas tree made of sarees; each layer of Kanjeevaram sarees with its own story to tell. From royal sarees to ones worn by priestesses, makes for a great Christmas tree story.
As sleep was eluding me last night, I thought I make use of it instead of tossing in my bed. It was a good idea as I created a tracking sheet for the upcoming Etsy Market (25-26 Nov) to ensure I am on track!