Monday Monday...

Monday, April 8, 2013
So, I did a really scary thing recently (well, for me anyway!). I quit my job. I don't have another one lined up. And, I'm quite happy about that...

These past few weeks I've been head down, bum up getting through the remaining time at my job, and today is my first Monday of not answering to anyone else but myself in years.

Some of you clever people have already noticed the Etsy mini that has been sitting in my side bar since the beginning of February. Yes! I've finally reopened my shop!

Bunny Pillowcase

Little Girl Pillowcase

Wind Up Mouse Pillowcase

Puppy Pillowcase

I'm not doing clothing at the moment, though that may change (I have ideas...). I am instead focusing on home wares with a 40s/50s childrens illustration focus. My current 4 designs are all hand embroidered, but I am working on the same designs (and so many more!!) using the faster method of hand painting which in turn makes them more wallet friendly. And while I only have cushion covers up at the moment, I will also have tea towels and tote bags available soon.

I was also very very honored to be contacted by the Etsy Australia team who invited me to take part in a product photography day. My shop had literally only been open for only a few weeks so it was exciting that someone had taken notice without me doing all that much to publicise it. It was an awesome day and I got to meet some amazing people who are currently running their own shops in Sydney as well.

I was also recently contacted through Etsy and invited to take part in my first ever market! It's in June and I am looking forward to spending some time crafting and getting things ready.

The reason why I hadn't done a 'proper' blog post about it was because I am in the process of making more items. But time waits for no woman and so while they aren't up yet, I decided it was high time to share what I had been up to. I'll let you know when new products go up over the course of the next few weeks.

And now that I am on my own time (how glorious!), I am crafting and sewing to my hearts content. This makes me so happy. I've been saving and saving and saving and waiting for this moment for so long and now that it's finally here it seems a little unbelieveable.

This first Monday is going to be very sweet. I think I'll now actually start to look forward to them :)

4 comments on "Monday Monday..."
  1. Oh, well done and many congratulations! Quitting your job and starting your own shop to me is a bit like living the dream...something for me to aspire to as well. So I love to hear about and see other people doing it, as it makes it seem an attainable dream if you want it bad enough ;o) I love your designs by the way, they are gorgeous and nostalgic at the same time!

  2. Good luck with your Etsy shop and career change! Hope you're able to transition smoothly into this new way of life!

  3. Congratulations on your new venture!!

  4. I'm not as brave as you. I wish I was. I spend more time daydreaming about crafting than I should. I wish you all the best luck and success with this new process.


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