Ok, I think I’m really ready to get back to blogging. I’ve been focusing on sewing and getting into a routine so that I can get everything done that I need/want to get done. Back in March I started selling some of the baby blankets and burp cloths that I make in a new boutique in DeMotte. It’s called ReChic Unique Boutique. It is such a great place. Everything in there is handmade with the exception of a few chachkis (I have no idea how to spell that, but spell check says I’m wrong.) as filler, but those are getting to be fewer and fewer as the artists fill up the space. I also started giving sewing lessons in the shop back in April/May. Making items for sale in the shop and preparing for lessons every week has really kept me busy. I’m starting to get into a routine now and am comfortable adding blogging back into the mix. I’m still crossing my fingers though.
During the grand opening event I got to meet a lot of the other artists and they all seem to be very nice, genuine people. It’s mostly women, but there are some men who make and sell things there also. The owners, Pat and Kris, are super great women! They refinish old furniture using Rethunk Junk paint which they also sell in the store. They also give classes on how to use it. I took one on painting cabinets and it was amazing. The two doors I painted were horrendous before and turned out beautiful. I even convinced my husband to let me repaint the kitchen cabinets…..again. They also let me set up a little personal sewing space sometimes so that I can sew without distractions. It’s great! I just go in and sew and don’t worry about laundry or dishes or vacuuming dog hair. I really do get a lot more done.
So, I’m extremely hesitant to put any blog plans out there because my plans so often go astray, but I’ll just say that I plan on doing some stories/tutorials on the classes that I teach at the shop. The tutorials take a while for me to write mostly because of the pictures. Pictures are not my thing so I’ve started paying my daughter to take them for me, but she’s not always around when I’m sewing so I have to take my own….when I remember. Anyway, I’m trying. Now I’m off to make 3 bandanna skirts, go to quilt club for a couple hours, then hit the stores for some groceries, deliver the skirts and be back home in time to make dinner. …….sigh……. I think I’m nuts.
Have a great day!