Hi there! I hope your week has been rolling along pleasantly. This week has been a stark contrast to the insanity I felt all last week. I have moved on from my first craft show and learned my lessons from it.
Lesson #1 – Being prepared for any craft emergency has its benefits.
Lesson #2 – Craft shows are a TON of work for hookers like me and not a get rich quick scheme.
Lesson #3 – As much as I enjoyed it, I probably won’t make a career of it.
That being said, it really was a great show and I’m glad I had the opportunity to give it a whirl. I’m not swearing them off, I just don’t think I could keep up the pace to make it a priority in my life. I enjoy my crafting too much to turn it into a whirlwind of make, make, make, to sell, sell, sell. To those of you with that much drive – I tip my hat. You are amazing and inspiring.
So my final decision is to do them when I have a surplus of stuff I’ve made and concentrate instead on creating patterns and writing and making things for the pure joy it.
To decompress from the crazy week I had leading up to the show, I have done the simple stuff of life lately. I sat for hours at the bonfire pit relaxing with friends and road the ATV for as much time as I could. I canned and kept company with the neighbor’s horses (I’m their best friend when I have apples). I talked with my son and cooked comfort food.
I am finally scheming new patterns and projects already, and that feels pretty good.
Creativity needs some down-time to recoup, regroup and make a strong comeback.
Have a ridiculously amazing day & I’ll chat with you again soon 🙂
PS – I made the tutu & it’s really freakin cool!