Even a little Progress is still Progress

Sometimes there just aren’t enough hours in the week to get everything done. Sometimes there isn’t enough energy in those hours to get anything done either.

I’m getting better about not beating myself up over it.

After talking about it for years, I finally got my Etsy store up and running. I trickled out a few patches in December then spent almost 8 hours on New Years Day photographing and listing the rest of the ones I’d had made up already. I’ve been very ecstatic about their reception thus far! I’m also pleased as punch that they are completely funding themselves and my other crafts without dipping into our household budget.

I think the greatest thing I did for getting things up and running is separating out the creating part and the business part, as well as getting myself organized between the two.

Organized might be too generous of a word, however

Work on ALL the projects!

I can’t possibly only work on one thing at a time. No way, no how. That makes too much sense. Then I might actually *finish* something in a timely manner. Can’t have that!

For my birthday/mother’s day I got a new sewing machine. My old one still mostly works and would probably work just fine if I took it for a tune up. It is, however, older than I am. After some research and checking of the budget and saving up, I got the Brother SE400 sewing & embroidery machine. I LOVE IT! Continue Reading “Work on ALL the projects!”