Monday, April 30, 2007

I'm Sorry

This blog has been exactally what I didn't want it to be.

So far I've just been babbling about myself in a way that isn't interesting or useful to anyone. That isn't what I intended to do with this blog. I don't mind sharing personal experiences if they illistrate something, but so far I'm just ranting. The original goal of this blog was to share what I was learning as I try to grow my baby and kid toy crafting business, and as I expand my freelance writing.
I've learned so much from reading about people who've done what I'm trying to do. I wanted to help others the same way.
So, I will strive to supply this blog, and hopefully my readers (if there are any) with something more substantial than the amunt of sleep I'm getting or how may dirty dishes are in my sink. Now, I may be likely to stry occasionally and get of topic - this is one of my special skills, but I'll try to be educational as much as possible.

Right now I'm reading a very good book called "Duct Tape Marketing". I'll post a book review when I'm done.

Friday, April 27, 2007

A few fun bloggy things

You Should Be a Science Fiction Writer

Your ideas are very strange, and people often wonder what planet you're from.
And while you may have some problems being "normal," you'll have no problems writing sci-fi.
Whether it's epic films, important novels, or vivid comics...
Your own little universe could leave an important mark on the world!








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Sunday, April 22, 2007

Check out the map!

I just visited Happy House Quilt's Blog (http://www.happyhousequilts.blogspot.com/) and put myself on the very fun map there. Couldn't resist playing with it further, so I've added one to my page too. Scroll to the bottom, and add yourself!
Then visit Happy's blog - it's very cool.

Friday, April 20, 2007

A relaxing evening?

Well, Hubby is off at a business conference tonight. Usually I go with him, but it's just too soon for me to leave the baby yet. I'm looking forward to hearing all he learned when he gets home. Our older girl is having a sleepover with grandma, so it's just me and baby home tonight.
Strangely relaxing.
I guess just having one thing to do is an unusual luxury for me lately. Although I'm also working on a custom Etsy order while she sleeps. At least I can do that. Normally I'd use baby sleep time to clean, or play with the big kid - or cook dinner, etc. This is nice.
Guess I shouldn't waste all this peaceful time on the computer. I want to get that order in the mail tomorrow.
Goodnight all. Hope you have peace too.

Sunday, April 15, 2007

Moving on

Taxes are finally done, so I can let myself sew again.

The new baby has fallen into a semi-routine. She likes to nap a lot in the mornings, and be held (and eat) almost constantly in the evenings. So looks like I'll be doing more work in the mornings than I used to. The important point is though, that I can actually think about working again. Even a few hours a day will make a big difference. Don't think it'll be enough to keep me home when I'm due back at my outside job, but if I can lay a good foundation and grow into working completely from home, I'll take it!

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

One more thing to juggle

Well, now that we're finally getting into a nice routine for sleeping, and my cold is starting to fade, I feel ready to start trying to get some work done again. I have a half dozen projects near completion that I haven't been able to get to in weeks. Thanks to grandmas - the house isn't a total disaster, but it could definitely use some work.

So I'm looking forward to getting my new listings up on Etsy - my mom gave me a new castle to list, I have a doll quilt almost done, as well as a soft fabric shape book. I'm making one for numbers too while I'm at it. Have several new tooth pillows started in different colors, and I finished drafting patterns for the pocket quilts I want to make.

On top of that, I'm combining my passions a bit, and creating a zine with some of my short stories around a 'family' theme. This won't be for kids - but some of the stories are about kids - and about parents, grandparents -husbands, and so on. When I begin listing my pet items, I want to do another zine with an animal theme. Now that I'm feeling more like myself again, it all feel exciting - not overwhelming like before.

I've spent a lot of my 'down' time reading and learning about marketing. I'll share what I've learned in another post soon.