Friday, January 10, 2014
2013: Year in Review
In April, I gave 2 weeks' notice at my job, causing them all to discuss, quite publicly, that I had either lost my mind, had a secret job I wasn't telling them about, had a rich man on the side (which would be a surprise to both me and my husband) or again, I was just crazy. I let them think I was crazy, and I left.
Since April, I've done 17 separate craft shows, plus my usual 2-week event at my local arts league. Wow. I hadn't actually counted the events until just now. 17. Even I'm a little impressed.
I've sewn my fingers to the bone, blown a puppy's worth of fuzz out of my sewing machine, cut up more clothes than I've ever worn, gone through 2 20-lb. boxes of polyfill stuffing, was nice to people I wanted to smack, and, surprisingly, made some money while I was at it.
All that being said, I'm looking forward to what 2014 can bring. I've been making new items for the shop every day this month, trying to rebuild my Etsy inventory after the holidays. I've been reorganizing my workroom so that I can actually now find my entire cutting table, and once it warms up a little, I'm going to be clearing a space in my attic to store inventory for both my handmade and vintage Etsy shops, because the rest of the house is now beginning to look like a junk shop.
Certainly it's not cleaning the house.