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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.

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Millions of ideas, but much less time.

I have an entry I’ve wanted to write for a few days now. Since I’m not sure when I’ll actually get to it – I wanted to at least share some of my newer listings at http://karabu.etsy.com
With the baby due in just a few weeks now, I’m trying to take my creations and my marketing seriously. If all goes well, I won’t have to leave her and go back to work later on.

I have so many ideas for new things to make and new stories to write, but I have no time (and not much energy either) I’m trying to make notes, so I can get to everything as time allows. Makes me feel slightly better that the ideas won’t get lost. Thank goodness for the book, “Refuse to Choose!”. Helps keep everything I want to do in order.

Alas – I have other endevors calling, but I’ll be back.
Oh yea – the Etsy listings I wanted to share. . . well – check out the photos over there to the right. I’ll try to be more interesting next time!