Spending a rainy day inthe craft room / studio / office / catch-all room and it feels super good. Matter of fact, I’m still in my jammies and loving every minute of it. These kind of days are the ones that keep this introvert going…the perfect balance for this busy season. And it wasn’t even supposed to happen! The Crafted Market got rescheduled due to the hurricane, so I have an impromptu weekend at home. I can’t think of a recent weekend where I didn’t have something I had to do, so I’m definitely taking advantage of the ‘free time.’
It’s my busiest market season because of the upcoming holidays so I’m using this time to catch up on some branding details, sewing gusseted corners, updating Etsy, emailing, and always cleaning out as I go. I still don’t feel like I’m making a dent in my to-do list, but I must be doing something because my highlighter has been busy marking off things in my planner. I’m working on building up inventory so I’m not caught up in my procrastination ways (even though that will happen anyway…) as unexpected things pop up or I just get too busy in the day-to-day happenings. Some new embellished notebooks are coming to the shop very soon, so I’m about to start getting those taken care of so I can list them and get some out to brick-and-mortars that carry my goodies. They probably cross a few lines but whatevs…I felt a need to shake things up a little.
Speaking of new additions…there will be a couple of new stamps coming out for the season that will work great with the stationery packs that will be available at markets. I’ve got a fun ‘Thank you’ stamp and a new & improved ‘Kindly Deliver To’ stamp that I’m really diggin.’ And then I went ahead and got a few, small ‘Fuck It’ stamps just for fun. I might add a couple more but that’s what I have coming down the pipe as of now. I don’t think I’m going to do any new 2016 Holiday stamps, but a holiday surprise having to do with my beloved paper-crafting that will be available in-person at markets and local stores if inventory will allow. It’s something I’ve been wanting to have available for some time now and I’m actually organized enough to finally make it happen! I’m sure I’ll be posting some sneaks in the next couple of weeks.
Have a great weekend!