I opened my Etsy shop! Check it out! I am very excited and also very proud of myself. I've been planning to do this for years, literally, but I always let something get in my way. Not this time.
For the past four years, I've participated in NaNoWriMo. This year as I was writing my novel, I kept thinking about how what I really wanted to be doing was sewing. I would take small breaks from writing for a few stitches. How foolish. I made a deal with myself: quit the novel and open the shop. Now. This month. No more stalling.
I started with a series of dishtowels. For me, they are the right blend of art and craft. One thing I know is that if I don't enjoy doing something, I often don't get it done. I had to enjoy the entirety of the process. These towels meets all of my needs. I get to work my vintage embroidery and textiles. I get to make it them even more awesome. Most of the work can be done on the sewing machine, which means I can actually finish pieces in a reasonable amount of time. And everybody needs towels.
I am also selling some of my fiber collage pieces.
I'm less certain about whether people need fiber collages, but I love making them and I want that to be what my life is. And that's what this is about: finding a way to make a life from art.
And I've already made a sale! Okay, it was to my parents. I hope they like their purchase and give me positive feedback. . .