Friday, April 6, 2012

rediscovering, refining & starting fresh

I finally started & finished Razzy's pug embroidery this week! Olive's has been hanging on the pug wall & poor little Razzy needed her own, too. Embroidery is such a fun little craft to do & so relaxing. I used Sublime Stitching's pug pattern & changed it up a bit by changing the font & adding some dazzle.  

I have made the executive decision lately that I needed to take a little step back from my shop. It was definitely a hard decision to make & it's currently on 'vacation mode.' I'm not really sure what this means for the future, but I do know it means that I am going to refine & rediscover & hopefully get refreshed. I want to get away from the made-to-order side of things for awhile & work on some ready-made products. But most importantly, now that I have a job outside of the home, I want to make sure that my attention & energy when I am home is put to use in the right ways, at least right for me. This includes being able to spend time with my family, working out & working on my blog & fun, crafty diy's. If you have ever run a handmade business then you know that there is no start or end to your work day, its a 24/7 kind of thing, it lacks boundaries & it's so easy to get burnt out if you can't find the balance (which was always hard for me to find). I do feel incredibly lucky & loved every second of it when I was doing it but it's time now for me to step back for a bit & re-evaluate & hopefully get refreshed & come up with new, exciting ideas. 

Anywho, long story short, it's been a long time since I felt relaxed & comfortable enough to work on some of my own little projects, this embroidery being one of them. It was such a quick project & I love how it turned out. Although I feel uncertain about my decision concerning my shop, just getting the chance to breathe & refocus has already sparked so many ideas that I can't wait to explore! We shall see where it leads me...

Hope everyone has a fantastic Easter weekend! hugs, Meghan ♥

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  1. Aw I love it!!

    xo Ashley

  2. Ya! Take some time to yourself and don't feel bad about it for a minute! You deserve it! I'm in amazement over those embroidered puppies! WOW and ADORABLE! Did you follow any sort of pattern or just make this up? I want to make one!

  3. It's so important to enjoy life b/c it goes by so fast. Have fun & enjoy!

  4. I have been wanting to learn how to embroider so bad. That looks like the perfect project to get going. Plus who doesn't want a cute little embroidery of their pup?


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