Over the last few weeks I've thought long and hard at what I want to work on in the new year. I've come up with some new ideas and closed other avenues. I've left fabric off my list. At least for now. I really enjoyed working on what little I got done. I didn't even unveil everything I designed (at least a dozen patterns that I considered decent). For now, I want to concentrate on what I know best—paper.
I want those that enjoy paper crafting as much as I do, to be able to work on projects similar to the ones that I work on—so more PDFs will be coming (kid-friendly options too!). Working on my book has definitely helped me understand that it is more important for me to teach than it is to sell the pieces that I make. I don't do well working with multiples of anything simply because I want to move on to the next project. So, my wall art, will probably continue to be one-of-a-kind pieces. My PDF templates, on the other hand. allow for all of my interests to be wrapped into one nice package. I can design, produce, photograph, set up the tutorials—everything. After one is complete, I can move on to the next idea.
On a more 'for fun' level I hope to get into sewing a lot more. I know I say that every year but this time I at least have specific projects I want to tackle. Hopefully, my crocheting and knitting needles will be clicking away more frequently too. Printing on fabric is something that I'd really like to experiment with. A screen printing class has been on my wish-list for a long time and I haven't forgotten block printing. I have plenty of lino blocks waiting for their turn to be made into something.
So now all I have to do is tackle my wishes & goals list and stick with it. Easier said than done.
Branch - an oldie that I still love
My Monday photo (which I've been neglecting to post) is more of a small collection of what I've been working on in the last few days. These are part of new stationery PDF sets that are now available in my shops (A LIttle Hut & Etsy). It seems like I have gray, blues and blueish greens on the mind lately.