My friend Kim told me that when a woman is finished having babies she needs to "create" in other ways. For the last couple of years, when I thought I was certainly finished having babies, I've been doing lots of creating. Handmade cards, gift tags, altered art projects, painted wood pieces and opening up two Etsy shops are some of the ways that I've been creating. Since finding out in September that we're expecting a baby, my creative juices have all but dried up. The only cards I've made have been custom orders from Etsy customers. I haven't listed any items in my shops, other then relisting expired items, either. I have been staring at all of this wonderful Christmas paper that I found last year. Lots of ideas swirling around in my head but no motivation to bring them into fruition. Lots of gorgeous Christmas goodies to list in my shops but no drive to put them there.
My beautiful Melissa Frances holiday pretties were still sitting in the box that they came in a couple of months ago. I did manage to list some of the mica flakes when I first received them and they have since sold. Come to think of it, I think those were my last listings since finding out I'm expecting.
Yesterday morning I woke up feeling more awake and energetic than I've felt in far too long. I'm officially finished with my first trimester. That, coupled with all of the absolutely gorgeous creations I've been seeing on all of my favorite blogs, has lit a much needed fire under my butt. It's not much but it's a start.
I finally used some of the holiday papers I've been staring at and made a couple of Christmas cards that will all be for sale in my Etsy shop, here . I've also finally unpacked the Melissa Frances box and have uncovered these gorgeous bottle brush trees and silver tinsel that will also be listed in my shop. It sure feels good to be back. : )
Many blessings ~ Wendy
I have been trying to add more pictures but, for some reason, I'm unable to move the pictures around so I'll just have to settle for one of my cards for now. : )