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Sunday, September 4, 2016

Beginning the next journey

Sew....I've begun the next journey within my crafting adventure. I've been sew busy working my full time job that I realized my crafting adventure had gone astray. Sew....in order to make myself do what I love, I had to make myself accountable. First...I have taken a leap with faith and signed up for Terri Johnson's first Silhouette Instructor certification/licensing class. It will give me the opportunity to teach/put on Silhoutte user/crafting Retreats. I'm excited and can't wait as it is less than 3 weeks away. Also, I cannot tell a lie. 10 minutes from my hotel is an Ikea Outlet Store. I plan on doing a little shopping as well. Hey...can you blame me? If you haven't been to Ikea, you haven't lived. They have lots of great products and many of them can be used for crafting inspiration. You know me...I'm an immediate gratification girl! I love to take a ready made product and add my flare to it, to finish it off!

Also, with the help of my eldest, I've developed an Instagram and Facebook page to go along with my blog. I'm planning to use them to promote my finished projects and give me a unique selling platform without the store front feel. To round out all my accountability, I've signed up to attend a vendor event. One of our neighboring counties is having their annual lower schools fall festival and was asked if I would like to participate and have a booth. Well, I said yes...I know...what was I thinking???  Well, since obligating myself, it has helped to light a fire under my britches to start crafting to make sure I have products of all price ranges for sale. Plus I'm going to do a few custom personalized pieces and have order forms available for anyone who might want to order. I'm thinking of mostly having Fall and Christmas items as this event is at the end of October and right before Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas. I'm also thinking I might throw in some football items as well, since we all know college football has started! Go Dawgs!!!

I'm hoping this event will give me an idea of what items are trending and which ones I should stay away from. Wish me luck.

Well until next time, happy crafting and tailgating!
Julie

P.S.  Enjoy a few pics of my most recent projects.










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