That being said, I realized blogging is one of those things that needed to change. I have been blogging since 2007 and while I enjoy sharing my life with you here, I find more people now connect with me on Facebook and Instagram. It's easy for me to share a quick photo of what I'm working on or what Sabrina and the bunnies are up to. Plus, everyone is so busy and most don't have the time to write comments anymore. If you want, you can "Like" my Facebook page and follow along with me there.
However, I still enjoy the intimate friendships I have here and basically the diary of my life being captured. So, I have decided to blog just once a week on Wednesdays. My posts will be about new Folk Art Fusion designs, what the bunnies and Sabrina are doing, my move and new adventures in Wilmington and whatever else I find fascinating in the world that I want to share with you. Bliss will be my guide.
Another thing I have taken the time to ponder is the direction of my business. Next month will be three years since I took the hop of faith and started this journey. I have learned a whole lot along the way with only myself to rely on. Which sometimes means learning things the hard way. All in all things are really wonderful and I'm grateful I have learned from my mistakes and am stronger for them.
While working on this this new Folk Art Fusion piece - "Love Grows," I was reminded of the path I started in my book, Fabled Fusions. Somehow I got sidetracked and sucked into stitchery projects and a few other things again. How did I allow that to happen? I guess it always boils down to worrying about money and letting others influence my decisions.
So, this brings me to the "Blessings of the Month" and the complete kits. I started the year off thinking I would do six of them, but frankly, I'm uninspired and burned out to complete the last two. I've decided to just move on from here and get back to what I love best, which is my Folk Art Fusion and teaching. "Love Grows" will be a new class, a kit and a pdf pattern. I should have it ready sometime next week. The kits will contain the National Nonwovens wool felt, the thread, needle, background fabric and fusible. You will supply the other fabrics. Also, I will not be including paper patterns anymore. A PDF pattern will be emailed to you upon purchase of a kit. Of course you can also buy the PDF pattern alone from my Craftsy shop. I know some of you are probably pouting about the PDF pattern instead of the paper, but bottom line, I can no longer afford to continue losing money and printing those patterns is ridiculously expensive. Not to mention the amount of space it takes to store all that paper and the problems I continually have getting them printed. It's just not worth it. It's all about focusing and simplifying my life. Sometimes we just have to take care of ourselves first.
Light, Love and Hugs,
Michelle and the fuzzy ones