Now that I have had my ETSY shop open for a week, I am finding it difficult to think of items to make. I started with monthly milestone cards and baby milestone cards, because I had some friends that were looking for something like that. Beyond repeating those with different designs, I am at a loss on what to make.
My inspiration usually comes only when prompted. Be it a writing prompt, a request from someone for a custom design, or the need for something to fulfill a need in my home; I am not a muse of great ideas. One friend suggested that I make chalkboard signs for weddings, but looking on ETSY, there are a million (only slight exaggeration) of those already. I will go ahead and start making them, until I can think of something better. In the meantime, I will wait for more inspiration to come my way.
I guess I am not naturally a creative thinker. I follow instructions, follow the rules, and just put my own flair on things. Kind of depressing, actually. Maybe it is just the rain outside.
I have been absent from blogging recently due to some major changes in my life. I recently quit my job and decided to be a stay at home mom for a little bit. Many reasons contributed to my quitting: R not taking a bottle and being up all night, lack of support at work, and feeling like my kids need me more than my job values me are among a few of them.
For the next few months, I will be a SAHM (stay at home mom). I know that there will be an adjustment period for me and the kids, but after that, I hope to be able to decide whether I want to go back to work full-time, part-time, or at all. Right now, I am enjoying being at home with R (L is still going to preschool/daycare for the moment). I am not getting much done around the house, nor have I had much time for blogging, but I feel like R is sleeping better and in a better mood in general with me at home. I know that I am in a better mood too.
To help offset the mental stagnation of being a SAHM, and to hopefully provide some supplemental income, I have started an ETSY shop. I only have a few items listed, but the 2 sales that I have gotten so far have made me giddy with happiness. I would love to be able to make this a part-time gig for me, allowing me to stay home with the kiddos and work on my own schedule. I guess we will see if my designs are popular enough to support that. Feel free to click the image to the left and check out my shop. Any constructive feedback on current or future items would be welcome!