Wednesday, 13 January 2010
New Old Things
Happy New Year everyone! (My holiday was even longer than I'd planned.) I went to visit my mom last week and came back with loads of old stuff; luckily I mostly followed my own rules about old junk, and almost all of it is useful as well as pretty.
A painted fan, very very useful in the weather we're having.
Wooden reels of smooth, thick sewing cotton.
A pencil that belonged to my gran.
Some letterpress letters, because I want to try embossing damp paper.
Buttons! Made of leather!
Two pairs of stilleto heeled shoes. Not truly useful, but they do fit, and I've danced an entire night away in the black ones before, so I know they're fairly comfortable. Now to find an occasion suitable for wearing them to ....
On a slightly related note, I've decided to blog a bit less this year and get out of the house a bit more. I understand the value of blogging often and regularly, and I've read more than enough articles and posts telling me that I can't possibly have an online shop if I don't blog 5 times a week. But wouldn't you rather read something more interesting than "I've just added blah-blah to my shop"? I know I'd rather write something more interesting. Some days, though, that's all there is to say.
So I'm committing to blogging once a week at least, slotting in shop updates if, as, and when they happen, and hopefully posting more tutorials and new work. Useful stuff!
I know those of you whose bloglines runs to thousands, like mine, will thank me. I'm saving me time, and saving you time too!