To brighten up my thoughts, the book came! I was so surprised to see that my bunny made the front page!! The book will be available August 13th. I will find out where before then.
I am in such good company. I am very honored to be among such people as:
They are just a few of the 14 designers from around the world, who have submitted patterns for this lovely book.
Take a peek inside here.
I want to thank you all, for taking the time to comment on my "troubled thoughts". I really appreciate your thoughts, suggestions and support and I know a lot of us are in the very same situation, so I wish you the best of luck as well.
I also want you to know, that we are not starving, without a roof over our heads or without clothing. The thing is that we downsized, when we chose for me to stay home with our daughter and now that we've been stretched for so long, we miss the luxuries of a car to get to visit friends and family. Finish our house, so we don't have to live in such disorder, as one does during house renovations. Travel to other countries. Go to museums, events, concerts, whatever. All this without having to "turn every penny".
As you can see, my troubles are very luxurious....
My plan is, here and now, to do various odd jobs to get us afloat.
While doing so, I will continue to craft and get my etsy shop running, for it to (later) turn into a regular on line shop, with other products than my own. I hope the new book and my participation in Plush You, will give me some notice aka more costumers ;o)
In the long run, I intend to try to do some interior styling for magazines. You see, some of the great advice I got in my last post, came from Sue:
I was totally in the same situation. Here is the advice that someone gave me. Take some time and really think back to your childhood. Start with your earliest memories and work your way through each year of your life. Remember times that made you happy. Think about what you were doing that made you happy. Keep going through the years and jot down on paper everything that made you feel glorious. There is a connection between those times.....and what inspires you today. It will come to you....it will....!
My happiest times were making houses for my Barbie dolls. I would knit, sew and collect odd things to make homes for them.
This advice will keep me thinking though....