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As they say in the restaurant world, I had a soft opening the other day to my new etsy shop.  In fact it is still rather soft as I am busy taking photos of the barrettes with Lola and her lovely friends as my models.  New sale items will be posted soon.  I am happy to report that I got my first wholesale order the very day I opened the site though!  Okay, I’ll admit the order was placed by my dear friend Jeannine who owns this lovely shop in Port Townsend, WA.  It is a legitimate order though and I am hopeful that my little venture will be successful.  Thanks Jeannine!

Here are some of the photos I’ve snapped…

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I started this blog for a few reasons.  My life now is different from what I would have predicted a few years ago.  It is great and I could not ask for more but life is ever changing.  I get to stay at home to raise Lola and that is a luxury I am grateful to Jeff for.  My job as a mama never stops and I am trying to find little ways here and there to open myself up creatively.  I have struggled with feeling like I am not able to express the person I see myself as often enough though.  This is something I am sure everyone goes through and for new mamas this is especially true.  So by keeping this blog I will hopefully push myself to create and explore more.

In the last six months I have been cooking and baking a lot more which always makes me happy.  I also knitted a lot this winter  and have started sewing more.  I have made some clothes for Lola and her friends as well as some of her dolls!  The dolls are modeling in the first photo above.  The barrettes were something that I decided I wanted to make for friends as gifts.  I got such positive feedback about them I thought that I should try to sell some.

My friends know that I am always scheming about one business idea or another.  I usually talk myself out of them though because my goals are too unrealistic or I am not stupid enough to try them.  This Etsy shop is something I can handle for now though.  My good friend Leah (check out her cool blog and shop) has also pushed me to start a blog and store.  Thanks for the push, kind words and guidance!

So we’ll see where this takes me.  Thanks for following along.

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I have been working very slowly on my very first pair of socks. I am happy to say that that they are finally finished and I love them.   Jeff bought me beautiful sock yarn, needles and a pattern for Christmas. He said that he always watches me making things to give away. He also knows that I am obsessed with striped socks and so thought I might need some yarn to do that. He is such a smart guy. So here they are and I am happy to report that they are comfy too!

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