First, I was reflecting on the year, it has been a year of ups and downs, good and bad, but my over all feeling? Its been a good year. Hubby and I have grown closer in many areas, and I think we have both matured in some areas as well. (That's always a good thing!) Little Monkey is growing and learning things at an incredible pace, and we are so enjoying every minute of every day with her. I can not imagine life with out her, and hope and pray we never have to experience that. Above all, I think I have learned even more about trusting in God, and what it means to lean on Him. A lesson that is usually not so fun to learn, but in the end it is for the best.
I have also learned that I can do a lot more DIY type stuff than I ever thought! I love learning that about myself, and the fact that I actually like it as well! I have a HUGE list of things I still want to do, or try, but they will come eventually. I am still working on learning to prioritize, I don't always get that right. I mean, who wouldn't rather do a fun project than clean the toilet right? However, since hubby likes a clean house, that has to be a priority over my fun stuff. Most days it is fine, but not always....
Okay, so what have I been doing lately? Making flowery hair clips for my Little Monkey, and for a local children's boutique. Now, first let me say I did not set out to sell to the store, it was sort of by accident. I have seen lots of great tutorials about how to make different types of flowers. I tried a few of them, and loved several. I took Little Monkey to the shop with me, and she was wearing one of the clips, Jodi, the owner noticed immediately. She asked where I bought it, and one thing led to another, and.....well the rest is history. So here are some of the clips I have been making.
|sorry for the terrible picture, I was taking it bad lighting.|
All the small flowers have vintage buttons that I got from my Aunt and my Mom, and an auction. I especially love the old metal buttons, there is just something about them. My Little Monkey just loves the clips, especially one made from a Canadian dime. (since we are in the States, they can't really be used here). She thinks its pretty special to have money on her clip. I am working on one that has an Asian coin ( not sure what country as I can't read it!) All together, I have taken in about 30 clips, and sold 6 or 8 in 2 weeks. I'm not going to get rich on them, but it is fun to make and nice to make a bit of money.
So, in closing, here is a quick sneak peek at what I am working on, and hopefully will finish right after the new year.
I hope you all have a great end of the year, and a wonderful beginning to fresh new year!