|Behind the scenes, handmade dress, camera and scary stripey socks!|
Anyway, I came to the conclusion that no decision is ever permanent, however I need to stop this for awhile now, just to take stock and really work out where I'm at. I have a lot of other exciting aspirations for my creativity and it's with this in view that I move forward with a smile on my face. My fabric shop may resurface because I'm not sure even I need the amount of fabric I have, but for now, it will be on vacation mode, along with my dreams, plans and ideas in that department.
I'm excited for the future. This time last year, I had to let go of my little clothing business. It was a good decision because it's taken 12 months to recover my health. 2016 has not been easy. I am so thankful and grateful to my little fabric shop - it began as a destash store and this blog was meant to be a journal of my new creative journey. A recovery method to help get over the past business, which my heart was and is still very tied to. Without rediscovering my creativity, and my fabric shop, I would not have met the amount of amazing ladies out there, who introduced me to a very wonderful, thriving, positive online craft community. It set me on a path I never would have taken without pressing 'open' on that small fabric shop.
I have a few exciting blog hops coming up with some of my favourite fabric designers and I still pinch myself that I get to do that! I have thoughts on patterns and making more products for my clothes shop. Ideas for this blog. But for now, I really need to just take a break and take stock of where I am at. Instead of hopping to the next thing in the same way you do when you find yourself out of work and looking for the next job. It's a lot of pressure on a creative level, something I just don't need right now.
At every end, there is a beginning. It's scary, and it can be sad. But the seed has to die,
for the flower to grow.