Monday, 11 February 2013

A Heartfelt Giveaway

Please pop over to the Tiny Eyes blog and find out how you can win a gorgeous set of dolls and help out Heart Kids NZ all in one hit. While you're there take a good look around - Dee's blog is such a lovely read. Even though I don't know Dee, I admire her greatly - she seems to have the kindest soul and a wonderful way with words.

Monday, 4 February 2013

Open.... for now

An unrelated but sweet cat photo



Just popping in to let you know that my shop is now open again after a lovely long break. So far summer has been a wonderful mixture of visiting my family, relaxing around home, trying new recipes, watching films and drinking in the sun -  just the way I like it so hopefully it continues for another few months.

It's a new year, a time when a lot of you are assessing life and all its got to give. You've got grand plans for what you'd like to change and what you'll achieve this year. You've even got new ideas bubbling out of your creative heads... But often for me, this time of the year is a funk of mixed emotions and thoughts. I'm not really enjoying the whole 'crafting as a business' thing at the moment. It's hard work - working full time and running a business on the side. It's sunny outside and there's so many things I'd rather be doing over boring paperwork and packaging up sales. I still love crafting, but making things to sell feels like a chore - and that's not how it should be. I've been here before and it's times like this I love being a blogger - being able to read back over all your lovely comments and suggestions last time I felt this way. This blog may be a little quiet while I reassess where I want Freedom Creative to go from here...