Monday, July 30, 2012

First order

I just mailed out my first order and it feels great! Pretty exciting, don't you think?


Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Shop has launched!

I'm happy to announce that my shop, Lucella Studio, has finally launched. I've been practically ready for months now but it seems that, as usual, my fears take over causing me to come up with excuse after excuse in order to delay what needs to be done. Anyhow, it feels great to have this online space where my creative self gets to start something new. It's quite a challenge and I'm really hoping all goes well. I invite you all to stop by and take a look.

Till next time!

Monday, July 23, 2012

My Lucy-lu

Today my little Lucia is seven months old. She's growing rapidly and it seems that every day away from her is another day that I'm missing something new. I missed her seventh month birthday and her first time on a walker. It's been only a few days without her but I can't wait to have her in my arms once again. I love you Lucy-lu.

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Unsure of where I'm heading

I can't make up my mind these days; it seems like it's all over the place, with a trillion ideas and things I'd like to do or think would be fun to make, refusing to settle on a single project. For months now, I've been planning to open an accessories shop: hair clips and headbands for little girls. I've made a bunch of hair clips, purchased hundreds of dollars worth of supplies, spent countless hours on my computer researching business ideas and models, looking at what other people do and comparing one with the other, trying somehow to find my place in the handmade world/business. My shop is practically set, I just have to let go of my fear and do it, click a button and launch my site. Something is stopping me and while I insist on it being perfect, my mind is also suggesting several other things that I could be creating.  Stopping by the bookstore this evening and looking through craft magazines and books has only made it worst. Now I'm thinking maybe I should make handbags. Crazy, right?
I want to create and I'd love to make a living doing something I enjoy. Somehow I feel that I won't be happy making several copies of the same item, I've discovered there's not much fun in that. But what if that's an excuse to not move forward, what if I'm feeding into my fears? Perhaps I'll love interacting with people and have them appreciate and buy things I do… I don't know, I don't know exactly where I want to go or do. I'm stuck.