Did you notice my new little blog button? Eh, probably not. I haven’t been here much lately, so I can’t imagine many of you are visiting very often either. I’ve been away from writing for a bit, and even though I miss it terribly , I’ve learned that I just need to be OK with it. It’s incredibly hard for me to gather ideas and find quiet time for writing with an almost 3 year old in the house! It wouldn’t be fair to only blame him, between the 3 kids, the dog and cat, the chickens, and all the amazing exploring and bike riding we’re doing on this beautiful island it’s really hard to find any free time at all. I’m not sad, I’m elated that I have been spending SO much time with my family.
However, I’m also happy to have found an old passion. What I am really loving about making jewelry is that it’s so much fun and feels so good to create with my hands. When I stopped writing, I stopped because I had a really strong urge to work with my hands., I figured I’d come back to it by now but, I guess I’ve accomplished exactly what I felt pulled to do. Not surprisingly, it also feels good to contribute financially to my family, even if it’s just a little. Even though I’ve never been asked to, I’ve been wanting to contribute in this way for quite some time.
Etsy is a funny place. It’s a great opportunity for crafters, but I’m learning that if I don’t do anything to get my jewelry seen, most of it just sits there, unnoticed. As an Etsy newbie I really have to work for it, if you know what I mean! Now here’s where I ask you for a favor. If you have a blog and you like my jewelry, then maybe you’d be willing to post my little button on your blog? If you do grab my button, then please let me know so I can express my heartfelt gratitude.