Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Podcast Episode 1: THE BEGINNING

Show Notes:
Hello! Thanks for watching my first...very rough episode. I was super nervous but that's what firsts are all about right?!
Current WIPS:
Recent FOs:
  • Vanilla socks out of discontinued Bamboo and Ewe Pattern
What I'm reading and watching:
  • I rant about the final season of X-Files
  • Peaky Blinders (Netflix)
  • Dragonfly in Amber by Diana Gabaldon
  • The Secret Garden audiobook from Librivox
The fastest way to find me on the internets!

Until next week,

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Freckled Crafts is a BIG way!

For months I have been wanting to do so much more with Freckled Crafts than I ever had before. Freckled Crafts has changed so much over time.
my first logo, hand drawn and scanned...I am certainly not the next Picasso
 It started just as a blog which at times was totally neglected I admit. Sometime after that I started an etsy with the same name. I wanted to try my hand at selling little handmade things. With no clear mission I sold little Doctor Who jewelry, stitch markers, and little sewn purses and bags.
As you may have guessed with no clear goal or idea of what I wanted to do I was never terribly successful. Eventually this too fell by the wayside. I was a sometimes blogger with an etsy of two or three items. But I was busy with school and work and life.
the person who has given me strength and support through it all
 Life changed. I finished school, I got married, and I got older. I began sewing up my own cute project bags for my knitting (a constant companion through it all). I saw others were selling project bags and thought maybe I had something to offer to this community. I made my first project bags for sale a year ago and I had lots of fun selling these little boxy project bags.
The original bags, many of which I'm still making!

 I met lots of great people through ravelry, instagram, and my new knitting group. I was working at a job that was fun but certainly did not pay what I deserved and I learned an important lesson of just how awful corporations can be. I had a longing to take Freckled Crafts to the next level but time and everyday stress left me tired and without the passion to move forward. I was complacent.

Last week a wonderful thing happened. I was fired! It was a totally stupid reason, an asinine way for the new management to assert their power. Just another drop in the bucket of why corporations can suck. But I realized very soon after the fact (as in as I was walking out the door) that I was free and now I had nothing holding me back from following my dream.

So now I am here, organizing how I want to run Freckled Crafts and what exactly I want it to be. I'm back to blogging, I updated, added new project bags to the shop, and I'm excited to finally start podcasting (seriously I've been yearning to make video podcasts for over a year!!!).
Do my new photos make you want to sit down and knit with me? I hope so!

So all of this is to say Freckled Crafts is back in a BIG way! I want to be a more active part of the knitting community and really see what my creative side can do when it gets free reign. So I hope you'll join me in this exciting journey and hopefully what will be an extremely fulfilling chapter of my life.

See you all soon,