Saturday, June 02, 2007

Well Hello...







So, It's been a while. I had to stop and regroup. I started this blog at essentially the same time I began the Plumm shop and it was too much to take on at once. I find that I am the type of person who needs quite a bit of time, about 6-9 months, before I can completely work a new thing into my routine, my life. I tend to fumble about trying this and that until everything has a place in my schedule... and my head, for that matter. This really applies to everything...kids, friends, coffee makers, camera's, cars, houses.
It hadn't even been 6 months since we adopted Kai when I started making purses and I feel like maybe it was too much at once for me. I was feeling very scattered and spread thin until just recently. I needed the purse making as an outlet during a pretty stressful time, but being the perfectionist that I am, it became too much. I am going to ease back in slowly I think.
If you follow the happenings in my Etsy or Lov.li shops you have likely noticed that production has dropped off. I am going to continue to struggle with my 'all or nothing' tendencies...we'll see how I do.

Much to report..I think a list in in order.
  1. Luke begins preschool in 3 days.
  2. Kai and I have really improved our bond and continue to make progress daily
  3. I received a serger as a birthday gift and am anxious to figure it out
  4. I turned 30!! Hubby and I went away to Stinson beach for 3 days with no kids...bliss. I adore my husband.
  5. Kai is beginning to talk...albeit slowly.
  6. I have come up with a new tote bag design
  7. I ordered some fabulous labels from Rohm Customs at Etsy and they are in all my new bags. They rock.
  8. I have some Clothes in the works for the shop...stay tuned for that
  9. I have gotten my first cortisone shot into a joint and it is amazing. (I have had Rheumatoid Arthritis since I was 9 months old and have a bunch of icky fused joints).
  10. I quit drinking St@rbuc%s...cold turkey. It was making me a nutball.
  11. I painted my bedroom a beautiful silvery green color..It used to be rust colored. It is infinitely better now.
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3 comments:

maia (glassbeach) said...

Welcome back! Congratulations on so many wonderful things! Have fun with your serger (my husband gave me one as a gift before I even knew what one was and I'll forever love him for it!)

Jenn said...

HI AMANDA!!! I am so glad to "see" you again. We've missed you and your wonderful family. We're looking forward to playing with you soon!

Lucia, Adam, Noah and Camille said...

I have so much to catch up on with your plumm blog. 1st congrats on turning 30 and how wonderful to escape to Stinson Beach..a beautiful little part of the world, isn't it?! Second, give yourself time and space to get that feeling of balance and then tell me how to do it because I am always struggling with that,especially since becoming a mama. Third, so glad to see how wonderful and happy Luke and Kai look...both growing up so quickly. The photo in their little suits made me smile. Your little men! And finally, I just want to let you know how impressed and inspired I am by your creativity. Your bags are stunning and I love the variety of designs.