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Wednesday, January 30, 2013

WIP Wednesday - crocheter's block!

I've spent the last few weeks, little over a month, focussing on custom orders. At the time I felt as if I had all these creative juices floating around. I was grateful for all the custom orders, but I hadn't quite anticipated them at that volume. So it kept me from experimenting with all these ideas that were flooding through my brain.

Yet, now that I have the free time... I'm empty. No ideas. No motivation. Almost burned out which I such an incredibly odd concept to me when it comes to crochet. I've never had crocheter's block before. Writer's block, yes, many times, but never crochet.

I guess there's a first time for everything. And being that there's enough products to keep the store full through the end of the winter season, this is the best possible time for it. Nonetheless, I don't feel like me without creating something. Hopefully someday soon ill get out of my rut, and then you'll have plenty of new pretty pictures to look at :)!
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Wednesday, January 23, 2013

W.I.P- team spirit gear

It's WIP Wednesday here at the blog, and even though I failed to take detailed photos on the gifts for holly's family, I still wanted to post this week. So rather than post on my projects I had been working on, I thought I'd post on a different topic I have been meaning to post but just never seemed to have the time last semester.

Team spirit gear! In any color(s) you'd like! As you should know by now, chelseaMADE accepts custom orders, so any item on the store or in your mind can be custom made in your favorite team's colors! Giving you a cuter style to show off your team spirit than that regular old school team apparel!!!

 these girls are such hams! lol! their team "lost" in this one ;P

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Friday, January 18, 2013

2013 Resolutions

...for wanting to post more on the blog, I'm not getting off to a very good start ;P

I wanted to start this year with my resolutions being shoved out into the world via the blog, so hopefully I'm successful for a second year in a row by having completing, and keeping them all year !

This year, I'm gonna make more then one resolution, which might seem like a lot, but I just want to set goals and go for them in a few different aspects of my life.

My Personal Resolution this year is:

 to start living healthier!

I'm not going to say "I want to drop ten pounds!" ...because I don't, and I'm also not going to say "I want to work out five times a week!" ...because I know I wont, and I definitely wont say, "I'm cutting out all junk food!" ...because I can't, I love pizza! But I will say, I'm going to start paying attention to what I put into my body, and I'm going to try getting a little more in shape, not to lose weight, but so I don't have such a hard time doing stuff like playing with the kids for more then 10 minutes. And I will say I'm going to start accepting myself better. I'm my worst critic, and if you ask my brain, I'm never getting enough done, or doing good enough job at what ever it is I'm doing, and that needs to change. I need to start being one of my biggest encouragements, instead of talking myself down.

For my crafty side:

learn to read and write patterns

I can crochet, and I can knit, and sew a little, but there's still so much to learn! This year I want to tackle the task of learning to read patterns, and in turn being able to write patterns that people besides me might be able to follow :]

For the store:


Now this might seem silly, but its a legitimate resolution and goal. Most of the items I make are more geared towards fall and winter when our weather is less than desirable. So as silly as it sounds, my goal is to be able to brainstorm new items and designs that will allow the store to have relevant items available year around. I figure its a simply and easy, yet very necessary task that must be done, so I find it resolution worthy :]

What are your resolutions or goals for 2013?  
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