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So last night, after a particularly difficult discussion about what life looks like right now and the ways in which I could be supporting myself and be a support to my families, I decided that doing a craft fair may be too much for me at the moment. I don't want to continue pushing like I've been doing to build up an inventory. I've been neglecting a lot of important interactions to focus on my needle felting and it doesn't feel like right now is a good time. I talked with my husband and I'm going to back out of the craft fair for this year. I'm a little sad about it, but in a way I feel relieved to be able to focus on helping my family heal and spending some time soothing my own soul after a harrowing year.

The good thing is, I have quite a bit of Plumpies to list over the coming weeks in my Etsy shop. Some of them are new and wonderful and I'm excited to just take it day by day, piece by piece, and one step at a time.

This is good. It feels like the world has taken a big breath and I'm part of the exhalation. I feel relaxed, renewed, and ready.


  1. Hugs! A very tough decision~ so glad you feel better already.
    So much goes into preparing for shows/sales/fairs. I don't miss the pressure. As the years went on and moving tent, displays, paintings etc. during downpours, lighting and wind..... my Christmas open house became my favorite. I opened up my studio, dining area and kitchen to the world for three days each year and it was wonderful. I began making product around June for my November sale. Would make one for business... one for the sale. Seemed to be much easier on family, home and me.
    Wishing you all the best!
    We'll be watching for your treasures on Etsy...


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