I'm happy to announce that I'm completely addicted to embroidery! I finally got started with my Stitch-It Kit a couple of days ago, and I haven't looked back. I'm still working on my first project, a tea towel, but I'm already way past the point in the picture (which I took last night). It's an easy and relaxing activity that allows me to feel like I'm doing something creative and productive all at once -- those sorts of things are hard to come by for me, because I'm easily distracted and I don't like big projects.
I've also been thinking up more things I could do with my newfound-skill! It's sort of exciting. I'm considering expanding my shop beyond vintage, to include handmade items (or reworked/embellished vintage). To tell the truth, my shop was originally all handmade items, but I only ever sold 1 thing [to someone I knew, so I felt like it didn't count] before I realized that vintage was a much bigger seller. However, as you may have noticed, I'm sort of getting bored with my Etsy shop. I feel awful saying that, but I just haven't been enjoying the process as much lately! I think I'll keep it up, but the items going into my shop have definitely slowed down. I think I may be taking it in a new direction soon! Let me know if you have any thoughts on the subject; some of you readers have been customers and you're all lovely people so I totally value your feedback.
I hope everyone has an exciting weekend - we've got a long one coming up, and I'll be out of town for most of it so I may not post here for a few days!