Thursday, January 31, 2008

Craft Area

Here is where I do my work :) Its my favorite place in the house! Right in front of my workspace is a small basement family room where my kids can play and craft. I also have a TV and my treadmill so I could live down here if I wanted. Around the corner is Tim's "man room" -- big screen tv, leather recliners and the ever popular dart board. To the left of my craft area (in this picture) is Tim's workroom ... so I have access to his tools, too. Shh! Don't tell him I sometimes use them! Its perfect. I can't say its always this neat though ... I tend to spread out while I am in the middle of a project and thanks to a dedicated space, I don't clean up until I am finished. Come visit :) I have plenty of room for stampin' friends!

Sunday, January 27, 2008

What do I do now??

When my son was born, I felt compelled to stay home with him, but that had not been the plan throughout my pregnancy. I had my dream job and financially we were in a good place. So, my very understanding, supportive and patient husband said I could stay home but needed to find someway to bring in a little money. I have been working part-time in various positions for the last three and a half years. My latest job has ended, unfortunately ... they needed more hours and I was already struggling to find day care for the ones I had. We left friendly but it was sad and traumatic, of course!!

So, I am launching a "virtual assistant" business but my passion is more creative than what I will probably be able to help people with doing only that. Therefore, I am also launching a more creative endeavor and want to sell handmade cards, stationary, scrapbooks, scrapbook pages and gifts. All customized projects. I am so excited. I love being crafty and working full time, not so very long ago, I can still remember the stress of not feeling like I could take on something so huge and daunting as scrapbooking.

This is part of my first baby steps :) Wish me luck!