So, I can honestly say that I have not been so busy in a very long time. Only a few posts ago (because I haven't been keeping up) I was talking about my very first craft fair. Well, over the course of the rest of the year, I went to a total of 5!
I have been having such a blast, that I am hoping to attend even more over the course of this year. My first one is scheduled for mid-March, and from there, who knows?! I have been getting into the craft fairs so much, that my husband bought me a wagon/cart for Christmas, to be able to transport my fair stuff with easier.
My Kickstarter was a success! I was able to get fully funded and I shipped all the rewards out to my backers. The feeling of accomplishment I had after finally mailing off the last few rewards was a big weight off my shoulders, let me tell you. I did have a great time with it, though, and I hope to possibly do another one this year.
Stitching-wise, I have only stitched a little bit on my Christmas project. I was starting to get tired of making all the chainmail, so I took a day off to stitch, instead. I don't have any pictures of my progress (since there was very little).
I do have some pictures of some of my chainmail items I have been making, though. Here are a few of my favorites:
Top left: My large ring byzantine bracelets
Top right: Stretchy chainmail dice/money bag
Left: Scalemail poinsettia ornament
Bottom right: Assorted colors, barrel weave Stretchy chainmail bracelets.
These are just a few of the things I have made. I have several earring types, bracelets, ornaments, keychains, etc. I have been very busy!
I want to start posting new things that I make here on my blog to share with everyone. I will still post my cross stitch updates as they come along, as well! I am going to try and update my blog once a week like I used to. It seemed as though posting updates is a big part of my motivation when stitching, and I think it will help keep me on track with my business making chainmail, as well. Stitching will be my relaxing activity to prevent me from burning out on all the chainmail.
If anyone has stuck with me during my hiatus and is reading this, I would love some feedback!