Merry Christmas. Retiring. And Moving On.
Hello : )
How are you doing with your crafting for Christmas this year? Have you got it all done?
I'm done. But that's probably only because I've made very little for Christmas this year. Very little.
I made the wreath for my front door.
And I designed some new papers and things and made a few cards with them.
And that's about it this time around.
It isn't a hand crafted Christmas in my house this year.
I haven't made any of the cards I've given. I bought every card I've sent this year.
I haven't made any of the gifts I'm giving either. I've bought all of those too.
And I haven't made a single thing to decorate my tree or my home or wrap the pressies I have bought. I've just used what I already have. Or bought it.
I'm all Christmass-ed out. I've had no creative spark whatsoever for the past few weeks.
As a long-time creative, experience has taught me that this happens from time to time. And when it does I no longer really think of it as a problem or anything to be concerned about. I know that in a few days, or a few weeks, or at some point at least, something will change and I'll then be bursting with ideas and raring to get going again. I'm still waiting lol!
I've been trying to make the most of this non-creative period though to do other things. Like early spring cleaning - I know!!!! And I've been doing a little planning ahead too.
I have my New Year's Resolutions in place. Not started, but in place ; )
And amongst them, I've decided I'm going to do a little re-styling at Pink Petticoat. I want a new look … something prettier and fresher. And more pink.
So with time on my hands, I decided to get started. And it seemed to me that a great starting point for the restyle, would be to do a little decluttering in the Boutique and take out anything I didn't absolutely LOVE any more, anything I couldn't see myself creating with again. And retire it.
The results are *here*.
There are a lot of them aren't there? That surprised me a little too. But I'm going ahead and retiring each and every one of them. Most of them are going, never to return. There are a few that I'd still like to have around in some form. But these are designs that are now a few years old. And as I now have a few more years design experience under my belt since they were released, I think I can do better job with them now. So they will be tweaked and reformatted and will re-appear in a different way next year.
But if you do like any of them, now is really last chance to get them.
I decided to keep things very simple and regardless of their original retail price, they are each just £1.00. Until New Year's Eve. Then they're gone. Forever, creating space for lots of new things next year : )
Whilst I'm on the subject of the Boutique, it's probably a good time to remind you that the Introductory prices on the Pink Petticoat Christmas Collection 2013 will end in a few days too, on Christmas Eve.
Which leaves me just one final thing I want to do this year. And that is to wish you all a very Merry Christmas.
My card is my personal favourite of the few cards I have managed to make this year. And the only hand crafted one I'm giving. And it's just for you.
Merry Christmas & Happy New Year everyone.
Thank you all so much for all your amazing support throughout 2013.
And I'll see you next year!