Next batch

Dec 11, 2017

I’m busily working away at the final batch of kitties for this year. They all have beds and blankets, all they need now is their books (and name cards and to be photographed and listed in the shop, but who’s counting?). I’ll keep making more in January, but the Christmas shipping deadlines are fast approaching and in my experience hardly anyone shops online for a few weeks after Christmas anyway, so I’m going to finish this batch and then take advantage of the next couple weeks to finish Christmas gifts, spend lots of time together as a family, and do some behind the scenes prep work for some fun projects I want to introduce in 2018.

It’s both ironic and not at all surprising that the more I’ve been working and creating, the less I’ve been on Instagram or on my phone in general (unless you count listening to podcasts, because I’ve been doing that quite a bit while I work). I love Instagram and keeping in touch with people in general, but it’s also been really nice to disconnect in that way and enjoy the feeling of actually being productive.

Of course, on the flip side of that is the fact that I wouldn’t even be able to have a way to share my work if it weren’t for Instagram. I’m just so grateful for both. Both the opportunity to work and then also to share it with others and share in what others are working on too.

I suppose no two Instagram feeds are the same, but I’ve been really fortunate to surround myself with people I really enjoy and admire and who’s positive attitudes and message are usually pretty uplifting and encouraging.

Anyway, it’s late and I’m rambly, but I’m excited to share more kitties later this week and I’m really grateful for the opportunities I’ve had lately to work hard at something I love and then send that love forward. The product is kitties, but the message is joy.

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