Goodbye For Now!

No, I'm not going anywhere specific, but I am going to be taking a break from blogging for a while. I realize I never summed up my experience at ACC, mainly because it has take me some time to process, and I just haven't had time to sit down and write about it. The main thing I did learn was a good lesson about time investment and what I value. I've spent the last few weeks after ACC kicking myself saying "was that worth it?" I spent an enormous amount of time, energy, and money to make new work for the show, and my sales were pretty lackluster. I made myself sick with sleep deprivation worrying about making enough "quality" work, took time away from The Sprout, and almost forced my husband to divorce me because I was in such a wound up state. Then I spent 5 full days away from my new little family, relied on my inlaws to come care for The Sprout, let my home fall into a disaster zone, while I stood around answering the same question over and over at ACC. That question being "what is AltCraft-" but that is a whole other can of worms that I just don't have the energy to open right now. But I digress. Back to what I learned. I learned that I can't do it all even though I want to, and sometimes need to. I learned that my full time job is not juggling being a mama AND an artist, but being a mama THEN an artist. SO that being said, I plan on taking a break from trying to squeeze it all in- etsy, twitter, FB and blogging, it just takes up too much of my time and attention from The Sprout. I also realized that I'm not really saying anything new or different on this blog, it all is just a repeat of what I'm posting on my fan page. So I maybe quite in here for a while. But you can find me and news snippets on the fan page and periodically on twitter (@dandelionblu). Till then thanks for giving me the space and time to rest, rejuvenate, and be a better mama!


Stems & Poppies

"Stems and Poppies" have been added to the shop, along with many other new items! Check it out here!


A Little Dandelion Love!

Thanks Baltimore Magazine!
And by the way the shop is open and ready for business!


Craft Hangover

Thanks to all that came out to see me at the ACC show! And many thanks to my BEST friends and helpers- it was a loooong 4 days. I need to decompress and rest and I'll get a re-cap post up shortly!
My shop will be opened back up by the end of the week and will be filled with new items!