Crafting

This past week was my last week before school officially starts. I am not sure if I’ve mentioned this or not but Edward and I made the decision that since my student loan is enough to cover most of our costs after the tuition is taken out and he is working pretty much full-time at the moment and we are ahead, that for a while at least I am not going to work at all. I am just going to concentrate 100% in the beginning and not work part-time or full-time at all.

I’ve been working on getting The Great Candian Housewife blog and also my mom and I are starting a crafting business, so between all of that I don’t have much spare time or time to take on a job on top of everything else and we want me to be concentrating and doing well in school. It still feels weird saying “school”, that I am in school and am almost 40 (a little over a month), but I am.

My mom and I have been mainly just crafting and starting on reading some of the course outlines and into materials and getting familiar with things. We’ve done a lot with the Cricut and mom’s done some other crafts as well. The image at the top is some of the things we’ve made. I have a domain name for it already and we have an Etsy site and now a Facebook page. We plan to sell both locally and within the province as well as ship anywhere.

I absolutely love doing the glass stuff like the mugs, candle holders, even candles, wine glasses, etc. I want to eventually make some of my own designs instead of just finding and downloading ones. We’ve bought some and found some that are free for commercial use. I also need to work a bit on my photography skills when it comes to taking pictures of the things that we are making. I have been working on a logo for the company but I’m not really happy with it yet.

Overall it’s been a great week. Lots of time spent with mom and dad and my brother while Eddie was at work and some when he wasn’t. Things are coming together nicely.

8 thoughts on “Crafting

  1. That is good that you’re not putting too much on your plate while you are going to school, but starting a crafting business with your mom sounds really fun. It sounds like a fun way to spend the time and you can make money at the same time. I love what you did with your theme!
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  2. Hi Kirsten — I read your “About” page and wow, you live in one of the most beautiful areas in Canada, that’s for sure. Best of luck with your Athabaska U. courses! I had a friend at one time who was a professor with that university. I think she’s probably retired by now.

  3. Some of that stuff looks pretty cool! Can’t wait to see what else you make and what you’ll be selling!

    Good idea to try to just concentrate on school. I hope it goes well!

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