Tuesday, November 24, 2009

A Bit of Something New

Its been quite awhile since I've added something fresh and new to my etsy shop. I'm talking a completely new idea entirely.

I love working with both paper and beads, and but to be honest I've grown a bit tired of making the spiral bound journals that have been in my shop for the past year or so. They are time consuming and require a lot of work and have, in all honesty, ceased to be enjoyable for me to make anymore. I don't free creative with them anymore, and because my shop and crafting in general are purposed to make me happy and provide and outlet to do what I love I've decided that I'll no longer be making them. (Pssst! They are on clearance right now - 30% off! go visit the shop and grab one!)

I love paper and journaling too much to stay away from them though, but I needed a challenge ... something to spark the creative block I've been having lately.

So I've been spending my time focusing on a new craft of sorts, and will soon be introducing Coptic Stitched Journals into my etsy shop. I'm so excited about them! They are so fun to put together and I'm relishing in the joys of discovering a new twist on a true passion of mine!

Look for them soon, and keep creating what it is that you love as well ♥


Caroline said...

Very cool! I learned how to do that a few years ago in a bookmaking class, but I haven't put my knowledge to good use in a long time. You've inspired me to see if I can figure it out again.

AlyGatr said...

Oh WOW! Those are very cool. I'm in love with books full of blank paper...but so much so I have so many of them laying around unused :( I've been passing some of them down to Amelia to have fun with...especially now that she's learning to write her letters.

I know the feeling you're having. My store feels pretty stale and I'm thinking about a redirection...but haven't decided what that should be yet! I'm having fun making a lot of different things...but mostly things I've been giving for Christmas. I think I'll wait for New Years to decide what I'm going to do for sure.

ElegantSnobbery said...

Oh man, I have always loved those kinds of journals!! Amanda, you always wow me!