I can't thank all of you enough for hanging in there with me while I do all these destash videos. Since I haven't been able to comment back to everyone I wanted to share a bit on here with you.
First, you know I read all the comments, they mean a lot to me. But I want to address the destash a bit. I think I've convinced you all I'm staying. In fact I bought some more goodies this morning, and last night actually to help me with my new journey.
Meanwhile I'm selling a collection of beautiful items that I was very proud to own. I know I'm doing the right thing, I wasn't using 90% of what was in my craft room and I was a master at finding a place for everything I owned. My 10 x 10 craft room had more things in it than a good size store. Even though I wasn't using everything, there was something about walking in there and knowing I had all these beautiful laces, flowers, blings, embellishments (you name it, I had it) to choose from. It all made me feel good.
So selling all of the items I've been selling is bittersweet and personal. I do know I need to do it, and of course I've been paid fairly for them. But there is also a part of me that feels like I'm selling a bit of my identity when I pack up my beautiful items and mail them away.
As I look at my craft room right now, it's mess. There is stuff everywhere as I work through this process. That's hard to look at as well. I do know there is an end to this, and I can see it coming much better then I could 4-5 days ago. I've ordered some storage items that will work better for the new items I will be using, so that's exciting. But my new journey requires a lot less product so I should have a space that feels more open and I think that will be good for me.
I can see my future coming, and I appreciate all of you who are helping me get there, whether it be those of your who have bought from me, stuck by me while I'm doing this, or simply gave me a little space while I've been busier then I ever could have imagined. I've needed all these things.
I'm happy my beautiful items are going to other crafters and will be appreciated and used to make beautiful projects. I'm coming to a peaceful place with this big change over, it really hasn't been easy emotionally. I can see I've made the right decision though and you all have played a big part in me making it through this past week. I feel I'm going to be very happy and at peace with making ATCs and Cards. I think the peacefulness will allow for more creativity, which will be just the direction I want to go.
So, while I don't comment back anymore, I'm glad I have this blog to connect with you all. I think it's important for you all to know how important the roles you've played in this have been for me and to know how much I appreciate you all. This certainly has not just been about doing a destash video, getting paid, and shipping out product (that's what a store does).
Thank you all from the bottom of my heart!