Thank you for waiting…
Hello lovelies, and hello crafty world!
OK, first of all, I am deeply sorry for my abrupt and long (very long) absent. I honestly cannot believe that it’s been about a year and a half since I last posted on Small Good Things…
Secondly, thank you so very much for lovely readers who’s been waiting for my return, and those who left lovely messages and comments while I was gone. I read all of them, of course, and these were deeply heart-warming and encouraging (though it took me so long to come back here) – I’m still writing replies to you all, and I apologise that I couldn’t get back to you sooner.
So, where shall I start? It’s been so long that I really, honestly don’t know where to start! I don’t want to bore you to death, so spare me 5 seconds and you’ll see what I’ve been up to:
- yap, kept crafting and creating things on regular bases
- became a proud owner of a crazy (but cute) cat, and I am finally and officially a crazy cat lady
- started to rent an art/work studio (sharing it with Mr T, though) in order to focus on jewellery making
Ahh… yap, that’s about it! Sounds like not much done, right? But it’s been quite a year for me, and it took some kicking and nudging to come here and say “hello” to you all.
So. As I mentioned above, I am now focusing on making jewellery, big time. I’ve been thinking about having my own shop and making it a full time job for quite some time. I’m starting with setting up an Etsy shop first (I know, it’s the easiest way for me to reach worldwide!), and then one day setting up my own Online shop. Ambitious, maybe, but I am so in love with creating that I cannot not try!
So, on that note, here is what I’ve decided; no more knockoff jewellery tutorials here on Small Good Things. I’m still going to have my original jewellery tutorials, but not knockoffs. It’s just that I don’t feel comfortable about the idea of a professional doing knockoffs, even if these are for blogs and not for sale.
Again, it’s totally my way of thinking, and I have nothing against those who do. Also, I’m quite happy for people making knockoffs of my own design – I think it’s kind of a complement that my designs are worth re-creating (of course, as long as they are not completely the same and you don’t sell these as your own!). I’ve been wondering if I should delete my knockoff tutorials or not, so please give me your honest thoughts on this!
Anyways, thank you so much and well-done for reading this long post! I can’t wait to show you the sneak-peak of my shop and craft projects I’ve been warming up :)