I'm on a journey to find health and happiness through a more holistic and green lifestyle.
I find the world to be abrasive. =) That is to say, I feel the need to armor myself, physically and emotionally, in order to face life. Don't we all? Maybe. For whatever reason, it has become a priority in my life to rid my immediate environment of irritating things. And I'm sensitive! So there is much work to be done. But. I have thought for a long time that the things I come in contact with every day, and the stuff used to clean and maintain these things, need to be gentle and non-toxic. I have had eczema my entire life. For a long time I just dealt with it, and accepted that sometimes it's bad, and sometimes it's not, and that it will fluctuate a lot. Gradually over time I have come to find that certain things, fabrics, cleansers, materials, are more irritating to my skin than others. Stress can exacerbate it. In more recent times, I have realized that every aspect of my life improves when I improve conditions for my skin. Hah! What a concept! Thus my (long time) interest in going green, and my more recent desire to live a more holistic lifestyle. (I think I've felt a desire for a long time to live in a harmonious way with myself, my surroundings, and nature, but didn't have a name for it.) Anyhow, this blog is a journal of my trials and errors, and basic crooked path to find a balanced and peaceful existence for myself and my family. Thanks for your interest! I would love to hear your thoughts and ideas!
Saturday, September 11, 2010
More For The Etsy Shop (sewing)
It's a funny conflict for me. With the chill in the air, I feel the urge to make things and get my Etsy shop filled. People buy stuff for school, and start to think about getting gifts for the winter holidays. I want to have stuff to offer. At the same time, I have so little sewing time, that I prefer to sew stuff for my kids, and for the house. Hm. So I have to compromise. A little of this and a little of that.
I made these for my dear son, but totally misjudged his size this time. He seems to be outgrowing some stuff, so I made this in the next biggest size. He SWAM in them. So to the shop they went!
I really should prepare during the year and do craft shows. I would probably have more success with them than I do with Etsy, simply because Etsy requires a more constant focus. Maybe next year....