October 18, 2011

My Adventure {an update!}



Life is such an adventure right now.  Full of mystery and suspense, excitement and...oh, you know...anxiety, stress, and busy stuff.

You've probably heard me babbling on about the garage sales I had this summer and fall, and downsizing my studio of extra stuff, etc.  Well, that's because Milo and I are moving.  Yep!  For a ton of {boring} reasons, I decided that it's time to move on.

Where to?  Well, that's where "mystery and suspense" comes into the picture.  I don't know yet.  I have family begging me to plant roots with them in Nevada,  pull from family in Georgia, and dear friends who are missing me in New York.  Personally, I'd love to go here, but...yeahhhh {I know}.

As you can probably imagine, there are a lot of factors to consider.  None of them are easy, all of them are scary...and exciting just the same.

Since the goal date to move is December{ish}, I decided to take time off from sewing products for craft fairs and events to focus on the move this fall.  That doesn't mean I'm not sewing or volunteering though!


It's refreshing to take a step back
 To give a little differently


Working on custom orders from Etsy and friends has been really fulfilling and keeps my creativity flowing.  This weekend I am going to work for my friend Burkey {Four Chamber Forge} at the Rust Belt Market in Ferndale, and am planning on volunteering at the Flint Handmade Market and DUCF {if I'm still in town!}.

I made these little goodies Mini Necktie Magnets for the DUCF swag bags {and more Fabric Message Rings}!

Found this mask in a box today!
I have another little secret {eee!}... Last Friday I started helping out at a local auction house / antique shop for some friends.  All day long I dig through boxes of old stuff that needs to be organized for the shop, and onsite and online auctions.

I found about a hundred little treasures that I already need to have {but behaved myself and didn't get}. Cool, right?

Well that's not all!  I will also be upcycling the furniture that comes in to be resold in the shop.  Dressers, chairs, stools, picture frames...you name it.

It's pretty much perfect.  You never know...maybe this adventure will lead me right where I already am.  Whichever path it takes me, I hope you hang out with me along the way {because you know I'm going to need you here when I have the inevitable freak out moment, ha}.

What's the biggest move or change you've ever made? 


What's your best tip or trick {or fav tuturial} for refinishing furniture?