For the last six months I had been thinking and planning and sketching and reading up and playing around with ideas and... well, pretty much doing everything I possibly could to drag my feet on starting up my new business because I'm afraid of failing. Not so much failing, but maybe more so being a novice and doing it poorly. I have run out of excuses (lack of workspace, upcoming vacation, sick kids... although, then again, we are moving in a few months, but I don't think it's close enough yet to lean on ; ) for my husband as to why I keep saying I'm going to really do it but don't. Then last week, Crystal (of Oh, Juniper), a super talented friend of mine who creates gorgeous handmade Waldorf inspired dolls, offered me some of her scrap fabric "for my quilting business" and I realized I needed to stop putting it off and just do it already! She also asked me if I would work on a special custom quilt in memory of her father, and while a big part of me is intimidated at the significance of the project vs. my relatively newbie skills, a bigger part of me thinks that this is the perfect first-real-project-as-a-professional-crafter that I need to give me the confidence that I CAN do this. So thanks for the jump start!
In the past week I've set up this website, cleared out and set up my workspace (including a felt wall so I can play with quilt squares - my favorite part!), and have hopefully set out on the path to someday in the not so distant future being able to feel not-so-novice : )
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