So we've been in Michigan for nearly a week now & its been a hard trek. I am attempting to switch my bank over, attempting to settle into the little apartment we are in for a month, & attempting to stay sane. I've got a few blog design clients to keep my busy & help me learn new things.
Today I wanted to share with you my very, very old craft notebook that I found while packing up things from my parents' house. I remember getting this notebook in a set of 2 from Costco. Going to Costco used to be a cool thing for us when we were little. We'd get to look at the book section & come away with something super cool. I picked these notebooks because of the travel theme. I remember printing things off from the computer, cutting them out, & pasting them in. It was like primitive pinterest!
Here's a sneak peak & sorry for the grainy iphone photos! I took these late at night with only my bedside lamp so they look really grainy! No sort of editing would have helped them I don't think!
The front cover is so cool! I am kinda sad I pasted a whole bunch of things in there. I really would like to have this blank again! But then I'd probably consider it too precious to write in. I am horrible with that!
My favorite part was finding old Twinkie Chan inspiration for crochet. Man oh man did I love me some Twinkie Chan! I couldn't afford any of her work & now I want a scarf soooo bad just to say I have something from my idol!
Then I found little doodles at the end. I don't know what these were for! I think that little doodle under the cloud sorta thing & the cupcake next to the pie looking thing is supposed to be part of a vacuum. I don't know why I was drawing these!
Looking back on this little inspiration book, I've realized how far I've come with my ideas. This book was filled with things I wanted to replicate. I sort of had the idea of if I can make it, I can sell it & just wanted to make what other people were making..they were having success right? But I realized that I wasn't that creative in crochet & needed to find a way of making something my own. For a long while I just dabbled in any medium I could make something out of. Now as I've grown I've found what I love to do & it deals with three things: Crochet, Pottery, & Blog Design. I really would love for the pottery & crochet part of my shop to take off & have big plans for making & listing things for fall & winter.
I have a few new scarves I am going to add, some new hats too, I am working on making the look of my shop more cohesive, & I am toying with the idea of opening a separate shop for pottery & crocheted things. I just need to work on cohesiveness. This is the struggle I am having now: Making all my product photos look like they are from the same shop & being a bit unique.
I really like the backdrop of my pottery photos & love the rustic feel. But that doesn't translate in to the blog designs that I do. I've seen shops with multiple types of items have a totally cohesive look & I just can't seem to do it!
Anyway, I just wanted to share with you a peak into the high school me. It's so weird to think that I was ever that young. I look back & think it wasn't that long ago, then I find something like this & realize how young I was!
I wonder what I'll find out about my self now 10 years from now when I look back in the notebooks from today!