I'm back! It's almost one year to the day since my last post on this blog. So much has changed in that time. It turns out I didn't get back into scrapbooking, well not yet anyway. I enjoy my embroidery so much I set a up an Etsy shop called "Suosaari" to sell my creations. The name is in memory of my mother (it's her maiden name) and a nod to my Finnish ancestry. So far I've been selling hoop art and mini embroidery hoop necklaces. I have plans to add some other non-embroidered items as well.
I started to set up a new blog for my shop, but something just didn't feel right about it. I don't want to be limited to just talking about what I sell. After a lot of thinking about what I actually plan to achieve, I realised I want to share with others exactly how being creative has made a positive impact on my life. This blog was started back in 2009 to document my various crafty pursuits so why not just keep it going? The name certainly suits me. I'm quite often "off with the pixies", dreaming about what I want to make next! I have begun to realise that I am what is known as a multi-passionate creative, and I'm embracing that whole-heartedly.
So here I am with my newly revamped blog. I'm keeping the old scrapbooking posts, as that was a wonderful part of my life in which I learned a lot and made some dear friends. There will be new posts about things like embroidery, crochet (my new obsession), sewing, home decor DIY, creative business and of course my Etsy store. I also want to talk about how all of these things have helped me deal with difficult things like grief.
That's it for now. If the sound of all this appeals to you, you might like to follow me on Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest as well. Thanks for stopping by!