I’m Back…. and Stuff is selling on Etsy!

Been gone the last while as I’ve been up to my ears in house reno’s, followed by getting a job which seems to take up almost all of my free time.  Last night after working all day, then shovelling off the roof (because I haven’t reno’d it yet and it leaks) and then shovelling the driveway, I decided to head out to the workshop and build a quick melamine box for the microwave.  After an hour, I had wasted several sheets of melamine, and had a pile of sawdust and screws to show for all my work.  Went to bed very discouraged, how could I not make a simple box?  Luckily in the morning, a surprise couple of Etsy sales came to the rescue.  Nothing like someone liking your stuff enough to pay for it to get you out of the dumps.

 

I went back in tonight finished the box, plus some signs I needed to do, and even got started on another cutting board as my Etsy listings are running a little low lately.  I feel a million times better tonight, hopefully more time opens up this weekend for me to continue working on projects.  I find the more time I take off woodworking the more I forget how to do, and the longer it takes me to get back in the grove.

 

Next week, something with pictures! Enjoy your weekends…

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New Beginnings – Part 1

I’ve been in the same line of work for over 15 years, and last year, I decided at the end of my contract I would move on.  Don’t get me wrong, I loved my job, worked with great people, always enjoyed my work.  The thing is, I was losing enthusiasm.  I used to leap out of bed every day and be excited to go to work, looking forward to trying new things and great ideas.  That slowly passed, and by the end of my contract, I found that I was only doing a “good job”, and not a spectacular one.  I only do things 2 ways, 110% or not at all.

There has also been much change in my life lately (as you’ll see in part 2) which influenced my decision.  But the big question is… what now?  I’ll be taking this opportunity of joblessness to do some dreaming. I love to dream, and sometimes I even have amazing ideas, but with so much work, I really haven’t had a chance in the last few years.  Along with dreaming I’ll be working on my creative side. This blog is a labour of love and I hope that through it I’ll develop some of my ideas and hopefully iron out a new career path, so stay tuned, it’s gonna be an amazing ride.

Look forward to some changes around here, new designs and even a new face or two…