Tuesday, 22 February 2011

Hello!

Well, after a few months of debating I've finally set up a blog!  I guess a good place to start is with a little introduction to me and my blog.  I'm just in the very early stages of trying to set up my own business selling handmade cards and scrapbooks which is all very scary and exciting at the same time.  This comes from years of debating whether to go ahead with my craft stuff or not, following my decision after college and uni to go into the world of librarianship - not a bad move, but I now realise that was not following my dreams (see where a lack of faith in your work gets you), so now about 16 years later here I am trying to make a go of it.  My progress to date is that I have a website, but it's just really a gallery of work and the wheels are in motion for a fully operational e-commerce site, I've done a quick introdutory course to starting your own business and only gone and got myself a business advisor, so hopefully there will be some more promising news on the horizon soon... but at least it feels like I am starting to make a go of it properly now.

Aside from my crafts I have a lovely family with 2 little "baby bugs" who keep me on my toes and their Daddy.  I am still on maternity leave with bug number 2 at the moment which is lovely and life is busy to say the least.  Oh, and I am Mammy to 4 fish who after being with us for over a year have finally been named as Dobbie, Bobby, Frank and (erm...) Tinkerbell, I think!  And anyone who tells you having fish is relaxing is lying, they give me more stress than my children.

So there you go, a teeny bit about me, no doubt you will learn more as the blog goes on and hopefully see the development of a new business along the way.  And if you're into the whole social networking thing you can find me at the following places:

Facebook
Flikr
Docrafts members gallery
Babycentre


Thanks for popping by, 

Marie