Monday, April 16, 2012


So about that blog post I wrote a few weeks ago... at this point I don't think I'll be deleting it. The response I got to it was overwhelming, and made me realize that yes, things can be hard and there will be challenges and struggles, but that I shouldn't simply give up because things aren't going well at that particular moment. When I'm in that mode of thinking, it's really hard to see the bright side and to believe that what I'm making has any value.

On that point, I've decided to stop being mopey and depressed when things are going slow. Instead of wallowing around feeling sorry for myself and being a complete waste of space (as is my usual response), I'll instead... make something. I'm determined to be inspired by my feelings of sadness and make something new. I've actually already had a head start on this. At the end of last week I began working on some new things for my (almost non-existent) kadona/boy-style wear. I'm not going to get into the details at the moment, but I'm very excited with what I've come up with!

When I first started up my Etsy shop, my personal goal was to add a new item each week. Well that lasted a handful of weeks until I got busy with orders, and then proceeded to fully forget about it. I've also realized that I've managed to meet and follow through with each and every goal I set for myself, in my New Year's Resolutions blog post, except for the upgrading my home-machine to tank (which I can't really afford/help at the moment, so maybe by the end of the year?) and the fashion show participation/selling of wares in person will be taking place in June! That being said, I've decided to go ahead and reinstate my aforementioned goal of adding new items to the shop. I'm aiming to add new things at the beginning of every month - it's not going to be a like a mini-line or anything, just a handful of garments/items that I feel deserve a spot in the shop. I feel like it's been quite a while since I've designed anything new, so I'm excited to get back to that. I'm also planning to finally invest in some decent lighting and a backdrop to at last bring my photos up to decent quality! I've been saying this for... years(?) now, and I'm hoping to actually follow through with this before the end of the month.

One more thing before I go. I wanted to thank all my fans for your complete and total support. You all are a huge reason why I get to do what I love doing, and I couldn't be more grateful for you. Your words of encouragement really slapped me out of my sour mood and got my head back on straight. I don't know what I'd do with out you all - thank you~

Miss Chubi

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