Overdue and Behind

 Greetings from the workbench friends!

                        I failed to post for the last two weeks. I could give you a list of excuses…but the truth is I simply did not know what words to use. Today however my heart is overflowing a bit. I spent much of the last couple weeks preparing for a vendors show two Saturdays ago. To date the best one I’ve had. Still not breaking any craft show records but it was a wonderful experience.

             I have another show coming up at the end of this week. I am excited. I am always excited when I get the chance to show off my craft. I have been working on some new ideas…that is a slow process when there are no funds. But it will happen.  I believe it will.  This is not an easy journey being unemployed, having one income, and being in debt, attempting to start a business…but I am positive on my of those aspects this family is not alone. I have been reminded a lot lately that God is going to give up on us. He has brought us through a lot.

            I have been working with some new materials. Planning pieces for when I can purchase the materials and supplies I need to make my visions reality. Resin pendants have been curing around here for the several days. My vision for them is to become make memory collage pendants. Personalize them for customers. I have made a few to take with to my shows. I am wicked excited about them. I am also working on my stamping technique. I am thinking a personalized hand-stamped plaque, collage pendant and a fun charm on a nazzy chain.


Just a little preview of what they could look like!

            Rings are on a new level too! Still not able to solder at home. 😦 But I have been trying some new things with wrapping. New earring ideas…I have just been trying all sorts of different things just to use what I have in order to not buy a whole lot of materials.

            It is all going to fall into place. I believe that. There are days when the struggle is hard. There are days when the struggle is real. Moments when my mini cave-girl says “Hey guys, you wanna go get some yunch?” And I have to say no because there is no money for going out to eat. It’s not a bad thing, just makes me a little sad. She got over quicker than I did. Love mini’s resilience. But there is a lesson in that…look the disappointment in the eye, say “Aw man.” And move on!  So until next we meet at the workbench…keep creating, enjoy your moments and keep your chin up. As always thank you for stopping by and for being on this journey with me.


Big Love,



Author: createmickyann

MickyAnn has grown from a lifelong love of creating things with my hands. Which is turning into something new everyday. It's a journey…won't you join me?

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