let’s review- 2012

My Christmas sewing this year- reusable lunch bags and shopping bags-

Another year goes by! I am thankful for my blog to keep my memories for me. It is fun to go back and review. Here are some things that made me happy this year-

– a new floor in the studio! I know it doesn’t seem like much but I love scooting around in my chair.

– I was in a show with some other fantastic doll artists. Thanks Nichol!

– I went to Honk! It was AMAZING!

– San Francisco- Loved it! Renegade and some vacation too.

– I got to meet Sonya for the first time when I went to SF. We’ve been internet buddies for years and it was a thrill to give her a hug in person. And then we got to meet again!

– I won something from a blog give-away- Thanks again Mr. Finch! I love my moth!

– My monthly meet-up with other like-minded crafty-biz people. We are starting our 4th year in January! This meet-up started from a New Years resolution and all I can say is, if you want something in your life, sometimes you really can make it happen!

– And Ryan, my 5 hour a week helper. It has been great fun having someone to talk to on a schedule.

Other important events of the year-

– I took Sister Diane‘s class about doing on-line classes. I quickly realized that I really didn’t want to do it. And that was absolutely worth taking the class to figure out. It became clear to me that doing the classes involves a lot of tech support- not something I want to do. And, being the kind of person I am, I would likely be unable to do any other work during the duration of the class- too distracting.

– 2 things that sound good but mostly were really stressful for me, book and licensing.

– I did 3 Renegade shows- Brooklyn, San Francisco and Chicago. I decided not to do any Holiday shows this year- the right decision for my sanity but maybe not for my business. Hard to know.

Tomorrow I will post my dolls of 2012.

4 thoughts on “let’s review- 2012

  1. Hi Mimi! Happy New Year! I thought I was going to sign up for classes and finally get to meet you but alas, life is saying stay put for now. So if you will reassure me that the patterns will be available I’ll content with that. I wanted to tell you how much I love, love, love your dolls. I look forward to your blog and enjoy your work!

  2. Happy New Year Mimi! I wish I lived closer so I could take your classes! I would love to meet you in person too! Oh well, we will see what the new year brings. Perhaps a trip will be in the cards for me? You never know. Until then, I love to follow your blog and see all your creative endeavours. If you are going to sell a pattern for your dogs I would love to get one. All the best for 2013!! Jarvie : )

  3. I think one of the most important things is to work out what you can and can’t manage to do and also what you want to do.
    I love seeing all the things you create, hope you have a great 2013!

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