Thursday, April 21, 2016
Living a creative life is important to me. I enjoy making things with my hands, and there is nothing quite like holding a finished product in your hands that you created. It isn't easy to find large chunks of time for creating these days. Being a single mama, homeschooling, taking care of our little homestead...it all takes up a lot of my time, but every day I find time, usually just a little, for making. I might squeeze in a little knitting in the early morning hours, or later in the evening once my little man is tucked in. I might find myself sitting at the sewing machine for 20 minutes while my little man is busy with a puzzle or building with lego. Or I might be up late, in the kitchen, whipping up body butter or soap. The point is, every single day I create. Some days I might only get five minutes, other days an hour might appear, and so I take whatever I can get, and I use it to the best of my ability at that time.
I do this for many reasons, the most important one being that I feel alive when I am creating. I feel full, happy and, content, and I always seem to finish creating feeling more inspired than when I began, and that is amazing!
The last few weeks have been busy with creative projects, from rope baskets to self care and herbal products, and the reason is because I have opened a shop. This shop, a part of Life at Nature's Pace, is a simple shop where I will sell hand crafted artisan goods for health, body and home. It's a place to sell my homemade self care products, and homegrown herbal goodness, as well as share other creative and interesting handmades. It has been something I have been thinking about for over a year now, and have finally taken the time and energy to make it a reality. It feels good, and it also feels very exciting. It's a new project, something that will change and grow, as I do, and hopefully allow me a place to share my love of creating and earn a small income at the same time.
I hope you will check it out, and let me know what you think.
If you live locally, be sure to check out the workshop page for information on the Kids Herbal and Wild Food Club and a Putting Food By series that runs throughout the summer. Oh, and summer camp information is up, and registrations are rolling in already.
I have also loaded a few new rope baskets to the Mama Collaborative shop, and many new and beautiful items have been added by the other members. Be sure to stop in and check things out.
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Congratulations on achieving your goal and setting up a little shop of your own, Kim. I hope it's really successful for you. Meg:)ReplyDelete
congrats to you Kim, this is so you and fits into your lifestyle perfectly. I wish you success (and buckets full of MONEY)ReplyDelete
Congrats on opening your own shop! I adore your baskets and the other products look so nice!ReplyDelete
Thanks so much Anke!Delete
Yay! This is so exciting! The shop looks great! Looking forward to ordering some body butter. xoxoReplyDelete
Aw, thanks my friend. xoDelete
Kim all my congratulations, it's fabulous! I wish you success and prosperity! I really love all the beautiful things you do. I actually work on neighboring projects ... We are always so connected my friend! xoReplyDelete
Thank you Chantall. Why doesn't that surprise me, my friend. We truly are kindred spirits :)Delete
Wow great! Love the site and the shop, nice colours and words. Was so excited to see all the nice stuff you make, love it all.ReplyDelete
I tried out to put something in my basket to see what shipping to Holland would be, it turned out for free..... Think you should know to have a look at that soon. This is just a tip, hope you see it like that.
Love from Patricia
Aw, thank you Patricia!Delete
Yes, I have not actually put in the shipping prices for international orders, as I have no idea what they would be. Our shipping is quite high here, and I am sure would deter most from ordering internationally. But maybe I will add in something on the shop page about contacting me if you would like to place an international order. Then I can package it and take it to the post office to get a price.
Thanks for noticing that, and letting me know. I appreciate it.
How exciting! I wish you well with your new venture and hope that it brings you success.ReplyDelete
Thank you, my friend. xoDelete
So much going on! You are always inspiring!ReplyDelete
Aw, thanks Jen!Delete
Kim, your shop looks great - congratulations!ReplyDelete
I love it, all of it! I love your assortment, so happy to see this! It looks fantastic, your baskets are beautiful! Congrats xoxoReplyDelete
I agree, being creative makes me feel alive and fulfilled.ReplyDelete
You do make some wonderful things. Good luck.
Kim- it looks amazing!!ReplyDelete
Thanks so much Taryn!Delete
Oh your shop is so lovely Kim,so many nice things. You sound like you have so much going on and that you are enjoying the 'busyness'.ReplyDelete
Fondest regards to you and Reece.
Thanks Emma. Lots going on, but not feeling busy at all, but happy and content.Delete
Good luck with your new venture, such a good idea.ReplyDelete
I've said it before, but I'm so very happy for you my friend. It has just been so wonderful to see you come alive these last few months. Wishing you all the success in the world! xoReplyDelete
Thank you my friend, I appreciate all of your support. xoDelete
Your shop looks wonderful, congratulations! And your workshops sound amazing too. As well as creating and hopefully earning some income, you are obviously staying so true to yourself, and fingers crossed there's a market out there to appreciate that, there ought to be!ReplyDelete
Thanks Sally. Aw, thanks my friend, I am staying true to this life I love, and the dreams I have for both Reece and I. No need to cross those fingers, workshop registration has been great! Things are working out better than I had planned with Life at Nature's Pace. Feeling blessed.Delete
The shop looks fantastic! What an exciting new adventure for you and the summer camp sounds so great too. Best of luck with it. I wish we lived close by so the girls could experience such a fun outdoor experience.ReplyDelete
Thanks Kathleen! I appreciate all of your support :) I think it would be wonderful to have your girls in camp...maybe one day.Delete
Oh wishing you nothing but amazing success my friend! xoxReplyDelete
Thanks so much, my friend, I appreciate your support. xoDelete