Status Updates

Officially Open: The Silver Stitchery Stand-alone Shop

You may have seen notifications from me if you follow my blog the last few days. That's because I upgraded my plan and opened a store! The Silver Stitchery I wanted to see if opening a separate store that I run myself would add to my profitability. Etsy has the advantage of being a well-established,… Continue reading Officially Open: The Silver Stitchery Stand-alone Shop

Status Updates

Journeys Have Many Paths

It's ok to be on a path different from the one you start out taking. My experience in the last 2 years has underscored just how unpredictable life is. While I still love design work, The exact type of work I do has shifted. I recently started a 50 Day Logo Challenge. By subscribing to… Continue reading Journeys Have Many Paths

Designs, Status Updates

Client Clarity

I’m trying to get back into design contests as practice for my skills. Sometimes, several in the last few weeks, I think clients simply don’t know what they want enough to really ask for a design they will like. One contest holder asked for a refund. Two others never picked a winner. It’s not like… Continue reading Client Clarity

Designs, Rants

Unnatural Disaster 

This past week has been bad. Everything that could go wrong did. Too many projects due at once, printer screw-ups, and difficult to weed designs made my work schedule horrible. Due dates had to be flexible whether or not they actually were.  I survived it. My employer even gave my coworker and I a $50… Continue reading Unnatural Disaster 

Status Updates, Thoughts and Explainations

Indescribable Inertia

I grew up in a house. My parents owned houses my entire life. When I turned 30 I was finally able to move out with my then-boyfriend to a very nice 1-bedroom in Wheaton, IL. It was a lucky find and I love it here. I don't want to move away from Wheaton. But there's… Continue reading Indescribable Inertia

Status Updates

Short and Long

First the short story: the apartment my husband and I are currently renting is going to be renovated and the new price is more than we can afford to pay every month. We love the apartment building we live in, but money is money. We have to be out by August 31.  Now for the… Continue reading Short and Long