Introducing Homespun Holiday Stitching Kits
It feels like I've been working toward today's announcement for an eternity. It has been months of effort and planning and I am so excited to finally be able to share!
When our daughter, Tilly, was born, I threw myself into her care with purpose and enthusiasm. And as much as I love her, the frustration of feeding obstacles and the isolation of new parenthood slowly started taking a toll. I realized how much I relied on creativity for giving me a positive focus and a sense of community, of connection. Without it, I struggled.
So, rather than allow myself to get swallowed by looming mommy guilt and loneliness, I decided to find a more constructive path forward. I thought about all of the things I wanted for Tilly. I wanted to give her a sweet childhood full of whimsy and magic and special moments. I wanted her to have traditions and heirlooms. I wanted her to be surrounded by love. And I knew for sure that I could create bits of that charmed childhood with my own two hands.
With all of that in mind, I decided to jump back into product design with both feet. I knew I could design tools that would make it easier to create that whimsy I wanted for our girl. In doing so, I could help others create that same special feeling for the people they love, too. My heart started singing again.
I could also start crafting again; a pastime I desperately missed. You see, those feeding issues and difficulties in our daily routine meant that I hadn't seen the inside of my studio since before Tilly was born. Stitching projects are so much more portable for me than the paper crafting I have always loved. I can bring these projects with me so I can enjoy the company of the people I adore while stretching my creative muscles again. It's truly fulfilling and it brings so much joy!
So here's the plan. A few times a year, I am going to release a new Homespun Holiday Stitching Kit. Intermittently, there will be stand alone dies introduced as well. The debut kit features a quartet of Christmas ornaments inspired by my own collection of new and vintage mercury glass ornaments. I don't know about you, but I treasure the Christmas season and I feel like this year I really need a little extra holiday cheer. 2020 is has been tough, regardless of whether you've been muddling through postpartum nonsense. I can't wait for you to see this kit in action!
Over the next few days I am going to share more information and a few sneak peeks along the way. Thank you for joining me on this new creative venture. I truly appreciate your enthusiasm and support. I hope you'll check back in tomorrow for more!