Well, why have I been MIA in blog land for a while? Things have been a little unusual around here. After always knowing what I wanted to do for my career, I am struggling at the moment. My 'umpf' has seemed to have taken a holiday!!
I love to bake and to make cards, and have been busy carving out a business selling the things that I love to make, and doing the things I have a talent for. It seems however that so many others do this as a hobby, and are more than willing to make cards, cupcakes and wedding stationery for their friends for free. The short story is that I am struggling to see how I can make a success in what is essentially a hobbiest environment. Is this affecting anyone else's sales at the moment?? Please don't misunderstand though, I think the sharing of papercrafting and baking is essential, our children should all know how to make cakes, my brother bakes with his little boy, and everyone should be able to make things as gifts. I certainly do not want people to stop this. What I am struggling with is how my business can fit into that. Any thoughts anyone??
Another bit of news is that I will be finishing my full time temporary post of managing the Church cafe in two weeks time. And honestly, I can't wait. I am being kept on as the baker, doing a few hours a week making all the cakes for the coffee shop, so that is great, and I can't wait to get on and get started. Next week I will be making chocolate ganache cupcakes with Easter chicks, so watch this space for a baking post soon!
I have a craft fayre coming up at the end of the month, so I will be bringing you a few snaps of the cards I will be making for that. And most exciting of all, I am taking a trip to the International cake show in London at the end of the month, and although I will be restraining myself from spending our holiday money, I will be able to show you all the great things that I spy on my trip!!
After what looks like an essay, I will leave you with a few snaps of a special card that I worked on recently. It feels lovely and summery, and uses girly bright colours, a playful yet grown up card for a 21st birthday.
Sorry about the glare on the first picture!!!
Happy Easter everybody, I hope that you are all having a lovely weekend.
I will be back soon, but until then, take care XX