I feel like it was only yesterday that I was sharing my excitment with you that I was going to be off and embarking on a week long "crochetcation." However, here we sit, and I am back to my day job. Where did the time go?
I will say that I got a lot of things accomplished on my time off. I was able to finish up most of my outstanding orders and get ready to finish off some last odds and ends. I was able to play with some new yarns and see how the would translate to different types of Luvvies. I was happy to have that time to play.
Another accomplishment was I also branched out a little - expanding from my Web site and my Etsy store - to create a storefront on a new platform called Vendroo. I don't have a lot of things set up in that platform yet, but it is something else that I am trying in order for my Luvvies to be able to find happy forever homes.
One of the reasons that I am trying to expand into other platforms is because with the conventions I was planning to vend at cancelled at least through the end of this year, I am wondering if that will be a viable platform for me in the future. I gave a lot of thought to it while I was off. I love conventioning - both as an attendee and as a vendor - but I do wonder if we are going to have conventions the way we used to in the future. Or, even if we do return to conventions, when and what will they look like. One of the benefits of going to the conventions is the one-on-one interations with people and for a chance that potential buyers can look at the Luvvies up close and personal and be able to feel and cuddle the Luvvies. I don't know if I would feel comfortable with that for the time being.
One of the cons that I was supposed to vend at has been rescheduled for April 2021. As of right now, I still am planning to attend and sell at that. However, things could change: The date may change again; there may be a vaccine and things will revert to more normalcy. I am not making any final decisions at this point.
Another fly in the proverbial ointment is my hysterectomy has been moved up (due to a cancellation in the doctor's office), so instead of being scheduled for the first week of October, I am going the first week of September. Which means I want to try to get as much done as possible before I will be laid up.
These were some of the progresses and things that I thought about and tried to work through while I was off. This also meant that I did not devote as much time to the actual art of crochet as I had hoped. However, I am trying not to dwell on what I didn't get done, but what I actually achieved.
So, now I am back to the grindstone and hoping to make sure that I have a good balance between the day and the fun jobs.
Sending lots of love to you all and thanks for sharing along this crazy road with me.
Hugs and cuddles,