I recently took about a month off from invitations for a few reasons.
1. I needed a break. I still work full time, so when I come home from my day job I am exhausted – and still have another 8 hours of work to do. I barely sleep! This is a good and a bad thing – I love what I do (and I love all of you brides and grooms out there), so that helps to keep it enjoyable… but my mood suffers from time to time and I barely have time to do laundry =)
2. Holidays. Wow. What a frenzy November 24th-ish til January 2nd is. I decided to make a bunch of Christmas gifts this year instead of just buying buying buying. And that was a blast! But took up a lot of extra time. As Christmas was fast approaching, I knew I would never get it all done if I didn’t put the brakes on the invites for a while.
3. …and this is the most exciting part… I opened up a THIRD Etsy shop! This is something I’ve wanted to do for a while – it’s not just invitations that I like to make, but lots of little craft projects. Over the holiday prepping period as my sister and I were making our gifts, she finally said out loud that she wanted to start a shop for realsies. And then our friend Megan jumped on board. And then we all went crazy with ideas and plans!
So we opened up The Cellar Door Craft Company on January 14th and it has been a crazy last couple weeks!
We are handmaking a variety of items for yourself or your home, or as small gifts for anyone you know. Things like jewelry, refrigerator magnets, coasters, hand warmers, wreaths, and many more new items to come. Here is a peek:
Since Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, we are having a sale of 20% off your entire order from now til February 14th by using coupon code VDAY2013 at checkout!
Check out everything in our shop here, like us on Facebook here, follow our blog here, or follow us on twitter here. And, of course, on Pinterest here. We also have an Instagram page (cellardoorcraft) that we are continually updating with photos of the new items going into the shop.
We will also be offering giveaways from time to time so stay tuned for that!
I will be back in the invitation business shortly and hope to have some new designs put together in the next couple weeks – as soon as I get some sleep.