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Working & Resting Sabbatical

I was on my mini sabbatical the week of June 11th.

It was a part work sabbatical because Etsy Wholesale is closing and I need to move my online wholesale shop elsewhere ๐Ÿ˜ฑ

Sabbatical is a good time to work on a project like this because I can just focus on it and not the mundane little tasks or other deadlines I would normally juggle.

I chose Shopify as a new platform to have my wholesale shop at as I’ve heard good feedback from other makers, and some of my favorite online shops use Shopify.

I’ve been thinking of having my own online shop for a while, so Etsy Wholesale’s announcement to close the platform has kicked me into action!

I didn’t make as much of a headway as I would’ve liked to, though.

I guess when you’re on sabbatical, your brain just doesn’t want to do much work after all ๐Ÿคท๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ

Well, at least I started the process. It’s a work in progress and needs to be done in the next week and a half so I can share it with my retailers!!!

Wish me luck ๐Ÿคž

(I need it ๐Ÿ˜…)

On another note, Dave and I have been searching for a property to do a land-based project in western Washington.ย 

We went to look at a couple of potential lands during my week-off.

There are so many complicating factors surrounding this project, so it’s taken a long time to find the “one.”

I can’t share much more than that publicly right now but will be sure to tell you more in the future ๐Ÿ˜Š

I did take some extra time to read, too.

I readย “I’m Judging You: The Do-Better Manual” byย Luvvie Ajayi.

It’s funny, insightful, and heartfelt. I laughed out loud at several moments in the book๐Ÿ˜‚

Highly recommend it if you’re looking for honest truth about life, internet, relationships, and oppression.

After having a relaxing, slow week, I participated in the Fremont Fair during the weekend of June 16 & 17.

photo by Rocket Buddah

There were so many people and cute dogs!

We had an amazing weather, too. Blue skies. No clouds.

I did get a little overheated in my booth butย had a great time.

I just enjoy connecting and re-connecting with wonderful vendors and customers so much ๐Ÿ˜Šย It makes my heart happy.

I have a really busy summer coming up with more fairs and markets – I’m glad I had a moment to breathe before jumping in!!

How’s your summer shaping up? I hope you get to take some time off and enjoy yourself!

xo

Happy Gifts for Awesome Mamas!

Happy Sunday!

It’s so nice to see you!ย  My 365 day “Happiness Is” art project ended a week ago!ย  Woo hoo!ย  I can’t thank you enough for your love and support throughout my journey.ย  I’ve been transitioning slowly out of it and getting into my new creative routine.ย  I’ve been asked a lot about what’s next.ย  I have very exciting plans ๐Ÿ™‚ย  I promise to write blog posts about my reflection on the “Happiness is” project and what’s to come in a couple of weeks, so stay tuned ๐Ÿ™‚

One of my priorities for the last couple of weeks has been to get ready for a Mother’s Day Craft Show on Sat May 9 at Tin Umbrella Coffee in Seattle.ย  If any of you’re in the area, I would LOVE to see you!

Mother's-Day-Craft-Show-2015_lores

For those of you who live far far away, don’t forget I have an Etsy shop!ย  I ship internationally as well ๐Ÿ™‚

I’ve added these new items recently on my shop, and they’re perfect Mother’s Day gifts for your awesome mamas.ย  You’re also allowed to get them for yourself if you’re an awesome mama ๐Ÿ™‚

Hen & Chicks Mother's Day Card
Hen & Chicks Mother’s Day Card
Vintage Coffee Maker & Tea Pots Art Print
Vintage Coffee Maker & Tea Pots Art Print
Kitty mugs.  Only a couple left!
Kitty mugs. Only a couple left!

Also, if you’re missing my daily drawings, Instagram (@honeyberrystudios) is a great way to keep in touch!ย  I post there daily ๐Ÿ™‚

Have a wonderful May!ย  xoxo

Yuko