OML's newest Question of the Week is up on the blog. Makers Emilie of @lehandmade, Macy of @imcrazyforcraftin, Stevie of @stevieboehmerdiedrich, and Bonnie of @greenletterday shared their thoughts with me on challenges they face, and how they overcome those obstacles.
In my handmade world, the challenges of finding enough time + staying true to myself and what I want my business to be go hand in hand. A lot of hours are put into fueling those creative juices and physically designing a new knitwear piece. Hours I sometimes feel I don't have, or don't want to "waste" if my new idea doesn't work out. When I'm strapped for time or feeling discouraged and unmotivated, I end up browsing all corners of the internet for inspiration. I peruse Instagram, Ravelry, Pinterest, Facebook, Etsy, Google, online magazines, you name it and I've probably done some serious lurking at one point or another.
Falling down the rabbit hole of internet inspiration has its ups and downs. Sure it can spark and refuel your inner desire to create, but it can be frustrating (dang, I wish I thought of that first) and tempting (well maybe I could just make it too) and downright discouraging (but why am I bothering to make things when everything pretty has already been made). These thoughts cross my mind all the time.
So how do we stand our ground and stop ourselves from wandering down a path that isn't our own? Read the whole post here.
Hello friends, I'm Kelly! I'm a 27-year-old cozy enthusiast who loves creating things with yarn, exploring the beauty of nature, and eating Brooklyn style pizza.