Thursday, August 11, 2011

My Two New Addictions and New Classes

Wow, its the middle of August.  The kids are back in school and fall is on its way. I love the fall its my favorite time of the year.  This summer has gone pretty fast. In a way, but its been weird. Having surgery at the beginning of June seems like so long ago.  I am making progress. For awhile I felt like I had it a plateau, but I am feeling pretty good now:)  The really big news is I went to the Mall today! Its been years since I have been able to go to a mall.  I walked around Barnes and Noble and to the food court for a drink. I sat there reading my new issue of Where Women Create. I love that publication!  The ediors letter from Jo Packam at the beginning really got me thinking. Really Thinking! Its been a stressful three weeks trying to get back to work. I finally started yesterday. I wont go into all of the details, but the company hired to handle my employers leaves of absense was horrible.  I have been put through the ringer, rung out and feeling pretty beat up over the whole ordeal.  But back to Jo's letter. It was about your passion and "Your Dream" and how elusive it can be. Just when you think you have it nailed down, it starts moving on you.  Life happens or while you are happily going down the path to that goal, there is a fork in the road. A new idea!  A new opportunity!  I have had so much time to think this summer, perhaps a little too much time.  I have thoroughly confused myself.  Finally things are making sense and the clouds of confusion are parting a little. The things I know for sure are that its time to move. Move towards my business I have planned.  To start I have been presented the opportunity to teach some craft classes at the new shop I am in. Green Table Gifts is a new shop and they are offering some really fun classes. I am going to be teaching these baby shoe pin cushions and these headbands with matching pin. This is just the beginning. I am working on some other projects for future classes.  I am going to incorporate my event planning in my classes.  I am going to use my Cupcakes and Cute Stuff name and serve drinks and bring cupcakes to my classes. I am going to style my events and make it alot of fun.  The attendees can bring their girl friends, hang out and catch up, learn something new and take home a new treasure they made themselves all the while enjoying cupcakes and cute stuff! :) Its the first step of my dream and I couldnt be happier.
Oh yeah, I HAVE to share my two new favorite addictions.  I have never really watched Project Runway, but I love that show. Its only two shows in, but so far I think I am team Burt! He is older and really has an amazing talent. Hopefully he will be mature to go along with that talent.  AND have you been to Pinterest??? This place is so addicting. There is so much inspiration and creating your own Pin Boards is so fun and can be really usful. I have to really put a timer on myself or I wont get anything else done. That wont do,,, I have new products to create for new classes. :)  I hope you have a great week and spend some time working on your Dream.            


Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Loveee your new creations and I loveeeeeeeeee pinterest!!! you are right... so addicting! :):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Lisa said...


Love your newest creations!

Michelle May (Shell) said...

Well my dear friend...this sounds like a FABULOUS plan! You go! I'm here cheering for you all the way!
xx, shell

Caroline Nash said...

Follow your dreams Gail, you deserve them. All your ideas sound fantastic and I will be with from afar all the way, waiting for your progress each week.

Thank you for the pinterest link going to have a good look.

Take care xx

Jean said...

So very cute. Good luck with your new project.