I have quite a few things to show off, but I'm too lazy to upload them right now. I have the next week off of work (WOOO!) so I promise I'll get them up soon. I've been so busy the past few weeks, and I've loved every minute of it.
Unfortunately, I haven't been working out, and that's something I need to remedy. Next week I really have no excuses (although I'm sure I'll try to find a few) and I plan on getting back in the swing of things. I had to bow out of my half-marathon tomorrow because I just haven't been able to train at all for a while. First my diabetes made me feel like total poo, then I got sick, then we had an ice storm... I know I could walk 13.1 miles tomorrow, but I'd be in a world of pain for it. I'm just going to suck it up and focus on my one in March.
As for day-to-day, I've let crochet take back over all my time. I have to learn to balance it all, but I've been having so much fun. Making dolls and hats... and decisions. When I got into making my half-marathon hats, I had that spark ignite again to try to do something to make money with my hobby. At first I thought about making up patterns, and I may do that some, but I've had people asking me to make them things left and right. I made 3 hats for one coworker, need to make one for another coworker, and another friend asked me to make her a doll for her granddaughter's birthday after the New Year. I have another coworker making a list of things she wants.
So, I'm going to call it official. I'm going to do custom dolls and hats. And I also will make a lot of Christmas things and next Christmas do a booth at a craft fair... ornaments, elf dolls, garland, things like that. I'm super stoked about it. I don't anticipate making a ton of money or replacing my job (although wouldn't that be awesome?) but I love doing this and even if I'm not making a lot of money, I'll be enjoying it. I had, a few years ago, tried to give this a bit of a go, but I wasn't very confident about it. I think now is the time though to revive ZIO Creations. =)
I have a lot of non-crochet details to work out in the next few weeks, but I'll be sure to let you all know about it. =)