A Difficult Decision

Over the past few months my life has become increasingly hectic and with everything going on juggling family and my JAK & GEEGEE shop has become very difficult. After a lot of consideration I have decided to close my Etsy shop, leaving me more time to spend on my blog which I love writing, time with the monsters and Sean and (more importantly) I’ll have more time to sew just for fun. I’ve got a long list of projects that I’m desperate to have a go at but sewing for the shop has meant my poor list has simply been forgotten. A new year and a new sewing room have made me realise now is the time to start really enjoying sewing again.

So my big plans for 2014 are

– Close my Etsy shop
As of 31/1/14 my JAK & GEEGEE Etsy shop will be closed, my sale will be on until then so make sure if there are any items you want head to my shop before the 31/1/14.

– Teach Monster no1 to sew.
We started a pin wheel cushion in 2013 so we’ll be finishing that.

– Work through my crafty to do list.
I’m not going to share my list now, partly because it’s forever growing, but also I’ll be sharing each project with you as I go so don’t want to ruin the surprise.

– Make my own clothes.
Last August I had a bit of a reality check and realised that I needed to lose some weight and get fit again. I started following a Paleo lifestyle and trying to exercise more, which is probably one of the best things I’ve done in a long time. I’ve managed to lose 2 1/2 stone and dropped 2 dress sizes, I’ve got so much more energy and feel better in myself. Anyway, now that I’m not a blimp and actually a size I want to stay at, I figure it’s time to start making myself some clothes. The added bonus being I’ll need less fabric now that I’m smaller ;). To be honest I’m a little scared of this plan as I don’t really have a clue about making clothes that actually fit properly but we all have to start somewhere and thankfully my lovely sewing club buddy Rachel Pinheiro as volunteered to help me, Phew!

– Exercise more.
Self explanatory really. The weight I’ve lost has been 90% diet so it’s time to get toning, if you’re a mum reading this you can imagine the amount of work I’ve got to do on my jelly belly lol. I’m just hoping I can crochet while on a bike at the gym, multitasking at its best right?

– Blog at least once a week.
I do love my little blog, even if my mums the only reader (thanks mum xxx), but I have neglected you in 2013 only writing sporadically. Well this year I will write once a week, even if it’s just to say I’ve been lazy and not got anything crafty done. Honesty is the best policy after all.

I think I’ve got plenty to keep me busy, I feel better just writing it all down and am really looking forward to the year ahead. Have you got any big crafty plans for 2014? I’d love to hear about them!

5 Responses to “A Difficult Decision”

  • Julie:

    I’m sure I’m not the only one who reads your blog, I may be the only one to comment!!!!!!!

    Well at least you’ve made a start on your to do list.


  • I read and enjoy your blog Polly but just don’t leave any comments. I’m sure there are lots more like me. Good luck working through your todo list.

  • Rach:

    Polly, hope things are going well in the new house… I like your blogs and amazing to lose 2 1/2 stone well done xxx

  • Jacq:

    Hi Polly, I’m sure that’s not an easy decision but sometimes you just can’t fit everything in, and you’ve had a manic few months. You couldn’t have better help than Rachel for making clothes. Really sorry I can’t get to Sewing Club on Sunday, hope you have a good time 🙂

  • Michele:

    Hey Polly

    Congrats I losing and maintaining your weight and I also read your blog so it’s not just your mum 🙂 (does it still count if I’m a family member?).

    I’m sure you are making the right decision re closing your Etsy shop. You could always re-open at some stage and good luck.

    I look forward to your blogging 🙂

    Michele xx

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