February 13, 2010

A life less ordinary

So the market wasn't the great success I dreamed about :). After three tries I've decided I'll take a break from markets for now, I'll be concentrating on my online store. So while I won't be out and about with Purple Frangipani, you can still grab them online.

It was nice to see some of the lovely handmade things that other Sydney-siders are making (unfortunately even at a 'handmade' market not everything is handmade)
I picked up fabric I'd ordered from Retro Mummy - gorgeous Babushka fabric to be put away for a special project later on.
I fell in love with the little leather shoes from All About Heidi - completely adorable.
Check out these sock owl kits from Craft Schmaft (I would have been tempted to get one of them if, you know, I'd made any money).

I think one of the main reasons I'm a little disappointed about things not working out the way I wanted is because I don't want to live an ordinary life. I don't really know exactly what it is I want - I just want to try new things and follow a less conventional path. I don't want to spend my life choosing the 'safe' option - but it's disheartening when every 'non-safe' thing I try seems to fall apart.

Is that selfish to want? What exactly does that look like? Can I do it still living in Sydney? Where does my faith fit into all this?

While the market has prompted these thoughts, it's probably also has to do with having less than six (!) months left of my degree. For someone who likes to have plans it's a little scary to have a big blank on the horizon. Even though I've been hanging out for this day for years, it's a little weird having it coming up so quickly.


Anonymous said...

Ahhh don't give up! Try another market, your wares are beautiful and I"m sure its only a matter of time.

Erin said...

Thanks for the encoouragment Claire! I won't be giving up just yet, but might be changing direction slightly :)