November is Here

It's November folks! For the first time since starting Tangleweeds over five years ago I actually am not in a complete tail-spin panic about it all! My fair schedule is a bit lighter than usual in December, so that is helping. Which, speaking of fairs, Renegade just happened this past weekend. SO MUCH FUN. And so many great folks: happy customers, talented makers. This fair always helps to remind me why I do what I do ( because, honestly, not all fairs are all that great at reminding one about the positive things about running a handmade business.)

Below, some pics from the weekend. . . 

Life lately has been feeling, well, good. That might sound simplistic, but it is really the best and most accurate way to describe how I've been feeling. I don't talk about really private matters here on this blog (and intend to keep it that way), but without going into a ton of detail, I've been dealing with some health stuff this year that has been challenging. A few months ago I started seeing an accupuncturist and taking some traditional Chinese medicine. In short, I am starting to truly feel like a different person. Let me correct that, not a different person so much as a much happier and shinier version of me. The point of self-care as an essential part of the maintenance of life has really been brought home to me these past few months. 

On that note, I am here to say I'm going to be returning to semi-regular blogging this month, starting here, and with my next GIVEAWAY! Yes, it's been a while, but I'm bringing the giveaways back. I'll be posting my next one on Friday, so check back then to see what goodies you can enter to win!

Also, something I've been wanting to do for the LONGEST time: I'm going to start a blog series all about starting and running a handmade business. I'm not sure when I'll get the series going as I'm going to do some "market research" to find out what folks would like to learn more about. One thing that I've come to learn over the years is that, even if I may not do everything perfectly, and I may not always know what I'm doing (ha!), I do have a (small) wealth of knowledge that I want to share with other folks who may want to do something similar to what I do. There's a possibility of some other blog series in the works, but I'm gonna start with just one for now and see how it goes. 

In the meantime remember to check back Friday for my next giveaway!