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Deskpiration

Is that a play on Desk Inspiration or Desk Desperation?  I guess if you are going on the spelling it would be the former.  Now thinking on it, two seconds after typing that title it seems a little silly, but whatever I’m sticking with it.

I have been on the hunt for a desk that fits my two needs, 1.storage and 2.fits the aesthetic of my apartment.  Not that my apartment has any certain aesthetic, except eclectic, but its sounds cooler to say.  The desk I have been using to sew/craft/and do all sorts of other things is a cheap particle board/metal desk that I got in college.  I have outgrown it and have been on the hunt at all my local thrift stores for a new one.

I was perusing Etsy and found a desirable few.  Take a looksee….

Steel Top Desk and File Cabinet

This desk from Todd Manring Designs looks like it has oodles of storage.  Just look at all those compartments.

Mid Century Desk

We have no mid century furniture in our apartment, but I still think this desk by Salvage Theory is pretty sharp!

Aula Desk 32"

Even though it doesn’t have all the storage I am looking for, I love the design and color of this desk by StorNewYork.

Hopefully I stumble upon a real gem this weekend.  Later, Molly.

 

 

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Deconstruct to Reconstruct

Sounds like a slogan!  Here are some progress shots.

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Hand dyed and deconstructed jeans to repurpose into bags.  I even salvaged the zippers to use for pockets.

This week is going to be super busy, so I really have to put my nose to the grindstone.  Wish me loads of energy!

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Motivation

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I think a bug bit me or this little gnome lit a fire under my haunches, because I have been feeling super motivated and inspired lately.  Not that I am a lazy slob otherwise.  I work hard, but I’m the type of person when I start to feel too overwhelmed with work and things I have to get done, I just shut down.  Which then leads to me mentally berating myself for not working harder, because it seems everyone else works, works, works!  But I know my limits after a hard lesson learned.  Plus I don’t want to live to work. Where is the fun in that?  Unless you love your work, than cheers to you.  I, however, do not at the moment.

What I am loving is this new vim and vigor I have got going.  I’ve got a plan and it is time to execute it.  I’m not sure if it is the refreshing weather(It’s the first year in a while that we have actual spring temperatures during spring and not summer temps.  It’s PA for Pete’s sake!) or the information I have read on selling handmade goods and starting my own business, but I am ready to go.  I just hope this lasts and keeps me going, because I know how I can get.

This is what I plan and I am posting it here because some have said that when you tell others about your plans it makes you more accountable.  I can already attest to this because R is on my case.  In a very good and supportive way.

Here it goes:

-Have my Etsy store up and running by the end of May.  This means I really need to step up production.

-Look into and sign up for craft shows.

-Continue to learn and grow my business.

-Post more on this blog, about my progess, my products, side projects(A girls gotsta stay sane), any handmade news, and other diddies I wish to share.

So there you have it.  Let’s do it!  Well, I’ll do it rather.

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