A huge thank you to everyone who left such wonderful comments on this post. You expanded on what I had to say and brought up some things I hadn't thought of, which I appreciate. You also showed me that I have a great support system. How can a girl feel bad about rejection for long when she has so many friends cheering her on?
I'm happy to report that I've been taking my own advice. I've moved on to the next thing(s). I've eaten cookies, I've hula hooped in the park to balance the effect of said cookies, and I've also been working hard, getting ready for next week's creative reuse-themed craft show.
Hearing about and signing up for the craft show at the last minute has meant lots of frantic making! It's also meant rummaging through my studio, trying to remember what's new and what's reused, and deciding on things to make that are simple-ish, but still nice.
(Cuff bracelets. No beaded collars this time, that's for sure!)
I'm going in some fun directions. Sequin cuffs are getting thinner, and button cuffs are making an appearance. I've decorated some reused boxes to make jewelry boxes, and since I found a ton of muslin fabric at the creative reuse store yesterday, I'm branching out into painting fabric to make scarves. I'm using stamps, sponges, and even medicine droppers to create some interesting patterns.
(We'll see if my fabric survives my sewing skills!)
And that's why I've been quiet this week -- and why I might be quiet this coming week, too. But once things calm down and I've gotten all the paint out from under my fingernails, I'll post more photos of things I've made.
Your turn: What do you do to get ready for a craft show? Do you use shows as a chance to try new things? And... do you get nervous? I'm nervous.
Thanks for reading, thanks for commenting, and have a sequintastic day!