Well, here we are. It’s been quite a journey, even though this blog has barely started. I decided to start blogging a few years ago on a craft blog, sharing knitted dolls that I made. As time passed, I realized that knitting 24/7 wasn’t good for me (or my wrists) so I decided to take a small step back from the “crafting scene” and back to my roots— drawing.
I also finished a Web Development and Digital Media course and started a job as a Graphic Designer. I needed to create a space where I could share what I’m working on, with enough space to grow into whatever these hobbies become. Okay, maybe not hobbies, but until they’re successful and developed, I cringe at calling them business ventures.
I’ve tried attacking this “business” problem from all angles over the last year. I’m going to use this space to document my journey. The internet is disproportionally full of successful entrepreneurs, but there’s not a lot of content on HOW these people got to where they are. I have no illusions that Teacups & Spectacles will morph into a huge successful stationery company… or sell thousands of knitting patterns, but I’d like to see where it will take me. I tend to be a non-risk taker in general (I’m definitely not the girl you’d see sky diving or living on the wild side– minus the tattoos, but they’re pretty) so it’ll be good for me to take the chance.
So, this blog will be a record of this exciting and aggravating time in my life. It will follow ups, downs and in-betweens. I’ll share whatever knowledge I gain from trying to get into the illustration/stationery biz, as well as the exciting world of Web Design and if knitting patterns really sell. It’s exciting to start fresh- new name, new space, new ventures. Thanks for joining me!