Its been awhile! I thought I'd come here to have a chat. I've been asked a lot recently about whether I'll be restocking my shop. If my Instagram will now just be for my "hobby" of Filofax or if I'll still be showing things I'm selling. Well, for a long time I honestly wasn't sure. I wasn't sure if I'd keep the shop open, If I'd make any more dividers, If I'd keep the Instagram for JUST planner related pictures. I just didn't know. It seemed and still does that if I post anything other than Filofax pictures I'd either lose followers or not get any likes, which obviously means, my followers are only there for the planner pictures, which is fine as that's what I started that page for. Even if I posted pictures of dividers or items that I'll have on my shop, people would unfollow or not like the picture. I don't post pictures in the hope to get thousands of likes BUT seeing how many likes each picture gets shows me what people do or do not want to see. I decided to keep the Instagram but I will post the odd unrelated picture! I really enjoy Instagram. I have @the.cc.collection and my private (family pictures) account and I've recently started another one for my love of my home, the outdoors, flowers and anything else that tickles my fancy. That's @cvc.interiors if you're interested in seeing other pictures from my corner of the world.
With regards to my shop.... HA! I REALLY didn't know! I left it open and have slowly sold the last bits and bobs. In the last few days I've taken everything left off and the shop is now completely empty. I hadn't made any divider stock in rather a long time as it got boring quite honestly! I started to hate making new things, I got bored of looking for new stock and just lost the love for my shop. Afew months ago I was ready to close the shop and not bother with that side of things but in the last week or so I've been wanting to make things. Like I did when I first opened the shop. I didn't have anything for sale other than things I'd made. I liked that. So, I'm kinda going old school! For those that have been with me from the start we searched the corners of the earth for pretty bits for our planners. Dividers, dashboards, page markers, card slot pretties, pretty note pages etc so ' I think ' that's where I'll start. I realise that etsy is now completely saturated with people doing and making pretty much exactly the same things but there's still room for everyone to show what they can do. I'm slowly making more dividers and will in the next few weeks make more of everything else. I'm not going to rush to reopen the shop cause that's when I start to bore of it all! I want it to be more of a hobby than a job. Am I the only one that gets bored this easily?! 😳
Anyway, enough of that. How has everybody been?
We've been busy redecorating. The living room is finished but the bedroom is alittle way off. We need to have the new floor put in and few little bits and bobs for the bedside tables and maybe a new TV for the wall? We're also waiting for the boys floor to be put in so we can repaint and get the new blinds put up. I'm hoping to get a new kitchen too. Everything will be white. Abit of a change from my "everything dark" phase!! I'll be posting more of the house pictures on my other Instagram (@cvc.interiors)
In other news, the boys break up for the summer holidays very soon. I ordered their new school jumpers yesterday. Can you believe baby bear will be starting full time school in September?! 😱😳 I cannot believe how fast it's gone! I'll be posting some of our summer holiday adventures on here too 👍🏼
Right, I'm off. I've got a million and one loads of laundry to do!
Speak soon my loves.