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Quick Catch-up

Hello again everyone!

After saying several times that I was back on track with Cupcakes and Cadenzas and that I would be blogging regularly blah blah blah - I have to confess that I have - yet again - failed miserably. You can tell that from the fact that I haven't posted anything since the 3rd August.

In my defence, things have been hectic crazy. I have been busy as usual with my teaching, coaching and singing but on top of that I have been setting up my new jewellery business and the corresponding website and blog. It's amazing how much time these things take especially when you're trying to do it all yourself. Suddenly I had to learn how e-commerce works, how to set up shopping carts and how to become a photographer as well as a million other things. I have plenty of stock made for the shop but actually photographing and listing it is a full time job in itself. Not only that, but once I had a few things listed, people started buying them so I had to start all over again!!

I'm certainly not complaining though and I'm loving every minute of it. It has been a steep learning curve but I think I'm through the worst of it and can now, hopefully, settle down into some kind of routine which will include blogging, catching up with all the blogs I love reading and getting back to Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest. I do have to confess that I have missed everyone I'm in touch with through Social Media.

Anyway, my studio beckons once more. 

If you are interested you can see my website by clicking here  'Handmade by Yvie'  . Yvie is the shortened version of my middle name in case you're wondering. There's not a lot on at the moment but new stock is being listed daily. 

If you would like to keep up with what's happening in the shop then you can visit the blog by following this link 'Dancing with Diamonds'.

Catch you all again soon.


WellPlannedLife said…
I hope everything goes well for you! I have missed your posts, but I am not putting any pressure on you. ;-)
Denise said…
Kanalt - thank you so much. It's so easy to get out of the habit of posting and then so difficult to get back into it again. I'll do my best to post 'regularly' from now on though.
Unknown said…
I can so understand crazy--- that's what my life has been the last few months, and the first ball I drop is my blog.
Denise said…
Hi Damyanti - it is very strange how it's always the blog that goes first when, certainly in my life, there are far more things that I would rather give up for a while.

Getting there slowly though :-)

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