Hello, hello! How’s 2016 treating you so far? It feels like Spring and I am ready for it. We are having warm days here in Arizona! I see flowers blossoming everywhere and it’s not different here in the studio. I’ve been crafting lovely flower crowns for children, big girls and brides.
Can I still wish you a happy new year? January is flying by so quickly and I’ve been pretty busy lately. I am prepping for a trunk show with Malia Battilana and I better hurry up to create lots of pretty newborn tiebacks and other pretty things. I am so excited! Malia is an awesome newborn photographer here in Phoenix and we connected via Etsy last year. Recently we met in person and yesterday she came to visit and we went live on Periscope. How fun! Btw, here is her Periscope and this one is mine. I have not done anything yet, because I am so shy about my accent. I wish everyone could understand Portuguese. Sometimes I can’t even pronounce certain words. Fourteen years living in Arizona and my English is not that sharp.
I think moving to Phoenix was a great idea. I can’t wait to make more connections!
Sooo, let me show you the latest newborn headbands I made…
I will add stretchy wraps to the inventory soon!
The year is about to end and I have to say this…what a strange, crazy year was this one? Heck, it was shit. Sorry, but it was shit even though we moved to a nice new home. Sometimes is hard to see the bright light when negative things happen over and over and over again. The entire year was loaded with stress, tension and ended up with my son in the ICU, the death of my father and myself taking three trips to the ER. It’s just very difficult to talk about it and I avoid even thinking about it. All I want is a break. Please!
I find that working on these photography props is the best therapy for me right now. I hope that changing calendars will change my fate, my luck. I want peace and quiet, that’s all I need. This craft room brings me joy for sure. The best place in the house! I am thinking about all I can create and all the possibilites for 2016. I am really focused in this little business lately, because I believe it’s something I can grow and it can totally become a full time job. I don’t know all the secrets of the industry, I learn as I move forward. I don’t have hot connections with famous photographers and I am not a newborn photographer myself and for those who expect to become a prop maker beware that this is a lot of work and persistence. It’s not as easy as it looks!
January will be here soon and I will reopen my shop on the 4th. I am bringing neutrals and colorful headbands and bonnets. I like colors. Neutrals are wonderful, but I don’t think Pixie Blossoms will become a “neutral only prop shop”. I like the freedom of doing whatever I like and I want to be true to myself, because trends fade away. Always.
I wish you a great year filled with joy!