Around this time last year, I shared my now-not-so-secret dream of being a professional crafter. Re-reading that post, I wish I could go back in time to hug my old-self, and tell her that I'm proud of her for taking a step in a new direction.
Throughout 2014, I took several steps towards making that dream a reality. I pushed my super shy self to join a couple of really supportive kid blogger groups (like Kid Blogger Network, Rockin Art Moms , and the Creative Preschool Collaborators.) I dipped my toes into the super scary (and still, completely confusing) world of blog advertising and sponsorship. And, I also got the opportunity to do some freelance craft work for wonderful sites like Handmade Charlotte, MollyMoo Crafts, and DIY Candy.
You're probably wondering now- Leslie, was it worth it? Are you raking in the big bucks? Well, yes. I'm glad that I took those initial steps. And no, I'm definitely not making big bucks. But, I do make some grocery money and I really appreciate the opportunities that come my way.
And that's what I wanted to share with you today- one of these opportunities. (Sorry for the rambly intro, but I felt so nostalgic after re-reading my posts from 2014 that I had to say something first...)
I recently had the opportunity to join with 17 other kid-craft-loving moms to put together Happy Handmade- a beautiful, unique and fun ebook showcasing 115 pages of crafts to make with and for kids!
I'll be sharing more about the ebook and how you can purchase it on the blog this Tuesday, January 20th. But I just wanted to just write something about it today because there are just so many lovely and unique ideas inside. And my heart feels like it's bursting open because I'm so proud of all the work that went into it.
Ok. That's all friends. Thank you for stopping by and thank you for all of your support.
And before you go, here's a sneak peak at some of the crafts inside...
*Insert happy sigh here*
Hope you have a wonderful rest of the weekend, friends!