It’s easy to get caught up being a workaholic as a freelancer, and it’s important to have things that are just for YOU.
I’ve enjoyed making clothing and accessories as my hobby, and here is a dress I just finished… it took weeks and weeks because I was so busy – but I’m so glad I took the time to do something for myself!
Perfect for a summer day, this comfortable cotton knit dress can be dressed up or down!
I’ve made another dress using this pattern, but I made a lot more customizations to the top of this dress to make it more unique. This dress was made from this pattern.
Helen is so sweet and happy, I wanted her to have a necklace that is as beautiful as her!
Sometimes when you’re all caught up in the stresses of running your own business, it can be easy to forget all the clients that are so sweet and awesome to work with. My tribute today goes to a very special client that put a smile on my face!
Thanks Sian, you’re awesome!!
FITC noticed that there is a huge discrepancy between the number of males and the number of females that attend their conference each year. As a way of encouraging females to attend the conference, they had a contest for the top 50 submissions of video or animation. The rules were simple, tell them why you want to attend and you get bonus points for using Flash to make it.
I had the privilege of going to FITC a couple of years ago and loved how inspiring it was to hear all the new technology that was coming up and seeing the incredible diversity in applications for Flash and other related programmes.
So, without further ado, here is my submission that was chosen to receive a free ticket! Yipee!
Warning: this may not make a ton of sense to those who aren’t as familiar with current web trends and technology.
A friend of mine asked me to make a stocking for her nephew’s first Christmas. Quentin really loves their cat, so Bogey made a special appearance on his stocking!
The pumpkin I carved for Hallowe’en 2009.
I used wood working tools and based it off the illustration below it from veer.com
Total time: approx 6 hours
This skirt was made from a pattern using heavy black fabric with dark purple accents. A moss green heavy silk flows
from the pleats. I altered the pattern to make it high waisted.
A great way to keep yourself learning is to try to find a new technique to add to each new project. Even if it’s something small, it’s still a new skill to add to your toolbox!
The past month and a half I’ve been working contract full time, and it’s time to get back to my freelance life at home.
While I was working full time, I read a great article about how to structure your week to make sure you don’t put off the “less than fun” tasks that come along with owning your own business.
Marketing Mondays & 6 Other Days of Fun has really helped me to break down my week.
Marketing Monday, Billing Tuesday, Website/Blog Wednesday, Networking Thursday and Learning Friday is now in full swing, and I love it. I tweaked Lauren Roberts’ article to suit my needs and I’ve never been more organized and on top of things.
I spend the first half hour of my day reading emails and whatever RSS has come through Google Reader, and then I’m ready to tackle that day’s “theme” for an hour or two in the morning, and move onto client work.
Give it a shot, you won’t be disappointed, or disorganized!
It looked like the end of the world.. but it wasn’t!