Lately I have been so stressed out…in a good kind of way. (I realize its time I talked about the valentines project I mentioned in the post before.
It all started last year. We came up with a crazy idea of hosting a dinner party for valentines because nothing fun really ever happens around here. So my lil sis was like “hey we could host a party!” and I was like “yeah. Where exactly?” and she was like “I dunno.” We realized it was way too huge a project to carry on with limited funds! And so we thought and thought and thought…and thought till a greater idea came up!
We would make valentine packages for clients and let them pre-order the packages so we can deliver them on the V-day. And so we started the journey with a lot of fear and ambitiousness we pressed on and on got multiple set backs, last-minute scares and heart attacks! But all in all it was a success, way beyond what we even imagined! We got supportive customers who urged us to “continue doing great things”.
This year, we did the same thing(again), but with a better, more well-researched, and professional approach. And the more challenges we got along the way which were learning lessons for us. This time a lot of crafting was involved. We had to purchase craft paper, and many other supplies to make paper bags, handmade cards and tags, hand painted and written business cards(the first batch ever!), wrapping the chocolate, the cupcakes and so much more. it was exhaustive but it was worth it in the end.
One thing we learnt through this all is that where your heart it, you will be willing to exert(physics anyone? ha!) energy no matter the strain! We realized we love crafting(duh!). It has been two months of crafting heaven for me because after the venture was over, we found ourselves restless!
There is truly joy in doing what you love and an absolute bonus when you get paid for the work done. Every piece of work will come out shining with that personal touch.With this discovery, we are determined to do more of what we love.
What have you discovered about yourself lately?
PS: Oh and by the way today is the end of February! Please head over to Trevolta and support Louise’s campaign before it ends. Big thanks
PSS: took pictures with my phone cam but it decided to chew them all so pardon my webcam business card image 🙂