becoming Amy boutique


So, here it is- a new post.  After 3 whole days of no posting. 😉  I know  you were worried, right?  You weren’t?


Cuz, I’ve decided that that’s how it’s going to be over the next few weeks.  Very sporadic.
I am caught up in a whole jumble of thoughts, concerns, craziness and lists.  More like a tsunami of “stuff” that is threatening to derail my entire life if I don’t make it to high ground.  Plus a cough that won’t let me sleep. boo.

So, I will still be here.  I have two tutorials that just need some finishing touches (one is the Smocked pillow- don’t you worry) that I have brewing.  I plan on keeping you all updated on my progress on the boutique and the triathlon- because I want you to be able to sleep- and not worry about how I’m doing. 🙂

So- on to the matter at hand: The Boutique Update.
I finished two wavy ruffle pillows

And three fabric Happy Birthday Banners. (well, almost finished.  Hopefully tonight they’ll be completely finished)

I look at the list of things I need/want to make and I just get overwhelmed.  So, instead of actually doing anything, I just sit and stare at it.  My husband sat me down last night and helped talk me down a bit.  I’m going to start making smaller lists. 😉  That way I actually get something done.  And if I don’t get to everything on the big list?  I gave it my best.

So, here’s to small lists and sleep.  I really need both right about now.

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  • Sandy
    August 17, 2011 at 3:16 am

    Hang in there. That's a good idea about the small list… a big one is just too overwhelming sometimes. I did that too when I got ready for a boutique and I felt so much pressure that I wasn't enjoying myself anymore. It's not worth that, believe me. Just remember that you are only one person and you can only do so much …. it will all work out 🙂

  • Summer
    August 17, 2011 at 3:17 am

    You sound just like me – cough included! (Do you have a sore throat, too? Mine's killing me.) Sorry you are feeling so overwhelmed. That's how my to-do list looks right now, too. I've found it helps me to keep a running to-do list, but then every morning make a small list of what I want to accomplish for the day. Much more manageable! Hang in there! (Hope I get to see you again soon!)

  • Tonia @
    August 17, 2011 at 3:32 am

    Yes, as a matter of fact I did worry. Actually I just figured you were super busy with the really long list of stuff you are involved in! Chin up…we will be here whenever you have time 🙂

  • Naturally Carol
    August 17, 2011 at 5:59 am

    I think you need to devise a system of rewards for yourself so you look forward to completing every little step of this journey. When I was doing those cushions for the prep classes at Theodore earlier this year I found it really helpful to count down backwards and celebrate every single one I had made..just so that feeling of being overwhelmed didn't get me much! How do you eat an elephant? One bite at a time.

  • Crafty Girls
    August 17, 2011 at 9:52 am

    If I could lift up a glass and yell out "Cheers", I would! I am so in the same boat and you know what, it is ok! You are super-oober talented and you are going to succeed in everything you do! So, if succeeding is slowing down, so be it!

    Life is short, no need to stress!

    Love ya!

  • Allison @ little lovelies
    August 17, 2011 at 11:35 am

    I do the same thing where this is so much to do so I don't do anything except watch Project Runway and look at Pinterest 🙂 Sometimes it's ok to take a break – it helps you get it together so that you are ready to work! Love your wavy ruffle pillows!!

  • chris
    August 17, 2011 at 9:56 pm

    Your pillows are lovely, you made beautiful things…and your heart is in the right place. We all need to step back sometimes and re-prioritize what is important. Hang in there.

  • nelda
    August 18, 2011 at 4:23 am

    Just remember, you don't really HAVE to do ALL those things. Just do the one thing you really want the most. The world won't end and we will still be here for you. Please don't burn out…you're much too young and talented. Do what you want, not what you think others want you to do.

  • Holly Lefevre
    August 22, 2011 at 3:51 pm

    Hang in there lady…it will all come together…put yourself (and family) first. I always feel better with some much needed sleep.