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Saturday Life [25.07.15]: Meetings, tutorials & Gibby time

Jul 25, 2015 | STUDIO LIFE | 6 comments

Hi All!

How are you this week?

My week has been all over the place- lots of meetings, lots of delays *sweats*, lots of sewing and lots of family! Thankfully I bought myself a new planner with lots of space!

So firstly you may have noticed that I don’t have my Etsy store up yet.. I’m sorry! There have been a number of delays in figuring out the best shipping methods and trying to reduce shipping costs (Canada Post is astronomical!!) I’ve also decided that for the launch of the store and until I get a handle on it, I’m only going to be shipping to Canada and the USA. I know, I know, I’m sorry- and I promise that it won’t be forever! Only for a little while, until I figure it all out!! But that being said I WILL be launching the Etsy store THIS WEEK- (even if it the only thing I do!) So make sure you keep your eyes peeled for that!

There have also been more delays with my studio space- waiting for city approval for the renovations, and some other renovations that need to be done- it should be mine for the fall..  I will have it one day *sighs*


In other news- the blog – if you didn’t see this week I did a tutorial on sewing swimwear straps two ways!

I’m also going to be posting tomorrow for Bra-A-Week with this little red number I made this past week 🙂 (yay for instagram selfies) You can look forward to this tomorrow.


In other news I’ve had a lovely week with the fam 🙂

Another waterfront day with the sister and the puppy 🙂

Have you ever seen a happier puppy?

Snap-peas from the garden 🙂

So many nice things- I wish summer will never end!

I’ve been really trying to work on my patience and stay relaxed about all the delays with my Etsy shop and my studio space- taking advantage of the extra time it’s given me to have fun days out in the sunshine, and to be exercising (and working on more future plans 😉 ) – but I have to say that it is stressing me out a bit- just nagging in the back of my mind * takes a deep calming zen breath *

How do you handle slow-ups, challenges and set backs?

Have you been enjoying your summer?

xo erin



  1. Gillian

    I"m terrible for overthinking things and giving myself a constant stress headache while I wait for things to work out, so I don't have much advice to give! But maybe going and rereading Closet Case Files' posts on running a crafty business would help put things in perspective? Take it slow, do it right! 🙂

    • EmeraldErin

      I will go and re-read that post- I absolutely adore her make-boss series! I will try to just go with the flow! *deep breath* Thanks Gillian!

  2. Anonymous

    Can't believe you have finally gotten a planner. You must be busy then because you can keep a schedule/to do list in your head better than anyone else I know. I'm excited to visit your Etsey store once you have it set up!

    – Claire

    • EmeraldErin

      Lol You know things are crazy when I get a planner and can't keep it all in my head! I still keep most of it in my head but it's just too much stress to rely on only that anymore! I need to free up some brain space. I'll text you when I open the shop 🙂 🙂 we need to visit soon xxxx

  3. Sofía

    I'm so excited to see your Etsy shop anytime soon! I'm sure I'm going to love soooooo many things in it, so I hope you'll figure out soon how to make huge shipments to Spain 😉
    I always get impatient when things are delayed, so I can't help you with that! (Well, I can tell you that eating a lot of ice-cream actually helps 😉 ) But I remember reading some blog posts about setting an Etsy shop that may be helpful for you. Here is one link:
    And here is another one:
    Good luck with everything! 🙂

    • EmeraldErin

      Thanks Sofia!! The plan is this Thursday *sweats*. Thank you sooo much for the links! I will work on my international shipping ASAP! 🙂 🙂 🙂 <3<3


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