So I’ve been trying to figure out how to write my thoughts on this one. I’ve been so inspired this year to pursue some sort of side business using my creative abilities. Handmade items are becoming more and more valued right now and since I have always been a “crafty” kind of person I thought maybe this would be a viable option for me. I’m still undecided as to what I’m doing at the end of maternity leave – I spent the first 3 years at home with my twins but that was more because it was going to cost more to put them in daycare than to keep them at home. I did very part-time photography until they were 3 and I went back into Early Childhood Education working at a Montessori daycare in town. Then I moved into a position at my church working in Children’s Ministry. I have ALWAYS loved working with kids. From the minute I was allowed to babysit I was on it. Then I spent about a decade or so working with kids from 2 months to 5 years old, and while not the most glamorous job it was pretty rewarding. You really start to love those kids. My loftiest, biggest dream has always been to open my own daycare/preschool. Something with a ton of natural elements, somehow blending pieces of Reggio, Waldorf, and Montessori philosophies. I could go on for hours about my ideas for that. But that requires so much initial cost and I just don’t know how to make that happen from where I am now. Maybe one day. So what do I do? There is a part of me that feels guilty returning to work when Silas isn’t even a year old, when I didn’t do that with the older two. I assume these are common feelings? So much to think about…

So, back to the crafty stuff. Before I had my own kids I made jewelry so I immediately went back to that idea. I am a girly girl at heart and love me some sparkly things. I love making pretties.
But am I passionate about it?


I’m really not sure! I do LOVE making jewelry.

But recently I had an idea. And that idea sparked more ideas. And those ideas made me excited for more ideas. I had one night where I couldn’t stop thinking about how to make this happen.

So I’ve been spending the last couple weeks or so coming up with a plan, and creating some prototypes of where I think I am going to be heading with Feather+Fern in the coming months. And I’m really excited about it. I am really hoping you will be as excited as I am too!

Everyone loves a mystery 😉 More to come soon, stay tuned

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