Taking the leap!

Hello digital universe!

I finally did it. After months and many levels of indecisiveness about which blogging platform to go with, I made a commitment. It wasn’t easy. I thought and overthought this decision. Should I go with a free site that’s not included with a selling platform? How does this price compare to that price, over there? I get more storage with this one but I can customize the heck out of that one! Pros and cons to everything. You want to start off on the right foot and not pay for it later – both figuratively and literally -, am I right? So, I broke down all of it, including a network of pricing breakdown if I went with a blog/online store combo or separate. Then there was the ‘down the road’ and SEO thinking. Will readers be able to find me easier with this blog hosting versus another? What if I end up hating this one after all? Can I add a store that has reliable digital file delivery? How much storage do they offer and at what price? I kid you not, I started building this blog (twice) and another one on Wix. At the same time. I didn’t know which I liked better so I made both. I looked at several doll and stuffed animal designers, whom I admire, and decided that WordPress was the way to go for me personally. For now.

I have to admit, at first I really wasn’t liking WordPress. Wix was so much more user friendly. But I thought, if I could teach myself how to use programs to help create my digital patterns, then I could also learn WordPress. I’m still learning, but this is a HUGE weight off my shoulders.

So, here’s to a first post and a first step as a blogger! I made a choice and I’m so relieved! I can finally fall asleep without my inner back and forth comparison.

I am a passionate sewist and designer. I love pretty fabrics more than I love shoes or purses. Which was not the case not so very long ago, so that’s saying something. To shorten this up, I hope that you (crickets are sounding off right now) follow along and enjoy this journey with me as I learn and share my love for sewing and designing dolls and other stitched together creations. I am a self taught sewist/designer, except for a two hour crash course on sewing that was the best $60 I ever spent. Irene, if you ever read this, I can’t thank you enough. I was literally a massive sponge for those two hours and you were an awesome teacher. –  But more on that when I get around to writing my About section. –  I hope to help others find tips and inspiration for sewing, share my own creations, and my patterns.

Well, it’s nearly 2 in the morning. My Tiny will be waking up again to be fed shortly and my Little has “school” in the morning, so I should probably call it a night.

Sew fearlessly, my friends!

-M

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