Tuesday, February 17, 2015

New Patternfish designer and a new job

I don't know if you've heard of the online pattern store called Patternfish, but if you haven't... there's another online pattern store out there, and it's called Patternfish. :) It's unlike Ravelry in that one has to apply to be able to sell patterns in their store. Around Christmas time, when I was in the midst of a huge despair-fest about the new VAT tax and how it's horrible for one-person businesses like myself, I stumbled onto Patternfish, and realized that they deal with VAT for you, unlike Craftsy and Etsy. So I applied, was one of 10 designers accepted for January, added my patterns, and am now a featured designer for February! Hooray!

There's a little blurb about me at the bottom of this (quite long) newsletter

In other news, you may have noticed that I haven't been around a lot lately. On February 2nd, I started a new job at LSU. I love, love, loved being a full-time designer, but the mortgage did not, and I admit that I've been really lonely for awhile now. I need to talk to people during the day! A science job literally just fell into my lap, so I figured that the universe was telling me that now's the time. The nice thing is that I'm only working 75% time, so I (in theory) still have some time to design without sacrificing things like having a clean house, and cooking dinner every night. I mourn the loss of my freedom, and it sucks to have to scale back my design work, but it's also great to be able to go shopping and not worry about the money. I can't tell you how great it would be if designers actually got paid a fair wage for what we do, but that's a rant for another day. 

So! Geaux Tigers, and hooray Patternfish!

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