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A Start to January's Embroidery Kit

I'm finally getting started on my monthly embroidery kits and since I'm totally OCD about things I started with January!  I wanted to be farther along on these by now but having three kids, a husband and trying to keep my business things in order hasn't left much time to sit and stitch.  But I wanted to share how the process is going.  Stay tuned for the rest of the months!  I'm so excited to share a few of these months because they are soooooo flippin' CUTE!

Ready for stitching!
A peek at what the back looks like.
A quick bath gets the water-soluble ink off.
Backing fabric added and trimmed and snipped in 1/2 in sections.
I hot glue the fabric to the inside of the hoop to secure it in place.
AND DONE!!  I love the way this snowflake looks against the dark fabric.  You will be able to find these DIY Embroidery kits in my Etsy shop very soon.  Visit www.etsy.com/shop/emmajanesporch

Why my blog failed, and how I'm fixing it!

Several years ago when I started my blog I had no idea what I was doing or where I wanted it to go!  Now... three years (and two more kids) later I am finally on the right track!  I have discovered that I did this whole blog/business thing backward.  I jumped in on writing a blog without really having much content to write about and frankly I was boring myself with my posts!  I stopped checking in on it because it became a burden, and with no real followers, I felt it drift away.

Having a blog has always been a goal of mine and I often let my mind wander and daydream about what my hopes and dreams would be for it yet I have no idea what I'm doing!  But, I knew I needed a better plan than the one I currently had!  So I decided to sit doing are really analyze what my goals are and how to get this up and running without having a repeat experience.   And what I did without even knowing is--- I started things over.  Like from scratch started over!  I sat down and really reflected... fir…