September 5, 2021
Back from the Ded
Heya, Happy Crafters! I have just sipped my first sip of coffee in Days; I am finally on the mend from being ill (not the rona, just good old fashioned sick) and while I am still weak and wobbly, I am at least able to shuffle around the house a bit and get some work done :p Randy surprised me with a bouquet of flowers since I was too sick to go outside and enjoy a bit of nature, and I thought I'd share them with yall as they mega brightened my day, hopefully they'll brighten yours, too!
Being stuck in bed wasn't all bad: I had this sweet feller to keep me company <3 Sam dog is doing pretty good; his lump seems to have stopped growing and other than limping around due to his bad hip, he is still behaving like an overgrown puppy. The other critters are being their typical selves, though I can't speak for the chickens; I haven't seen them in days as Randy has been taking good care of them for me.
In work news, we have a Ton of new stuff in the works but only a few things that are ready to be shared: I want to invite yall to download or print out our newest coloring page; the line art is in our Color Page Collection Here is what mine looks like colored in Procreate, but I am working on printing it out, transferring it to watercolor paper, and making a big ol painting of it (also, possibly a polyclay sculpture?) We're even trying out making some of our artwork into stickers!
We have been experimenting with decals on our fused glass, and while I still have some things to tweak in our firing schedule so the black designs don't fade as much in the kiln, I am still really pleased with how they are coming along!
We want to thank yall so much for your support, especially in these interesting times we live in! We are excited to be bringing more to our Craft Crate Subscriptions and Craft Along Kits on our website. In the coming weeks you can expect new video tours of our Craft Crate Subscription Boxes; we are increasing the number of handmade cabochons in our Subscription Boxes as well as adding in some interesting freebees! Our larger kits are even getting gemstone cabochons added in with the fused glass cabs <3 We are also bringing back our Members Only Exclusive Streams in the form of Craft Along Athon After Parties, taking place on scheduled Fridays from 7:30 pm CST until the cows come home :p The streaming link for these After Parties will be emailed to our Craft Along Club members as well as posted in our Members Only Page and will be available to watch at your leisure indefinitely.
I want to take this opportunity to let yall know that if you have any questions about any changes to please send us an email or contact us through our contact form here on the website. A lot of folks are needing to cancel or reduce their subscription amount and I want yall to know the best way you can be helpful and supportive to us is to take care of You first! You know your budget better than anyone, and we are as nonessential as it gets, so please know we don't take it personally at all if our kits aren't a good fit for your taste or your budget, and we will do our best to be helpful to you in any way we can!
This month's schedule is up on the website, but I've posted it here as well (hopefully we don't have any more unexpected illness or unforeseen adventures to cause any more cancellations! We look forward to seeing yall in our next video, so until then Happy Crafting!!!
Yvonne Williams is an artisan educator and Craft-Addict who currently resides in South Western Missouri. As lead designer of Back to Earth Creations, she specializes in Mixed Media with focuses on Wire wrapping, polymer clay, chainmaille,and leather working. With the help of her partner in all things, Randy, she runs two youtube channels, active social media accounts, hosts weekly livestreams and monthly auctions, and manages a small urban homestead.