For the past 2 years, Michelle and I have spent every day, in one way or another, attending to Wee Folk Art. For those of you that have been with us from the beginning, you know me as the “Up Front” guy, and Michelle as the “Behind the Scenes” support. Although it was never our intent, Wee Folk Art has become a full time job for me. On busy weeks, I can spend 40 – 50 hours crafting and posting. Of course, most of my crafting has been utilized by family and friends, but the photo taking, writing instructions, cropping photos and blogging usually takes me twice as long as it does to actually do the craft.
If you are feeling a sense of foreboding and thinking… “I know where this is going” let me just say quickly… Wee Folk Art is NOT going away. We just need to cut back on the amount of time we are spending at the computer right now.
So, there are two main changes you can expect. First, we are changing comments so they require approval. As it stands right now, we need to check comments frequently to delete inappropriate comments and advertisements. We much prefer the immediate gratification readers receive when they instantly see their comment, but it will give us a tremendous amount of peace of mind knowing we don’t need to be constantly attentive. Second, there will be a reduction in the amount of blogs and crafts we post. This will allow us to gain back a little of our time for other activities and projects. The gardens are calling to us and we can’t help but spending time with them.
What won’t change? All of our past blogs and patterns will be available as always. We will answer questions and responds to emails, although our responses may not be as timely. You can expect the quality of any patterns we share to be of the same quality they have always been. We will continue to post on Facebook (we are cutting back, not dying 🙂
Come the fall, when we are ready to move back indoors, you will probably see the number of posts increase as our crafting increases for the holidays. So, this is far from goodbye, but rather an explanation of why you’ll see some changes 🙂
And, what, you may well ask, am I going to be doing with all this extra time on my hands? Well, as it turns out, it seems there is a time for everything, and at present, my time is going to spent helping two rescue puppies join our household. Kyra and Luna are 7 week old border collie/spaniels from their mother’s side. And dad… well, we have no idea. Judging by the size of their feet, we’re guessing it was NOT a chihuahua! Time will tell!
Just one more note… It was my plan to work with Tim this spring/summer to do a tutorial on how to make our gnome house. That is not a project we are going to have time for this year. With the puppies, a new grandbaby on the way, and Tim’s big summer project of replacing our deck, the tutorial for the gnome house has been shelved for the time being. Sorry to the readers that were hoping to join us in building their own gnome house. Perhaps at another time.