Thursday, June 27, 2013

Getting back into the swing of things...

This week has been very busy and I've loved every minute of it. It's like the more I get back into making jewelry and painting, the more I remember who I am. For a little while there I think I lost a huge part of myself when I put my dream on hold and buried it... But now that it seems like a possibility again, I'm happier and more excited than I've been in a very long time.

The planning aspect of this is hard for me. I'm a free spirt that creates when I feel moved to, so it's been hard to do nothing but plan for a week. I've done so much to get ready for my shop to reopen but I still have a ton to do! Adam has been very busy this week, and he is the computer genius... so hopefully this weekend we will be able to sit down together and make the new Banners and Logos and all that!

I've been sketching... What does everybody think of something like this for the new logo of Katie's Basement?
Hmm... I'm still not sure if I'm in love with it. I'll keep drawing...

I've also been working on some new pieces to try and get my inventory back up there after my hiatus. Can't open an empty shop!!

Here's a sneak peak of some earrings from the new jewelry line I'm planning on releasing in the Fall...

Tonight I'm bringing some chairs, some beer, and heading out to an outdoor concert of some local bands. I absolutely love everything about live music, and my soul has been craving it.

peace and love,

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Good morning new house,

I'm finally starting to get used to the new house. I think we did a really good job of making it our own and after we finish the last couple things it will be perfect! There is a window right above the headboard of our bed, so the sun has been waking me up VERY early every morning.

At first I hated it, but I have come to embrace my quiet time in the mornings spent with my tea. I go sit in our little sun room with our 40 plants and watch the rabbits and birds outside. Very inspiring.

Created a few new pieces yesterday and plan to work on some more today. The main goal of today though is going to be to get my Etsy pages completed--About page, Shop Policies, Profile, Buyer Messages... all that kind of stuff.

Adam is super busy with work this week, so all the banners and style changes for the Etsy shop and the social media might have to wait until he slows down a little bit. I'm so lucky to be with someone so motivated. He's allowing me to follow my dream and I love him so much more for it.

Hope everyone enjoys their day!

peace and love,

Sunday, June 23, 2013

Weekend Getaway

We took the RV out on a short road trip just to get away and enjoy the season. Found a little bit of peace. Nothing like relaxing in the middle of nature with the one you love for a little bit of inspiration.

Now that we are back, it's time to keep working. Planning to make some new pieces this week and begin work on my new line. More details about the new line to come.

This week I will also be spending a lot of work on the look of the shop (banners, logos, etc.). Expect some changes here on this blog too.

Hope everyone had as wonderful of a weekend as I did.

peace and love,

Friday, June 21, 2013


Change. by Katie's Basement
Change., a photo by Katie's Basement on Flickr.
First project in the newly finished art space!
Stumbled across one of my favorite John Lennon quotes today. Enjoy!

"If someone thinks that love and peace is a cliche that must have been left behind in the Sixties, that's his problem. Love and peace are eternal."

Getting organized...

It's literally been years!


What a long time it has been. Last I posted, I was getting packed up and ready to go back to school for my senior year. Katie's Basement unfortunately had to be placed on the back burner when senior year of college and then real-life came knocking. Real life is hard!

But I am so very excited to say that I am finally at a point in my life where I can begin doing what I love again! Katie's Basement is coming back extremely soon!

In my hiatus, I have done the following:

  • Graduated from Sewanee: University of the South with a degree in Anthropology
  • Met the love of my life
  • Worked several jobs and learned valuable lessons from all of them
  • Met hundreds of incredible people
  • Moved four or so times--from Woodstock, to Atlanta, to Nashville, and finally to beautiful Kirkwood, MO outside of St. Louis with my wonderful boyfriend Adam and our two cats
  • Bought an adorable little house and fixed it up
  • Experienced my early 20's like a rockstar
That's a lot!

But I'm taking my time to make sure everything will be just perfect. Going to be employing some new marketing techniques, releasing new product lines, changing the look of my shop and blog, and possibly expanding to other platforms as well.

I hope 2013 sees everyone doing well and continuing to follow their dreams.

Much more to come soon!

peace and love,