I have been doing woodcrafts for 30 years now. It's been fun while it lasted. I am retiring now. My husband has been ill for a while, and I need to close by painting for now. My husband has artritis in his back and hip, and has such stomachs aches, and can't walk much anymore, and don't feel like doing much of anything anymore, so I will have to be his caregiver for now. He is in alot of pain, and struggles each day. I am preparing for the future, and getting things in order. We have no children to help us.
Last year I was not feeling well myself, and was way overweight, and decided to lose some weight because I knew this day was coming. One year has passed, and I have lost 80 pounds. This year I discovered I can do alot of things I couldn't do last year. Our yard is a mess, and I need to clean it up this year also. My husband is a collector, and now I need to organize his stuff. He wants it, but never does nothing with it, so I have to go through stuff and organize what he has. and hopefully we can have a big yard sale.
I discovered I can help people with housekeeping, and babysitting, and now I am teaching piano lessons. So since the woodcrafts are fading and not selling much at all. I decided to close & retire it for now, to help with my husband. I have lost interest in it, and maybe someday it will pick up later, and my zest for painting will come back.
My sister is the designer for these animals and outfits, but there are some animals and outfits I have designed myself. You may go to her website at http://www.bearingallseasons.com/. She is trying new things out that might work to sell on her website. She has notice the woodcrafts are not that popular either at her website.
When I was at her home, she was making up a new pattern, I thought it was cute, but it didn't excite me to go back to painting, like it use too. Maybe I will discover some other craft that is popular, who knows.
Thanks so much for being great customers. I have enjoyed painting for you, and hear of your compliments. Sorry for the inconvenience.
Here is my husband who is in pain, but he fell asleep in the chair. It is sad, but it is something I have to do now.