I love doing sugar cookies. Truly. However, I've come to a place where I need to take a break, and the fact of the matter is that cookies are time consuming. I am facing several months with limited childcare, and I know that having the stress of cookies on top of that would not be helpful. It's time for me to take a little hiatus.
It's sort of funny to start a break when life is already slowing a tiny bit, but I need it to slow way down, so I am pulling out all the stops. Most of my friends have said that it is about time for this, and that has helped me realize how many cookies I really have done.
I'm hoping to focus some of my creative energy in other directions in the coming months, and I look forward to seeing what I'll be able to do with the newly freed time. I will do a very few orders here and there, and if I feel like it, I may offer a couple of flash sales, but mostly, my kitchen will be cookie free.
I feel like doing cookies is a gift that God has given me, and I am so thankful for the opportunity I've had to use it so much in the last year and a half. It has been so much fun.
But - it also comes with its fair share of stressors - like, "Will these cookies make it to their destination in good shape?" or "Will this person really like the designs?" or "Please children, don't touch anything I am working on." So as I look at the energy that I will be freeing up and the stress I will be releasing, I really do get excited! I'm sure there will come a time when I begin accepting orders again, but this is not it. Thanks so much to those of you who have ordered and any of you that have given encouraging words. I really appreciate it!
(These cookies are all from April and May. And this is not all of them - no wonder I am tired!)