Out of hibernation....

new years day...
On new years day I woke up and wanted to feel different, have a clear delineation from the past year, a fresh start. Somehow, things don't feel too much different. I was in California for awhile, taking my vacation very seriously, and not paying too much mind to the internet. I'm rarely home and love being with my family so much. Sorry blogland for my absence and neglect of this little blog.

Some excellent holiday press in InStyle Magazine had my little fingers so busy that I really needed that time away to decompress from the hustle of my handmade, freelance life.  I missed you though, and am back full of new ideas and renewed energies.
all the little stars...
I've got high hopes for the new year. I sat down with myself and made a list of the things I'd like to see unfold for Miniature Rhino:
  • Stress less about work! This is my job and I take it very seriously. Yes, I take hearts and stars that seriously. It's a unique job, with unique problems. It's physically demanding and keeps me on my toes all day, everyday. It's only me doing everything, so I stress a lot about all the details.
  • Create wholesale relationships, especially here in NY. Know stores that MR would be great for? Have a shop & you'd like some MR? email me! hello{at}miniaturerhino{dot}com
  • Teach more. HEY! I'm teaching at Squam!!
I'll be teaching at Squam Art Workshops this spring in New Hampshire. Squam is like summer camp for adult creatives and I am so very excited to be participating. Just take a peek at some of the classes offered and read about it here and I bet you'll want to go. My class is "pictures & stitches" combining two of my favorite things- photography and embroidery! I'm only teaching two sessions and the first is already full!

So, I guess I do feel a bit different. I'm excited about upcoming projects and have a lot of hope for the new year...

I know it's late, but Happy New Year Everyone!!


  1. happy new year!! those are some great goals!

    ps. my little sis loves her constellation kit!!

  2. *wave*

    I signed up for your class at Squam, and am really looking forward to it!

    Love your constellation embroideries.

  3. Jessica... thanks! so glad to hear your sister liked her kit!! did she make it?

    Jenn C.... (waving back) I'm so excited to being teaching there. Have you gone before? It seems like so much fun. Looking forward to meeting you.

  4. I hope this year is a wonderful one for you, Jess! Best of luck with your classes and adventures.



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