I know I’ve shared this before, but I started SYTYC as a way to distract myself from the depression I was suffering after my first miscarriage. Â Abi was a baby that loved her sleep and did it all the time so I had hours to just sit and dwell. Â I discovered this crazy DIY world online and it changed my life.
In August of 2009 I was brand new to the blogging world and only knew of about 12 DIY blogs at the time. Â But, in a move VERY uncharacteristic of myself, I decided to email them all and pitch this crazy idea. I was shocked when 10 were happy and excited to jump on board! Â Never in my wildest dreams would I have thought it would grow like it has. Â In the past (almost) 4 years I have meet over 150 crazy talented ladies and been able to share their talent with all of you in a fun unique way (if I do say so myself 🙂 ). Â It has been a soul saving, super fun and just plain amazing time.
But lately I have had too many things on my plateÂ and wasn’t allocating my time the best way for me and my family. I had to make a very very difficult decision about how to fix that. Â So a few months ago IÂ made the announcementÂ that I would be selling So You Think You’re Crafty. Â It was time for me toÂ pass on the reins of SYTYC to someone else.
Well, I found that “someone.” Â And I’m sure a lot of you are already familiar with her.
That’s right, Tauni of SNAP! Creativity fame will be running the show from here on out.
I first meet Tauni in an elevator at theÂ JFK airport. Â We had just arrived in NYC to attend the 2010 BlogHer conference. Â It was my first blogging event and I had made the trip alone. I was totally out of my element, but there was Tauni. She gave me tips and introduced me to a few people that weekend that I had admired from afar and still keep in contact with. Â She probably doesn’t even remember all that, but I do. Â Since then we’ve meet up at a few other events and she is always one of my first go to’s when I have a question for the experts. Â So you are in very fun, happy, creative and capable hands!
I’ll still be around the blogging world andÂ would love for you to stay in touch with me. Â You can find meÂ over at my blog/shop MissyDear. Â It’s been kind of quiet for the last little bit as I got allÂ theÂ loose ends for this transition tied up, but things will be picking up quick now. Â I’ve even got a bunch of fun posts lined up and ready to go. Â And even better, it’s in the process of getting a whole new look with help fromÂ Melissa Esplin! Â I honestly just got the logo back last night. Â Isn’t it great? Â I’m excited to get the new look up on the site.