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Niki Jin Crafts is Back!

Last you heard from me (from this blog, anyway) was almost two years ago when I said goodbye and went exploring new directions. I started another blog (it ... didn’t last), and wrote a post here and there for my portfolio website, mostly talking about my professional art and design work. Nowadays I stick to posting mostly to Instagram.

So what have I been up to? Life has been busy, taking care of two young kids and building a freelance career doing book design and illustration. In between, I keep myself busy with various projects related to my art.

I let go of Niki Jin Crafts for a little while, but recently, it came back to my mind. I thought about what I want to do with this site. Just let it sit there? Delete it? Well no, I’m not ready to get rid of it quite yet! It could use a little updating, though, that’s for sure. I’ve given the site a new look (I hope you approve!) but that’s not what you’re here for, right? We need some new content, of course. I promise, new stuff is coming…

Waiting for Our Christmas Baby

I used to think that waiting for Christmas was tough. Turns out that it is nothing compared to waiting for an overdue baby. My due date was December 18th, and here it is Christmas Eve and still no baby. Tomorrow marks week 41. Ugh. All the anticipation for nine long months only to have to wait even longer, not knowing when it's going to happen. It's torture. I just want our little Christmas baby to get here already, though at this rate, we might be looking more at a New Year baby (but hopefully not!).


Still, baby or no baby, I have been enjoying getting ready for Christmas. I think my version of "nesting" is not so much a lot of cleaning as excessive baking and crafting. I've been busy decorating our little apartment and making gifts for my family and friends. I got a lot done early in the month, thinking I would have a baby to take care of by the time it was closer to the holiday, so now it's just a lot of waiting and taking a little time off with just me a…