Sometimes plans need to be tweaked a little. A few changes have had to be made. Things will be a little different around here for a while.
When I started sewing and selling on Etsy (and recently Made It) I promised myself and my family that it would not interfere too much with our lives. Within reason. Lately though its interfered a little too much. I am not complaining about getting work and I hope I am not sounding completely full of myself in the 'oh god I am just so sought after way.' That's not what's happening, really.
I think I was a little over zealous in what I thought I could achieve in the one day (5 or 6 hours) that Minnie is away from me at pre-school. I am just getting a few too many orders and I have taken on a few new wholesale orders. More than can be done in that one precious day. Of course I always sewed on evenings and weekends but, lately the pressure has been on to do this every evening and full weekends. Feelings of guilt surfacing. Not a happy time.
In my excitement at having 5 hours without my Minnie in tow, I did not fully take into consideration the other things that need doing at home. Perhaps I hadn't realised that organising trades people can be a full time job in itself. Organising them to actually turn up is another story.
So I am still going to be in my studio sewing and creating but I will not be taking custom orders for the next few months. Please don't panic if you have an order in - it will of course be completed. I have decided to sew and update my shop weekly with what I have been working on. I will still make some tee-shirts in various sizes but will be adding some skirts and dresses and tops and dolls. I trialled this today. I listed a skirt and about 20 minutes later it sold.
I think grandy and baa will survive a little tweaking...