Etsy Shop!

Wednesday, May 30, 2012


After a very hectic holiday work weekend, I've almost ready to get started cleaning the sewing room
and get started creating something new for the shop!

My three days off start next week, so if I want to keep on schedule the sewing room has to be ready...clean...organized...all the machines in perfect working order.
Sounds like work already!

I stopped by Sew Much Ado's blog to post on her Wednesday link party, and of course got sidetracked by all the pretty items everyone has made.

But now, off to the studio, I have a legging order to fill and then clean!

Friday, May 25, 2012

I'm thrilled to say my creating mojo has returned and I have a definite direction to go with my designs!

That only took 30 years...not bad. Yeesh.
 Finally I feel like everything I have learned in the past has led me to this decision and that's it the right path.

So I've spent the past few weeks turning my hobby into a business.
Scary? Oh yeah!

Sales tax numbers, updated website, updated profiles and descriptions on my Etsy shop.

A marketing plan and lots of advice from Tara Gentile and other inspiring women to push me out of my rut and into the creative world of selling for what I'm worth.

After listening to several of her pod-casts (really, everyone should go listen) I sat down and seriously figured and re-figured my cost per item.

And yes at the end there was a GASP.  

I've been selling at wholesale cost. 
Which isn't horrible, but not if you want to succeed at what you're doing and actually get paid for it!

So here's the plan...yes there's a plan and I need everyone to hold me accountable to it!
How's that for putting it out there?

Starting next Monday, I will be working 3 days a week on my BUSINESS in my studio.

Yes, I took an extra day a week off from work. Another scary decision!

I have a schedule, just like a outside job. I will shut the door and not play with the dogs or nap with the kitty's all day. I will not play on the internet for hours. 

I will blog more often and list more often!

All input and advice welcome!

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