Monday, January 4, 2016

Talkin Shop

Well here it is a new year and I am ready to take it on.

Trying to revamp my ETSY shop.  When I started this etsy shop in 2009 it started off with a bang.  It was a constant stream of orders.  I had clients that couldn't get enough of what I was making.  I would spend all day in my studio with a new baby in his bouncy by my side.

When his disability started to show, I had to put my shop on the back burner.  And truthfully, I lost my drive.  I hit that depression and had to realize my dream of a shop wasn't what I was called to do.  Boy have I learned that lesson over the years.  Yeah, it still hurts to look back but things happen for a reason and I love what I have learned.   Realizing I can't do it all,  I try to make when I can.  Making things that I really love and can put time and detail into.
Now I am only offering  a limited amount of product.

My paper pockets draw a lot of attention and emails so I am sticking with them as my top item I make.  They combine my love of sewing and vintage in one.
But I also love making small hand held clutch bags from vintage and reclaimed fabrics.  So I am offering them in small amounts.

The shop is small and just a few offerings are listed.  I am trying to make less but pack a bigger punch with detail and style.

Remembering that I don't have all day to sit in my studio and make.
I am first a mom, a teacher, a wife then a maker.
My schedule is full, from making sure everyone has food to eat, a dog to walk, me to walk, homeschool, errands to run, house to keep, appointments to make, time to read, and finding me time to crochet.
It is a lot! Plus then trying to get in the studio and make.
I am mom but I am also a maker.  It is my way to relax and reboot.  If I cant find time to do this then everyone suffers.

Thank you all that have stuck with me since day one here on the blog and encouraging me to keep making, with kind comments or purchasing of my things.  I am grateful


Tina said...

so good to see you back at blogging Amy.
I know what you mean about not being able to have enough time to create.
You and your family have come so long and done it so great with your lovely boy.
that's what it's all about.

I thought I was back at bloghing too, but can't get out on the other side of that blue.
worse this year, but hoping to find my mojo again sometime soon
xx T

Rhonda said...

I'm so glad you find a little time to create, I adore your items, you know that. Your pouches are simply amazing!! You were probably the first Etsy shop I was addicted to. True Story. I have so many of your creations and love them all.

Great post! Telling it like it really is. Love it.

Julie said...

I am lucky enough to be the proud owner of one of your prim pouches Amy & I adore it. Your creations are amazing & you never cease to amaze me with your inspiration & ideas & creativity. I am so glad you still find some time to do your creations ... I would feel sad if you ever gave it up altogether as I so look forward to seeing what you make. Have a wonderful week my friend x x x