The shop is finally at full speed again. Well again is probably not the best word as now I’m doing this full-time and have never done that before. I have to admit, this first week has been sort of strange. I feel like I’ll be going into work next week or something and then I have to remind myself that that is not so. I work from home now. What’s even weirder is that I was able to finish up a few hams and rolls for the shop in just a few days. It would have been shorter than that even if I hadn’t been a little distracted here and there. That is very weird. Usually it would have taken me a good 2 weeks, if I was diligent and worked all around the clock, left the kitchen in shambles not to mention the rest of my small apartment, put in my hours on the weekend, didn’t do laundry, screamed in the midst of harrowing traffic frantically trying to get home….Oh sorry, I mean if I didn’t get distracted by anything else whatsoever by means of living. Sheesh!
So now I have time to work hard, get things together quicker and do research. I’ll be adding new products to the shop soon. Different things. Right now I’m working on belt and buckle kits. Yeah, I’m incredibly excited about them. I could faint, I’m so excited. Hopefully that excites you too. And I’ve been getting emails from friendly readers giving me ideas for things to go in the shop! Thank you! This really helps. Really. I have a lot of ideas, but I like to hear what people are looking for, haven’t found and need. I have some red tape to sort through, not to mention tax stuff, possibly a new name for the shop and official things like that.
In the meantime I wanted to introduce a new version of my ham and roll sets. These are the Classics. They are less expensive than the other hams and rolls because they are covered in muslin rather than a printed cotton. Same quality and fun with a chic, tidy, classic twist.
I’ve also been contemplating tailor’s ham and seam roll kits and/or a pattern. Are you interested in creating your own Tailor’s Ham or Seam Roll? Some folks are interested making their own tools and some just want to buy them, because then they have more time for sewing. I felt this might be a good alternative for those of you stitchers who live overseas, because the shipping to your countries is a bit outrageous. I wouldn’t be able to provide sawdust, so I’m wondering how many of you have access to sawdust? Even if you didn’t there are other alternatives to sawdust that you could use. What say you?
I also wanted to give an incredibly big Thanks to everyone who reads me. Your support about my decision to quit my day job was so overwhelming and I truly felt kindred with those of you who commented. You have no idea how much it means to me. It brings a few happy tears to my eyes just thinking about it. Thank you so much!