Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Changes are my Excuse

These last three weeks have been full of big decisions and changes. That's my excuse for not working on new videos. I will now share these decisions with you.

1. I will be closing the brick and mortar retail shop and school at the end of our lease in May.

2. I will not be opening a studio space to teach out of nor will I be open for appointments.

These are the two immediate decisions. We have other plans on our agenda, but those aren't ready to be announced yet.

In the mean time, I have marked down a bunch of items, including all fabrics, vintage and jewelry down by 25%. In my shop, I have a growing $1 table and today I'll be setting up a second table of markdowns. It is only 4 months away, but I have so many things I need to part with. Here are some pictures. Not everything is listed online, so if you are interested in something, let me know and I can take a better photo and arrange shipping to you. Yarns, cone thread, ribbons and a bunch of random items are 40% off.

Friday, January 13, 2017

Happy New Year

It was my intention to work on 4 video tutorials in the last 7 days since my return, but my first day back, I got the flu. Yep, it was pretty terrible. Luckily we got into the doctors the second day in and got Tamiflu to help alleviate the symptoms. It still put me out of commission, but I could still function as a mom at least.

Work went on hold for a bit, but not entirely. I was able to sort through and package my last large shipment of inventory. We actually just finished last night (of course right before the last 2 boxes are slated to arrive).

This does include my newest invention: the vertical flat wire. I hopefully will be able to make it available next week, but I haven't photographed it yet. That's on today's agenda (which was actually last Friday's agenda).

Needless to say, everything I had planned to do this last week did not happen. Today begins my actual first day back from vacation, that is, if I can make it to work. We got over a foot of snow last night and my husband is out of town on business, so I will be the one shoveling a path to the street to get the car out. I kind of wish I could take a snow day today. Maybe tomorrow, but there are too many things to do today.

Below is a picture of my daughter working hard to help label my new products. She can be so helpful when she wants to be, but then again, you can't expect too much from a 4 year old.