Yes, I am freaking sick again. It might be because of my allergies - so much pollen in the air!
No voice is pretty much a given anytime I get sick, so this will make one full month so far this year with no voice. I am so thankful for texting, emailing and just the computer in general as a way of communication. I do write things down, but I can type so much more quickly!
Anyway, what did I do? Yesterday, nothing - I really felt like crap - I did not even get myself anything to eat yesterday.
Today, I feel a little better, I still get tired and cannot breath through my nose too much, but I was ok to get some computer work done.
Oh, I guess I have not told you all the big news!
I AM OPENING AN ON-LINE FABRIC STORE!!
It will be very limited quantities and varieties at first, we are cash flowing and slowly, slowly building up inventory. I currently am a distributor for Free Spirit Fabrics, Robert Kaufman Fabrics, Henry Glass, A.E. Nathan, Blank Fabrics, Art Gallery Fabrics and a couple of other small ones.
Since this is pretty much a division of my business - one side custom-made items and now this side fabric yardage - I split up where I will be selling both sides of the business. The custom and pre-made items will be available via the Facebook Page and by contacting me personally, whereas the fabric yardages and pre-cuts will only be available on my website. I will probably start another page and group on Facebook that deals with the fabric side, but I am not sure how I will handle Instagram.
So, I revamped the website - taking all the products off and getting it ready for the fabric. On Facebook, I opened up a Shop and added the tote bags.
I have a few more things to add, but I am also trying to build up inventory for fall.
Ok, to explain why we are going in the fabric direction. Well, my husband wants to retire - his job is going to start requiring extensive travel and he does not want to do that. He has no choice though - it is either take the job or quit.
So, we are trying to build up my business, so he can quit. The goal is have the business going enough that he can quit when the house is paid off - so 5-10 years. It may not work, but this is a goal of ours.
Eventually, I will slow down on the making of items. I will do more designing, making a pattern, video a how-to, and thus, have the items for sale that make up the pattern. Something like that.
I may do a show every fall to sell the samples or something.
Hopefully this will do what we want it to do - We work really well together and it has always been a dream of ours to work together.
Anyway, DH just got home, so I need to give him some attention! Hope you all had a great day.