I’m sewing, sewing, sewing at the moment and then in the evenings I’m trying to plan a new website, but it’s taking FOREVER. I’d love to down tools and just focus on the re-design, but that’s not very practical.
The logo part is a real struggle, as I keep changing my mind. I was all sold on committing myself to using a cat in there (I often wish I’d chosen a different shop name, but as I’m known under this one now, it’d be quite difficult to change it, plus I own the web domain etc etc). Ho-hum, I’ll get there in the end.
I’m still mostly sewing blinds and then Christmas things for the shop (as this is always where I make most profit). Last year was a bit of a disaster, work wise, what with becoming a single Mum and all. I did put the hours in, but I didn’t promote my work or get things photographed and listed when I should have. I think I’m in a good routine now of shop sewing, blind sewing and taking care of the boys. Time is still very stretched, but it’s a huge benefit working from home, I did look at trying to work part time elsewhere, but the reality of who would look after the boys in school holidays and outside of school hours put a stop to those plans, for now anyway (it’ll be easier once they are both settled into secondary school…only a few more years to go!), plus my boys are quite ‘quirky’ and certainly F needs his time out at home once he’s finished school, he’d find after school club etc quite difficult.Right now, my focus is on getting the shop updated with all the stock that’s sitting around in boxes so I’m starting with some Auricula Tweed Purses.
I made the first of these years (I think!) ago for my Sister as a present. Her’s has a jazzy lining made out of snippets of left over curtain fabric.
These new ones have silk orange linings, which I think give a nice ‘pop’ to them. I love how the silk contrasts with the tweed and felt.
The only other difference is that the Auricula Brooches are the second generation ones, that have two yellow centre colours.You can find them here, hanging out with Gold Bunnies….because you know what time of year is coming up next 😉