Yesterday. Rather spontaneously. I decided not to make garlands anymore. I wasn't even thinking about them at all, it just struck me like a light bulb moment, that maybe I should stop making them. It's been about a year now, I started out last summer and loved them instantly. And I still do. But the problem is that if it were something that took off in my business, it would not be sustainable. It's fun to make garlands, and I even encourage you to try making them, because they are inexpensive and require very little sewing skills. However. Just like I shed vintage from my space
and time this summer, I'm feeling ready to shed another layer, so I can get back to focusing on doing the things I had started doing in the first place.
This is my work bench at any given time. It's a mess, mostly. I try to keep the corner of the table clear so I can pull the sewing machine forward when I need to, and push it back to create space for
packing orders other things in the mean time, but I can't ever seem to keep this space clean, and I'm feeling like I'm just trying to do too much here.
Over the last year I changed the theme of my shop a little bit, to Celebrating Life, and Everyday Living, and I still believe it to be true... but I think when you get down to the core of how it all got started... roots back to me having both metal and perfume allergies, and making things that were sensitive skin friendly. So I think it's just come to a time that I'm finally ready to carve that niche for myself, and focus on soap and jewelry again. That's where I got started, and no matter how many other things I've tried to do... I always seem to keep falling back on where I began.
What's been your experience? Have you come full circle on things with your business, or do you find that where you got started, is not where you ended up later on. I think my journey so far has been a mix of both.
Thanks for always being there, and watching me grow. It's not without you, that I would have made it this far. You are a part of my village, and I appreciate you. xo.