Summer Vacation for my shop!

Be like the flower, turn your face to the sun.
-- Kahlil Gibran
I had an etsy sale last week and instead of being happy about it I was annoyed. I thought now I have to get it wrapped up and go to the Post Office and with everything else that was on my plate last week with my car in the shop, etc. it was just one more thing to deal with. So I've decided to give my shop a nice vacation for the summer. I'm putting her to rest until August so that I can regroup and get my act together with better pictures and fresh inventory.

I only had 15 items listed with most of them things that had been hanging around the shop for at least a year, like the Summer Flowers wristcuff above. I will take some time this summer to put my new photography skills to work and get some new images to really showcase my scarves.

I'm starting to get my motivation to knit back. There were over 3 months when I just wasn't feeling it this year. Mike had set up a router in the living room for the laptop when I was on my back with the broken ankle. I let myself get into the habit of coming home and getting online rather than knitting to relax after work.

I told Mike last month that I didn't think I was going to have enough inventory at the rate I was going for this year's craft show season. So he decided that I couldn't handle having the laptop right next to my couch and he came and took it away. I still have my desktop in my craft room of course but I'm less inclined to waste hours on it and treat it more like my business/photography station.

So I think I'm going to put up an etsy mini of my favorites for the meantime. I'll be back with a full selection of colorful Fall accessories in August.


Ann said...

It's good to take a vacation every now and then. You can take the summer to regroup and refresh and come back raring to go in the fall.

Duni said...

I agree with Ann...sometimes you just need to have a break! I don't think I'll ever tire of sewing, but I do like to sew something else besides bags now and then :)

Alterity Button Jewelry said...

Kudo's for you for recognizing you need the break. If the chef loses his passion and gives up, the restaurant will eventually close, you know?

Enjoy the break. I hope you plan on keeping your blog up, though!


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