Friday, 13 November 2009

A Sad Day

I've had to close my knitting shop. I decided it was for the best as it wasn't really financially viable (the knitting was taking hours to do...precious hours that I could be painting) and I'm not able to keep up with my orders at the moment. My pregnancy is making me very tired but I am also itching to make things for myself and my home. My sister is laughing at me cause she thinks I'm 'nesting'...grrrrr.

I want to make decorations for the house such as a Christmas tree skirt and a mantel piece decoration. I have bought all of the material I now just need my mum to help me get my sewing machine up and running again. Every time I go to use it it jams!

Last Christmas was pretty stressful with the amount of glove orders I had so I'm looking forward to a more peaceful one. I plan on coming back to Etsy next year with a new shop, but selling something that is quicker to make, but the ideas can wait until the new year.

The Christmas lights get turned on the Saturday in Paisley and the reindeer's (yes real ones) come to town and I'm really excited cause I every year I am working and always miss it. So there are benefits to being self-employed :O)

Hope everyone is well and enjoying the cold weather. I had left my washing out over night on Monday and when I went to collect it it was rock hard with frost. I couldn't even bend it to get it in the washing basket! So we had puddles of water all over the house as it defrosted! Not the brightest thing I have ever done.
Love L x

5 comments:

blue moss said...

i hope you have a lovely and relaxing holiday....i know how you feel....i, too, have been itching to sew and create things for me and my family...but i use up my creative time on jewelry. while i will miss your lovely designs on etsy (so glad i already got my gloves :) i'm happy for you that you will have more time :)
and..get your rest!!
have a great weekend
michelle

Ben Mcfuzzylugs said...

I just noticed that your shop was empty.
Sorry to see you close up, your gloves looked lovely, but if it means more painting and time for you and the growing family then it is of course the right thing to do. (and I am biased cos my mum does great knitting too and she was a bit afraid to push them too much on mcetsy so she wasnt treading on your toes :D )

LOL with the washing

Laura B said...

Enjoy your new found freedom and make what your heart wants you to make. Looking forward to seeing your festive sewing projects. xxx

Ben Mcfuzzylugs said...

Hey hun
Just to let you know I have your lovely painting in a T
http://www.etsy.com/treasury_list_west.php?room_id=77654
Happy St Andrews day

Kelly Ann said...

I am glad I was able to pick up a pair of your glove because they are the BEST! Thank you so much!

I hope that you and your family have a great holiday and an even better new year!