Having received a few concerned emails and messages via Facebook, I just wanted to write a quick post to clear up any confusion caused by my previous one!
My little shop has always only ever been just one part of my small business, which was the main reason why I chose to only open three days a week. I fully intend to keep going, but just in a different way...I think it's inevitable in the current climate that businesses change and evolve in order to stick around.
I feel sewing and making things keep me happy, deep within my soul and I cannot imagine a time when I don't create. A day does not go by when I don't sew, glue, or look for inspiration. I need an outlet for this and so plan to keep attending the fairs and markets, offering my handmade wares for sale!
Today we had to take our house off the market - for reasons beyond our control - It's been a terribly stressful time and we need to take a step back...
We're determined to start a new chapter, so will return to the process again in the New Year.
Some things are worth waiting for...
With no knowing what the future holds just now, I'm not totally clear about all aspects of my business yet...I'd love to have a shop again, but right now cannot be tied into a lease for 5 years, which could interfere with our plans to relocate.
I have a lot to do next month, winding down the shop, putting some items into storage and handing back the property to my landlord. With all of this behind me I will then be able to focus more clearly on what's next...I already feel a change of business name is on the cards and I also plan on hand-making a lot more - Pieces, that at the moment, are all in my head, waiting to come to fruition when time allows.