What's on the go

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

A rare picture of the face of Ohhh Lulu! 

This summer has been great!  So many awesome things have happened for my little business and I've been learning many lessons!  I am glad to have the Ginger Sew Along wrapped up, and detailed instructions posted for those of you who have it on  your "to sew" list.  As many of you know, I made a error on page 11 of the pattern, so if you haven't received my revised version yet, send me over an email and I'll get it right over to you! Can I chalk it up to having too many things on the go?...

Interesting things I am learning about running your own business...  The first, and worst thing is, when a mistake happens, there's only one person to take the responsibility for it! This can be hard, but at the same time, I am learning to take my mistakes in stride.  Fix it, learn from it, and get over it.  The "getting over it" part was something I was never good at, but am getting better at it with every mistake I make!!! I think this is not only an important business lesson, but a life lesson.  

The best thing about running a small business is the amazing people I have had the opportunity to get to know.  I really can't say enough nice things about all of you guys, and everyone I've had the chance to converse with through email about the patterns, sewing, design, etc.  I honestly just feel so fortunate every day to be doing what I'm doing.  Tired, but fortunate! 

I am really looking forward to fall; having some quiet, "nesting time."  I plan to release one more pattern this fall - that 1930's reproduction bralette pattern that I made last winter.   I also plan to sew a few pieces from the book, Vintage Lingerie (There will be a giveaway too!). 

I am finding that the garment side of my business is picking up more and more, so I am going to be devoting myself to that for the time being (it is my #1 love).  I have a bunch of big custom orders on the go that I am excited about because I have some creative freedom with them.  I also will be re-stocking my Etsy Shop with new 3 for $60 cheeky panties and some fall/winter items.

But for now, I am headed off to the "day job"! See ya!   

1 comment:

  1. You have come such a long way in a relatively short space of time and it's been a pleasure following your wonderful and eventful journey. You inspire me so much!

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