Well, today is the last day of my Maternity leave. I have had an amzing 10 months off, 9 with my little lady Millicent Rose.
I have got to grips (nearly) with motherhood, opened and closed a shop, taught people how to sew/print/felt and done a little bit of sewing.
I look back and think, why didn't I.....well we all do that don't we?
Seriously though, hindsight is a wonderful thing and if I could do it again I think I would have spent more time really sorting myself and my sewing out. I love making things, especially personalised items but struggle to stick to one project. This often means that my stock is a bit haphazard and doesn't really represent what I am about. I often need a deadline to finish items, so unless it is a present, or a special order it just might not get done.
I am going to spend 2011 just making things I want to make (and the usual orders and pressies - lots more babies arriving this year!) and hope that this will make things a little clearer for me.
I am also going to continue to try and sell all the stock that is filling my house, I am thinking that Toddler + piles of stuff = disaster....
SO, thanks to all my new baby friends, who are amazing. All my 'old' friends who were SO supportive when I opened the shop and did anything and everything to make it happpen!
I might get a little blog together about opening a real shop - just in case my lessons can help someone else?
Here's to 2011!