shop talk

At this very moment my office/crafting room is in total disarray. It is in a state so disconcerting to me that I don't even dare open the door.

It was a goal of mine that, before I begin any new project, I would clean things up. Not just a quick tidy mind you, but a real deep down, get rid of shit type of clean.

This began with a trip to Ikea and the purchase of a desk and some storage bins so that I could...1)hide less frequently used items away and 2)relocate my sewing machine from a folding dinner tray.

It's only been a few days since I've procured the new desk and bins and I have yet to fill/build anything. I have languished a bit since my shopping excursion...content to work on things that don't require my entering that room.

That said, my date for re-opening the shop has slid back and forth for the last few weeks. I originally intended for it to be in late January, but that came and went. Then, as of last week I figured this week was as good as any, but perhaps not.

I'm still waiting on some new stamps, and trying to figure pricing. You'd think I'd have that down to a science, but I don't...and the new postal rates certainly aren't helping.

enough lamenting though, right? I'm a very small shop + I'm the boss.

So here's the skinny: I'm not ready yet.

I'm traveling for over a week in mid February and that's coming up fast. I don't want to open and then have to delay the sending of packages because I'm vacationing. Rather, I have decided to wait until I return to make items available for purchase. But I will open up the gallery so you can at least see what will be available upon my return. Hope this doesn't disappoint anyone...seems like "slowly but surely" is the name of the game.


Christina C. said...

Good things are worth waiting for. Enjoy your time. I will still be excited to see what is what when you return. :)

Shay said...

Honestly, I am relieved your reopening is delayed for a bit for a very selfish reason...my budget is blown right now, but by the time your shop opens again I will have the money to buy your products. ;-) Have a good trip and organization fest.

Colleen W. said...

Have a great vacay! Can't wait to see what's in store in the store!

rhonda nickol said...

I hope you have a wonderful vacation! And I look forward to seeing what amazing things you have designed for the shop!

Tina said...

totally understand where you're coming from. I've got files just sitting in my Illustrator waiting to be turned into stamps + screen prints. My goal was to have the whole house cleaned and organized before starting in on business stuff but it's taken a lot longer than intended. Glad I'm not the only one in this situation.