I am in love with this dress! It was a custom order from a customer, but now I just have to make it for Lilly! And possibly a very miniature similar version for Shaylynne...
I've got to say, the customer who ordered this dress has got to be one of the most easy going customers I've ever dealt with. :) I did take a little extra time on this dress than expected. I was very backed up with my orders from Etsy and off Etsy.. :( (I hate being backed up) But she didn't mind a bit and was in no rush. So I threw in quite a few freebies for her and her daughter, yay!
I've been selling boutique style clothing for quite a while now..I used to use ebay.shhh.. I was always very good with my time management. But I also only had one little princess at the time. I didn't realize how much just one tiny extra person could impact my creating and selling. I find it so difficult to fit time in to sew while trying to care for her. I often wonder how others do it. I'm sure there are even single mothers out there who create products to sell. How do they do this? It's almost miraculous!
I find that I am beginning to care less and less for my shop, to the point that I barely promote it. But I do promote my blog. Having and Etsy shop is more of a hobby for me. It gives me something to do, other than only being a SAHM.. But I'm beginning to wonder if it's just weighing me down. My girls are growing so fast and I sometimes feel like I don't spend enough time with them because of my Etsy store. I almost feel forced, but not completely. I've been considering putting my shop on Vacation mode so that I don't feel so pressured. But I don't totally want to do that.
This is a whole lot of ramblings going on! lol What would you do in this situation?