Tuesday, 30 August 2011

churn it out

Times are changing here
i have made the huge decision not to go down the wholesale route anymore
i may take on the odd new stockist
but for now i am sticking with the fab shops and websites i have already!

Why you ask?
Well i don't want to sit churning out the same design all day long
i don't have a load of staff to do all those other jobs
i cut, sew, make up, finish, package and all the rest myself
and when you have close to 15 stockists plus a website then that's too much.. for me anyway!
I have four children at home that struggle to see me some days
i have friends i never see because i am too busy
i missed out on family and school celebrations because of deadlines!

I don't want to sound a misery or sound ungrateful
the customers i have are wonderful and i love them all
they understand how life can kick you in the chops sometimes
especially when you have a family
and as you know the past year has been a bitch
(sorry no other way to put it) for us as a family!

So there you go
this is also a step towards new designs from me
for my website which is really taking off finally and
hopefully fingers crossed the new premises one day maybe

6 comments:

fabriquefantastique said...

I'm sure you feel much better and relieved now that decision has been made.

saraeden said...

I do, i felt overwhelmed by it all and i realised you cannot do it all!

BLONDEDESIGN said...

Good idea, I think whole of the samething does just not suit a one woman, if yes you had staff then a different story. Maybe oneday... Kxx

Annie xx TheFeltFairy said...

I know exactly what you are saying hun, I get offers for The Felt Fairy and I feel a bit of an oddity when I say 'we don't really want to get any bigger'! Great decision x

Scented Sweetpeas said...

Huge decision but it sounds like the best one to me :-) You get to create things whilst enjoying it and get family and fun time back. :-)

saraeden said...

it was a difficult choice to make as i still have to make a living doing this but you have to do what is right for yourself!

Thank you all for your supportive comments, you are all fab xx