Sunday, August 1, 2010

For everything there is a season...

That phrase has been used to describe so many profound and important perhaps it's a bit gauche to use it to describe my little online shop. But I'm a rebel so I'm doing it anyway.

I have loved making longies for the past year, and am proud of the work I've done. But I have decided that it's time for that season of Little Knittles to end. It all boils down to me feeling restless and wanting to devote my time to designing. I felt most at home when I was creating my transitional inseam design and working on doll outfit patterns. I may still end up making a few cloth diapering soakers once in a while, but I won't be accepting any more custom orders. I have too many ideas floating around in my head and I need time to try them all out. I do realize that it may be a collossal failure. I mean, really, how many doll outfits do people need?? I'm aware of that potential business pitfall. But I'm charging ahead anyway, full throttle.

I'm also going to try to ramp up my presence on Etsy. I have pulled all of my listings off of my main Hyena Cart site for now and have put everything on Etsy. I've never really listed much on there and am just figuring out how it all works, how to promote on there, what strategies to use in terms of marketing and stocking times. Hello learning curve!

I'm still planning to return to the Bella Tesori congo in September, but I also realize that my speed may still not be up to par. I am not sure I'll be able to stock in a timely manner and I'll continue to evaluate how much of a contribution I'm really making to that extraordinary group of WAHMs.

For now, I'm finishing up a custom and two swaps. Once those are done, I'll be hanging up my size 8 needles for a while and plugging away full force on my doll clothing designs. I hope to have some progress pics over the next few weeks.

Thanks for reading!


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