Monday, November 22, 2010

Where Have I Been?

I have been busy.

I am taking a 10 minute break to put dinner on and catch you all up on where I'm at.

While dinner is cooking, let's have a little chat.
What have I been doing?

I have been sewing bikinis..... of course.
I have been filling out market applications thinking I would not get in till next year..... BUT

I hope to be at Mornington Twilight market Sat 27th Nov 3-8
I will be at Mulgrave Makers Market Sun 28th Nov.
I will also be at Mulgrave Makers Market Dec 19th
Then there is Red Hill Market on New Years Day..... FUN.
And another Mornington market later in January.
There is also another Rosebubs in January.

I would have liked to pace myself more but swimwear only has a limited season.

I am feeling a little overwhelmed
The joy and excitement I felt at first has gone AWOL
It has been replaced by feelings of doubt and exhaustion.

Am I doing the right thing for my family?
Am I being selfish?
Is there any financial benefit from putting in so much effort?

I would love to hear from you....
I would love to hear your thoughts on crafting for a crust....
And anyone with market experience,
I would love some advice....

Sorry no photos...... it would only be more bathers.


Jelly Bean Books said...

You are such an inspiring person and your designs are so wonderful - if you enjoy what you are doing, keep going! ~ Christine

NessaKnits said...

As long as you are happy, keep doing it. When it becomes tedious, stop and find something else! (or someone else to sew them for you??)

Kate said...

Its such a hard one and I am yet to find the balance.
If you feel inspired and it makes you happy then go for it, but once it becomes a job and takes too much time away from your precious family that's when you need to start asking questions.

the textured leaf said...

ive got nothing... haha

'Joyce' said...

Oh gosh, do what you love, once you stop loving it, stop doing it. Don't let it become a chore. It's wonderful news that you are so busy, but make sure you squeeze a moment in for the most important person. YOU! Thinking of you.

Just Martha said...

Hang in there.... it will be so worth it in the long run. Don't forget that you are teaching your children to be complete little beings. Mummies do other things which they love....

Selina said...

Markets for me have never worked, but then my items are a lot higher priced than yours. I honestly think that your product will work extremely well in a market. They are gorgeous, very well priced and quite unique. They have that vintage/retro appeal that people of all ages will love, so you will get nannas buying for their grandies, mums and aunties buying as well. I also agree with Kate, once it's not fun anymore, then you need to question things. You're not being selfish, you're teaching your kids a great lesson about following your passions. Good luck with everything!

Samantha said...

You have inspired me. I am starting to make storage organisers. I don't know if they are good enough to sell, but at least I can make them for myself and as presents. Here's a tip, just clean your house in the morning and forget about it for the rest of the day so you can sew. That is what I have been doing and it works. When you see the mess at the end of the day, just say to yourself you will do it in the morning. Can't believe how many markets you are doing. It's awesome!!!!

Yves said...

Your product is so divine and very unique.I think it's a wonderful way to make a bit of money especially with a young family. You get to stay home doing something that you love (for most of time) Just have some camomile tea on hand to soothe you when you feel overwhelmed. Make it a ritual 10 minutes a day and reflect on where you are heading!

The Moerks said...

I am glad to hear you have been so busy. You deserve to be successful with those beautiful bathers.