In excited haste, I also thought it would be a terrific idea to start the diversification my product line to 1) sell items less pricey, and 2) get more traffic to the shop. On the first day of sales, a note to future Jo, do not start making different items than already offered. Plan? Sure. Execute? Probably not. Around 1 p.m. I started asking questions, which eventually, after running on adrenaline for hours and busting my sewing machine needle in half, led to a crash. I came-to lying face down on the rug near the back door holding Truckee's paw like a lifeline.
What was I thinking of selling? Pardon the yellow, tabletop pictures, but you can kind of get the idea. I've stored this project in my back pocket since I made a version for my house back in 2011. It is not your traditional advent calendar offering a piece of candy each day that passes, it's glittery and adult-ish. (Eh, hem. Right?)
It could be sold as a DIY kit, or pattern, or just a free suggestion, which is all it is at this point. (Don't mention it.)
I have ideas and planning in the works for the pillows and some other thoughts up my sleeve: kits, patterns, and cases alike.
So again, I wanted to share the roller coaster of emotion of the first day (ha!), but most importantly, Thank You for your love. I'm feeling it ten-fold these days and I am so grateful.
Lots and lots of love,