And then I disappeared for a few years.
In my defense, this happened:
Baby James caused all sorts of upheaval in my world, prompting one long and a few short vacations from the shop and sewing. He’s almost 2 now, and I’m slowly getting back into the shop. I’m working on the weekends and evenings, and a full time stay at home mom the rest of the week. I’m exhausted on a level I didn’t realize existed. Some days I cry a lot. I question my decisions. But every day is full of laughter (sometimes through the tears), and I’m ever so slowly finding a balance, finding my way back to myself and my work.
This new situation has prompted a change in how I run my business. I made the decision to stop taking commissions, and to instead focus on creating full size runs (in limited quantities) of costumes and dresses. It allows me to have a bit less stress, and to work at my own pace.
I’m currently working on a small Halloween release, and I’ll be sharing sneak pics soon!