I'm a little worried about my shop opening!! I think at this stage I’m only going to have about 9 items in there – only 9!!! I was hoping to have 21 (which is one full page of items on Etsy) and I’m worried that the first initial selection won’t be as wide as I had wanted. It’s mainly skirts as I’ve mentioned and I have one dress to finish and hopefully I’ll get another made this weekend too.
What I really wanted for the grand opening was a shop full of beautiful dresses and skirts, tops and accessories (I’m working on bags and clutches at the moment too, but I can’t see them going up for at least a month as I try to fill my shop up with all the other things I want in it!).
I hope you won’t be disappointed, and I hope the items I have will be up to your expectations – I’m just so worried I’m going to be letting you all down and am tempted to push the opening back again. I won’t at this stage – I think I under estimated how hard it is to work full time and try to dedicate enough time to starting your own business. Honestly, at the end of the working day, the last thing I want to do is sit down and start getting the hem of a skirt even, and then sew it in a straight line (as easy as that sounds!!).
I plan to dedicate tonight and all of Saturday to sewing. Hopefully by Sunday I’ll start taking the photos, Monday will be editing them and Tuesday will be listing them. Then for the rest of the week I’ll be making more items to list and I’ll hopefully get a system up where I list regularly on a specific day of the week so you all know when to check out the shop (and of course I’ll be mentioning new up dates on the blog too).
Speaking of work – I’ve just spent the last two days getting my first aid certificate. It was a very full on two days as those of you who have yours would know! It was done by the Red C
I did take some photos of the swing tags, business cards and labels, but they turned out fuzzy and horrible because of the light I took them in – so next week?
Once again – I so hope I don’t disappoint! And thnak you all so much for your support in this too, you've all helped so much...