Life is FULL!
I would love to not have to start every blog post with “It’s been awhile…”, but until I find the secret to pause the passage of time….my blog posts will be infrequent.
I want to move this business forward, and to do so I know changes need to be made. I plan on spending the next month or so enjoying our family….so there will be even less sewing/blogging/posting before I begin fresh.
I have many ideas of where I want to take LadyBeez Designs. I’d like to gather all my thoughts and make a clear business plan before I relaunch….I’m thinking August….
That’s the beauty of owning your own business. You get to decide.
That is also the stressful part. YOU HAVE to decide. Everything falls on your shoulders. Your mind…your heart.
Creating LadyBeez Designs has been my greatest creative outlet. I love almost every part of it. It’s the parts that add stress to my already very busy life that I need to iron out.
Please do not worry….many things will not change.
If you have orders placed with me, they will be completed. I have a handful of custom orders that I will finish up, but I will not be taking any more new orders until August at the earliest.
One of my largest issues is keeping track of requests/orders. Between Etsy, Facebook Page, Facebook Group, PayPal, Instagram, Messenger, Personal Texts, and IRL….I have questions and requests coming at me all the time. It’s very difficult to have back and forth conversations for custom orders on all these platforms without losing track of them.
I need an organizational plan. I need SOPs. (Lol! If my husband ever reads this, I will never admit to writing that) No, honestly, if you see my sewing studio, you will know what I mess I can be when it comes to my creative process…..BUT I’m a scientist at heart, so I am VERY precise and follow strictly to procedures. It’s left/right brain battle all the time y’all. (also, I’m not Southern, and never use that in spoken word…I sure do love to type it though)
Yikes! all of this to say….I’m taking a break from new orders…. I will probably still post pics of things I make and do with my family. And, I am totally down for suggestions if you know of ways to streamline the business side of this gig. (social media gurus, apps, free maid services, etc.) So, I’m not really signing off completely…
oh, AND before I do, I’ll be posting our latest family project this week 🙂