So, I started a new job on Monday. I needed to find something and I’m glad I did. Probably just in the nick of time, too. While I would love to continue to work on my bags full-time, I am not yet profitable enough yet to do so. Obviously, there are bills to be paid, and I like heat, showers, food, and a roof. Oh, and my gym membership! The job I took is fairly part time, so I am OF COURSE, keeping the shop going. Full steam ahead, in fact.
I hope to really ramp things up this year with my shop, even with the job. I’d like to continue to work toward making my passion for sewing and creating my career. I’m more motivated than ever now, actually. Especially since I had started working on new bags in the last couple months. I am redesigning things and adding new materials and hardware in this larger line. There are more diverse styles (clutches, hobo bags, shoulder bags, and weekenders!) Something for everyone, I hope.
As of now I only have 4 out 16 bags fully completed. With a good amount of prep work done for the next batch of 6. So, I am shooting for a mid-April launch, but maybe I’ll shoot for April 1st, and just release the line gradually… I might go with that. Because, really it’s hard to have the ones done sitting here looking pretty. I really just want to show them off! I’ll share a little peek this weekend.
Back to work. Back to actual outfits everyday. I think I missed having somewhere to really get dressed for.
Shoulder bag by me! My new favorite EVERYTHING bag.
If you haven’t yet, you should check out the SHOP.
I’m quite pleased with how it is looking. Still more to work on, though!