So, I've been asked to update you all on my life and current adventure of opening a haberdashery store over the last couple of months. Well, for starters it is awesome! I love our space in the city centre, we have an amazing range of sewing machines set up, ready to go when ever I need one and I have had so much fun curating the range of fabrics and kits and habby and stuff that we have got! I get to talk to people about sewing on a daily basis, we are seeing other peoples love for sewing blossom as they try it for the first time. I'm making stuff all the time for workshop samples, we get to tell people how awesome we think the independent pattern companies are... The list goes on!
On the other hand, though, man, is it stressful! It took me weeks to figure out how to do the most basic accounting; we have days where no one walks in because it's raining and everyone is taking shelter in the high street shopping centre (which is not even a 5 minute walk from us); we get sent the wrong things in orders and have to negotiate contracts with big wholesale companies; we have displays to make, and we have kits to put together, and customers to serve and classes to teach and social media to update and samples to sew and washing up to do, and all the other things which are necessary for running a business. I'm not complaining, please don't think I am- I know how lucky I am to have this opportunity! It's knowing that which encourages me to work hard and balance my time between the fun things and the necessary things.