Friday, May 3, 2013

Letting Go

Lately I've been letting go of some dreams...and realizing my heart is changing. What I want out of life is changing. (Hopefully becoming more of what God wants...)
Right now this really only effects my shop. I've been getting this itchy feeling whenever I browse Silver Moon Creations--I am dissatisfied with it. At first I thought it was just because I had mixed my handmade and vintage items (a fact I've now mostly remedied by creating another shop for vintage wear), but that's not it. I'm upset over the quality of my items. They need to be better. 

So, I'm going to refurbish and revamp my entire handmade business over the next month. I'm going to be taking down almost everything and making entire new stock. Over the last few months I've realized the way I make things is really different then it was two years ago. My style has changed, and now my shop needs to change.

It feels good to say it, and I know this is the right direction to go. It's going to be really hard to start over from the beginning, but I know if I really want to start a shop, and have it be successful, I need to take what I've learned in the past two years and my new sewing skills and give it my all. My Vintage shop, Kitty Adventures, made $300 all by its lonesome last month! This is great, but Silver Moon Creations is lagging behind, with a total of...only one sale.

I can't have old items I made a year ago floating around, and I can't post things that aren't 100%. And that means letting go of the past. And moving on. And not giving up!

Everything in the shop is 50% off right now, excluding made to order items! Just use code "lettinggo". This coupon is good until 6/1/13.

Starting in June, expect to see a whole new shop. I'm excited. And, of course, I hope to release my beginners sewing book next month too!

What have you let go of recently?


Kristin said...

I know what you mean! I'm thinking about phasing out the cozies in my shop...I've only sold three in 2012 and 2013 so far, and I think it's time for them to go. I'm not going to keep up with the latest cell phone trends and make my pattern fit them. I don't even like cell phones! :)

I'm not putting a whole lot of effort into my shop right now, and then I wonder why I'm not selling anything! Ha.

Good luck with your creative renovations! I can't wait to see your "new" shop. :)


Paulina @ Color Me Brave said...

That sounds like a great idea. I am doing the same thing with my etsy shops since I am going to spend the summer building up stuff and then post them. Just don't get rid of the kitty eared hats. I will be buying one once I get a job. And congrats on making that much money that is great.

Rachel said...

That's a brave thing to do, but it sure takes wisdom to be able to recognize that about stuff that you've made yourself. I'm excited to see what you have coming for the shop!