Here we are at that cusp - getting ready to go from the old year to the new year - and all the crazy thoughts that seems to bring.
I thought I'd take a look at how 2012 has been for Sew Darn Simple.
I organized (and reorganized) my sewing space throughout the year. Here we are and it's still a mess.
etsy shop and I also opened a Craftsy pattern shop.
I did two patterns in 2012 - the zipper wallet and the patchwork purse. Hopefully I will do at least two in 2013 - although I'm not sure what they will be yet.
I spent a lot of time perfecting a zip around case for the kindle fire - and I did sell a few. The issue I have with making cases for these items is that each one is a different size and every new one that comes out is different which means that the cases aren't always interchangeable. So I'm not sure if I will continue down this path in 2013. With a 'regular' job, I don't feel like I have time to commit to making a huge number of custom items.
Jennifer Paganelli from Sis Boom has become one of my great friends - she sent me a great bundle of fabrics from her Girls World Vibe line - I in turn made some items that I did a giveaway for. I had the opportunity to meet her at the Country Living Fair in Columbus this fall - what a great weekend that was!
I did several craft shows this year - with varied success - we had such crazy weather this year - and that always plays into the show turnout.
As I reach the end of this year, I'm trying to determine where I want to take this business in 2013 - I have some craft show applications that I need to complete in January - so I need to get some new photos and potentially some new products in the works.
Stay tuned to see where 2013 takes us!