On reflection, my decision towards the end of last year to minimise the amount of time I agonise over writing and posting and instead focus more on making did increase productivity and, eventually, sales. For my shop, it was a good year: awaiting designs materialised; my photos got a wee bit better and my hats can now be bought in the US and Italy.
Looking forward, and stepping away from my computer and sewing machine, I am off to Bergamo, Italy next week to see where you can buy my hats; in May I will be in Landgoed De Sloplaats, Bakkeveen to sell more hats and jackets and dresses at The Jewelry Story's Spring Presentation so, of course, a trip to the Cloth Houses on Berwick Street, London also needs to be planned!
But getting back to my sewing machine, new designs should be appearing soon; a collaboration with textile artist Christine Mauersberger has been discussed and I am considering redoing a range of clothes for those 13 and under13threads.
And getting back online? Well, I have come to realise that really, whether I am sitting at my computer or my sewing machine (or traipsing to exotic locals!), it is all part of my working day so I endeavour to get quicker and better at creating blog posts; finish that damn new website and enjoy every minute of every shop, city and country that 13threads requires me to visit!
Happy New Year!