Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Catching up.

Things have been very busy lately.  I have been working on several custom orders (and still have a few to go) while trying to take it easy with this pregnancy, and still keep after two little boys.  We have a moving date set. . .but no house yet.  My mom is coming in to town on May 11th though, and that should help out quite a bit having an extra pair of hands.  I finished a dress and bloomers set last week, as well as a diaper cover, and this week will be finishing up a second dress and bloomer set, and moving on to a pair of shorts and a matching shirt. 

I am setting up my waiting list for customs, so that when I finish with my move, I can start back up again.  I plan to take a month or so off before the baby is born, doing orders at leisure, and mostly preparing  for the baby.  I will be setting up a running tab on here of the waiting list, of people, what they ordered, and approximate start date.  Check back for updates.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Life's what happens while you're making plans.

Well, I was supposed to pick up my sewing machine today, but the people fixing it called and said that it wouldn't be back until Friday because they had to order a part.  Well, I called the store where I bought the machine, and they said that I can go down there and embroider the items I need to embroider.  Since my SE-350 can do a straight stitch, I'm going to have Jake pull that out so that I can sew stuff together at least.

So, hopefully I'll finally have all these projects I have lined up done next week.

Monday, April 5, 2010

Starting to get back into the swing of things.

Well, after taking a break last week per the doctors instructions, I am getting back to my custom orders this week.  I'll will be cutting orders today and tomorrow, and then Wednesday when I'm supposed to get my machine back, I'll start sewing.

To explain the getting the machine back part, Friday, I went to turn on my machine, but when it came on it had an error message.  I turned it off like it said, 5 times I tried this, but to no avail.  I've only had this machine for 6 months, so I took it to the shop I bought it at, and they put a rush fix on it.  So. . .  I should have it back by Wednesday and be able to start sewing again.  Coincidentally, that is also the day Jake and I go to do out taxes.  Hopefully we'll get a decent refund, as I already know I'm taking a loss for the first year of business, but I think that was to be expected.