After Christmas, my Etsy inventory was running pretty low. Being newly pregnant and busy with the holidays, the new year was a good time to take a break from sewing for a little while. Taking naps with Alexys is one of my favorite things to do and I got plenty of those in!
As much as it was nice to have some "down" time while the girls were napping, I started getting the sewing itch back. Looking at all the cute fabrics would kill me!! Not to mention I needed something to help me feel more productive & motivated again. I don't know about everyone else, but I start to feel sluggish when I'm not working on something and taking too many naps, meanwhile watching myself get "fatter"! After giving it some thought, I decided that now would be a good time to sew enough to restock my inventory on Etsy and give it a whirl until baby comes, to see if it could be profitable at all. I don't imagine I'll profit a lot off of it, but even if it's enough to pay for Alexys' dance class, or some of the extras, that would be worth it!
I can't imagine after baby #3 comes that I'll ever have any free time again, so this could be my trial run, and my only run ;)
|a few of my new, fun girly prints :)|
The idea sounded easy enough, just restock Etsy. Oh boy, it's a lot more work than I thought! Even though all my current products are easy enough to make, to make a bunch of everything still takes a lot of time!! Even though I have nap time, and possibly after the girls go to bed (if they go to bed on time!), it doesn't feel like enough time to get done as much as I want to. It doesn't help that I also want to make a bunch of gifts for my friends with kids and having babies AND stuff for my girls and our coming baby. SO, I'm just doing what I can a day at a time and will hopefully have enough inventory to relaunch Schweper's Stitches by April 1st!
|Prefold burp cloths-SO easy but adds SO much!|
I'm restocking again on activity bags & crayon rolls. I'm also working on prefold burp cloths & minky burp cloths. Hopefully some car rolls and reusable snack bags. I still have some children's aprons and hand warmers. Once (if) I get all that done, I will get some new ideas to work on. Feel free to send ideas my way if you'd like :) I might not have time to start on a lot of new things, but I also want to make things that are of interest to others.
**Sorry for the bad pictures. I promise when I am ready to post on Etsy, I will have better presentation and picture quality! :) **
Check back soon for more pictures *hopefully* and a family update! <3