Shop Update.....

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

I want to give you a wee bit of a shop update.  First, the shop will be re-opening at the end of next week, after the beginning of the school year.  We have enjoyed a wonderful summer, full of family time.  I think that this is the longest that I've kept my shop closed since I opened it up, wild!  It allowed me to really and truly relax.

With that, September will be a "test" month for me.  This break allowed me to realize the true amount of work it takes to keep the shop running.  I feel as though perhaps it's taking me away a little too much from my family.  The kids are still young and these years will be gone before I know it, I really feel that I need to cherish these next few years.

I've mentioned this before, I believe it was at the beginning of the year, so it's definitely been something that I've been contemplating for a while now.  Sooo, we'll see how things go in September and I will make a decision as to what to do then.  Be it keeping the shop open, going for a temporary closure at the end of the month, only listing items periodically or perhaps I'll only have a small selection of items and will re-list as they sell.

I'm having a tough time finding the right balance....

If I do decide to close the shop temporarily, I plan to continue to sew and to continue to sketch out designs because this is truly something that I absolutely love to do.  I will just have to wait until I have a little more time to put towards the shop.

I have so much admiration and respect for those who take care of their little ones while running a successful business, it's more than a lot of work, I bow to you!

If you were wondering, I do plan to continue blogging if the shop does end up closing next month....


Great Talents Coming Together

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Sometimes a group of amazing people get together and combine their talents to create a spectacular product.  That is exactly what has happened behind the scenes of the gorgeous e-mag (soon to be available in print as well) Pure Green Magazine.

Issue 6 was just released yesterday and it is stunning.  The photography, the interviews, the recipes all fantastic, you will not be disappointed, it's a true labor of love.

You can read Pure Green Magazine here.  And as if that wasn't enough, Pure Green Magazine also has an shop on Etsy where you can purchase prints from the magazine! Yes, it's true.  The shop can be found here.

Want more Pure Green?  blog : facebook : twitter

Cheers and enjoy!

Mini Recap

Friday, August 19, 2011

This week was our first "back to reality" week with my husband returning to work after a four week vacation.  It feels good to slowly regain a bit of a routine, but I'm nowhere near ready to jump in 100%....I plan to drag this out just a little bit.

Our eldest is playing football this year for the first time (finally old enough).  He's been wanting to play for a while now, so to say that he's pretty excited would be a huge understatement.....he's ready to go!  His first game is this weekend, can't wait!

I also shared a photo on twitter of what I found on my doorstep mid week.......

And so it begins....

Oh, and this post by Sydney....just love her!

I hope you all enjoy a lovely weekend!


Summer Vacation!

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Hello friends!

So, how is summer treating you so far?  As you know, I've closed the shop for the month of August to relax and enjoy the lovely weather with my family. We just returned home after a week and a bit visiting our families back home.  We had a great trip and I thought I'd share a few pics from the drive (two 12 hour days each way...yes, 12 hrs!) and such with you!

My plan is to re-open the shop in September.  I have to admit that I haven't even stepped foot into my sewing room for a few weeks now, yup, I'm really taking a break.  Once I get back into the swing of things, you can expect some new clutches made with gorgeous fall coloured fabrics and a few new sizes.  I'm also going to see if I can get into a local craft show.  I love craft shows and this one was fun last year, so I'd love to do it again.  We'll see!

I will be posting every now and then during my break, I hope you stick with me!


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