This is not my fabric stash. Not yet.
Great news! I have anaemia!
I am hella excited about this because a) there is finally an explanation for the heart palpitations and compulsory naptimes and dry mouth and b) all of those things should go away in the next few weeks if I keep taking my iron.
Perhaps I shall also have more energy to do other, non-side-hustle things? We shall see.
What Got Did This Week
Three important things.
I met with the lovely lasses who shall take over the sewing duties for the bags and hammered out most of the arrangement and pricing. If we have guesstimated correctly, this shall make my per-unit sewing cost work out to around $5 per bag, which sounds very reasonable.
Also, by the bye, they are taking a stall at the next Supanova convention in April, and are happy to make some space for my bags if I wanna.
OH SHIT THE REAL THING
April is less than a dozen two-hourses away! SUDDEN FEELING OF DIZZYING REALITY THAT REQUIRES ALL CAPS TO EXPRESS O NO O NO THIS IS REALLY HAPPENING I COULD HAVE THINGS TO SELL AND PEOPLE MAY BUY THEM MAYDAY MAYDAY
So I said, “Yes, of course, that will be fun.” Because I am smart.
I attended an Etsy workshop on product photography and walked away with a squillion new product refinements and new offering ideas and so much enthusiasm I may have been floating slightly.
I already knew that making a business that sells concrete, tangible things would be different (and in some ways a sweet blessing) after selling ideas and advice and mouth sounds for the last umpteen years. And it is! It’s delightful to not have to explain, to be able to point at it and say, “That. I make that.”
But I also forgot the delight in physical community. I love my online one, I do, but there’s something… extra in good old meatspace. An energy, I guess. It was nourishing, a soul-meal with no weird rubbery bits to get caught in the teeth.
Also, I got to be very smart, and you know how I groove on that.
The ubiquituous big-box fabric store had a 30% off all fabric sale this weekend, and I nobbled enough fabric for all my prototyping plus an extra 4 metres of a delightful green-with-white-dogs print that would normally be $20ish a metre and was marked down to $4/metre.
(The YOINK noise I made when I found it was audible from at least three aisles away.)
The purchases totaled $38.58. Pretty good for seven metres of quality material plus a zipper!
As a karmic reward, I also found a legit licensed William Morris print which I am more excited about than you can imagine. Mostly, his work is CRAZY SUPER EXPENSIVE and I was expecting I wouldn’t be able to afford any for years.
Again, the lesson: go forth, do things, and
you shall meet Manu Bennett abundance will come to you.
Bags sold: 0
Time spent: 6 hours (I spent a bit extra this week.)
Readiness to start prototyping: 87%
Podcasts launched: 1
Fear that I may be overdoing it already, despite promises: Moderate
Want to squee with me about William Morris? To the comments!