Hey everybody! Over the weekend, I announced that I've started decided to start a new venture and begin taking orders! Thats right....my shop is OPEN! I'm really excited about this, and also a little nervous! BUT I'm doing it anyway! You all know I always have a little back story, so lets chat about why I started this, and what my goals are for this new chapter!
Sewing for others has always been something that I've thought about but honestly let fear keep me from doing it. Now I have taken orders before. One or two here and there, and although I did a fantastic job, I always reverted back to sewing for myself. I would get so overwhelmed, and anxious while doing it, I figured it just wasn't for me. Plus I let what other people didn't do, influence me. Not thinking that, my goals and plans may be completely different from theirs.
A couple weeks ago, I realized it wasn't the sewing for others that made me nervous, it was WHAT I was sewing for others that made me nervous. My customers had the say so. I was sewing whatever they wanted. Instead of letting my customers know what I offered! That was a light bulb moment for me! I didn't like it because I wasn't sewing what I liked/wanted.
Also around that time, I applied for a seamstress job (I know, I know) that would allow me to work from home, set my own hours, and of course sew! I was SO excited thinking about what having a real job would do for me. I would be able to add an extra income to the family, and buy equipment/supplies to create better blogging/recording content. I was so pumped and just knew this job would be perfect!
One, two, THREE weeks go by without me hearing anything back. I was obsessively checking my email daily, waiting to hear back if I got the job! Y'all, it was bad!! Around week four, I know it was God that said...."What are you doing? You're excited and eager to work for someone else, sewing what they want but won't work for yourself?" WOW! It was definitely a lightbulb moment for me.
I love sewing, I love sharing on my blog, and recording videos, but my goal has always been to stay at home with my young children, and bring in an additional income doing something I LOVE. I've been praying this prayer for YEARS! Like seriously YEARS!!!! But fear and self-doubt held me back! It's so freeing to let go of fear and step out of faith. Scary but still freeing! And I'm so relieved that I'm taking the steps to check that WHOLE prayer off as answered!
And on top of all of that, Business S.H.E.T podcast Episode 4 really lit a fire under me! It was so awesome and it really changed my way of thinking about money. It so important to realize how the things we say can keep us where we are or push us to do/be more!
Soooo now that I have the backstory out the way! MY SHOP IS OPEN!! I'm so so excited y'all! After only an hour of announcing it, I had my first order! I'm believing God that this 1 will turn into 10 then 100 and many more! I love the skirt that I have available now and I'll eventually begin to add more pieces to the shop. I don't want to overwhelm myself with a ton of items right now.
The main goal I have right now is to create AMAZING garments for my customers. From fabric, fit, to finishings I want to deliver a beautiful garment every order!
So thank you all so much for all of your support, encouragement, well wishes, and love! I'm excited to push and give this new chapter my all! I only have one order today but I'm thanking God in advance like its 10!
Also get ready for more social posts. I promise not to flood your timeline, but I will incorporate my business post into my blogging post in a way thats very similar to what I'm already doing. Maybe some fun behind the scenes, packaging, finished look posts. I'll think on that a bit more but yeah, just wanted to give you a heads up! If I don't promote and share my own items, I can't expect anyone else to either!
Well, thats about it! You can click here to go to my shop! Be sure to share! I really appreciate it! Oh and I forgot....I finally heard back on WEEK FIVE.....I didn't get the job! And I'm not sad one bit!
Until next time,