I am the type of person who sees the good in everything. Even when I am having a crappy day I can still manage to find something to be happy about.
So I own my own business. I make baby quilts mostly, but other things too. Much of my business is custom orders. I did OK during Christmas. Not great, but considering the economy, I was pleased. There was a point last year when I was getting so many orders I almost couldn't keep up. Which was super! But all I did was make quilts. I love to sew, but doing the same thing over and over gets a little boring. I have a very short attention span. I think that is why I make baby sized quilts, because they don't take that long, and I can move on to the next project. I was a little burned out on baby quilts and rag totes there for a while.
The good news in having no business...? I have time to play around with other projects! Since Christmas I have discovered prims. I have made bowl fillers, and cloth dolls from scratch... little outfits to go on my dolls. Fabric gift bags, for us green type people. Yesterday I came up with personalized fabric bookmarks. This morning I have been working on a sensory baby block. I have been having so much fun, doing what I want to do. Yeah it sucks that the economy is so bad and I am not having any sales. But maybe this lull will lead to a new product line. And after I had a couple weeks to play around with something other than a rag quilt, I was re-energized to make more of those too. I completed 4 baby rag quilts over the long weekend.
I tell you what, once the economy gets better, I am going to have tons of product to offer!