Here we go (again!)...
Well, 2013 so far has been a rollercoaster of emotions...
The biggest event by far being...
Little Sconchlet, born on 9th January, 2013 weighing in at 8lb 9oz.
How amazing is that? I am a MAMMY! Can't quite believe it really. She's amazing, and so much fun, despite the fact she NEVER sleeps...
Of course, not liking to do things the easy way, whilst this was all happening, Mr Sconch and I had a long talk about the future of Sconch Textiles and where we wanted to take it in the future.
As you know, Sconch Supplies was started at the end of last year, supplying yarn to lovely crafty people. It started to become apparent fairly quickly that running a yarn business, however small, with a handcrafting business AND a teaching business just wasn't going to work. Add a little bubba into the mix, and you have one very exhausted me.
So we took the decision to push forward with the supplies side of the business. From a practical point of view, it is easier to run with a bubba. I think I also didn't realise just how much fun it would be. I spend my days answering people's questions about yarn, taking photos of their colour choices and sending it to them so they feel like they are shopping in a real life shop, and the best bit? I get to buy LOADS of yarn without any guilt!
The hand crafting side of the business will continue, albeit on a smaller scale. It will be more seasonal - I am already booked onto some lovely Christmas fairs for this year! However, we have had to make the sad decision to pull back from the teaching side of the business, at least for now. The company is a full time job as it is, and I don't want to miss out on my little Sconchlet 's first steps, first words and first tantrum. Most of my classes are spread all round Essex and Suffolk, so the travelling time alone saps my day.
With that in mind, we merged the two sides of the business together and formulated a plan. The yarn shop has already grown far quicker than either of us could have imagined... and we have had to redesign the website with this in mind. Mr Sconch worked so hard getting it all up and running, and thanks to some lovely ladies on a crochet forum (which is an offshoot from the Crafty Bums site), we had it tested and it is now live!
Going forward, all sales will be made through the website only, rather than on Facebook. But the Facebook page will still be open to have a chat about yarns and and cushions and hats, as well as browse through all the items I sell.
There is also some other VERY EXCITING NEWS. But for that you'll have to wait until the next blog. I don't want to blow your mind all in one go now, do I?
I hope you will all still stick with me as I go on this new adventure - I am so excited and can't wait to bring you all with me :)