I owe you (my faithful readers) a HUGE apology! I just sort of 'dropped off the face of the earth' but didn't really tell anyone.... so for that I apologize. When we moved from Washington to Florida last year, I didn't really know WHAT to expect for Pursewna. What shape it would take being in a new state with different laws governing small businesses and rules about taxes.... whether or not I'd even HAVE time to sew or craft with TWO children instead of just one.... how to develop a new fan-base in a new city where I didn't know anyone. The odds were stacked against me in a lot of ways and I was just tired by the time we got here.
I was three million months pregnant (at least it felt that way during the hot FL summer) and the hubby was gone a lot so I figured I'd slow things down a little and focus on trying to be a Mom full-time. I did get the opportunity to meet a WONDERFUL Etsy shop owner named Kim and we have bonded a lot over Etsy experiences and market stories. She was a wonderful resource in the beginning, (when I was still considering doing Pursewna full-time) and quickly became a great friend. (Her shop is www.etsy.com/shop/brownowldesign and you should DEFINITELY check out her stuff!)
I also attempted a holiday market in our neighborhood last Fall - I sold enough to make the entry fee worth it but it was also a good wake-up call to say "yep, it's time to take a break". So.... I sewed or crafted when I had a moment - some custom orders for friends, but mainly decorations and clothing and accesories for myself and my girls. It was fun to do some stuff 'for me' and it kept me from getting rusty.
With that said, this blog has definitely been the last thing on my list. :( It's hard coming up with ideas to show you and since I wasn't really adding new items to my shop, BUT - I've got my creative juices flowing once again and I HOPE to update you with new Pursewna happenings more regularly!
Thanks for being patient and for *maybe* still checking in every once in awhile.