Well we made it back in one piece, after a VERY busy week! Lilah handled the plane better than I thought she would, and despite a LONG delay on the tarmac slept through the entire second flight (not for lack of trying to wake her up, though.... as we were placed, last minute, in the noisiest row of the plane!).
Today my goal is to dye up at least one new shade from Helena's Garden, I am thinking Heirloom Tomato is the pick, and I have one item to list for Etsy. I really need to bulk up the shop over the next few weeks, so there may be more in the Kaleidoscope series as well. I'd really like to have two items dyed per day, and that would give me close to 30 items in the shop by the time the next box reaches people. The response from this past month was pretty poor but I blame my vacation and closed shop entirely for that, not any problem with my samples.
For April's samples I am considering packaging them differently, perhaps individually bagged, to make them stand out a bit more among a box of BEAUTIES. We'll see if I can find cellophane bags cheaply online, and if not my current packaging is certainly adequate. I am also sending out roving instead of yarn for the next stint, I am thinking Superwash Merino is a good choice.
My house is a disaster so cleaning needs to happen before the dyeing.... as LEAST in the kitchen. I still have yet to strike a decent balance among play time for mommy AND the kids, housework, and dyeing... but that is going to be a very important issue for me in the coming months and one I have to get a handle on. Wish me luck, either way!
taryl | General | 5 March, 8:25pm
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