I am realizing how difficult it is to fit starting a business into the rest of my life. This week I have Bridget's birthday party, Craft Night, and the due date for my State Fair entries. Plus, since I am not the most on-top-of-things housekeeper, I have to clean my house (yesterday's Groupon was $50 for a whole-house cleaning - I was sooooo tempted to buy it). How do I fit in business stuff?
I'm trying really hard to make the most effective use of my time. The kids nap at the same time in the afternoon, so I try to get to work in my sewing room the minute they go down for their naps. I usually can squeeze in an hour or so in the morning while they're happily playing to check my email and work on this blog. Bridget is also happy to do a craft or color while I cut fabric in the kitchen. It's definitely a juggling act, but I'm getting better!
So in the midst of planning for all these events this week, I did get a few things done. I made up a few reusable lunch bags made from cotton and lined with fleece for insulation. It's a pretty quick project, so I'm considering selling these in pairs since they'll be pretty inexpensive. They're nicer than brown paper bags, but a mom isn't going to be devastated if her kid loses one at school.
I also cut out some cute girl's painter's smocks. These were about to get sewn together (which is a bit of a challenge - you can't pin vinyl together before sewing since it leaves holes) when I decided B needs a fancy Sleeping Beauty dress for her party. Wait until you see this dress!