Planning & Preparing for the Holidays

Now that school is comfortably underway, I am shifting my attention to planning and preparing for the holiday season.

I will be honest, at the beginning of the year I had one plan, a big millinery holiday season. But, as the year has progressed, I’ve decided to go in a different direction.

I am going to full my Etsy shop with smaller items, items that are heart warming and budget friendly. I will be offering single items and gift sets, which you can leave as a set or split apart to fit your gifting needs.

Among this assortment of items will be some old favorites and some new pieces I hope you will love. I will feature a couple different Straw Miniatures, some FanU Style items, and potentially some Whimsy as well.

I am even going to try a few surprise items.

Okay, that’s the fun part of the plan. Stop reading here if you don’t want to read about the reality behind this.

My hope is people will still be able to buy smaller items this season. Initially, I had figured I would need to make and sell 25 hats and bonnets through the end of the year to make ends meet. Given that I only sold 3 in September, rather than 10, I had become painfully aware that if I am going to pay my bills and eat, I had to come up with a new plan. So, this is the new plan.

These items are ones I find joy in making and sharing with others. Many are the types of things I would make dozens of and give away each year, years ago.

I will still make a few hats/bonnets for the season, for those wanting to give those as gifts.

I anticipate having to stop sewing for the shop a bit earlier than in recent years so I can make gifts for my family and friends. I have some special ideas in mind I hope I can pull off.

Published in: on October 3, 2022 at 8:23 pm  Comments (2)  

2 CommentsLeave a comment

  1. That sounds like a wonderful plan. I look forward to seeing your new goodies…. I always enjoy them.

  2. Looking forward to the pretty goodies and hope to purchase! Also contacting you about a bonnet.
    Very best,
    Natalie in KY

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