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Worth the Wait

Last year, I got this crazy idea to make tutus. Then, I realized that they are expensive to make, time consuming, shed glitter all over my house, and I hate them. Then, on top of that, they didn’t sell well.

Well, sometimes I get angry and frustrated and end up doing whatever I can to get rid of a piece I hate. Now, I don’t hate these tutus for any other reason than the fact that I am still picking glitter out of my couch and they didn’t sell. I am so sick of looking at them! So sick!

So, I had made a decision that for these next couple of craft fairs I was doing, I was going to GREATLY reduce the cost of these tutus, to just barely cover the cost of materials. I was that sick of looking at them.

Then…today…chaching. I actually sold the first one I made. The adorable fluffy green monster that I made my kid go out and model practically barefoot. For it’s normal price. To a lady on the other side of the world.

And that…that made it worth it…that is why you don’t give up…even when you are so sick of looking at something.

 

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Milestones ~ Yippee!

I had this entire blog written out…thenΒ I read it and realized that it came off as rude and angry. And it wasn’t meant to be. I am quite happy…so…now I start over. πŸ™‚

I am really excited about where SweetBabyDesi is heading. If I stand back and take a look at where I was a year ago…when I really buckled down and decided to start trying to make this work, to where I am now, I cannot even believe the amazing progress. This has transformed from something that sat on the wayside, barely clinging to the slightest grip of life, toΒ a growing business. And while I am not even close to being out of the red, I am closer thanΒ I was 6 months ago…closer than I was 2 months ago…and things keep getting better. If the business continues on the path that it is heading, I will actually be profitable by this time next year, and that is really exciting.

Poor Chris is ready for that point, I think. He has put up with so much, the organizing and re-organizing (and re-organizing…) of the craft room. Yarn everywhere. Everywhere. Seriously…everywhere. Half finished products all over the house. Me never, ever driving. Me ignoring him and leaving him to die of boredom in lines at Disneyland. Glitter. So much glitter. Cutting tulle, wrapping and boxing up packages. Grumpy, cranky, angry me freaking out about money. So much. He really is the best.

I am so excited to see what else this year brings with it, business-wise. I am excited to see my average monthly income go up each month, even if it is just enough for a tank of gas (which in California is ridiculous, by the way). I am excited to see which products sell well, which do better in person. And it is sad to see which products will probably never sell (as they are often my favorites!) But, with each product, a lesson is learned.

So…thank you to all my past customers. Thank you to my few repeat customers. And thank you to that amazing sailor who bought my 100th item. You guys are amazing…and I bow to you.

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Thank you!

To thank all of you lovely people for the support, I am hosting a give-away on Facebook to celebrate 100 fans! All you have to do is like the page and share the give away post and you are automatically entered in the drawing for a lovely F-Bomb! The winner will be selected on New Years Eve! So head on over and check it out!

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Additionally, I am nearing 100 followers on twitter and instagram, so once those milestones are reached, I will be hosting another give-away on each of those sites! So, if you aren’t a fan, you should check it out! Three chances to win!

Have a lovely day, and if you haven’t yet, check out the shop for all sorts of cool stuff!