Okay, so I wanted to fill everyone in on what all has been going on. First of all, I am taking a breather from the sewing machine for the months of December and January, mostly so that I can rest up and get ready for all that Spring/Summer '10 has to offer. Another reason is because i have been going strong since July, and the numbers below will show just that. So, if you tend to get bored easily...stop reading now. But, when i sat down and did the counting and numbers last night i was amazed, proud, humbled and exhausted all at the same time!
for the SEC line, i had a total of 45 orders which ended up being 82 articles of clothing that i completed for SEC.
for the Fall '09 line, i had a total of 213 orders which ended up being 402 articles of clothing that i completed for fall.
for Christmas '09 line, i had a total of 106 orders which ended up being 207 articles of clothing that was completed in.....drum roll please, 1 (yes, i said one) month. wowsers. holy moly.
so, what does this all mean? basically, in a nutshell since July the 1st, i have gotten 364 orders, with this producing a total of (holy moly....hold your seats) 691 articles of clothing that i have made in the last 6 months. oh. my. gosh. just to pull a little math on you, let's just say each month had 30 days, and i worked all 30...that would mean 4 outfits a day EVERY day for the last 6 months. needless to say, I'm a bit tired. so are Thelma and Louise.
these numbers, in addition to the crazy-nutcase that i have been in the last couple of months alone added to the countless hours i have spent in front of the sewing machines hardly owns up to the laughable profits i have been making. i don't know why i say laughable, since i don't really think they are funny, but pitiful may be a better word for it. These thoughts got me to a cross-roads with brownie-goose, and if you aren't a follower of my personal blog, you can read about the debate here. but i finally followed my heart and have made the decision to scale-back some for brownie-goose. i can no longer go at the pace that i have been going for the last 6 months. however, i love BG and love sewing for others and such....so i still haven't quite decided how i am going to go about scaling back, but i will let you all in once i know. no one panic, BG still is and will be just as great as ever...but i have to figure out a way to balance it along with my family, which comes first.
so, there are no pictures of fun outfits with this post or cute little kiddos smiling at you wearing their BG best, just words and numbers. I will try to NEVER be this dull again. Also, you may have noticed the blog has changed. In scaling back, I have changed up the website a bit and now am just using some blogs that I am going to work like websites. This will be the home page, and the most recent info/posts, etc will always be at the top under the header just as with other blogs. In case you get a little nostalgic, you can always visit my old blog, what I like to call BG old-school here.