It's Monday already! Where did the weekend go? I have been working on a very special, top-secret project. I guess it's time to share...And what better place than Make Mine Pink Show and Tell Monday!
I have been in business for almost 5 years now. If you have read my introduction, you know that I love tea and I love to sew. It has been a fun journey, using my God-given talents to design and create products that express both passions. Every textile product that has come out of my studio has been sewn on my sewing machine or with my needle and thread. Every apron, every tea cozy, every Tea Cup Tote, every skirt... I have loved every minute and every stitch.
For the last year, however, I have been receiving weekly inquiries from tearoom and tea gift shop owners wanting to purchase my products to sell in their shops. I have had to turn them down because I didn't have enough hours in a day to create the number of Tea Cup Totes (my biggest seller) or Cozies that would be needed.
I prayed about it and an opportuniy has come for me to expand my business by expanding my workforce. For the last 6 weeks, I have been working on my prototypes to send off to have production samples made. It has involved making patterns and writing pattern directions, gathering fabric samples, deciding which trims to use, and thinking through every detail. I finally finished last night. Today is the day.
This morning I will pack everything up and send it off. This is the day that I will step out in faith and trust the Lord to provide. My business started as a response to a need. He opened a door, let me grow, then closed it. A few days later, He opened another. And so it has gone for 5 years. He has been faithful in my past and I know He will provide in my future.
One of those closed doors led me to Joyce Lucas and Make Mine Pink two years ago. This present opportunity to grow my business came through her. So, I must say a personal thank you to Joyce for believing in me. You mentored me and encouraged me and pushed me beyond my comfort zone. Now I am ready... Thank you. (( ))