I've started to think about putting my etsy shop on hold this summer. I love to make stuff for it, it gives me a great creative outlet, and it makes a tiny bit of money for me to feed my fabric addiction. But...I've been feeling stressed about it lately. With a teething baby and a needy three year old, it is hard to come by time for sewing. And I find myself wishing they'd just shut up for ten minutes so I can get some sewing done, how's that for a great mother?
I have a million friends that are having babies right now and I haven't made a thing for them. I keep getting distracted by the shop. Instead of making something for them, I think "Oh! That would do well in the shop!" How selfish. I need to take all my cutest fabrics and make something for friends. I have a ton of stuff stocked and haven't made a sale in a few weeks anyway, so why do I feel the need to continue producing items for sale?
I also have not made a thing for either kid in forever! That was how I got started was by making stuff for Ingrid, and now here the poor kid is with nothing in her size, as she's outgrown everything I've made for her. And Otis got two pairs of pants this winter and nothing else.
Okay, I think I've convinced myself--my priorities for this summer and sewing are to make more for my kids and my friends and just have fun with it.