2016 What Can I Say
This year has had is really high highs and a few lows. All in all, I will have, to sum up, 2016 as a pretty fruitful year.
Family, friendships, and business were all over the place this year; Yet, It all will come to an end the way it was meant to have been.
Two quilt markets, Spring in Salt Lake City and Houston Market.
Published in the newspaper a few times as both Needle, Ink and Thread and Sew Dayton.
Wrote a few guest blog posts, pattern tested multiple designs, received patterns to write reviews from McCalls Pattern company.
I closed a four-year-old fabric shop and learning studio and started my sewing studio focused on sewing and fiber arts education.
Running a successful sewing studio in Beavercreek after four and a half months!
Hitting personal and business goals weekly and investing in the new business with new machines that will enhance the educational possibilities.
More Family time with a new schedule.
Working set hours and setting time aside for more family and friends.
Getting out into the new community and trying to give, inspire, do more charity work.
Learned how to really say “No” to anything I do not want to do if it doesn’t inspire me.
Worked on spending more time with Rhea and less time on the computer working.
Lived more, in the moment, with family, friends, classes, and memories, less with my phone and over documenting.
Went on TV (Living Dayton) a few times as Sew Dayton. Once as Needle, Ink and Thread promoting my emoji pillow class.
Contacted my elected officials more times than I ever thought that I would!
As 2017 rolls in I will constantly be updating and changing the business to fit the new plan I have. (shhh. it’s a secret!)
Invest in new fabrics for class kits.
Add at least 1-2 new classes in the rotation each month.
Still, offer my Create! Creative Community Day/Nights and Kids Create! Monthly sewing party
Alterations Tuesdays 11-6PM
Work to getting some more signage in front of the studio to stand out.
Possible class series. 4-week courses.
Come up with a few garment workshops.
Techniques and Tips Classes.
Get guest teachers in for classes (1 a month).
Teach offsite at least once a month.
and a few I can’t post yet.
What do you want me to add to 2017? Comment below!