Summer Is Almost Over. Time To Heat It Up!

It has been a great summer here for us. I have actually enjoyed it too, not too hot but just right. We didn’t go anywhere exciting but just enjoyed the local paradises. :)   I think they call them “staycations”? Living on the West Coast of BC makes it easy to do many one day excursions.

I did a lot of sewing over the summer. I have sold more bodycages this summer than any other summer. I guess that is a good sign that my little business is on the right path. Part of me would love to do it full time but at the same time I like variety because I get bored pretty fast. I’m not sure if many of you know this but I have four jobs! I love them all for their own reasons. It keeps me busy and stimulated, hee hee! That’s never a bad thing right?

I had one big Ooops! this summer and ran out of red PVC material right in the middle of a bodycage. I had to get some shipped in express and then it didn’t match the previous color tone. I had to start over from scratch. I’m trying to find a better way of keeping track of inventory now so that never happens again. I had solid colored bins too and now switching over to see-through ones so I have quicker visuals of my fabric. I spend way too much time searching for fabrics.

Another exciting piece for me too, is that I’m in the market for a new sewing machine — a couple of them in fact. I’m getting an industrial one and then a second one which will allow me to do more advanced sewing skills. I never thought I wanted to quilt and do that sort of thing until recently. I have a friend at work who quilts and her work is beautiful with modern colors and styling. Not at all the “granny” style quilting that had me running scared. The machine I’m looking at it all computerized and does embroidery too. Again, not something I was too keen on but I have a couple of little side projects on the go that it would be handy for. The machines these days are all computerized and even thread themselves! Who doesn’t love that? I tend to do my sewing in the evenings and late at night (after my day job) so yes, sometimes threading the machine can be challenging when your eyes are tired from looking at a computer screen all day. I’m torn between all the available options. It is an investment when we are talking thousands of dollars! I don’t want to make a mistake.

Other than that, it has been a fun summer with all the various customers I have met. I love to hear the stories behind the purchases. The stories inspire me and I especially love hearing that one of bodycages helped to liberate someone’s inhibitions or has taken their pleasure to a new height. Life has too many stresses and responsibilities sometimes and we need to get down and get primal more often. You guys are truly great. Thank you for liking my Facebook page and visiting my various online stores too. I really appreciate it! *Kisses!*

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