Wow, 2012 has just been growing and growing for me here at Free Rose Studio. I’ve been so busy working with clients and sewing, that time got away from me and I’m finally doing my “Welcome, 2012!” post!
2011 was a wonderful year that allowed me to grow in many different ways. It also marked many milestones for my business: first a website, a PO address, new logos, and finally become an actual corporation! I’m so happy to be at this point with our business that we were able to accomplish those things.
As the year began, I did some thinking about what 2012 should hold. I decided my goal was to get handmade into more people’s hands. I want people to have the option of buying handmade, buying local, giving gifts that were created by someone you can actually interact with. My goal for this year is to focus on my ready-made stock. Each month I will add ready-to-ship items to the Etsy store, so that Free Rose Studio can be your source not only for custom designs, but for beautiful, carefully handmade items you can order on a whim and have in your possession within the week
I have been enjoying this new challenge, balancing it with custom orders has been interesting, but ready-made offers me a chance to use fabrics I love and techniques I feel like doing that day so I think it’s win-win for everyone.
So far, ready made items in my shop include an Essentials Diaper bag, a smaller tote, and new flannel burpcloths (that double as cloth diapers) and wash cloths. I am excited to announce that I also have 3 NEW, ready to ship Echino birds bags that will be making an appearance very soon. This fabric had been sold out, but I found a source with just a few pieces left, I can’t wait to share them with you.