{Business} What's news and a question for you....

I continue to do business update posts and how we are moving forward with things, because I want to inspire and encourage others (especially stay at home mums) who have been dreaming up little dreams for themselves. I want to show that with time and patience you can weave your way. If you do have a little business or something you're weaving your way with or dreaming of it, please consider answering the question at the end of this post. I'd love to hear about your stories and dreams.

Most of you know by now that a lot of hours have gone into getting ready for My Vintage Childhood for the weekend market scene. Despite the cancellation of our first market this past weekend due to torrential rain, there is still other news to share.

Now that we are fully market ready, I have extra time up my sleeve again which means time for other plans, projects and study. First up will be the re-dedication of time back into our store tab for Facebook. A reasonable start has already been made, but it all came to a halt when market preparations took over. It's a good thing that things halted where they did because postage rates have changed in Australia which would have meant a lot of ground work on this matter to adjust things.

I realise completely that I'm doing things possibly back to front (in some peoples eyes) ie. market ready, shop display in place etc. But I work on things happening organically and when they're just meant to happen and fall into place. I just continue to have faith that it will all comes together that others will enjoy what I have to offer (when stock goes online on in our decked out store with cart and checkout) because I've taken the time and not rushed it.

On the home organisational front, it looks like I'm back on the move and I am moving back to the office. The office already is the home for all my vintage stock garments, but me and my trusty sewing machine, a few tid bits and storage solutions are moving back in there. This will be great to give me one central location for processing stock (clothing and small items ie. toys etc). The freed up space in the garage will now allow the Big V freedom to reorganise himself and woodwork tools and so forth. Furthermore we will have additional space for items we are processing, restoring and storing like vintage rocking horses, cradles and much more.

In other news I have an update on my shop display and things are going well, my display is getting attention and sales have been made. I'm really thrilled and pleased and I'll soon be working on adding another string to this bow of which I'm in planning and research stage at present. I look forward to giving you all updates on that in the near future.

I have plenty more I'm keen to share but what I really want to know is, if you have a little at home business or would like to create a little something for yourself? Where are you at in the whole process, are you starting out, still in dreaming phase, been pottering away for a while now? Please share as I'm keen to hear other people's experiences, perhaps we can create a little community to support and encourage one another to just keep moving forward no matter the setbacks.

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My Vintage Childhood: {Business} What's news and a question for you....

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

{Business} What's news and a question for you....

I continue to do business update posts and how we are moving forward with things, because I want to inspire and encourage others (especially stay at home mums) who have been dreaming up little dreams for themselves. I want to show that with time and patience you can weave your way. If you do have a little business or something you're weaving your way with or dreaming of it, please consider answering the question at the end of this post. I'd love to hear about your stories and dreams.

Most of you know by now that a lot of hours have gone into getting ready for My Vintage Childhood for the weekend market scene. Despite the cancellation of our first market this past weekend due to torrential rain, there is still other news to share.

Now that we are fully market ready, I have extra time up my sleeve again which means time for other plans, projects and study. First up will be the re-dedication of time back into our store tab for Facebook. A reasonable start has already been made, but it all came to a halt when market preparations took over. It's a good thing that things halted where they did because postage rates have changed in Australia which would have meant a lot of ground work on this matter to adjust things.

I realise completely that I'm doing things possibly back to front (in some peoples eyes) ie. market ready, shop display in place etc. But I work on things happening organically and when they're just meant to happen and fall into place. I just continue to have faith that it will all comes together that others will enjoy what I have to offer (when stock goes online on in our decked out store with cart and checkout) because I've taken the time and not rushed it.

On the home organisational front, it looks like I'm back on the move and I am moving back to the office. The office already is the home for all my vintage stock garments, but me and my trusty sewing machine, a few tid bits and storage solutions are moving back in there. This will be great to give me one central location for processing stock (clothing and small items ie. toys etc). The freed up space in the garage will now allow the Big V freedom to reorganise himself and woodwork tools and so forth. Furthermore we will have additional space for items we are processing, restoring and storing like vintage rocking horses, cradles and much more.

In other news I have an update on my shop display and things are going well, my display is getting attention and sales have been made. I'm really thrilled and pleased and I'll soon be working on adding another string to this bow of which I'm in planning and research stage at present. I look forward to giving you all updates on that in the near future.

I have plenty more I'm keen to share but what I really want to know is, if you have a little at home business or would like to create a little something for yourself? Where are you at in the whole process, are you starting out, still in dreaming phase, been pottering away for a while now? Please share as I'm keen to hear other people's experiences, perhaps we can create a little community to support and encourage one another to just keep moving forward no matter the setbacks.

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9 Comments:

At April 16, 2013 at 3:16 PM , Blogger Vintage Sweetheart said...

Sounds like you are really putting the effort in and its starting to pay off congrats! I really want to get started in the field but I am unsure what avenue I want to take! xx

 
At April 16, 2013 at 4:57 PM , Blogger Gillian for Tessie Girl said...

I'm so glad it's all moving forward for you sweetie! x

 
At April 16, 2013 at 10:14 PM , Blogger Trudie said...

You never know Em until you give it a go. The truth is and what many don't realise is that I have been collecting and selling children's stuff on and off for years privately. But it took a series of events last year and then the encouragement and push from a special someone that has inspired me to do it for real. I couldn't be happier. My advice is to speak to those who are doing what you'd like to do and hopefully they'll be open enough to giving some advice and encouragement to help.

 
At April 16, 2013 at 10:16 PM , Blogger Trudie said...

Thanks my love. Just one foot in front of the other, even through the setbacks and challenges it'll keep happening. X

 
At April 16, 2013 at 11:14 PM , Blogger Rainbow Vintage Home said...

Well done for working so hard on making your dream a reality! I am sloooowly starting to sell bits of fabrics through my facebook page, not rushing anything as my youngest is only just starting pre-school and I want to enjoy what bits of time i have left with him at home. But once he's settled in and I can rely on a few free hours, I want to organise my stock, take some really nicely styled product shots, and get an Etsy shop open.

I've spent years collecting vintage fabric cause I love it, and making things for friends and our home. For a long time I thought I had to make lots of stock to sell, but I have now made the mental leap needed and realised that although I love making things, what I love most is buying fabric - and the joy of fabric is I can cut it up, keep a bit for myself, and sell most of it! My goal is to be making enough money to be able to pay for a small studio space somewhere local, as our house is tiny and my fabric collection has started to take over! One day at a time though...x

 
At April 17, 2013 at 8:04 AM , Blogger Me said...

I think that you need to do things in the order that is right for you no matter what anyone else thinks !!!
I have had my little home business for just on 4 years now and, while I recently got some new clients via word of mouth and the internet, I need to get some ooomph back into it. I have really let it just tick along in the back ground.

There is a part of me that says that this is all I need right now until I get my body back to what it should be but there is still another (small) bit of me that really wants to be helping people. It has been hard for me to accept that I have to get myself strong again before I can help a larger number of people. For now, the odd client every week or every other week is enough to keep my hand in, make me feel like I am contributing something to others but not so taxing that I can't cope.

Good luck with your venture as it grows and evolves !
Love, hugs and positive energy.
Me

 
At April 17, 2013 at 12:57 PM , Blogger Trudie said...

It's certainly hard with little ones and I can totally understand wanting to make the most of the time you have with him. I'm always of the mindset working on my plans that constant forward motion is the key. If I can go to bed at night and know I did something, anything towards my overall vision I'm happy. On bad days and weeks it might be all I can do is hand stitch and repair a frock, respond to emails, source stock etc, I can at least be happy in my heart with it overall.

But you're right one day at a time.

 
At April 17, 2013 at 1:02 PM , Blogger Trudie said...

It's all about balance isn't it? The thing about balance though is that it's going to be a different ratio for everyone. I think it's always wise no to get caught up in running others races and concentrate on running your own.

 
At April 17, 2013 at 9:20 PM , Blogger Sunae Reilly said...

It is so great that you have been able to get your dreams off the ground, Trudie. I can't wait until I have the time to get back into my creative habits again. I feel a little empty without the constant creative process that I was in just a few months ago, selling handmade things at a local handmade collective shop. I am hoping to get an Etsy shop going soon (although I've been saying that forever) and would love to do a market or two, but I just don't think I have enough for a stall of my own, since all the pieces I sell are small and time consuming to source materials for and make. I'm hoping the uni break in 5 weeks time will give me the burst of fresh energy I need to get things rolling again :) xx

 

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