Whew. Its 1:43 and this is my 4th night in a row up this late, sewing. Tonight I completed a bunch of plushies that will be shipped out tomorrow. Only 28 more to go until I am completely caught up with my orders. They will be out on Saturday and Monday morning with priority shipping so they should (HOPEFULLY) make it by Christmas. A lot of these orders were made after my Xmas deadline anyway.. So the customers are not expecting them but it would be nice if I could get them out in time.
I never expected this. When I read all of the "are you ready for the holidays?" blogs and emails from Etsy I just shrugged it off. I had absolutely NO idea that I would receive so many sales. On black friday alone I made over 18 sales and from that day on it has been complete madness. It has tapered off quite a bit now that I have almost emptied my shop completely... only offering little red foxes and a couple of other plushies. Next year I am going to start my holiday plush stash way ahead of time, like summertime when sales are slow. I want to have a stash of about 50 plushies before October. That way I am not completely engulfed in work.
Next year I hope I can enjoy the holidays and maybe even decorate my house or hmm.. make handmade gifts for loved ones.
I am not complaining by any means. I just can't wait for this rush to be done with! I can't remember the last time I did a recreational craft. Ohh sounds so nice.
Anyways.. I should probably get to bed. I have had 4 espressos today and although I am completely wired I should try to get some rest.
Goodnight out there.