We are, of course, still finding challenges to running our home business - time management and space issues, just to name two. We find that we have to be well organized with our space constraints, which isn't a bad thing (the organization that is), but we do bump into each other once in a while and have to watch where we're walking.
Time management is always difficult. Not spending so much time working is a great goal, but it doesn't always work out. Actually, it rarely works out. Even though, I wanted to work less after moving to our new home with less expenses, but it is the holiday buying season, so we have a small window of opportunity. Business drops off about December 12 - 13, generally, so we work long and hard for these few weeks.
Thought I'd show a few pictures of the space in one of my work areas. The following photos shows bracelets in various stages of being completed. I have all the beads handy. The other supplies are in the drawers directly above the containers of beads like our elastic .
Below shows the storage for some of our bracelets. We separate them by dogs, holidays, music, etc. It makes it easier to find them when getting ready to ship.
Some of our biggest sellers this season have been our...
vintage art dog frames...
|Border Collie Frame|
like our Elvis Presley Bracelet
"The King" is popular this year
|Elvis Presley Bracelet|
as is our Jane Austen Quotes Bracelet
Perfect for book lovers!
|Jane Austen Quotes Bracelet|
Right now, we're just trying to make some of the bracelets as they sell. We won't keep up with all of them and by Christmas, we will be out of many. Then, the whole cycle will start again as we start the New Year, but next year we won't be moving to a new home, so maybe we'll be able to get even more inventory made for the next holiday season! Oh, no, this season has not even come to a close and I'm already planning for next year. Not exactly living in the moment...well time to stop for the evening and get a little shut-eye.