I am your basic one person show, occasionally I have the very great pleasure of working with my beautiful and talented daughter. As a creative type I'm not hip to all the jargon of business. I make every effort to stick to the "KISS" principle. "Keep It Simple Stupid". That works for me.
One thing however, is always true in most every aspect of your life re-evaluation is a necessity. Recently, with unique health issues popping up and feeling less than satisfied with my efforts on behalf of my favorite charities, I have had to re-evaluate my business practices. I've made /drawn some conclusions and made some small adjustments.
As you all know by now I LOVE working with, and on behalf of children. Its always been my passion since the early days of my fiber-y journey. Recently I've had more and more adults ask me for complex, projects and patterns that I've had to do a good deal of re-sizing or redesigning completely. While its interesting and challenging its just not what I set out to do. I find I've gotten behind schedule, and have failed to make deadlines. Granted that much of it is as a result situations beyond my control, failing to make a deadline is simply unacceptable. Its not what my customers expect, and its really not what I expect of myself.
One thing is for sure, I set out, originally, to make preemie, infant, and children's clothes for sale. Through those sales, devote resources to creating beautiful projects for charity. That's truly my heart and soul. The news flash is, I'm going back to my first love! Out of the Parc Designs (for tiny ones to tweens.) That's the slogan. That's the selling point and better yet that's what brings me GREAT satisfaction.
BEFORE you ask will I have to go to some unfamiliar knitter or crocheter to have a garment or blanket made for an adult? The answer is: Time permitting and project dependent, I will continue to make the occasional project for the teen to adult set. :) Its just a matter of whether I have time to do your project justice... especially if you have a deadline. I appreciate ALL of you MORE then you could possibly know. Your patience, love, and truly genuine concern is what keeps me going. I can count on 1 hand the dissatisfied customers, and the ones who have ducked out on paying me, in the many years I've been in business. So thank you for everything... and I hope you'll be happy for me.
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