While John was on leave, I had the shop on vacation mode. Those two care package-free weeks were pretty fabulous.
When I first started, I guess I didn't realize that it would be such a time consuming project. One package here or there isn't so bad, but with over 125 packages sold, it feels like I'm constantly cutting and gluing. I hardly have the time to enjoy scraping for personal projects. And even if I did have the time, it's not like I would want to spend more time cutting and gluing than I already am.
I have to admit though, getting the super excited "thank you's" from people who have purchased packages, it makes the time spent totally worth while. I think it's necessary for me to refocus where my time is going, at least for a little bit. Especially with the baby coming in a month or so.
My plan is to finish out all of my current orders and then give anyone who wants to order until the end of the week to get any orders in. Then, maybe I'll reopen in time to do some holiday packages, or maybe not at all. Blogging has taken a backseat, so I'm looking forward to having that on the front burner again and catching up with my favorite bloggers.