Last week, I moved my humble home business into a commercial space on music row, and every day since has been a whirlwind. It's been a rush to get things off the floor and on the walls so that I have every inch of floorspace to work on a huge project. It's been wild enough for me to call in hired help - I'm just now realizing what a milestone that alone is for me and my business. The game changes when you've created enough work to create a whole other job.. which brought on an entire slew of teachable moments in terms of letting go & delegating (I am TOO Type A). It's tough to let go when it's your baby.
We're booked into the second week of September, so yay! One week in and still in business. If you're just finding this site today - welcome - it's launch day for the site's makeover. I'm also moving mirrors into the studio today that belonged to the seamstresses in my family from decades ago. All three of them are 9 feet tall and downright majestic... given to me because they needed to stay in the family, and deserved a spot outside of storage (where they've been hiding for 20 years). I can't wait to share photos of them (after a good dusting & a coat of paint).
I had no idea how much was involved in launching a business - even one that was a 2 year-long money-making hobby. I'm exhausted, constantly in need of a shower, and SO satisfied.. After being at the studio until 2am, I was back up at 6am this morning to get back to it. Maybe I'm sleepy, but I'm convinced I just created my dream job?
We're also building a fitting room today in the corner of the studio - just in time for a wedding dress fitting this evening - the first fitting NOT being held in my bedroom (I laughed too, so pro!). I'll have to share how the setup goes with the fitting area and the mirrors. Until the work runs out, Music City Sewing's lights will be on every day Monday - Friday. Stop by and say hey, offer up personal high fives, or just drop in with your best business advice. Let's get started.