Sew Many Things

Susan Cwik

Have you ever taken two, not one, but two greyhounds to the beach? This is not something you do lightly, or by yourself. These dogs have definite ADHD. One dog keeps trying to find places to mark every 10 yards and the other just keeps wandering around and wanting to play in the water. They are most silly and get lots of comments from people around us. Needless to say, they both got so exhausted they slept well in to the next day.  

Other than taking the dogs to the beach, I spent most of my weekend staying out of the rain and finishing up my husband’s Father’s Day gift. Shhhh! Don’t tell him.

As I start a new week, I’m thinking offering sewing services is going to be a good thing. I’ve already had 2 people come in requesting my services with more to come. They may not buy any product, yet, but they do have to walk in the store and see what I have. I’m not a big fan of repairs, I would rather do hems and small alterations, but I will probably learn a few new things so that’s all good.

Knowing how to sew is a good thing for me. It means that I can create new clothes just whenever. I was thinking last night that I need more dresses for all these hot Savannah summer days. Besides, every woman will look in their closet one day and find all kinds of things to wear, only to have nothing to wear the next day, and 1 week later we like our clothes again. Don’t shake your head or sigh, you know it’s true. Being able to sew allows me to keep updating my wardrobe very cheaply and keeps me from looking in my closet thinking I have nothing to wear.

Sew! I get new clothes and, possibly, new customers. It’s a win-win!

I think tomorrow, I will change the sign out front to reflect my side, sewing business. I’m gonna have to learn how to draw things for the sign. Hmmmm….. That seems a bit daunting but I will do my best. You’ll have to check out the Facebook/Instagram page to see how well I did.

That’s the thing about being a small business owner, you have to be able to do a little bit of everything. Sales, accounting, purchasing, human resources, IT, marketing, merchandising, and anything else that comes up. Things that we never thought we would have to do, we do.

Now it’s time to get out there and get all of those things, and more, done. That’s the only way a business can grow. So, time to get to work.

Until next time,

                Have a Healthy Day

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