Hello! It’s spring time (just) here in the U.K. and this always lifts my soul. We’re out of the dark days of winter. The mornings are a bit lighter and the birds are singing in the trees again.
The shift into spring brings a renewed energy and I have spent a long time this week thinking about my Etsy shop.
My greatest struggle with it is keeping it stocked. You may be all too well aware of this! I do not like one little bit that, with the exception of the flurry of activity around update time, it is forever empty. Don’t get me wrong, I absolutely love that you love what I make and I am thrilled with every new sale and every new connection that brings with one of you. I couldn’t be happier about that! But I would like more of you to be able to own a little piece of Eldenwood Craft.
So I have been thinking about how to overcome this. I could give up my full-time job (wishes, one day maybe!), I could cut corners to speed up the process (no, no, absolutely no way). Or I could stop custom orders. And it is this latter option that I keep coming back to. I don’t want to do this as I really enjoy the process of a custom order and the conversation with the customer that goes along with it, but it seems the sensible option for the short-term. So until further notice, I will not be taking any new custom orders. Those of you that I have been in conversation with in recent weeks fear not – your orders are coming along nicely and I will be in touch to let you know soon that your bags are ready.
The up side of this is, of course, a shop that will have more stock, more regularly, and so I hope that those of you who are looking will find something you like.I will monitor this and see what difference the change makes. I hope it is a positive one.
You will have noticed that this post has a ‘part 1’ in its title. Look out for more shop news (an update) coming later this month.