Well... we have reached that time again where I have had to close the bespoke / custom shoe category. It was to be expected I suppose... I did try to crochet an extra pair of arms and even knitted a new one to replace the currently non working one... but alas, neither worked well enough to reach my high standard of work.
I shall be taking a break from bespoke for a while and am glad of what opportunities this will offer me. Stock is selling out fast and the Fairysteps shelves are being laid bare in places. Empty shops are never nice to look at! So I am looking forward to being able to create all sorts of new treasures for both my website and Etsy shops. The biggest part of my income results from stock sales rather than custom so it wasnt a hard decision really.
And its that time of year where Im needed by family and home even more than usual (jam pan is calling), so its going to be fun for everyone. Its good to listen to your heart and your own personal needs I think. It helps me to give more somehow. And that selfish little "I want to make what I want to make" artistic bit inside is shouting at me too!!!
Better get back to finishing these orders then...