I am so amazed and in awe of the amount of growth Gracie's Garden has had in the past 6 months of business. I have always been creative and I have always prayed for God to show me a way to make money doing something I love. I am so blessed that I was born with this gift and that now I am able to share my creativeness with others.
Gracie's Garden has been such a huge blessing in our lives, but it can get overwhelming at times. I have been thinking and praying about what the best option is for myself and my family. I have decided to go ahead and remove the hats from my shop on Saturday, September 11th and only have headbands available. This is not permanent, but I am hoping to switch to mainly ready to ship whenever I do re-open. I have no idea when this will be because I need to focus on all of my current orders and take a break from the very busy life that running a business entails. I do everything on my own. My mom has thankfully helped with some of my hats and I am so grateful for that, but I do everything else. It is truly a lot of work and so much more goes into an online business then just making the products. I am hoping by switching to mainly ready to ship when I re-open that I can ease some of the stress that this business is placing on myself and my family. I also want a quicker turn around time. With all ready to ship I can work at my own pace and just list things as I get time to work on them. Sometimes in my family of 5 things come up that are out of my control and then I get behind on orders. I want to have a very quick turn around time and with mainly ready to ship everything would be shipped out within a week.
I will also take a very limited amount of custom orders that will only be offered to my wonderful fans on Facebook. Whenever I find myself with some extra time I will announce that I am going to take 5 custom orders, or whatever I feel I have time for at that moment. I may change back to custom orders in the future, but for now and for awhile this is the best option for everyone involved.
I would like to thank all of you for your support and patience during the last couple months while I have been learning and trying to figure out the best way to run my business. The growth is just amazing and I thank God for that. When I started this business I put everything in His hands and he has blessed me beyond belief. Thank you to everyone who has been there with me and supported me on this journey. I have so many fans who have been there from the beginning and you have no idea how much I appreciate all of you!! I am hoping by making these changes that Gracie's Garden will be an even more successful business and will work better for everyone. If anyone has any questions feel free to email me at any time at firstname.lastname@example.org. Any comments or thoughts are greatly appreciated. I love hearing others ideas and welcome them all very much!!
Thank you all and God bless!!