When all the commotion about the CPSIA began, I was forced to take a step back and evaluate things a little. Do I continue to pour my efforts into my children's clothing line or do I focus on other areas of my expertise and build them?
I decided I wasn't going to wait until February for the new laws to decide my fate, but I couldn't just give up on a dream that I have been building for quite some time.
As I mentioned before, I started a group to bring together a united community of children's handmade creators. This seems to be going well and all of the efforts made by countless individuals seem to be paying off. There have been some changes made to the law, but as of now, it will still be forcing businesses like mine to test children's items. (in other words... stop creating and selling children's items)
So in my time away, I have been working on some e-book ideas for those of you who sew and tirelessly building my photography business. I have had a shop open on Etsy for a little while featuring some of my photos, but through the holidays and the past couple weeks, I have been loading new photos and even opened a couple new stores. My photography brings me great joy and is also something that my husband finds very satisfying, so this brings a whole new depth of satisfaction.
I'm certainly not giving up on the fight to save children's handmade community, or on my first love of sewing children's clothing, but I am spending more time with camera in hand.
In the next few weeks we will finally see what will come of the children's handmade community and my business for that matter. So for now, I will leave you with a link to a giveaway I'm hosting on my photo blog.