I find my new self-imposed job is hard on me at times. My hands are sore, my fingers ache, and I have been letting other things that I need to do slide so I can complete orders. Something has to give, but what?!
My husband thinks I should concentrate on writing patterns and keep the custom order shop closed or leave it open on an extremely limited basis. I am wondering what is going to be best for me and my little business; I have no idea what the answer is. Ideally, LBDFxbg would be a pattern shop with some custom orders. But in order to build the business, custom orders are a natural stepping stone to a budding pattern shop.
How do I balance the custom orders with writing and being a mom/wife/babysitter full time as well? Any suggestions?