Making custom orders is one of my favorite parts of running my business. Being able to deliver something that is *exactly* what my customer wants makes me so very happy! That said, I'm adopting a new policy through the end of this year as my schedule ramps up to save my sanity and be able to keep doing what I do come January.
If there is a product that I already sell in my shop or that you've seen at an in-person event, I am more than happy to make it in a special fabric or even in a different size (within reason).
Say you like my waterproof zippered pouch, but it's just not quite long enough to fit your makeup brushes--I can make you a longer one (additional cost may apply). That's not a problem.
If you adore my grocery bags but want to see one in a horse print fabric, I will do my best to find something you like. That's not a problem.
If you see my tic tac toe game and would *really* like me to make your child a checkers game for Christmas--THAT would be a problem. Designing something I have never made before is incredibly time consuming, and I just can't manage that for the foreseeable future.
Solving the puzzle of designing a new product is something I truly enjoy, but I just don't have the bandwidth to handle those kinds of projects over the next 4 months. I'm a one woman show with an intern who works for me from time to time, two smallish children at home to take care of, and an upcoming holiday season with twice as many events scheduled as last year.
In order to save my sanity and still get some sleep, not to mention take care of my own holiday gifting plans, I need to say "NO" if you ask me to make something that is not already a product for me. Hold onto that idea and please ask me again in January!
There are two or three new products I hope to introduce soon, but those have been in the design process for months already.
If you have spoken to me about something before today, no worries, those projects are already in-progress to varying degrees. Still have questions? Email me karenkatin[at]yahoo[dot]com or send me a message through Facebook. It's going to be a great fall season!
As co-owner of Stitchery in Portsmouth, RI, I teach sewing classes to children and adults. Welcome to my blog Dancing Threads RI.