Tuesday, 31 March 2009

.No more post for me.

Well, tomorrow it is official...I will no longer be printing, packing or selling Make It Perfect patterns!

A few months ago we came to the point in the business where I knew it was all getting a bit big for me to do on my own, especially with baby #3 only 9 weeks away. The last 12 months have been a huge, fun learning experience. I've always considered myself fairly organised and on the ball, but I have really had to step up in the last little while and manage my time much more efficiently to make sure I could keep both the business and my family running smoothly and happily. We had figured out a good balance which has been working really well for us but with our new baby arriving soon I knew that something would have to give in order for me to keep sane!

When we were in Melbourne for the Australian Quilt Market we met a lovely husband and wife team, Jacques and Nel, who run a very successful sewing pattern distributorship in Melbourne. Creative Abundance distribute the patterns of around 10 well-known Australian pattern designers and have a large customer base, both in Australia and around the world. (They have a website coming soon so I'll be sure to give you a link when it is up and running).
After lots of conversations and then Jacques and Nel coming to visit with us in Tasmania a couple of months ago we had made our decision to pass on the production and selling of the patterns to them.

I'm excited! It is going to take a bit of time to get used to not having to fill orders each day, run to the post office, print and fold patterns, etc. but I'm sure I'll find something to do with my new spare time ;) You might even be seeing more of me around here if you're lucky!

7 comments:

The Parsons Family said...

but it sounds good!!!! Oh do I know all about the time thing with a baby! I dream of creating digital stuff and editing photos during the day but it doesnt happen!!!! My creativity is left till the wee hours of the night and it SUCKS!

Nettie's Blog said...

Thats awesome Toni...get someone else to do the work and sit back and rake in the money...that is using your head...not totally letting go..... enjoy it.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations Toni! I don't know how you've been doing it all. You are an inspiration! I can't believe baby #3 is going to be here so soon. Doesn't it go quickly with two others to focus on!
Linda xxx

The Kings said...

Tone - that is so awesome!! I'm so impressed with how well it's all going - you are very clever and resourceful!!

Carli said...

YAY! Freedom (well kind of... until the next big thing :)

You've blogged two days in a row - it's a come back

Banaghaisge said...

Congratulations! That is a really sensible thing to do when you have three babies! The beds look wonderful, too - well done.
And thanks (for nothing!) for the nougat recipe - what about the honey one? You could add Mole Creek honey...
My sister Noela lives in Deloraine and told me about your patterns - she has a little clutch of GDs (I only have one - Moo in Hobart) and told me to buy your wonderful patterns, got them here at QS in Maldon.
Can't wait for your baby - is it going to be a pink one or a blue one? (Not much point going through a labour if you already know I reckon...
Hugs,
Jasmine

Suzanne W said...

Wow..big changes, congrats though it does sound like an exciting time :)

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