It’s nearly 1 AM and I haven’t been able to convince the brain to turn off yet.
I received an interesting mix of answers to my previous survey question.
To follow up, I can track inventory in the shopping cart I’m using, which means that if I tell it I only have 2 — it won’t let you buy more than that. If it isn’t available, you can’t buy it, but I can decide whether it disappears when it is sold out, or if it still shows up as a product, with OUT OF STOCK displayed instead of the add to cart button. I could be convinced to go either way, and many of you have given me compelling reasons (that I had already been considering) on both sides.
Just one of a zillion details to take care of.
It’s always darkest before the dawn, right? Cause right now, it’s pretty dark and murky. Overwhelmingly so. Today was one of those mixed-bag kind of days. We had to do some shopping this evening which wore us all out. Earlier in the day, I got a surprise visit from Miki and Diane who were bringing me patterns (and samples!) and t-shirts to have on hand for the shop opening. (If you visit their site…I have the 3 pieced patterns and the Life is Simple t-shirts…). I tried to do something brilliant about getting images of the notions and…it turned out to be brilliant only in my head. So that was a waste. I don’t even remember what I did this morning. It was too long ago.
And now, I’ve got these brand-new ideas that I would love to make happen, but I think I’m running out of time….one is t-shirts! Don’t you think the STAFF of Knots & Bolts need t-shirts? Yeah, right. I’ll get right on that. Oh! and I need to find someone to digitize my logo for embroidery! Plus, I had a brainstorm about something to use as an in-store shopping basket of sorts (those skeins and balls of yarn are hard to hold on to!) and the couple of stores we visited after my brainstorm didn’t have what I was looking for.
I can order some online, but I don’t know if they’ll be here by next weekend or not:
A 5 quart galvanized pail! Isn’t it adorable? I think it fits the look/feel of the shop.
So have you noticed how this post has veered from overwhelmed and whining to excited and happy?? That pretty much sums it up. I suspect there will be more of that to come.
I think I’m finally sleepy enough to hit the hay. Morning will be here awfully soon.
Vicki W says
Love the idea of the pail as a shopping basket!
The pail would be so cute Suzanne. Opening a new business can be so overwhelming and when the times comes so can closing one. Lynn and I have been through both scenarios. I hope all your dreams and expectations come true for you.
It’s going to be great. You’re making some really tough, but good decisions that will pay off soon. How about aprons for your staff instead of t-shirts? That way when winter settles in and it’s cold, they can wear the apron over their sweaters. I’m looking forward to your opening, good luck!
Sarah Stevens says
I like Carie’s idea of aprons – then everyone “should” know where important things like pens, cell phones, small scissors on zingers, etc are when needed… in the pockets.