Today I released my latest PDF Sewing Pattern the High Street Halter Top.
I finished my edits, created the product listing, made multiple advertisements, and created an ad campaign email for the release. I did it all while sitting in Skateland and part of that time was spent literally sitting on the floor because my lap top died (also, if anyone has any leads on a portable lap top charger, please send them my way). By the time I was done my right leg had fallen asleep and I needed the assistance of Penny to move it and wake it up.
Please take a moment to imagine this pregnant women surrounded with her crap sitting on the carpeted floor at a skate rink having a cute 6 year old girl wiggle her foot and try to help her up.
Yes, laugh, because it was hilarious.
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My kids and I have been here since 8:30 AM and to put it into perspective I'm writing this at 1:41 PM (still at Skateland). I just called them all over to check on them. Everyone is still having a good time and somehow Penny was able to score a slice of pizza.
(Sometimes we go to Skateland even when I'm not working for legit family time.)
But this is my life as a work at home mom (WAHM if you fancy) and it's great. I used to be, in a past lifetime, in quality assurance. It was pretty boring just checking blocks all day for accuracy.
Over the next few days I'll be getting the Loxie Eagans Top ready for test, releasing the Seattle Sleep Mask, and helping another designer to update some of her patterns. It's a busy life, balancing work and family when I could really work non-stop forever. There's always something that needs, or could be, done when you own your own business.
I try to incorporate my kids as much as I can into my work (now it's family time, right?!). They do the intros to all my YouTube Tutorials and they're my models.
Someday, I'd love to pass Rain City Pattern Company onto them.