Last Saturday marked the last day of my trial period of opening up the shop on Saturday's from 10am to 2pm. It was a good time and I enjoyed all the customers that came in. However, I found my appointments in the meantime, to be more profitable and I had to spend a lot of time each week straightening my work space. Not to mention, it really broke up my family time. Sometimes, you have to try things to see why you shouldn't do it, it's often the only way to be sure. So, I will not be having regular hours in the shop for the time being. I have also decided to rearrange the space a bit to better suit the needs of my online shop. Since I set up the front area as a shopping area, a lot of space is sitting unused most of the time. This does not seem like the best use of my rent money, instead I need more room for packaging, sewing, jewelry making and storing merchandise.
I began to rearrange a few items and I actually like how things look stacked on shelves. I think it is still conducive to shopping and saves me a lot of merchandising time and space.
You are still welcome to come by the studio, just call or email and set up a time, it's easy. Plus, if I have someone coming, I will tweet/facebook about it, so you can come by too if the time works for you. Thanks for bearing with all my adjustments as I seek to be a good steward of my time and space, while still providing the best service I can.