So this morning, about 9 AM I told my hubby he said what are we waiting for let's go get another one, and he told me to call the shop tomorrow in the town he works in and he will take two of my machines in for repair.
So off we went and I got another cheap Singer. I am rough on machines, my dad used to always say I put more miles on a sewing machine then an individual puts on a vehicle LOL
So some seemed to not believe my attempt to get so much done and many do not understand how I can do what I do. I want to lay out my days work to you and explain. Hope you stick with me and read what my job involves.
#1. I love what I do, I have done this since 1973! Maybe not at the volume that I do now but for along time.
#2. If you want to sell wholesale you have to be devoted and ready to deal with alot of pressure.
My days always start out at my computer checking emails and orders. I keep them on my computer in a file, but I also hand write them in a book on my desk. Note this is my coffee break, mornings online
Then I make a list of what I need to accomplish
I will share with you some pictures
This is how much of yesterdays stack I got sewed * look at stack in last post * before my battle with said sewing machine in picture GRRR
This is my counter top that is at my back while I am sewing, each pan is an order
As I get these items sewed they get marked off of the order with a check mark And put into my customers pan. so if you have an order with me you have a pan And this pan is used in many ways before an order is complete. I buy these at Sams in a Big Package!!
This is the center island counter! Look at the graters Karen sent me of The Barely There Primitive Bear!!
After sewing my pans go one at a time to my work space on my table I then trim and turn everything and it is put in piles what needs to be stained, painted black or white you get the picture
I then stain what I can and dry it before stuffing, the other items I have to stuff are stuffed at that time, then the orders is painted etc. These items are then ready to finish so they all get highlighted in one color on my order book. At This time the pan becomes a supply pan, I pull out all supplies to finish the order, bells, trim, tags, everything. The items are put in a box, so if you have an order you now have a pan and a box LOL.
My goal is to do up at least 4 pans a days..........these are large orders several items to an order.
Then I start on one order at a time and complete it, I have your box beside me at my work table and those items are packed as completed and highlighted in a different color on the book to indicate completion.
Then another highlighter is used for shipping with the date shipped
I know it is hard to believe for some but I have been averaging completing at least 30 plus items a day I have been mailing out about 3 to 4 boxes a day, every day. But now my work load has reached the point of more boxes in a day. I am proud of what I do and I take my business serious it is my Job!! And I love it. I am not bragging because I have struggled with months of no orders or just a hand full. And now I am real busy and I am loving it.
I use to work at a western wear factory and sew. I loved that it was a great job. Thus I suppose my effort in keeping it all organized and being able to work in a factory type mode.
So the Moral of this story is I did not get my work done yesterday but look out tomorrow is a new day!!
And I shall succeed.
The only sad thing about this month is last weekend it was our hot Water Tank this weekend my Sewing machine, I did have better plans for spending my earnings LOL.........and I was disappointed but then I stopped and gave thanks because If I were not making this money I would not of been able to replace these things. I love my customers. You all provide us with so much more then you realize. In fact tonight you gave us a great meal, we had smoked Ribs, with a smoked pan of potatoes, onions and squash!! Thank you!
Hugs to everyone I have a long night ahead of me, I have to figure out how to make up for my lost time!