After much thought about it, I've decided to really change the direction of my little business. Since there are only so many hours in a day in which to get things done, I am going to simplify and concentrate my efforts in fewer places and perfect what I do.
In 2019 I am going to focus on improving both my spinning and my weaving. I won't be doing any needle felting, or crocheting, or at least very, very little of each. Those two crafts are okay, but what I really, really love to do is spin yarn, and now weave. So those are the two crafts I am going to do from now on.
I also want to get this farm really looking nice, get my flower gardens re-done and expanded. The goats are going to get more care next year, and I am going to ride my horse a little! The last few years I've been trying to do too much and therefore, nothing was done well. Since my husband is the one working off the farm to pay the household bills, I stay home and keep the place going. My income only comes from what I can make and sell. And that has to be enough to buy all the animal's feed and care, plus any supplies I need, etc. I've been falling a bit short every year, so I really need to concentrate on making things that people want and need, like kitchen towels, wearable accessories, etc.. Kitchen items out of cotton and or linen, and cashmere, silk, and combinations of those for scarves and shawls. Once in a while there will be something made out of wool or even acrylic for those people allergic to wool or cashmere.
So be watching for changes to come to my website soon! I have changed up a few things already, but I'm thinking of overhauling the whole thing. Any ideas for improvements would be appreciated!