I've been thinking more about my post of yesterday, and realized that while the income would of course be welcome, my dilemma is not about that. It is, as I already said in the comments section, a sense that I may be neglecting something important here, that I may be letting an opportunity pass.
That, plus my upbringing and my A-type personality. It had been drilled into my head since I was little that I have to make something of myself; and I had always been one to not let interesting prospects pass.
Then again, right now my little girl is the no. 1 most interesting thing in the world to me.
Ah! All these issues, when I had promised myself to just enjoy what remains of summer!
At least one of the things that I have settled in my head is that from now on I will work with collections. You see, before I had thrived on the excitement of producing something new for the shop all the time, all year round. This way I came up with lots of crazy-lovely things, like my teacup terrariums and boxed universes. Now, I simply don't have the time, so it will have be a fixed set of products launched every three or four months. Every now and then, count on my restless nature to push me to come up with some random crazy-loveliness, but this will now be the exception rather than the rule.
I've been working on my Autumn-Winter collection these past few days. I'm using lots vintage French ticking fabric, and using new herbal concoctions -- think lavender mixed with cloves and star anise. I love how it spells both sweet and spicy at the same time. Here's a peek into my work space (Edited, of course, so you don't see all the mess, because one thing I really don't have time for is cleaning my sewing room!):