in the shops

the new spring collection will be available in some great shops across the n. hemisphere in the next couple of weeks.  i’m in the process of shipping some orders and preparing others.  it is an incredible amount of work this part but i love it.  just the satisfaction of seeing everything at this final stage.  at this point i’m often washing things and  drying them outside, sewing small silk bows by hand, adjusting hems, ironing, tagging, folding, counting, calling customers and making trips to ups.  i stream bbc news through my phone or listen to music, talk to myself a LOT in the morning right after i have coffee and before my husband gets here. although i have a computer and some knowledge of how to use it i’ve never created a spread sheet on it for modaspia.  i keep big note books full of hand written notes on everything from pattern layouts to a customer’s specs.  it feels a little mr. magoo sometimes but basically i have a system that works on this scale, which is just enough for one person.

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