Our plan is pretty solid: I sew like a despondent Disney princess. Then, instead of hitting multiple small conventions throughout the year (as I did before) I only vend at one or two large conventions. In theory this gives me time to make plenty of stock, and will let us walk out of a convention with a fat stack of cash. There’s plenty of risk with this plan, though. It means that our cash flow is severely low for months. As we are living hand-to-mouth as it is, we don’t have any room for the unexpected.
Which, of course means the unexpected happened last week. I was working in the workshop when my cutting table collapsed. It was a slow motion sort of disintegration, like a building that had been dynamited. I stood next to it torn between laughter and annoyance. Continue reading Making it Work: The First Obstacle