I am officially on Maternity Leave!
Do small businesses (aka one woman shows) get maternity leave? I struggled with this decision for a while. A big part of my business is reminding you that I’m here so when you decide on purchasing a handmade baby bib, a quilted pillow, or a handmade baby quilt- you’ll think of Casey Sheila Quilts. That includes creating new collections, producing content, SEO work, and engaging with the community. My business, however, is actually quite physical (yes, believe it or not!).
It takes me approximately 2 hours to create a bib set, 6-8 hours to create a quilted pillow, and 30-50 hours to create a quilt. That time requires a lot of standing, a lot of going back and forth from my sewing desk to my cutting desk. And a lot of other physical gymnastics that happen behind the scenes. So after giving birth to baby girl, I need some time to physically recover before jumping back in. Not to mention the time that I think my family needs to begin adjusting to being a family of five. I have currently marked all of my products as sold out. But, it’s temporary.
I do have actual, business plans for Casey Sheila Quilts in 2022. I have fabric ready to go for what will hopefully be a spring launch of baby bibs in April. I’ve started designing the next quilt and pillow collection. I’m planning for more pop-up market appearances. And of course, a fall and holiday bib collection release.
I’m hoping to be back and connecting with all of you in April 2022. I may have another blog post coming to introduce you to our girl and several other blog posts that I was able to get together before baby girl made her way here.
Sending you my best. Thank you for your continued support and love. I can’t tell you how much it means to me and my family.