Susan Stange Design - Closed

September 10, 2015
After months of consideration, I have finally decided to close my Etsy shop, but I couldn't close without some kind of tribute to the business that was like my little companion for three years of my life!

First, here are some stats.

Open: February 2013 - September 2015
Views: 24,123
Favorites: 1,755
Total number of sales: 137
Most popular item: Car Seat Protector
Item listed the longest: Car Seat Protector

Items sold in shop:

Baby Changing Mat

Car Seat Protector

Girl's Chevron Dress

Chevron Maxi Skirt
Aztec Tribal Maxi Skirt
Tribal Pants

Tribal Baby Leggings

Fox Coat Costume

iPad Travel Companion
Ivory Lace Maternity Dress
Tulle Skirt

Gathered Plaid Girl's Tunic with Triangle Elbow Patches

Mustard Yellow Girl's Tunic
Baby and Toddler Gold Leggings
Baby and Toddler Faux Fur Vest
Pleated Plaid Midi Skirt

I can't really describe to you how looking back on my shop history makes me feel. I feel accomplished, empowered, successful, humbled, and satisfied. I got out of my Etsy shop exactly what I put in, that is, a lot of love and satisfaction from my hard work.

It was a hard decision, choosing whether or not to close up shop. Ultimately, I decided to close because I felt that my shop was taking away more time from my family and from my other interests than I wanted, and I found myself headed down to my sewing room grudgingly when it was time to fill an order. For all these reasons I decided it was time.

I am so grateful for the opportunity that I had to have my own shop for however brief a time it was. Thank you all for your love and support during this period of my life. Maybe someday I'll reopen, but until then, you can find me here on my blog! Thank you all again for your support and to anyone who is thinking of beginning their own little business, I say go for it! You're guaranteed not to make it if you don't try, and you won't regret trying, but you may regret not. Good luck! See you next time!

1 comment

  1. What a ride! Good for you for making the hard choice to keep the most important things, the most important things. I admire your mom skills so much!


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