One of my goals and visions was always creating my own patterns for fabric. Actually I never saw myself creating the images but thought working with my partner whom is an artist would be the goal. Here I am two years later and teaching myself how to make that happen with my own art work. 🙌
Why did I drop @evergreenmuttsco
To be honest, I felt that boxing myself into such a small community was a cluster! There’s plenty of people whom think “hey I can make a dog bandana” and then there they are doing the thing. Yes, it doesn’t take much to make pet bandanas. If you have basic sewing skills you can make a decent one. It also takes creativity and passion, and after having my creativity mocked time after time... I lost that passion. You find a fabric that you don’t see anyone really have, pair it nicely, list it, and the very next day 25 other shops have it too.
I found my kindness had been stepped on and taken advantage of. I have helped other shop owners source fabrics, taught some how to make reversibles, and kindly told them where I source some items. Some have met that kindness and helpfulness with equal kindness and helpfulness. Some took it, ran with it, and gave nothing back.
It’s frustrating. I get the opportunities are limited but you don’t need to be cutthroat.
I felt suffocated. I felt as if something from me had be ripped from me. So how do I take back my passion? By embracing it elsewhere. I’ll still cater to the pet community! That’s my roots. It’s where I belong. However to take my passion back I am starting new and fresh and putting my talents out there to more than just one demographic. Also to set myself apart I will also be creating my OWN fabric designs. After having ideas stolen from me and copied this is one thing that will forever set me apart from them.
So EMBRACE YOUR FUCKING PASSION! it’s never too late to relight something that’s been dimmed by others. Take it back.