an end…

i think the end is near for my punched coptic-bound journals.

right after the holidays, the very first shop i left my goods with asked me to come and pick up what wasn’t selling. i returned from my trip with a variety of journals, about 12 total. i was a little sad to see that so many didn’t sell, but i do know that my work isn’t an impulse buy, so i don’t take it personally. i love making them. if others love them, too, that’s so¬† awesome. and if they don’t? i still have my day job.

around the same time i picked up the unsold inventory, i finished a batch i had started months ago. all told, i have 38 journals in stock (most are in my esty shop), and i have enough paper to create 4 more. once those last 4 are produced, i think that’s the end. i love the designs: burst (which debuted in october 2008), bike, and hello. and i love the colors i’ve worked with. they’ve had a great run! but all good things come to an end… it’s time to make room for new goods.

on an uplifting note: yesterday i had my 500th sale in my shop! thank you so much to all of you, for your support and cheering and buying of my goods. i greatly appreciate it!

7 responses to “an end…”

  1. Jess says:

    It’s sad to see your sweet journals go, but I am excited to see what’s next!

  2. shona~LALA dex press says:

    I definitely know the feeling.

  3. Holly says:

    Congrats on hitting 500! No small feat and your books are beautiful. Good for you for calling it and how exciting to see what the future will bring.

  4. heather says:

    congratulations on 500!

  5. Anna says:

    Good thing I got mine when I did! Think of it as making time for some new creativity. I’m excited to see what you’ll come up with next. And congrats on 500! That’s no small feat.

  6. cindy says:

    now you’ve said that, you’re sure to get a bunch of custom orders and i know how much you love those :) . congrats on 500, which i also said on twitter! on to the next thing!

  7. Krissy says:

    yay 500! i have no doubt that your new “goods” will be stellar.

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