Hellllllo, friends! I know I was MIA last week, and good reason. I spent pretty much every waking hour sewing and finishing my Goat & Lulu Holiday orders, and GOOD LORD am I happy to be (almost) done. I thought I would share a little bit about how this season went for my little company through the numbers.
6:30- the time (in the morning) that I am writing this post, after being up ALL NIGHT LONG completing my orders.
1- the number of orders I have left before I am FINISHED sewing until after Christmas.
319- the number of orders I had this holiday season
2- the number of sewing machines I burned through making all these orders
353- pairs of pajamas I made
87- aprons I made
62- chevron peasant dresses I made
39- reversible turkey and Christmas tree dresses that I made (and numerous other items from the shop that I made).
200- times I wanted to throw my hands in the air, turn off my phone and computer, crawl into bed and just quit.
200- times I just kept going.
1- unpaid worker/helper that assisted me in making all the clothes (Thanks Mom!).
2- PAID workers that I employed to help me through the holidays (Thanks Marci, and Thanks Hoda!).
15- pairs of pajamas in my biggest order of the season.
4 million- cups of coffee I drank, at all hours of the night and day.
2- number of hours it took me to make the above dress, my favorite thing I made all season!
6- pairs of pajamas I can make in that same amount of time.
6- days a week I shipped out packages.
3- postal workers that now know me by name.
50- Christmas Handtowels that were included in the Tethered Crate's Holiday Crate.
5- times I fell asleep and napped at my sewing table.
5- seasons of Breaking Bad that I watched on my computer while I sewed.
10- number of times that I increased my sales over last year's numbers.
2- number of Christmas parties I had to miss since I had to keep sewing.
0- Preschool Christmas programs I missed due to Goat & Lulu. :)