Why hello there! Remember me? I am sorry for my absence lately, but wow what a year it has been! I won’t bore you with all of the details, however, what started off last summer as stepping back a bit from work to focus on my family and kids , ended up being a life altering time full of twists and turns that I never could have predicted! Some good, some not so great, but all put in place to remind me that God is in charge, and I am just along for the ride!
This is a tough moment for me and I find myself tearing up even as I write this post! After a lot of prayers and sleepless nights (and a year of putting it off), I have finally become brave enough to let go of Freckles Crafts and I will be closing the virtual doors to my store. If you know me at all, you know I am a girl who has big dreams, a lot of ambition, and I rarely slow down. I give a 125% to everything, and my business was no exception. When I opened my shop three years ago I never dreamed of the success I would have in such a short time. I jumped in with both feet, and embraced the success as I continued to grow, make plans to expand my product line, hire staff, etc. Everything was on track and moving forward according to plan. Then last summer I couldnt find affordable childcare for my kids while they were home for the summer and I decided to slow down a bit. No big deal, I would just take a little time off and regroup in the fall! I didn’t post much on my blog, and I focused mainly on local craft shows. I guess God knew what he was doing when he planned for me to slow down because a lot of things started happening in my life at the same time. My dad got sick, my husband was having a lot of stress at work, and we were all just kind of a mess. I was needed at home and my family had to be my priority!
During this time of slowing down I began to see my life in a different way. While I was still very passionate about Freckles Crafts and owning my own business, I found myself more driven by my role as mom and wife than by anything else. This is when I knew that I had to make a change in my life, and that meant letting go of my shop. In many ways I was happy with this decision, yet in so many ways the fear of letting it go was crippling. So much so that I just kept putting it off. I did not mean to be absent for so long, and I am truly grateful for all of your concern, supportive emails, and well wishes you sent my way. I have been blessed over the years to meet the most amazing people through this company and that is probably the thing I will miss the most. You all have been the best and have made my journey with Freckles Crafts so rewarding!
So to go out with a bang, I am having one final blowout sale to clear the last of my inventory! If you need craft kits for summer, craft supplies for your stash, teacher or graduation gifts, or even something special for mom, now is the time to check out my shop. Everything is a whopping 30% off, however quantities are very limited. When items are gone they are gone! As always shipping is a flat $5.00 so the more you buy the more you save! No time like the present to stock up!
Thank you again for all of your support and allowing me to share my love of crafting with you over the past several years. I am not going to say goodbye, but rather see ya around! When the time is right you may see me at a craft show or I may pop in on the blog to say hello. Crafting is in my blood so you wont be able to get rid of me forever!
p.s. If anyone is in the market for a slightly used craft business with a lot of potential for growth, and a really cute frog as the mascot give me a holler!