Well, here we are.
This last year has been rough.
This journey has been challenging. I started this business without investing money in it. I paid for one stamp set (the Bakery set) and with the money I got from selling it, I bought some more. Totally dependent on sales. Getting a loan wasn't an option then and it's still not an option. So here we are. Also, Covid did a lot of damage. I tried to hang in as long as possible and tried everything I could think of to get a larger audience/customers. It's funny but in the last couple of months my followers grew but sales did not.
I want to first say thank you to my magical design team. I don't know why they hung around as long as they have but I sure am grateful they did. Thank you for your time, talent, and encouragement. Most of all thank you for your friendship. I love each of you and this doesn't change that we are still family.
I want to thank a small group of wonderful and fiercely loyal customers. You all truly blessed me. I will miss getting emails and messages from you. Thank you for supporting my little business all these years.
I do feel bad for those who just discovered Jane's Doodles.
Thank you to my manufacturer, the whole team, and especially Lisa.
I will keep drawing. I will add digital stamps to the shop until I figure out what's next. So I hope you will continue to support me and shop the clearance sale and for those of you who use digital stamps, I hope you'll like what I will be adding to the shop. As I said I want to keep drawing so I'm open to drawing for another company. I've been looking into Surface design, very interesting. Got my little Etsy shop.
I will leave the blog up of course. Some of my design team will stick around a bit longer working with the digital stamp that I will be adding to the shop.
There is a lot to say but I have no words....you know that feeling? I'm just all cried out.