It's been an extremely busy week!
I have been in Niagara since last Friday cutting and ironing, ironing and cutting.
7 days in and I haven't sewed a single stitch yet!
There is a great deal of preparation that goes into every Epic Penny piece and when you are making a million of them it can get a little overwhelming.
I had been feeling a little discouraged a week ago while I was at home in Toronto with all this work in front of me.
Coming to Niagara was a great move.
There are far less distractions here. No cable, no Johnny, nothing. In Niagara, it's just me and my music.
Starting a week ago, I found that I was quickly able to get in a groove and pull off ten hour workdays like it was no big deal.
Better yet, I found that I was really enjoying myself. Once you've been ironing for hours upon hours, you'd think that I'd be bored out of my mind.
I actually like it!
I enjoy doing a good job and working to see how many items I can get through in an hour, then trying to beat my time.
By now, I am pretty much the best iron/cutting lady in the entire world. Seriously.
I will be returning to Toronto on Saturday or Sunday and hopefully I will be bringing home some of the good habits that I have developed here in Niagara.
Sewing starts on Monday!
Just yesterday, I bought a new heavy duty Singer sewing machine.
Presently, I work on a Janome Memory Craft 9000. I am in love with that sewing machine. I call it my 'Star Ship Sewing Machine' because it is completely computerized.
It is specifically designed for embroidery and Quilting. Not thick layers of fabric over and over again.
My new machine sews 1,100 stitches a min. and I also purchased a seam guide so I will be able to speed up my manufacturing, without sacrificing accuracy or product quality.
It's truly a work horse of a machine!
Formal reviews to follow!
I am anticipating that I will be able to begin launching my new inventory to the site within the next week or so.
If you haven't already, join the mailing list and be 'in the know' the moment it goes live!!
You're going to love what we have in store!!