I know, I know it’s been over ten days since I’ve made a post but I’ve been busy with figuring out school and my up coming move and all that.
So I’m actually going to scoop over day 8 because I don’t have a flatlay so it wouldn’t really make sense for me to be talking about one.
Day 9, how it’s made: currently I am using two Janome machines, one regular sewing machine and one serger. They were both gifts from my dad actually. I got my first machine back when I was in like grade 12, I had been using my mums old machine and it needed a lot of love so my dad figured it was cheaper and better to just get me my own. My serger was very much a surprise, my parents kept bugging me about what I wanted for Yule one year (literally first world problems I know but apparently making a payment or two towards my student loans wasn’t an option) so I just blurted out a serger, mostly just to get them off my back. But lo and behold that exactly what I received.
Day 10, time to relax: this is kind of a hard question to answer because I either do nothing or I’m working on some kind of knitting or sewing. Like when I get home from my clock-in job I either just sit down and watch tv, not doing anything just completely sitting still, eating dinner or whatever. Or I’m nonchalantly knitting or reading. I don’t really have specific “down time” it’s pretty much if I’m not st the salon then I’m at home (or out running errands) and once I’m home it’s all kind of depends on how much time, effort, or supplies I have. I could be sewing or knitting which since my shop is also considered a job that arguably isn’t down time, but like anyone who has their own business there’s no real down time unless you’re on vacation or sleeping.
Day 11, branding: Trash Witch Apparel got its name from the fact that I tag basically every selfie on my personal accounts with #trashking as well as the fact that I am a practicing witch. I wanted a name that would reflect myself no matter how much I change and grow over time. Will I eventually stop calling myself trash? Maybe. But I also do a form of trash witchcraft, meaning being an urban witch I tend to live in not the cleanest cities. Ones where people just throw their garbage on the ground or on the side of highways, I either clean up what I can or I reuse the cleaner stuff in some aspect within my craft. Also it’s that standard self deprecating humour we millennials have.
Day 12, postage and packaging: I don’t really have a whole lot to say for this, I’ve been using recycled boxes or whatever Canada post has at the post office, I have recently bought a full calligraphy quill set and I’m in the process of designing an actually proper shipping label.