Contestant's Case to Win
This is based on the number of votes received.
What a wonderful competition/contest!
Full of winners, I'm sure the decisions will be tough, but...
When asked (often) how I run a full-time business with three small boys (and a husband who travels all week!), my answer is always the same. Keep moving and just never stop!
After MANY failed businesses, I decided my next venture would be sewing. I was a person who donated a shirt to Goodwill if it lost a button, but off I went to buy a sewing machine. In one day I read the instructions and made a blanket, and 2 days later I was selling items on Etsy.
Within 6 months I had to hire 2 ladies to help with the sewing, and I now have 5 other moms who sew for me.
Everything on my site is still handmade, but everyone works SO hard and we sell thousands of capes a month!
Parties and special events make up the bulk of my business, due to the super reasonable pricing that rivals a far less appealing favor (bag of candy, bucket of trinkets that end of on floor of car on the way home...)
This business has grown and been such a blessing to our family and, quite honestly, to ME! Staying home with my 3 kiddos while running a business from home has its own set of challenges (think toddler breakdown while I scramble to sound 'professional' and take orders on the phone...screaming? no, I don't hear any screaming...must be the connection).
I work 6 (sometimes 7!) days a week when my guys go off to school and again when they go to bed at night. Having a business and small children is no easy task, and Sew Plain Jane is never very far from my mind no matter what I'm doing.
But at the end of the day, I'm so grateful to be the one to wake my kids up, put them to bed, and outfit a whole lot of other kids in superhero capes and masks in between!
Thank you so much for such a thoughtful way to recognize women who work from dusk 'til dawn to pursue their own goals while raising a family.
Sew Plain Jane, LLC