Happy New Year!! Wow, its been awhile! Not sure where the time has gone? We’ve been over here working hard to get back into the groove after our extended time off which was much needed. We had a new baby join the family and even though going from 1 to 2 is easier in many ways it’s also a lot more time consuming… which is well probably a given right!? Needless to say here we are trying to get back into it.
We’ve been doing a lot of talking, planning and looking to the future these days trying to figure out what 2022 and beyond holds for Catalina HomeGrown. We’ve had a lot of ideas and well some have worked out this past year and others had to be put on hold because timing was off. We are hoping to make a few of our big goals finally happen this year!
Here are a few of the things in the works you can look forward to this coming year (maybe if we write them down here then you will help keep us accountable)
First, you can expect a new way to shop with us within the next few months. We will be launching our own website to shop from and we are so excited about it!!! You will still be able to shop on Etsy if you choose, but we will be directing most sales toward our new website. We’ve been wanting to do this for a while now for many reasons, two of which are more control and less fees. For a small business when every little bit counts, Etsy’s steep fees really take a lot out of our profit at the end of the day. If you aren’t already following us on Instagram or subscribed here to our blog make sure to do so since we will be announcing this change on both platforms when it happens.
Next on the list, which we cannot wait for is we plan to release 2 Catalina HomeGrown patterns this year!!! Again, another thing that we have been wanting to jump into but timing has been off. We won’t share yet what the 2 patterns will be but we will say we think you will love them as much as we do!!! Keep your eye out for little snippets over the coming months. The first release will be in August and then just in time for the holidays our second pattern will release in October! Both will be geared toward the beginner sewist and will be a nice option for those that love to get their hands in the making process working with their own fabrics.
Finally, our last big announcement is that we will attending The Pinners Conference this year in Scottsdale November 11-12th. This will be our biggest venue to date and we have so many fun things planned for the weekend already! If you are local to the Phoenix, Arizona area and love a good DIY, grab your tickets and we hope to see you there!
We hope you will stick around and join us by sharing in all the excitement of fun things we have planned this year.
If you’ve made it this far, here’s hoping your 2022 is filled with new adventures, a whole lot of joy along the way and that you reach those big goals!
Amanda and Jackie