Kumfy™ Schlüttli. It has been such an overwhelming blessing. I've been doing everything I can to pay forward the blessings by sending it to friends and family who'd like one for free. That said, if you read this and would like a copy of my pattern, leave a comment about a way you've been blessed since the New Year. The first three get a copy of the pattern for free. Be sure to include your email address!
I'm also working on thickening my skin. While literally 99.9% of people who have the pattern have had nothing but great things to say about it, there have been a couple of really vocal critics. Not constructive criticism, either- some pretty hurtful stuff, insulting me, my knitting ability, etc. I know this is part of being a business woman, so I'm trying to respond with kindness, professionalism, and take it with a grain of salt. Some people just 'go there' readily, rather than sending a private message with something along the lines of, "Hey, I noticed this, this, and this. Do you as the writer have the solution?" Several of the judgments were made by of misreading, and while this is a problem with the reader, I am also taking it as an opportunity to figure out how to write a clearer pattern, one that is next to impossible to misread. While I've been writing my own rough patterns for my own personal use (and sharing with friends when they ask) for several years, this is my first published. There is, of course, room for improvement and I welcome constructive criticism.Truly, I do.
Lulu Bird Designs does incredible embroidery work, has reasonable prices, and is a dream to work with. Heather of Bugga Bugga Boutique is an incredibly sweet woman who makes my all-time favorite diaper- a one-size Snappiable fitted (See Miss R sporting her favorite in the photo to the left). I also have the pleasure of working on a congo with Terra of TerraMade Products. She's a total sweetheart, great to work with, and a fantastic friend. I know SO many more incredible WAHMs, these are just a couple for today. Tell me about YOUR favorite WAHMs and why.