Friday, August 27, 2010

Two Hands Only

And the super woman t-shirt just doesn't FIT!!!

The post I never wanted to write but just have to. See I have only two hands and for some reason I thought I had eight!!! This is the where I need to say.....I CANT DO EVERYTHING, I AM NOT SUPERWOMAN AND NOR DO I WANT TO BE!!




So......As of today, Raglan Guld will be closing. No more fisho's for me!! To be honest I'm OK with it. I have been making these pants for 3 years and have loved every minute of it, but I love spending time with the Dave and the kids more. So...over at the SHOP there is a closing down sale for Display stock, Size XS ONLY and once that has cleared, my little shop will close.

As a creative person (and most of you will understand this) I just need to play with something else. I loved making fisho's but I am tired of looking at them. I want to discover more patterns and start making more of my own clothes rather than making them for someone else. I have a little wish to discover more, be inspired more and to make more "things" for my family. I am one of those very fortunate people that has a husband that says "you already work at home...you don't need to do this". So...with the support of Dave, I have made the decision to close the shop.

As for Bloggland.....How could I leave?....Nope I'll be staying around here for SURE!!!

37 comments:

daybookexchange.com said...

Seeing this more and more as we realise that we just can't DO EVERYTHING!

Good to see you'll still be blogging!

Ro

Vic said...

...you gave me a heart attack then - I thought you were leaving us!

As for the shop, all good things must come to an end, and for someone like me, with the attention span of a gnat, 3 years of doing anything is frikkin awe inspiring!

Good luck with creating just for you, enjoy every minute. xo

twitchy fingers said...

Can live without the fisho's - but not the blog!

Taylor Made said...

Good for you on so many levels....glad to see you will still be blogging . Thanks for all your sharing.

zofia said...

Change is good.
You will inspire me with whatever you do.

Anne said...

I've just found you so I'm very glad you will be not leaving bloggland. Have a great weekend.

Kerry said...

Good on you. Decisions made are good decisions I reckon. And good on Dave too. So glad you'll still be blogging :)

Gina said...

Leonie, I must say I'm very glad to have my own little piece of Raglan Guld. But I'm also just so darn proud of your decision. I LOVE a person who is ok to recognise that something has run its course. I LOVE that you would prefer to be creative in more than one direction. I LOVE that you (and especially Dave) see the value of your work at home and are striving to protect it. What a great role model you are. Thank you.

Anonymous said...

I've only started to read your blog. You are so talented and creative. This is a great opportunity for you to explore some more avenues. I look forward to hearing more about your creative adventures, and thanks for the great reversible skirt pattern.
Joanne

One Flew Over said...

Good on you Leonie for taking the step to change. I for one am really excitied to see your new creations and I wish I was an XS!

Emjie said...

Three years on the fisho pant business is quite an achievement. Give yourself a clap.
The winds change in our lives every now and then. And it is good to ride new waves when opportunity knocks.

Anna Bartlett said...

Good on you. I made handbags for four years myself, and decided I couldn't do it anymore, but have found that when I tell people "I'm taking a break" from them, they don't react as strongly as they did when I first decided and told people I was totally stopping. Of course, you can always take a break and never go back! Anyway, I'm also glad to have my lovely pair of RG pants and look forward to following your new ideas on your blog. Thanks!

Kate said...

Funny how some decisions seem like agony to make but a few weeks down the track will seem so obvious and make perfect sense.
yay for you Leonie. Can't wait to see what you come up with with. XX

m.e (Cathie) said...

I agree with the other girls, well done on reaching a decision that will make you happier in the end.
we aren't superwomen & we just gotta do what we gotta do sometimes.
I don't blog for business, I blog for me & whoever feels like dropping by.
so I hope that you continue this journey of yours & share your creations with us because I am sooo wanting to make that skirt.
over the last week I have looked at it over & over again & who knows if I even get that 7/8th thing..but I'll definitely try it.
you are an inspiration & I wouldn't want you to disappear.
happy weekend my friend ♥

CurlyPops said...

I just think it's wonderful that we have the freedom to decide what we do (and don't) want to do. You've done a wonderful job of keeping all the balls juggling for so long.
I'm certainly looking forward to being inspired by your creativity on all manner of things now!
Enjoy that cuppa and start dreaming.

teddybearswednesday said...

Hooray for you! I think it's an incredibly brave and wise decision. I'm so glad you are sticking around here though, it wouldn't be the same.
I'm very excited about seeing the new creations you come up with. xo

Sally said...

Wow - what a big decision to have made. Well done you for being so true to yourself and to your family. BRAVO! BRAVO!

Raglan Guld has been such an important part of my own creative journey and my path to wellness. Thank you so much for inspiring and encouraging me.

... and now a new adventure and direction for you. Sending you much love to take with you on your way... and I will be here with you in blogland being inspired all over again. Take care!

Alicia said...

I was just going to send you some fabric to make me some too! Good on you for making this decision for you and your family. Maybe you could sell the pattern for your fisherman pants? I'd buy it!

Cath @ chunkychooky said...

I stopped breathing thinking you were going to say you were not going to blog anymore. PHEW!!!!

I am excited to see what else you make. Oh and Dave, you rock! xx

Kate Bruning said...

Thank goodness you are still blogging - I can't wait to see all of your explorations with life beyond pants - although life with pants was still always interesting. Actually I hope you know what I am meaning - keep wearing your pants... love Kate xxooxxooxx.

Kirsty said...

I'm going to enjoy you having a crack at lots of different things. Glad you're making space for that & for the fam too. x

Jaclyn said...

Looking forward to hearing all about this new chapter...

Clare said...

Leonie - been rading your blog for ages now, but have just felt moved to comment! Glad you'll be sticking around blog-land, but time to explore something new... EXCITING! I second the request for a pattern... :-)

Jennifer said...

How exciting for you to start in a different direction and how wonderful that your hubby is so supportive. Enjoy your newly found freedom from extra stresses.

gretchenmist said...

good on you for making this decision! kind of exciting to move on to what ever you feel like next :)

katiecrackernuts said...

What's that song, know when to hold 'em, know when to fold 'em. Good on you. Sometimes you just know. It will open the space for something new and something that inspires. Crikey. Life's too short.

'Joyce' said...

*phew* you are staying in blogland. Double *phew* was worried for a bit. Glad you have made a decision based on the importance of family and your own creativeness. Your beautiful wrap vest is being talked about far and wide, and still being made. Including our local take-away store owner, who doesn't have a computer at home, but I printed it out and gave to her. She was much excited. Oh and a soccer Mum, who I directed to your blog.

Michelle said...

Bravo on making the decision! Bigger bravos on announcing it!

You are truly fabulous, and I get so inspired by your creations, pants or no pants! I'm glad you'll still be blogging.

No go and cuddle your family!!

Lauren said...

What a fantastic decision to have made Leonie! I'm on the cusp of doing something similar and I can so appreciate where your head is at. Much love and many happy creative days ahead. xxx

Nina... said...

Good luck with everything, you've got to go with your heart!

Amy Paul said...

Congratulations on knowing your limits.

Oh how I wish I could squeeeeze into a XS.

Like that's ever going to fucking happen!

xx A

Michelle said...

Good for you Leonie. I look forward to see where your new creative path takes you and will treasure my fishos all the more now. I do love them.

xx

Amy's comment cracked me up- know the feeling!

Baa-Me Kniits said...

And why can't you be superwoman???? We are all expected to be are we not!
When and how did that happen, when did we get so caught up with life that we forgot that we were supposed to be enjoying it??

GOOD ON YOU for taking a step and making a stand...change is good :-)

Glad you are not leaving Blogland, I have only just started to get to know you xx

Anonymous said...

I'm crying in my tea that I'll not be able to buy another pair of fisho's. But I'm thrilled and delighted for you as you embark on a new journey.

dillpickle said...

I'm impressed by your courage to take this step, and I'm especially glad that you're sticking around blogland! You were a big reason why I took the step to actually start a blog rather than just dreaming about it, so thank you! And enjoy your new creative adventures. It's wonderful to be able to make what you want, rather than feel restricted to making what you have to :-)

Caroline said...

We have a saying around here "when you lose something, you don't know what you win". Here's hoping the closing of the shop will give you rewards in leaps and bounds in other areas of your life. Good on you.

Cathy {Tinniegirl} said...

Big news I'm catching up on here. I'm always impressed when I see people listening to their hearts and following where it leads. It inspires me to keep doing the same. I look forward to seeing where your journey takes you now.