I have hinted at it on social media: Little White Arrow is going in a new direction in 2016. I have learned quite a bit in the last three years about sewing, crocheting, running a small business, etc. I am a learn-by-doing type of a girl, so it's been an exciting learning experience. It's not been without its frustrations, and this new direction will attempt to address those.
I began this as a way to give myself a creative outlet. As a young mom, it was easy to feel as if I had lost my "self" and that I was only about the people I was caring for. I found success quickly and easily and the encouragement was just what I needed. As things continued to go well, it was also easy to have it take over. As a dear friend and I have discussed, it seemed as if this good thing was pulling me away from what I'm truly called to do in this season of life.
I have an amazing husband and now four beautiful girls. Traveling to markets and spending all of my free time making things to sell was beginning to feel like it was less of a blessing and more of a drain. The two biggest issues were the time I was spending away from my family and that I was never making anything for my darling girls or our home. The girls are so interested in the projects that Mark and I make that I don't want to brush that off.
This new direction is a way to bring my beautiful family together, fusing our talents and personalities. To begin the year, I will focus on making clothing for little girls. My little ladies will offer input on comfortable, wearable skirts and dresses made to fit their personalities and preferences. I'll pair that with collections of tops and accessories for women, some of which will also be handmade. Down the road, I'll offer an entirely handmade shop of women's and children's clothes and accessories. As Mark has time, we have some great woodworking projects we would like to bring in as well. I am so looking forward to seeing this all come together. Thank you for all of your support and encouragement in my first few years in business. I hope you continue on in this adventure with me!