In case having a baby wasn't enough it looks like we will probably be moving back to the US! Gah! I'm not sure how I feel about this at the moment, my husband was offered a very nice position in the New York office, he loves the team he would be working with and they are mostly new dads so he would have a great group of support. Also, most of my extended family lives in upstate New York and most of my cousins have had kids so there would be lots of hand-me-downs, there's not much we would have to buy, so that would also be nice. If I actually have time to sew I could maybe get a booth at NYC ComicCon at some point, or one of the many anime conventions, that would also be a plus. On the other hand, I never really planned on living in the US again, definitely didn't plan on raising a kid there and I will miss Japan something fierce. All that is not to mention that I am already nearly 7 months so we would be staying here for the delivery and then moving while trying to figure out how to be parents. I think it will all be fine and good even but I am in total overwhelm at the moment since this has all come about in the last 24 hours.
What this means for the shop: This means that I will NOT be doing any commissions past May of this year. I hope to have things settled in to start up commissions next year and I may even still make some things for the shop but since I already have a list of commissions, I hope to make things for the youngling and because with the move I don't know how long I will be without fabric I am simply going to say right now that I am not going to be able to make any commissions once thing get real with the babe and that is not going to change enough to be able to take commissions before early next year.
Short version: If you want a commission sometime in the next year, order now!