Before I get into this I would like to apologize to everyone for disappearing from here and for the most part in general online. For months I have been trying to do everything and failed at the majority of it when it comes to time management.
This fall has been very difficult between the press of conventions I'm selling at and just a run of bad luck via illness and black outs. Considering this, and working nearly nonstop on commissions when not building inventory I've managed to burn myself out twice this year. I have also been trying to work out a system to be able to juggle everything going on but now realize I am unable to without removing one of the things currently making my life a little insane. Since I am using the money made from AA's as my main source of income it has to stay.
Which leads me to a very hard decision and announcement. I wanted to wait until after Thanksgiving for this but after seeing some recent comments I have to face that I am giving off the impression of dodging people and its something I need to stop immediately. So, active now, I will not be taking on any new hoodie commissions for the immediate future.
Once I am completed with my back log of commissions I will be looking at my schedule for the next year and planning out the best time and way to reopen commissions. That said, I will still be taking commissions on some of the smaller props and plushes since the demand isn't quite as high and they take a fraction of the time (1-2 hours as opposed to a minimum of 6 hours for a hoodie). At a guess it might be 6 months before I am able to open it up again.
I cannot stress enough that, I will not be even considering taking ANY new hoodie commissions until I have sent out all outstanding commissions and make sure they have arrived to their owners.</b> For any friends reading this, this also applies to you.
For anyone wondering, I do have a tumblr and it is something I check occasionally but aside from the occasional reblog the majority of my posts have been made using scheduled posts and cache. Also for the foreseeable future I'll probably only be posting pictures for over a year ago or ones taken by other people at cons. The Traveling Octopus one is actually being handled by the significant other, so I apologize if it appears I'm more active online than I actually am.
Managed to get myself a dealers room space last second though for multiple reasons in hind sight I am regretting even going. Just barely broke even and lost far too much sleep to make it and the frustration worth it.