May 16, 2010
Things have been picking up for me here at NorthSt. My bags are being sold at one shop (soon to be two) and I have been talking with several others. I just sold my 50th bag and my production queue will keep me busy for at least another month. Plus I have a list of about eight new products I want to put out.
The bags themselves have improved considerably since I started back in October, as you can see in this photo gallery, which I just added to facebook. It shows most of the bags I've made, from the very first bags I made back in Berkeley all the way up to the bag I made yesterday. This gallery will be added to the site soon to show different color choices.
I've learned a lot in the past seven and a half months. I knew next to nothing about running a business when I started, and still have a lot to learn. I've had moments of frustration, but for the most part I've enjoyed my work immensely. Finishing a bag is an excellent way to end the day. I've had a tremendous amount of support from friends and family, as well as the bicycle community here in Portland, which I am thrilled to be a part of.
Thank you all for your kind words and support, and thanks for reading.