When I tell folks outside of the design industry that I have a business making window treatments, I see a look of confusion cross their faces. They imagine someone hunched over a machine sewing, guiding a small piece of fabric through a home sewing machine.
Well, yes, I do sew, of course!
Interestingly enough, working in custom soft furnishings is the perfect mix of design, construction, and "making something." It's why I do what I do - I love it. I get excited about each new project. Can you say that about your job?
I get to make something TANGIBLE from an intangible IDEA. Can you imagine how hard that is? Have you ever tried to tell someone with just words what you want something to look like, to feel like, and to function like? It's not as easy as it sounds. Then, after that, you turn around and:
1. Buy the RIGHT amount of product to make it
2. Make it so it looks like what was in your head
3. Install it so it will WORK the way you planned
4. Completely delight your customer.
Think about something you tried to do. Something you experienced frustration in doing because you didn't realize how much actually went into it - folks on HGTV or on a You Tube video made it looks so easy! Did you realize the skills, tools, and time that go into the work?
I love what I get to do. I feel so lucky that I can help make families warm and comfortable in their home. This is how I serve, and I am happy to do it.
Kathy Geffen, owner, problem solver, maker