I just realized I had posted this to social media but not the blog. Here goes.
To some of you, this will not entirely come as a surprise, but it sort of did to me: Foam on the Range will be wrapping up operations and shutting down by, the current estimate suggests, the end of the year.
There’s no massive tragedy which provoked this state of affairs, it’s just a collection of one thing and another leading to the gradual conclusion that it is time to put it to bed. I’ve been letting things slip through the cracks – mostly shipping orders late, but other things, too. Between other responsibilities, and my continuing anxiety/depression issues, and so forth, I concluded recently that it was time to bring the business to a tidy, intentional close, and stop fretting that I might continue to deteriorate until I’d destroyed the reputation for quality and service that I have worked to build over the last six and a half years.
At the moment, the plan is to maintain mostly-normal Etsy operations through October, including make-to-order and custom listings, so as not to leave anyone without their very most favoritest FotR items without some warning. Beginning in early November, you can expect the available selection to begin shrinking somewhat, and around that point I will begin to offer discounts and eventual clearance sales to get us to the end of the line.
It is not absolutely impossible that this or another, similar business might rise from the ashes in future, but at this point there are no specific plans to that effect.
Thank you all so very much for six awesome years. It’s been wonderful growing with and into this business as time has gone by, and I have learned an unbelievable amount.