Monday, July 20, 2009

Creativity, Interrupted

I would love to have something more interesting to write about, but the craziness that is my life has had me too busy to work on anything other than motherhood for the past several days. Last Monday, my washing machine broke! We replaced it by Thursday, but with three kids, the laundry had piled up so high by then that I'm still not completely caught up. Eeeh.

I am proud, however, to say that I've been doing some organizing of the crafting madness! Wow, me and organizing. It's been interesting but now I'm ready to get back to work. Hopefully I'll have something fascinating to share in a few days. Oh, and I'm totally ready for fall weather. I've been patiently waiting for some new yarn and knitting wonderment!

Stay tuned!

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Officially Open for Business!

After a few weeks of organizing and reorganizing my plan for my Etsy shop, I am so happy to announce that I have finally listed a few items and I'm ready for business!

I had no idea what an undertaking this would be. This has been quite a lesson in vigor for me!For any readers out there who have ventured into the world of Etsy, you know that it's not as easy as you think. Making items that you think will sell for a profit is only the beginning. Sorting through costs and Etsy fees to determine pricing, and then coming up with something creative to say about everything was a little mind boggling. Then comes photography. I will say that photographing my jewelry has been easier than my knits. Nevertheless, it is time consuming!

I thought at first that I would make about 20 pieces before I began listing so that I could have a big selection before offering it to the public. After listing my first item, I realized that there's no way I could sit down and do that twenty times consecutively without going bonkers. So I've listed 7 items so far and I've got much more that hasn't even been photographed yet.

I'm doing some self-promoting here on the blog, though I do feel a little bashful about it! If you would like to visit my Etsy shop, scroll to the bottom of my blog and you will find my mini Etsy gallery.

And don't worry, I have not given up on all things knitted! I promise that there are some great things to come in the future!

Now, back to work ;-)