Friday, December 2

Selling Stuff?

 I am debating the idea of an Etsy shop with myself. So I figured I would throw the idea out there for y'all to give me feedback on.

I've started reading the Quick-Start Guide, and by the time I finish every post on there, I should be able to teach it  have a profitable shop.

I've already decided that 10% of my profits would be donated to some charity as a way of tithing. Possibly sponsoring a child, or something along those lines.

The items I would sell, would be an item I can knit or crochet. I need, need, need to use up some of my yarn stash, so I can buy more!
Right now my favorite thing to make is finger-less gloves, socks, animal toys, dish cloths. I am trying to expand my abilities, and learn how to do cables, and how to use my knitting machine. My dream is to make a sweater, a shawl, a blanket and some cute toque, glove, scarf matching sets.
 Maybe some day, I will even feature a quilt or two. If I ever get started :) I'm afraid to start, because it's an expensive addiction, and not one that is very transportable.  On that note, last night a gentleman came into the store while I was on break, I was writing a letter, but I had a quilting magazine open in front of me, and he struck up a conversation with me. He told me his wife just passed away, and he has so much fabric, an expensive sewing machine and piles of magazines. He also compared it to a addiction, to which I replied at least it's a some what healthy one? At the end of the conversation he had offered to drop off some magazines for me! It was a very cool experience. But I couldn't help but grieve for him, to have lost his life partner a week earlier, although I  have no idea the background on their relationship.

Must be getting myself ready for work. Till next time,
Thanks for reading and commenting!


Rudee said...

Whatever you make, you'd need to be quick I think. A machine can help you be that way.

Cables aren't hard--they only look that way. Start with simple ones.

Grief during the holidays is hard to manage. How sad for him that he's lost his partner.

Robin N said...

I think it would be a pretty cool thing to get into. I've started thinking of making some crafts and selling them at a shop here and also having an Etsy Shop, so it's funny that you posted on the subject. Let me know what you choose to do.

Lynnie Ha said...

i've thought of doing that too... i'll be interested to see how setting up shop goes for you!

Lollie said...

I'd buy from you! You could just try selling stuff on FB and your Blog and see how it goes. If you're getting a good number of customers open up an esty shop! :)