Who would have known? It has taken me a year to pull myself out of the hole of depression that I have been since I lost my job. I felt better months ago, or should I say that I have had good months since then, but I haven't felt any sort of motivation until just recently. Can I get an AMEN?!
I finally took the jump and turned my joy of crafting into a REAL business. I filled out the tax forms a few weeks ago and have flooded my Etsy shop with my hand made items. I have joined a ton of Facebook pages and am selling lots of items on there. I feel so good about the future of my business, I can't even begin to tell you.
I want to show you some of the items that I am making now. I am making a variety of items so that I don't get burned out making so many of just one thing. That has happened in the past with many other crafts that I have done. Now I am juggling four or five things and feeling happy that every day I can make something completely different.
Burlap monograms - Oh how I love burlap. I have for quite some time. When I taught myself to make these, I felt like I had accomplished something big! Here is a sample of some of many that I am now making.
Vinyl - I purchased a Silhouette machine in the Fall and it took me until the beginning of December to get the nerve to pull it out of the box! Now I use it every day! I make vinyl decals like these:
And personalized acrylic key chains like these:
I used to hand paint signs and do all of the lettering by hand. I was never quite happy with my lettering and I took so long to make them that I was basically giving them away. They were too labor intensive. Now I use the vinyl in making my hand painted signs like these. Simple, but I love them. Working on more soon with stains and glazes.
And since I hadn't done a wreath since before Christmas, I made this:
It turned out to be the best mesh wreath I have made to date and sold within an hour of listing.
My crafting mojo is back and all is good in the world again! :-)
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