This is one of those posts that covers a handful of topics. It's like what you would see stepping into my life for a moment. Or more descriptively, a snapshot of my present world of thought. Care to take a look?
Work on EtsyNaturally, business is on my mind a great deal. I am happy to say that I have 12 listings in my Etsy store! With plans to sell crocheted items along with what I am already selling (mixed media projects and digital patterns), I expect to spend many more hours over the next few weeks making the additions. I found that I am going to have to create completely new listings from the digital patterns for the physical items. Which means I will be using my postal scale a lot more. By the way, have I told you about my postal scale?
My Postal ScaleAfter much research, and before I could list physical products on Etsy, I bought Accuteck's DreamColor series postal scale. It can hold up to 86 lbs, but more importantly for my line of work, it's sensitivity is 0.1 oz. I saw the gold and immediately wanted it. But as is often the case, what you want and what is practical are two different things. I knew I would find one that would prove to be a better buy. I was all prepared to buy Accuteck's All-in-One Series in black, their best seller, when I compared the two for the last time. I found that the rose gold version could hold a few more pounds and it had a third power option as well as what the All-in-One had. I was convinced. So I bought exactly what I wanted and have so far been very pleased with it. Now if only I can get myself a studio where I can display it instead of boxing it up until I need it again. The real test will be when my business is in full bloom and I'm taking orders like a pro.
Part Time WorkSince my business is so slow going (as all new business are) I have been determined anew to get a part time job again to pay for my craft addiction while I wait for my business to rake in the big bucks (right?). I know to many of you this is a no-brainer. But my intentions have been to build my own business. Whatever my reasons, I've been mulling over my options, struggling with outside pressure, and trying to be patient and wait for God to show me what I should do in this area. Before making any decisions I wanted to complete some of my business goals so that I could more clearly decide whether I would have time for "my new job" while still putting 100% into my business.
Rachel to the RescueSurprisingly, Rachel from Crochet Spot, where I used to work, has informed me of some helpful changes and asked if I was interested in coming back. Well, like I said, that was unexpected. But although I have not given her an answer just yet, I think this is an answer to prayer. I'm still trying to take all the necessary things into account before making a decision, such as whether this will interfere with my personal work, but I am quite happy about the turn of events. We'll see what happens.
Movie Review OfferIn the meantime, I have been given the chance to view and review an upcoming movie before it hits the theaters! After all the movie reviews I have written for my own enjoyment, I have now been asked to write one for a new movie. I must say I am pretty pleased. This is a step in the direction I have been wanting to go for a long time. I can't wait to see where it might lead. The movie is called The Resurrection of Gavin Stone and you can watch the trailer here.
In the Yarn BagI plan on posting the pattern for my signature Homespun scarves this week and at the same time adding a listing for custom orders of this project on Etsy. I won't go into the story of this pattern just now but you will be able to read it soon. I can't wait to get this up and going. And yet, I can't wait to get started on my next crochet and mixed media projects. Guys, I'm not waiting! I've gone Valentine's nuts like I do every year, and my next few projects will be red, pink, white and purple. Valentine's is really the only time I go crazy over those colors, you know. So come back soon to see what I have created!