I passed the 10 sale mark today!! I actually jumped from 9 straight to 11, YAY! Things seem to be picking up now with the holidays. I'm not sure how, but I have had 6 sales in the last month, crazy! One sale was even a repeat customer who wanted additional scarves for her friends so that gives me faith that I'm putting out products that people really enjoy.
I was reading another blog post about that the other day (wish I remembered where..) that no matter how long you've been making and selling things there's always a little piece of you that freaks out and hopes the person on the receiving end doesn't think that your work is a piece of junk when they actually have it in front of them.
I know I'm still trying to find my way in the crafting field and can't seem to settle on a niche, but maybe I don't have to! If all I did was knit year round I think I'd really start to hate it. And so far I've sold 7 knitted items, 2 sets of cards, 1 set of bud vases, and 1 purse, so it seems like there is interest in a variety of my items. I definitely get a lot more hits on the knitted items, especially this time of year. They've also been the most popular hit to make it into treasuries too.
So we'll see where I go. I've got a few projects started. I managed to knit up 6 more dish cloths on the car ride home from Thanksgiving. I'm also working on drafting up my own version of recycled sweater mittens. I have pieces cut out and I'm hoping that I'll get lucky and they go together without a hitch. I'm working totally patternless on this one, just my own sketches. I'll try to get some pictures up tonight!
I do have a bunch of Christmas presents to get together in the remaining days before Christmas. Can I actually get it all done? If only my real job didn't get in the way of the fun things in life ... sigh ...
Until next time ...
The girl behind the lama