Thursday, December 16, 2010

The Great Enterprise

Those who know me well, know that I love to make things. Call me Suzy Homemaker, call me Granny, but I love to learn how to do things like sew, crochet, etc. and then make adorable and useful things with my hands. Every year for Christmas, I make a plan to give away something that I can make. This year it's.... (sshh! I haven't given them all out yet!). In years past it's been crocheted hats, scarves, baby blankets, quilts, etc. This years gift really has me wondering if I could do more with it than just little gifts to the (little) people I love. Could it be time for me to open an Etsy shop? Am I that brave? Is it worth becoming a (gulp) busines owner and pay quarterly taxes??!! Do people really like what I make or are they just very appreciative of the thought that goes into it? I am encouraged when I see the things I make for people being used year after year. I had given a blanket to my friend JD for her son R when he was born. I noticed in a picture of her kids the other day that her youngest daughter was using it and her son is now 5! So, here's my question to my bloggo friends and beyond... what do you think? Do you think this is something you would purchase for a beautiful little girl? I really need some feedback. So let me know. If this is something worth pursuing, I need to invest some time and moolah into branding, packaging, shipping, etc. My wonderful husband even came up with an idea of how we can turn a little space in our house into a "workshop" of sorts for me (he's the best!) since Miss T took over my craft room! Here are some pictures of the latest creations. I'll add to the facebook album as I take more pictures of other creations that I have made. I look forward to hearing from you!
Link to the facebook page with more pics:


The Way I See It said...

Melissa, these are gorgeous!!!!! Well done you crafty thing!!!! I love the color combos. I totally think this is your calling & I think you would be very good at it. It will take up alot of time, but if you love it, go for it!! BTW, I'm so glad you noticed we still use the's one of my favorites & is such a nice size!!! Richard still wants to use it all the time. I especially love that good 'ole blanket because each color represents something. ;) I love the FB pic of the white headband w/ the bow that has the button in the center, I think that one is my fave!!!!

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