Basic Granny Square Pattern- Done with double strands and a variety of yarns; cotton, acrylic and bamboo.
This dilemma is known to so many creative folks. First, we get ‘into’ something. I mean really into it. We dive in, spend our fun money (and sometimes more), research, watch videos and even end up on websites written in languages foreign to us just so we can immerse ourselves into our craft, our art. We want to know about pigments and processes and soon, we’ve taken our hobby, smeared it all over our lives like a cream cheese frosting and we’re inviting others to take big, luscious bites.
So what are we to do when our
cream cheese craft saturated lives don’t seem to provide enough of an outlet for us? We sell our wares. Enter Age Old Dilemma…Who will buy it? What do we charge? How much do we invest? Can we really charge for our time? Where do I buy my materials in bulk? Should I get an e-commerce site? Do I need business cards? How do I get a logo? And so on with the infinite questions. We almost talk ourselves right out of it, almost.
So we go for it! We make stuff, work on price lists, come up with a handful of products to make and then we start ‘shopping’ for the perfect way to have a ‘shop’ online. Etsy? Craftsy? Folksy? Artfire? Ebay? Ravelry? Facebook ‘Ready to Ship’ album? And this is where I completely bog down.
I’ve already gone to the trouble of setting up an Etsy shop (about 2 years ago when I had high hopes getting organized enough to have something to sell…). And now that I’m feeling antsy to try again, I think I’m gonna upload some photos and give it a spin.
How do you sell your creations? And what made you finally ‘go for it’?
Here are a couple of blankets I’m working on now, perhaps I’ll follow all the way through this time and get them in the shop. Time will tell, but I just can’t help myself. I liken it to an addict that ends up a dealer. I’ve been an addict for a long time, now I need to fund my habit, let the dealing begin!
Chocolate Box Granny Square Pattern