I would like to introduce you to Molly. I didn't actually name her but the company that made her did. She is a big part of my plan to move forward in my shops and display my things in better and more appealing ways. I have found it very difficult to photograph scarves and shawls and I believe she will be the answer since laying them flat is not so great looking and, to me, having someone wear them says used in my mind. Doesn't she look great in her mini wrap? I haven't named the wrap by the way and if you have any ideas I would love to hear them. Just leave a comment.
As some readers may have figured out I do some paid posting and have ads for sale here on my blog. These reason for doing these things is to bring in a little cash to use for supplies and things like Molly. I am not getting rich from these things but it helps my crafting pay for itself. My goal for this fall and holiday season is for the sale of my handcrafted things to start paying for itself so I can cut back on some of those things and concentrate on crafting more exclusively although I have discovered some things I never would have known about without doing paid posts.
Another measure of success that would please me and Jim both is if I could be making enough to contribute a regular amount to the family budget. I do hope to get there within the next year. I do best with deadlines and service to customers would create those. Being busy enough with my shops that when I got up each day there were things that had to get done would be wonderful. As it is now it is way too easy for me to procrastinate. Sometimes I am my own worst enemy.
This post is part of the EtsyBloggers Street Team blog carnival. I have links in the left sidebar that will take you to the June 23rd carnival when it is published as well as the current carnival and archives.