Two years ago I started an Etsy shop.
Two years plus about two weeks ago I found out I was expecting.
Now that was funny. Well, not too funny.
But we can laugh about it now.
My poor dear husband could not believe it.
After 4...yes 4...tests he finally did believe it.
Oh, now look, I've gone and chased a rabbit.
What I was getting at, is,
I opened an etsy store....
and although I did sell some things,
the timing was...well pretty much awful.
Now the time has come that I really need to make a bit of money.
My husband works two jobs and way too many hours.
He is an old man( sorry husband--I love you!),
and has a little boy that wants to see him more.
I have been getting a bunch of these ready to sell:
And am hoping to launch patterns soon.
(I am trying to figure out how to do all the pdf stuff.)
But, I am just not sure that I am ready to do the Etsy thing again.
It takes SO much time that I don't have.
Networking, and listing, and re-listing, and photos.
I need time to sew much less do all that!
And the personal website doesn't work well either.
I do get lots of blog exposure,
but quilters aren't going to buy quilted items.
So, I am in a pickle.
I need to make a bit of income to relieve stress on my hubby,
but I am not willing to get Etsy-stressed to do it.
Oh, and yes, I do want to do a few trade shows.
The good ones cost a pretty penny to get in to them.
Those are hard to come by anymore, aren't they?