I’ve been busy making needle felted creations for spring, and many of them are for sale in my brand new Creating a Family Home Etsy Shop. It’s finally open! Please visit to check out my seasonally inspired handmade items: needle-felted creations, seasonal home décor and wreaths, original knitting patterns and knitted objects.
I finally opened this Etsy shop after years of people telling me to do it. And before Etsy existed, my friends and my husband told me I should be selling my handmade items on Ebay. I admit, at the time I just didn’t get it. Why would people want the things I make? Why wouldn’t they want to make these things themselves? I couldn’t understand why someone would want to buy handmade items—I really thought that if you wanted handmade items, you made them yourself. By hand.
After a less-than-successful stint of selling felted purses at a big, high-end flea market, I decided against it. It just wasn’t fun for me at the time and I couldn’t imagine there being much of a market for felted bags. Even though many, many people stopped by my table and told me much they liked my felted purses and hand-knitted hats and scarves, not that many people were buying them. I ended up selling the leftovers to co-workers and giving them away to friends. But now I know that I should have sold them on Ebay, or later on Etsy.
So now I know. It finally hit me when I saw the interesting creations my fellow bloggers are selling in their Etsy shops. And I’m finally finding out about the value people place handmade items these days—I think a lot has changed since my felted-purse-flea-market days and I’m so glad!
Just like when I started my blog, this new outlet has given me renewed energy and excitement for my crafts, and I’m getting ideas for new projects all the time. I don’t necessarily make my objects to make money; rather, they are things I’m inspired (driven, really) and want to make for the sake of making them. (I'm also a process knitter, rather than a product knitter, but you may already know that by now.)
I hope you’ll stop by occasionally to see what’s new in my shop.
Thanks for visiting,
Thanks for visiting,