Well, writing and blogging has taken a bit of a back seat lately. My fingers have been otherwise engaged in creating all sorts of gift ideas for my new Etsy shop.
It’s been raining a lot as well.
Last night I was binge-listening on Netflix. Listening mostly, because half the time, I was focused on crocheting butterflies.
I need glasses to watch a screen but not for craft or close work. So my glasses were up and down on my head for hours!
I’ve been knitting since I was a child but never really tried or understood crochet. But now, in my sixties, I’m discovering a new skill. I taught myself, with the awesome help of a few youtube videos and now I can’t believe I’ve never done this before. It’s a great hobby.
I’ve created nine products so far that compete well on Etsy and coming up with new ideas all the time. Some of the ideas are a bit ‘out there’ – my imagination gets the better of me sometimes – but so far I’m getting some lovely oohs and aahs!
There’s even going to be an instagram account especially for the Etsy shop – at some point – because although Etsy is a great platform, it’s easy to drown in the sheer volume of wonderful products they showcase and I’ll need to promote the shop if I want to survive.
There’s a new platform coming soon for crafters in the UK – I’ve had a sneak preview behind the scenes. My lovely daughter is co-owner of Home of the Mall and I can’t wait to be one of the early birds when they launch at the beginning of November. So exciting! **Update – up and running!**
So, with butterflies and unicorns floating around my universe, I hope you are safe and well and are rushing to buy a crochet hook right now 🙂
Love and Peace