I feel as though I haven’t stopped crocheting since my last post – but that’s ridiculous.
I have been kept busy, however, after my addition of Poochy into my Etsy shop. I sold my first one the day after I listed it! 😀 Since then, I have also sold 3 more. I had to update my shipping time (for this listing only) to 1-2 weeks because it is so time consuming. I haven’t actually timed myself to see how long it takes because I keep making them in bits and pieces. I actually started to make multiples of the pieces so I could have a sort of assembly line thing going on (which my husband has been telling me to do pretty much since I started selling things!). I’m still working on one order and had another order yesterday. I have until Friday to ship out the previous one, so I still have time. I’m in the process of sewing all of the pieces right now, so I should have it ready to go either tomorrow or the next day. I haven’t renewed the listing yet because I feel like I need a bit of a breather. Whew!
I also sold a cow the other day which was a nice change. I haven’t made one in a while and I forgot how cute it was! I meant to take some new pictures to update the listing, but I really wanted to get it out so I didn’t get around to it. Since the holidays are coming up, I’m sure I’ll have plenty of chances to take some. 😉
Aside from the surge of orders (it had been quiet for a while!), I have discovered a new obsession. Well, “obsession” is a bit much. But I can’t call it a hobby either…
ANYWAY. My SIL came down to visit us last month and she is an avid planner/notebook(er)/scrapbooker and she uncovered my hidden love of rubber stamps. I never really had any before (aside from the crappy ones you have as a kid), but I’ve always liked them. I just never bought any for whatever reason. While wandering around different craft stores, I finally picked up two stamps, an inkpad, and some kraft tags so I could start adding a little something to my Etsy orders. The first two stamps were a “Thank you” and a “Handmade by.” I felt this was a nice start!
For my birthday, my SIL gave me an Etsy gift card which I used to buy some MORE STAMPS! 😄
I ordered some Mario Bros stamps from Kindred Stamps which I absolutely love and have already started using on my order receipts and the shipping labels.
I also ordered a few more stamps from Rad stamps, but I haven’t received them yet (waiting anxiously). And, last but not least, I finally got around to getting some washi tape from Mind the Wrap. It’s a nice little touch to the packaging.
But that’s just from the gift card!
After that ran out, I made a stop at Michael’s during their big Halloween/Fall sale and picked up another inkpad and a package of stamps! But that’s it – I swear!
I also ordered a shop stamp, too! Hehe
Here’s a bad phone shot of all of my goodies (so far):
Okay, okay, okay. That’s it for realsies (I think).
Well, back to work I go! I have to finish up these Poochys because I actually have a somewhat busy social schedule coming up: a friend visiting this weekend, a wedding to attend next week, and I’m hosting Thanksgiving. It may not sound like a lot, but to me it’s a very exciting month!
What about you? Have you found a new obsession/hobby?