Saturday, January 16, 2010

Getting Started

Well, here I go...... I quit my day job and am venturing into the world of 'small business'. I know, I know...In this economy small businesses never pan out. Well, first of all I don't live and breath in the literal world of states of the economy. I tried, I tried for a good long time. I just cant work for a corporation. My mode of survival is, "Make something, sell it".
I quit my job a few days before Christmas and I've been sewing my ass off ever since. If I could sell all the plush pet and dolls I've made since Christmas, I would have just over a thousand dollars. About one hundred in supplies. So now all I have to do is find ways of selling. I've started my "etsy shop". I'm planning on selling at Occidental Square February 4th and I'm waiting for a craft table at Pike Place Market. Well..that feels good to write it all down. I have been busy. And you know what, I've been having allot of fun. I'm totally broke and jonesing for more supplies but I'm o.k.
I'm going to keep this blog going to track my journey into the Plush World.


Sam O said...

Your story sounds just like mine except I didn't quit my job because my job is being a Mum! lol. I'm just starting to make softies and dolls to sell on etsy and at my local markets as well. I hope it works out for us! Don't worry, I won't be much competition for you - I'm all the way in Perth, Australia!
Good Luck. :)

Minifelts said...

Hi Wendy,
Thank you for your kind words about my Minifelts over on my blog.

Really great to hear you're venturing into making your lovely creations a buisness, as I'm trying to do the same thing. It's very daunting, but I think it's definitely possible with hard work and determination! I wish you the best of luck with it, and look forward to reading about your progress on your blog :)