Crocheting for the Absolute Beginner

Hi All and Happy New Year, There is nothing like learning something new.  If you have always wanted to learn how to crochet, I’m here to help.  I have been crocheting for years, but I am no expert.  I love learning new stitches and techniques for crocheting.  What I learn I will share with you.  I will also share when […]

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Finding My Niche

Hi Everyone,   In trying to understand blogging and where I fit in, I am torn between writing about how to start and run a successful Etsy shop, crocheting or both.  They are really two completely different things.   For me, well they are one and the same because my shop sells crocheted hats and scarves.   But how many other people will be interested in such a specialised blog?  I find myself reading blogs about both topics. Does that make me unique or are there others out there just like me?  Would they like hearing from someone who can relate to both areas of interest? As I write this, I am thinking about how would this work? Having a blog about my journey to having a successful Etsy shop that sells crocheted items; what does that content look like? For example, in a previous post, I talked about the marketing book I was reading. Which I finished yet by the way, but I feel like a review of this book by someone who is selling on-line instead of brick and mortar may be helpful to others.  I will say this of the book so far,  It is informative.  I work as a retail manager and see how what I have read will work with the customer in front of you.  The hard part of selling on-line is getting the same connection in a written description that will cause the […]

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Change is Good

Yes,  it’s has been a over a year since I last wrote anything.  Many things have happen over that year. The biggest was my decision to no longer make bath and body products to sell.  I still make them,  but now it’s for my personal use and for friends and family as I did before. The other major thing that happened was I dislocated my ankle and broke the fibula the first week of December by slipping on ice.  After surgery I was on medical leave from work for three months.  So,  what do you do for three month when you are stuck on the couch besides watch Netflix? For me it was crocheting.  I learned to crochet when I was about nine years old and I picked it up again a few years back to make Christmas gifts.  The timing of this accident allowed me to work on a baby blanket for my cousin and a lot of hats and scarves.  To the point that when I finished one my husband would say “Oh, another one”.  Since I couldn’t walk with out the use of crutches or my knee walker (which was AWESOME by the way) I would order from Craftsy.com for more yarn.  I have a very understanding husband. I  rediscovered how much I love to crochet.  It is to the point now if I’m not working on something while watching TV,  I feel like something is missing.  So, with that […]

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