Saturday, June 27, 2009

Here I go!

I'm making a go of it! For a couple of years now, I've been having this fantasy about starting my own business. Specifically some sort of sewing business, so I can play with fabric and call it work. So, I'm jumping in. I do feel a little bit like a kid who was standing on the edge of the pool and didn't mean to jump in, though. I was pushed. But I'm just as happy for it.

I met a woman at a five year old's birthday party who said that she needed some sewing help and in return, she could get me, free of charge, a table at the Kids Expo in September. So, woot! I bought myself a roll of bamboo velour ASAP, because it would have been disasterous, of course, to have to wait out a coop for one. And now this phantom woman is no where to be found!!! I am starting to wonder if she was one of my other personalities or something. So, gameplan is this, if the Kids Expo table pans out for me I'll sew up as many blankets as humanly possible between now and September. If she doesn't re-materialize, I would like to start getting my blankets out there -- I'm thinking etsy and local shops and/or a farmer's market table -- by late August or early September. If the Kids Expo thing doesn't happen I won't need an inventory of blankets and that's good because it looks to me like I could put in an awful lot of time setting up an etsy shop, figuring out how to get good pictures with my not so great camera, getting cards and hang tags, promoting, etc. Either way I think it's going to be fun. I just hope that I'm not the only one who loves my blankets.