When I read the title I had just typed above I laughed! Something to keep me busy??? But life seems incredibly busy at the moment!
What I meant was, something to keep my fingers busy for that hour or so I get to sit down in the evening although even that precious hour is currently being whittled away due to the long light evenings and the jobs calling out my name in the garden.
I don’t have a specific crochet or knitting project to do but I need something to keep my hands busy and out of the biscuit tin. I’m not in need of anything specific crochet wise around the house. My husband’s threshold for crochet around the house has more or less reached it’s maximum level so I can’t just keep churning it out, as much as I’d like too.
I’m not mad enough to start Christmas presents. No birthdays on the horizon, well not ones that would appreciate a yarn based gift.
So I had a thought that I might start occupying myself with crochet that I could perhaps sell. I know the hours verses the price I could reasonably expect to receive for crochet goods will never stack up but if I can cover my costs and then some, I am getting pleasure in the creation and hopefully the recipient will get pleasure from the finished article too.
I’m thinking about modern contemporary baby blankets. Small, portable, doable, pleasurable.
I shall make them, photograph them, wrap them, sell them or store them. Then at least if they don’t sell I shall have a chest full of potential gifts for friends and family should the need arise in the future.
This is cotton left over from a CAL I never caught up with last year.
I really like solid squares.
These will all be edged in a pale grey or off white before joining them up.
I am getting a lot of pleasure in this simple crochet task so that is already a win in my book.
Next I have to decide Etsy or Folksy? Or both? What do you think? I already have a dormant account with Folksy.
I have plenty of stash so my outlay is negligible but I want to price them at a level that I think befits an individual handcrafted piece. I have been asked if I would sell certain items in the past.
There are more contemporary style baby blankets on Etsy so more competition. But the blankets on Folksy are generally priced too low in my opinion for me to compete.
But then I keep telling myself it’s not about the selling, it’s about the creating.
Love, Lucie xx