How has your week been going? All good I hope.
I have been a bit preoccupied with something quite exciting. ( For me anyway!)
I decided that it was time to stop dreaming and procrastinating and wondering whether I should get another job outside home, and just have a go at a little venture of my own!
You might remember a bit over a year ago(!!) I got all excited about opening a yarn shop in our town, I got all enthused and was looking at a shop in Hastings and dreaming of all the crafty goodness that could go on in such a place. Well, reality had to enter the equation somewhere, and sadly it was just going to cost way too much to set up and was just too much of a risk for our little family to take on at that time. So dreams were put on the back burner for the time being.
Well, now I have decided to have another go at being a yarny shopkeeper , we could do with another income and I can't think of a nicer way to earn a wage than being a purveyor of all things yarny and wooly ! The only difference is it's going to be online and a virtual shop!
Of course it is on a much, much smaller scale than my bricks and mortar idea, but you never know, from little things big things grow, and all that .... :) ( very, very, little things in this case!! haha)
Well what to sell? The next question!
I thought I would start with yarn I know and love, stuff I use for my own blankets and makings and the yarn that I get quite a few enquiries about. It might be harder for other people to find as it is an Australian brand.
I contacted the company that makes a lot of the lovely wool I use and put an order in for my starting stock (gulp!!).
I spent a long time agonising over which colours to get first, money is limited for this start up, so I had to choose carefully to get a nice range that I think you all will love!! I was a bit like a kid in a lolly shop, so many possibilities, it was a lovely task.....
I have a big list of colours that are waiting to be ordered next!! :)
So anyway, I now have a biggish pile of lovely yarns sitting in our lounge room, the boys are making jokes about wool taking over the house, and I have to make a shop for it all. ( Nearly there with that, quite a slow process, photos, unloading, working out prices, shipping rates etc, but fun!)
I am planning a give away of yarny goodness to mark the opening of my shop, so stay tuned for details later in the week.
It is a little bit scary too, you know, doubts creep in, what if it doesn't sell? What if I stuff up orders? What if I'm destined not to have my own little shop? What if no one likes the colours?
All that sort of stuff.... but I guess I'll just give it a go and see what happens.
Maybe I'll put together some colour schemes from my blankets to give people ideas, pick out nice patterns from ravelry and make up a few examples for everyone to check out....... I'm sure there's lot's of other things I can do with a big heap of gorgeous wool!! :)
So that's my big news, I'm going to be a (virtual) shopkeeper! Yay!
Hope you are doing something fun this week, fulfilling some dreams too I hope!
I'll be back soon with more info and links and all things shoppy.
Have a great day!!