Selling is hard work

I added this bag to my etsy shop yesterday.
Affro Girl Patch Purse
Here’s a close up of the patch featuring my one of my Afrro Girl characters.
Affro Girl Patch Purse
I’m really proud of that little patch. For years now I have been full of ideas of how to bring my Affro Girls to the “public”. I have been working on many things since school ended so look for more of this little lady and her friends here soon. Following the advice on the etsy forums I will be updating one or two things a day and uploading pictures to the many groups for etsy and handmade items on Flickr. Selling in hard work. You always have doubts about your pricing, whether others will like what you have worked so hard on, and most of all how to bring the masses to your shop.

I am always so envious of bloggers with a loyal following (Soule Mama, Wee Wonderfuls, and many others). They are often moms just like me and always talented and worthy of their success. I guess I yearn for the day when it’s possible for me to share in that. I’ve been thinking a lot about success lately and what it means to each of us. Very soon we will be the parents of four and I have been losing sleep over all that, that entails. The housing situation is on a temporary hold due to some in fighting between the two owners so we do have some time. But the small fact remains that I will have two arms, three small children, and three flights of stairs to climb. This makes for an impossible situation. I have been on the lookout for apartments but those of you in Brooklyn reading this know that this particular area is full of walk up apartments and the larger apartments are always on the upper floors.

I have also been giving a lot of thought to going back to “work”. I would love to work from home in some capactity, but lately that idea has moved closer and closer to dream than reality. But I don’t want this blog to turn into a pity party. You all come here for the knitting, right? So I promise that the next post will consist of just that.

A meme…

until I can take pictures. I have actually been crafty busy (definition: busy with crafty type work, another name for procrastination, busy while actually accomplishing nothing of importance. Feel free to add to the definition ;))

THE RULES: Each player of this game starts with the ‘6 weird things about you.’ People who get tagged need to write a blog post of their own 6 weird things as well as state this rule clearly. In the end, you need to choose 6 people to be tagged and list their names. Don’t forget to leave a comment that says ‘you are tagged’ in their comments and tell them to read your blog…

1. I have a scar on my belly shaped like a division sign. I had an appendectomy and they closed the incisions with stitches and staples. One staple was across a small scar (the spot where the actual appendix was snatched) which leaves me with a division sign. Unlike most people I had laser surgery and have three small scars instead of one huge one.

2. Despite being on pregnancy number three I have no stretch marks on my belly.

3. I am 25 years older than my youngest sibling. (before you go back through trying to figure out how old I am, I’m 27 and my brother will be two in February)

4. I have extremely sensitive ears. I can’t stand even the slightest breeze blowing in them. I hate for people to whisper in my ear it actually sends a shiver up my spine.

5. I hate to talk on the telephone. This could have come from working in customer service for so long. Besides my hubby, sister, grandma, father and mother I never talk longer than a few minutes on the phone. I almost never return phone calls, and will email someone to tell them something that could have easily been said over the phone quicker.

6. My cousin and I have the same immediate family on both sides. Our fathers are brothers and our mothers are sisters. We are the only people in our family to have the same two sets of grandparents, aunts, uncles etc. I didn’t realize that this was weird until friends started to ask me why he was coming to my other grandparents’ house with me on weekends. When I told them that they were his grandparents too, they were immediately confused.

Have a happy one to those unwrapping gifts in a couple days. I will be spending the day with my aunties, mom, and sister having dinner and seeing Dreamgirls at BAM. I hope it lives up to the hype.

Coming soon: Progress pics, and etsy shop update (gasp), and some crafty FO’s.