I added this bag to my etsy shop yesterday.
Here’s a close up of the patch featuring my one of my Afrro Girl characters.
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.