My latest venture is into hand dyeing and painting (see previous posts). As my summer is full of being a Mum and lots of time at the soccer pitch, I had to pass on my crazy idea of going to our local farmer's market to sell my wares, so, as I build up the nerve to open an etsy shop, I've created a small Facebook page to showcase (and try to sell) some of my crafts. There hasn't been too much activity there (mostly a few sales to friends and a custom Grumpy Cat ornament or two), but I see it as a good place to build up my confidence to start to turn this into a very modest money making venture. That and a way to decrease my stash and make my husband stop raising his eyebrow at me when I talk about needing more yarn!
Today, I sold 2 of my favourite fingerling yarns: Crumpled Rainbow (above) and Stormy Lagoon (below). A friend is buying them, To knit socks. The perfect use for them. But as happy as I am with my success, I'm finding it so tough to let them go. The colours are truly gorgeous.
Oh, and here's the custom Grumpy Cat (just for fun)