My WAHM Adventure

Hello, In April 2010 I decided to start my own home-based business making handmade hats for small children. Two years, two Etsy shops and 400 sales later, I am feeling awesome! What started as a small idea has turned out to be more successful that I ever expected. Surprisingly, the satisfaction I get in making something I love, has been the true "success" of this whole adventure.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Black Friday to Cyber Monday Sale!

Black Friday and Cyber Monday are quickly approaching.  I've decided to have a 10% sale at my ArtFire Studio from Black Friday through to Cyber Monday.  Plus if you spend $25 or more, I will send along a free gift!  Sale going on only at my ArtFire Studio!

We've lost Santa!

I'm participating in a great and fun contest.  Find the santas and have a chance of winning a prize.  First prize is $300!  How awesome is that?  Here are the details...

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

I'm in creative mode again!

I don't know how many of you are WAHM/artisans but the creative juices are always flowing and in my situation, ie. making hats, I cannot keep up with my ideas.  It would be so nice to make something new and sell it but it takes time for me to get the item right, then I need to arrange to have someone photograph it and then finally I can sell it! 

I've recently tried a new pattern and yarn.  Although I didn't like the pattern, I did modify an old pattern, using some touches from the new pattern and voila I have a hat that I really love.  Love enough to sell!  The new yarn is a cotton/acrylic mix and fells oh-so-nice!  I cannot wait to give it a wash and see how it does.  I'm hoping it washes up great!  Then if it does, I need to make the hat in various sizes and colors.  And only then can I get them photographed.  All this while filling orders and taking care of my two little girls.  It is so exciting and just wish I had more hours in the day to get it all done faster!  Oh well, patience is a virture, right?

I can't wait to show you all pictures!