This is the year I will bring smiles to people's faces with handmade, personalized gifts.
This is the year I will feel a sense of accomplishment.
This is the year I will stop being afraid of failure.
Several years ago, I decided to start selling handmade, personalized cross stitch items. I spent hours deciding on a design for business cards. I made sure I took pictures of all the projects I completed and had given as gifts. I set up a Facebook page and an Etsy shop. Then I got scared. Scared that no one would like the items. Scared that no one would purchase anything. Scared of failure.
Not anymore. I'm done being scared. I know that I will never make enough money from selling handmade items to be able to stay home. I know that it will just be for extra money. But for me, the sense of accomplishment means more than the money.
Now I just have to figure out how to promote my Facebook page and Etsy shop. I guess this blog post is one of the first steps!
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