I can hardly believe I've actually accomplished this - I think I'm still in the "somebody pinch me" stage. It's funny to me, and probably to every other crafter/baker/designer/etc. out there who's done the same, that when I first started this blog I had absolutely no intention of selling the things I make; it was more of a place to share and occasionally teach. Then, I'm sitting there one morning amidst a table full of craft stuff and a little niggle of an idea starts to take shape (which i immediately push down cause i mean, really, who am i kidding) and then a little while after that a good friend (you know who you are lovey) says, "you know, you should really sell your stuff," and I'm like, "no. that's silly. it's not like I'm a professional crafter." then, "you really think i should?" then, "you really think i could?" And then....you do it. You just jump in and you do it. And it's crazy and fun and frustrating at times when you're learning the process and when you want to just keep on working late into the night but you have to stop and pick up you kids from school and make dinner, and spend time with your family and make love to your husband, and talk to your mom on the phone and....shower for goodness sake!
Then...you sit there, like I am right now, early in the morning surrounded by a quiet house and craft supplies (because guess what I was doing last night...) and you sip on the coffee that you drove out to get at 6:30 (excitement gets me up early) and you watch the day take shape through your open windows and you think....I did it. On my own. At 43. Amidst doubt and in spite of circumstance. Yep.
Okay, so all that to say that if you've thought about opening up a shop, well sister (or brother - i know you're out there too), you just pick up that mat and walk...
I hope you'll drop by and visit my shop ~ MiGi handmade ~ when you have a moment. I don't have any sort of specialty, I'm too much of a flibbertigibbet to focus on anything in particular, so you'll see various and sundry items at any given time; from jewelry to handmade buttons, to garlands, to household items.
WOW! Who knew, right? Be sure to "like" the shop on facebook and check in often because I'll be having specials and give-aways each month.