Thursday, March 8, 2012

I admit it! Im a Selfish Crafty Mama

Crazy- CHECK
Crafty- CHECK
Mama- CHECK
Selfish-????

I started REALLY Crafting after my 2nd Child was Born-  She was a GIRL and I just knew I could make those Bows I saw in the Boutiques!
But I think I always had it in me-  I taught Pre-school for years-  Have substitute taught for years-  and am a BIG KID!
The more bows I made the more people saw them and said "you should sell those",  But Honestly-  my first ones were U-G-L-Y looking back.  (Your friends will tell you anything lol)  But seriously, Non Crafty People Have no Clue what GOOD is sometimes.
So .......I found someone to let me put Items in their Hair Salon-  They went good at first and then it Happened!
The Dreaded  SPECIAL REQUEST!
The presure from a request like this is beyond fun.
"I want one like that but Blue- Purple- Yellow, and a little smaller" 
OMG!  What Shade of Blue- What Shade of Purple- Light Yellow?   How much smaller?  Will it be what they want?
These are all the questions that blew through my mind.  
I did several specials and still do for certain people who I think will appreciate my vision but
I AM A SELFISH CRAFTER.
I mostly Make and sell to Help me Afford my awful habit.
I would like to make money at it and count it as an income but its so up and down- $5 here $10 there its really hard to do.
So
I AM A SELFISH CRAFTER
When It becomes Work and No fun-  I dont want to do it-  Its supposed to be a hobby right?

Well... For me its a Hobby- and FUN-  because........
IM A SELFISH CRAFTER
For most of the Crafty Moms - Its Fun and a Hobby- and a JOB-
Thank Goodness for the rest of us that EVERY Crafter isnt as selfish as me lol!
I love to order this in a certain size and that in a certain color

I Often make Items out of items that inspire me-  Many times its items from the clearance rack at the local craft store-  and this is why I have to be A SELFISH CRAFTER. 
I make things I CANT remake!
An example:  I made this out of a bag of Felt Scraps I bought-  There was no plan-  I just put it together-  If someone wants another one - Guess What-  I cant make it-  It would cost too much for me to special order these colors again to make this one-  I could make it in different colors!  GREAT- Right?  But I am sure the order would be for colors I did not have!  So Once again - I AM A SELFISH CRAFTER-
This was a tester-  I tried to follow the instructions but it did not turn out -  but still cute RIGHT?
Well the chances of me making one just like this again is prob.  0%
This is why I just prefer to sell what I have already made up-  It makes it hard to make a profit- but I AM A SELFISH CRAFTER-  Creating one-of-a-kind creations is what makes it fun for me and worth the mess and time shooing the kids away from the Glue Gun and Needles- 
I decided to blog this because I feel really guilty for being a SELFISH CRAFTER but I am sure that I shouldnt-  I recently started an ETSY page and my first sale was..................................
Guess.............
Not the Item I posted but something- actually 2 things she saw on my facebook page she just had to have-  I am a sucker and usually quote way low prices when asked how much but because I am a SELFISH CRAFTER- I told her the regular top price- and told her those were old and I wasnt sure If I could recreate-  I didnt have any more of the fabric in this YOYO BAND-
But she still wanted if I could get close as Possible-  The other item was one of my hats-  It was made last summer so I was really nervous + I had to order items to duplicate-  But I did- because it was my first "SALE" from an ETSY Customer- 
So Maybe I am not so Selfish but I have to say It was not near as much fun trying to duplicate as making this piece out of scraps was-

But A Crafter has to do What a Crafter has to do to afford all the costly supplies- 
And this is why you should visit Crafty Moms'R'Us because we have over 100 Trusted Crafty Moms who are NOT SELFISH CRAFTERS!  yay!
Yes you will find one-of-a- kind pieces like these-
or This-


It makes it fun to know you will find items that once they are gone they are gone- and knowone will have one like it- 
But we also have so many Crafty Moms that will Remake- take custom orders- and work with you to get you just what you want-  PHEW!!!! I am so Glad that they are not like me- A SELFISH CRAFTY MOM! 

1 comment:

  1. I said it befor and i'll say it ... You Rock EB !!

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