So over the past year I have opened up three shops. The first two were mainly for knit items. The third, which I opened today, is paper goods. Second Saturday Stamp I love knitting, it's my first passion. But the time that it takes me to make something plus the cost of the materials, I would have to charge a lot more than most people would want to pay. It takes me a good part of a day to make an adult sized hat, in medium weight yarn. If I sold the hat for $20 that would make my "hourly wage" about $4 an hour... - the cost of yarn and listing fees etc... And it made me not really like to knit. Which is a huge bummer. I have decided that since my 15+ listings have all expired I am not planning on re-listing anything until I have a decent amount of things to add.
So, I have been toying around with the idea of joining Stampin' Up and becoming a demonstrator to get the nice discount and help pay for my hobby. I have a notebook full of ideas. I've done Mary Kay and Avon so I am aware of the importance of having "Parties". I never had one. and I was not very successful either. I think most of the time women already know what they like, make up is a lot different than stamps and paper. Crafting is a hobby and things are always changing. New ideas and projects pop up all the time. So, my demonstrator tells me that Stampin' Up will most likely have a promotion during their Sale-a-bration starting in January, so sign up then. Just in time for Valentine's Day and who wouldn't love to make their sweetheart a lovely valentine?