Thursday, May 11, 2017

Business vs Pleasure

Lately I have been working on a blanket project for my son. He really wants a Minecraft creeper blanket. I have been really excited about making it for him. It's relaxing to work on, yet I feel like I should be working on items for my shop too.

If you have a Etsy shop when do you decided what project to work on? I wanted to create some baby blankets for my shop but I don't want to take time away from my project for my own kid. Although my best sellers are baby bracelets which are really pretty fast to make I want to create something new for my shop.

If you think about it how much time do we actually spend on making making money for our family or spending money compared to doing something for fun? I feel like I spend more time worrying about money then doing something for fun, or that is more enjoyable and not worry about making money.

How do you balance between doing something for fun such as crafts and such, and doing something for a business?

Thursday, May 4, 2017

May the 4th Be With You!

Do you call your self a Star Wars Geek? Well I don't really but my son and my husband are! LOL I watch the movies and like them but I am not obsessed like my kid is. Today though is May 4th which is STAR WARS DAY!!! Do you have your star wars gear on today? Yes I own one so I am wearing my girly pink Star Wars shirt with BB8 on it cause he is da bomb!!!
For those of you that crochet do you have any fun Star Wars WIP's that you are working on or have done in the past?

Me personally I don't currently have anything Star Wars related that I am working on, but previous in my shop I had and sold light saber popsicle cozies!! They were super fun to make!
WHAT DO YOU THINK??? Should I make more of these?

For this happy day and occasion I am having a 15% OFF SALE in my shop today!! Just enter in MAYTHE4TH at checkout!

Wednesday, May 3, 2017


FREE Kids YOGA/Dance Socks GIVEAWAY!!!

 That's right! I am giving away these awesome kids yoga/dance socks! To win all you have to do is follow my blog and leave a comment. Sounds easy right? The winner will be chosen in a week on May 10th!

Sleepy Morning

Trying to wake up in the morning is one of the hardest tasks. Most days I just feel like laying in bed all day and not getting out for anything. Today was one of those days. Do you ever feel like you want to be a cat and just lay around all day? That is me today, but I managed to get out of bed and start the day. Granted I am still in my pj's drinking my coffee and waiting for my sons ride to pick him up for school.

I wanted to get a jump on this morning writing to try to wake my brain up a little. As I sit here typing and yawning I feel like it is going to take a while to actually have my brain awake. What do you do to get your brain awake in the mornings when it just woke wake up?

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

I want to learn to crochet!

The other day I was working on some of my baby bracelets for my shop and my 7 year old son comes up to me and says "mom I want to learn how to crochet like you!" I said you have to have patience and not get frustrated with it. Let me tell you about him so this will make more sense.
My son is a very gifted child. He goes to a charter school for gifted and talented kids. He comes home and works on his spelling (which is the only thing he struggles with) and when he gets a word spelled wrong he starts to break down and cry and get upset. Being a perfectionist like that is hard so if its not right or he doesn't get it then he has a melt down.

Well here we are talking about learning a new skill that takes practice and patience and I wanted to make sure that he didn't get frustrated and upset. I sat down with him and taught him how to use the crochet hook, and how to "wrap" the yarn around his fingers like I do. We started with a chain and just doing that over and over again.

I was so incredibly proud of him that he didn't get upset or frustrated at it once! He kept trying and practicing. He wanted to make a tail band for his Eevee stuffed animal. So here is that creation that he made for his stuffed animal!

My life My Shop

I started a job a year and a half ago. I loved it and it took up a lot of my time. It was working with special needs children in a school. While it was a great job and I loved working there my back didn't agree with me. Just within the last week though I took a look at my job and life and had to think about what I wanted to do with my life. What can I do that I love but won't physically be demanding on my body. Then I thought "Hey lets re open my Everything Precious shop and try to make that more of what I want".
So here I am with my grand re opening last week and I already made a sale! It was a great motivator to know that I can do this if I put my heart and time into it! So here I am back at work on my shop! Come back to my blog and stay with me on my journey!

Friday, May 8, 2015

Trying out adult yoga/pedicure socks!

Tried making adult yoga/pedicure socks. They look cute but the sizing is a little off. I used my own feet to measure but for a female I have really big feet! HAHA
Here is what they look like though!