Crafting for Cash
So back in September, I decided that I needed to do something to relieve my stress and boredom. My stack/hoard of crafting/scrapbooking stuff was staring ominously at me… The only problem with scrapbooking, personally, is that if I am not in the mood, my pages turn out like junk. So, I wanted to do something else. I also wanted to make some extra money. And then it hit me! I could do this for other people!
So thanks to some inspiration from my friend Jess (she found the most adorable high chair banner on Etsy that matched Sophie’s candy corn birthday theme), I made my own banner. I posted some pics on my personal Facebook page and people LOVED it! I was sold. So, I made a big “Happy Birthday Sophia” banner to match. Well, then I made a tutu… and then a onesie… and then a bow… and then finally the invitations. I was so proud of how they turned out!
I was having so much fun making stuff for Sophie, that I got offers from other friends to make stuff for them. I decided that I could try this whole “small business” thing for myself. So, I made a page on Facebook and people started “liking” me and asking about more projects. I was, and still am, so excited to be on this little adventure! It lets me be creative, relieves the everyday stresses of home by letting me focus on a “big girl” project, gives me an excuse to go to my second home (Jo-Ann Fabrics), and helps me earn extra income for the household, all while being able to spend time with Sophie and my husband.
So far, it has been a little over 3 months and things are going great. I hope that this little blog post inspires you to do what you love! There are always going to be people out there that will support you!
*Blatant Plug Alert*
If you are curious to see what I have created, feel free to search for “Crafty Schmitt” on Facebook, or go to www.facebook.com/craftyschmitt.
About Abbie Schmitt
Abbie is a stay-at-home mom to 2 year old Sophia and an Independent Consultant with a direct sales company. She and her husband Patrick also have a Bishon Frise, Jax, and an American Eskimo, Petey. Abbie describes herself as ”crafty, sarcastic, a little OCD, sometimes too critical, but an easy-going mom who isn’t afraid to say it how it is.” Abbie is looking forward to sharing both her opinions and her adventures of being a mom and woman surviving the modern world.