Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Let's Try to Turn a Hobby Into Cash !

Sound like a plan?

I'll show you my homemade crafts & you all show me the money !

I really like the sound of that!
Now if only it was really that easy, right?

Well just a little fyi... I have my mind running around in circles.
We recently bought our very 1st home (Woooooohooooo!),
only to lose my job less than a month later !
bummer =0(
Thank God my husband has a good job where there's lots & lots of overtime, or else I just don't know what we would do! If at all interested, you can get a little bit more info in my other blog
http://supermom-not.blogspot.com/ and he just told me yesterday that come next week they'll be cutting on overtime. They'll still have it, but not as much. I'm happy for him 'cause he surely works waaaaaaaaay too much! But then come paycheck day, we'll have less... but oh well. That brings me to the point of this here post.

I would love to help hubby with our little money issue, and being that I have little interest (lol) in getting a real job because I'm enjoying being here at home for my girls (AND the 7 hrs of complete and total silence in the house all by myself!) and the lack of after school care, and this and that... I would totally just LOOOOOOOOOOOVE to be able to make some $extra cash$ for much needed food & such to help hubby out a bit. All from my lovely little home.
A girl can dream can't she?
So I came up with a plan. Since I blog (hahahhaha, excuse me while I laugh at myself) NOT that I'm a professional blogger by ANY stretch of the imagination, I thought that I could post pics here and there of things I make, and if by any little miracle anybody would be interested, then we can do an even exchange.
My crafty products for your hard earned money!

I told you I'm nuts! But hey, it's worth a chance.
Now mind you I have a miniscule amount of readers, but you are out there.
I know you are!
And I love you for even taking the time of looking and even coming back!
And surprisingly enough, I have readers outside of the US, how cool is that?
So please, don't be shy!
If you like me... Speak up.
If you don't... hmmmm, why wouldn't you, lol.
and if you like my products, then don't let your wallet be shy, 'k?

*edited to add
Please, please, please, please, please, please, please..............
DO NOT ( and I repeat) DO NOT take this as a pitty party post.
I will be showing you items that I make, and if you like them, I would surely love to sell them to you. But please, DO NOT ( and I repeat ) DO NOT think that my children will not have dinner on the table if you don't purchase anything! although we might have steak if you do! ;D
Ok, let me stop rambling and get things straight!
Basically I would like the ability to work from home.

Yup! That's it. Pretty much!
I will show be showing some items I make.
And if you like such items, then you will be buying them...
If and only if you like them. Not because I'm asking for a handout, because I'm not.
It's just that re-reading my post, it somewhat seems like that.
Maybe I should have just erased it and started all over, but I was too lazy to do that, PLUS, it's almost time for school to let out and I have to at least do something in the house. Throw in a load & wash the dishes, so they think I've been productive & not spent all day on the computer, lol.

** sorry for the technical difficulties people... I will be back as soon as I figure out how to post a picture on here =0D

haha! how about just clicking the button that says 'add image'? Duh!

Ok, so here's my first project that Im sharing with you all.

Newborn Baby Gift Candle

Did somebody you know just have a baby? Are you looking for a unique gift that will be sure to stand out from the rest? Sure, baby clothes is A-do-ra-ble!!! But they just outgrow it. Give them a gift they will be sure to become a keepsake & they will treasure forever! ( Seeing that they don't actually burn the candle!) It's a beautiful 6 inch candle, either in pink for a little girl or blue for a little boy. What I do with the candle is personalize it with the baby's birth information which is the following:

Baby's Name ( first and last or first only. Your choice)

Baby's Date of Birth

Baby's Weight

Baby's Length

and color of choice (pink or blue)

All the info goes into the text box that has the bow & cute baby footprints! Just like the picture above. I have sold these locally to friends & such, and they LOVE them. Although the idea is mainly for newborns, I have had friends order for their own grown children as a keepsake. So dont' be shy that you want one for somebody born in 1998. That's okay! It's just how often do you see such cute and unique personalized items at such an affordable price? Something the parents surely will love and treasure.

Oh, almost forgot... The price. I am willing to stop reading my favorite blogs & start making your candle for the super reasonable price of.................................................... $15.00 (US)

PLUS, add the matching album (shown in bottom picture) for only $5.00 more. The personalized album has baby's name & Date of Birth. And of course, I am custom making these items for you, so if you'd like to tweak it a little bit (not the design but the name & dob) just let me know.

So all in all, for only $20.00, you'll get both the candle AND the album!

What a GREAT gift (imho) for only $20.00.

$20.00 for matching candle & album (personalized)

I would really appreciate any comments, be it to ask questions, comments, suggestions..... Especially from anybody that might actually want to order.

( I haven't gotten to the part of how I'm actually going to do that. Maybe ebay or etsy... We'll cross that bridge once we get to it)

Look forward to getting to work for you!


Joy said...

they are great.

I have also tried to start pimping myself out:) I have made some tutus for some friends. I made a post on the blog a while back and also on a website that I frequent (cafemom) and have actually sold about 6-7. I made Abby a halloween one and hope to try to sell some of those also.

I also babysit a little girl and that brings in a bit of cashola for this sahm.

Jessica said...

Love the candle! Super cute, way affordable and totaly unique. I would for sure buy one (if I was in need of such a gift). Love to hear how you plan to market and sell. Now come on over to my blog and check out my super-great handcrafted jewelry. :)

Mrs. S said...

your candles are just adorable. I might be able to come back sometime to get one for Moose....we'll have to talk to the hubby. We've been in a similar situation to you and your hubby. I'd love to sell my scrapbooks online somewhere.