About to Take This Blog to the Next Level

I feel like I am not reaching my full blogger potential, so I picked this book up.  I know one major downfall is not blogging enough. So here goes, send me up some blogging prayers.

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The Yarn Room in Progress

Late last year I had to have my basement waterproof. By God’s grace this was an expense covered by my HOA. My only responsibility was to move everything away from the walls. Although this may seem simple enough (especially when you are saving thousands of dollars) this became a daunting task. My basement had become a dumping ground for everything I thought I needed at every thriftstore, bargain sale, yard sale, deal, etc. and it wasn’t pretty. Werks I worked and worked to no avail. Exactly 3 days before the crew would come to complete the work my 2 uncles (bless their hearts) came and helped me move all this stuff into the middle of the basement. As this happened I realized (and they were my amen section) how much unused space was in my basement. All my money woes were stacked in the middle of my basement. I was headed to hoarder rehab if I didn’t get my act together. Then I saw it, a vision of a craft cave (something like a man cave but for a crafter). It has been my motivation. Donation pick up after donation pick up, I am slowly but surely purging through the “I might need that one day” pile. I am too embarrassed to put up a picture (I will do a before and after once it is complete). However, it has made me stay away from stuff I don’t need in the thriftstore and I avoid yard sales these days. I have chastised myself repeatedly when I open a bin and it burps yarn. I HAVE NOT BEEN ABLE TO KICK MY YARN BUYING HABIT. I have slowed down tremendously though (hey thats a step). I am thoroughly excited about getting a yarn room. I know its going to be worth all this work.

Project Progress

I am currently finishing up my WIPS. I completed a beautiful baby dress and now I am working on booties to match it. I can’t wait to list them on my Etsy page. I have been able to pist an item each day this week so far (yay me). I researched some successful Etsy crochet stores and realized each has a lot of items for sale. Meanwhile my site was looking like it was on vacation. I truly don’t want to work flea markets this winter so I pray that posting more on my site will be the Jumpstart my site needs. I am revamping my dedication to my crochet business and I am confident this will boost sales on my site. If anyone has some keys to success please don’t hesitate share. GODSPEED

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I Have Been Slacking

I had my crochet schedule all set. Then life happens!!! šŸ˜¦ I haven’t been doing my 20 hours week, at all. I have made it a point to make a conscious effort to get back on track. I went through some of my older projects to make sure that I can post a project a day on my Etsy website. I plan to use the scheduled post feature on Facebook to ensure I post at optimal times.  I am currently working on a bathing suit cover up and hats for my winter flea markets. I won’t be selling any winter items until the end of August or early September. I have been trying to pay attention to how I market and this appears to be best in selling. I will keep you posted on my progress.

Watch “Crochet Bikini Top |Part1||Lina Suon” on YouTube

OK, so I was looking for a cute summer top to make for my summer crochet line. I found this video on YouTube, and I couldn’t get it to look like the one in the picture. I consider myself a crochet expert but the instructions on the video just didn’t work for me. This is a two part video and I found my top going left on part two. The video has a lot of likes and it appears that others have been able to create a top that they are satisfied with. That was not the case for me. I am sharing the video and hope my fellow crocheters find it helpful. I haven’t decided if I am going to take another stab at it yet but if anyone does please let me know how it turns out for you. I think maybe I work better with written patterns. Godspeed!

My Crochet Business

I have been diligently working on finishing up projects and using up yarn. Today I got a bright idea to treat my Crochet Business like a part-time job. That means dedicating no less than 20 hours a week to it. So I worked up a schedule for a set amount of hours per day. Today was my first day on the

schedule and I am happy to say I finisged 4 skeins (yay me). I am hopeful that this new approach will help me become disciplined. In the mean time it will also help me be more successful selling the finished product.