Now that the worst year ever has finally left us and we have moved on to a new year...a new decade...it's time for me to finally decide what I want to do with my life. Having the last 10 days off from my normal 8-5 job has taught me something. I hate my normal 8-5 job. I would love nothing more than to be able to stay home, play with my beautiful fabrics and yarns and make things all day long. I have always dreamed of owning my own shop. I would sell fabrics, yarns, misc. craft supplies, along with handmade items made by me and other talented people. I want to have time to create my own patterns for purses and other sewn items.
I took the first step tonight and applied for a NYS Sales Tax / Resellers ID #. Once that has been processed I will work on getting some inventory built up for my Etsy shop (which has been dormant for way too long) as well as for the upcoming spring craft shows. I will start looking into how to open an online fabric/yarn store with the ultimate goal being to also have a small brick and mortar shop where I can give sewing lessons for adults and children. I would love to invite other crafters and artists into my shop to give demonstrations and/or lessons on their craft.
I am excited and hopeful and afraid all at the same time. I think that this will be the year that I finally answer the question "what do you want to be when you grow up?"
And, because I can't have a post without a picture...