Monday, January 3, 2011

It's a brand new year!

Now that the worst year ever has finally left us and we have moved on to a new year...a new'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...