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Thanks Etsy?

So yesterday Etsy suspended my shop over $11. Its the end of the month and I am broke baby. My shop is my only income. My fiance has a job but we live just about pay check to pay check. I know what you are thinking… ‘its only $11 , anyone can afford $11. ‘

Yeah I could pay it but this is my shop’s downtime. During this time ( March through August ) I am collecting $$ from Craftsy from the few patterns I have there. ( btw , it isnt much). So instead of running up another bill for relisting fees , I am taking a break from etsy. Regroup and focus on personal projects.

Is etsy the only place that has relisting fees? Last time I was on Artfire they only took their cut from items you sold. I just checked and its subscription based now.Β  It ranges fromΒ  $4.95 a month to $40. Oi! i cant win.

Ive been thinking about this for along time… I need to make new patterns. I WANT to make new patterns. I haven’t yet because when I think of something someone already did it, or close to it.

So maybe this suspension is a good thing ( not money wise) but time wise. There is so much I can do now with out having to make someones order or make new items for my shop. I feel free…lol

Things I can do now…

Make more soap. so much fun.

Read more. I committed to reading 50 books this year on Goodreads.Β  I’ve read one.

De-clutter my craft area.

Finish some personal projects.. Grease C2C blanket, FRIENDS C2C blanket, and the Sophie blanket.

Design some new patterns.

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Don’t worry people I will pay my bill within a few weeks. I can feel the judgement…. “just pay the bill. Etsy is owed that money. ” … blah blah…lol They over price for everything..lol

 

 

 

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A Year of Projects · Crochet stuff

YOP week 27: Remember me?

Week 27. holy heck! I wish I had 27 weeks of progress pictures but the Mario Blanket and orders took up most of my time.

These hats are part of the 52 Hat Challenge on Ravelry and A year of Projects. Since I have more time now I can get back to my list(s).

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I have many more hats on my list to make for my etsy shop. It needs more hats. Hats are the most popular item in my shop so that is all I make. everything else just sits there.

Along with adding more hats I am redesigning a few of the hats I already sell. Mainly the Anna and Elsa hats, Police Box, and Giraffe hats. I will be adding other animals, sets ( hat and booties combo for babies) , plain ol hats and all hats will be available in all sizes . I recently made the Lego hat available in all sizes and it is growing in popularity in my shop.

I have more ideas but I will save that for another blog.

for an updated list of my YOP projects , check out my previous postΒ .

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