Wednesday, March 3, 2010

My Dilemma...

I have a dilemma..... I am really loving being at home with our son, but I need just a little more stimulation. I realise that things might change over the coming months as he grows up and becomes more playful, but until then I need something to fill in the hours that he sleeps and to make me feel like I am more than just a mum.

So at this point I am reluctant to start up any kind of business, but I am thinking that maybe I could open up an Etsy store and sell some things through there. This would have a couple of benefits:
  1. I could make money to buy pretty fabrics to make more pretty stuff to sell
  2. It would give me something other than the baby to talk about with others
  3. It may give me the confidence to think about an online business at some point in the future
My main problem is working out what to sell. I could purchase the license to make buttercup bags or I could make bibs and burp cloths to sell as a pack or maybe even breastfeeding covers. I suspect that I may get sick of making the same things over and over again, so perhaps it might be best for me to just sell 'one-of-a-kind' items.

At the moment it is all up in the air and I really need to give it some thought. I just know that I need to do something to avoid going insane lol!

I would love to hear your thoughts as to what you think I should do!


  1. Hi Snickerdoodle, I have been following you for awhile now after seeing your blog details on Simple Savings. Congrats on your beautiful baby boy! I just wanted to encourage you regarding your idea for an etsy store. Your work is beautiful and I love checking out the things you have made. Baby items would do really well, even your funky breast pads. I agree about getting bored just doing the one thing, so get working on a range of things! I'm sure you'll do great.

  2. Yes definately do an Etsy store. Have a look at the site oneprettything as they have heaps of easy projects that you could alternate with your baby products.

  3. I'd definitely be doing an etsy store if I was you! You have so many different ideas. You could also look at selling PDF patterns too as I know you have said that you like making things like that. Even things like your breastfeeding pillow would sell well I would think!

    Another website for likeminded mums is - they have a forum, and the girls on there are wonderful. I tend to look at a lot of their creations for inspiration


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