Earlier in the year you may remember the Log Cabin quilt I made for my niece Abby
and then came along Project 14 for Craft for Hope: Christmas in Dixie
I forced myself to work from my stash when making those stockings and they were the first I've ever made, but I caught the sewing fever again. This means two things. 1) That what I was hoping to do with Pinpinn as it closes down from selling pincushions feels even more right. 2) I have an excuse to buy more fabric. Seriously though it's exciting.
I've noticed that as this year draws to a close the changes that Etsy has launched has really made the whole site feel much like a closed loop or a very confined circle. It's becoming harder to push people towards my shops for various reasons and it's discouraging. There are a few personal factors hanging around with my decision about Pinpinn and also the urge to really become a business and meet potential customers. In other words I'd like to start selling at craft shows, just a few. Etsy has me feeling very stuck and the longer I'm there the more claustrophobic I feel. Because Tumus is set up on a "made to order" basis I can't really sell at shows, but I've reached out to a few local places to advertise at this year.
The idea I have for Pinpinn though has potential, the kind that makes my tummy kind of flip and my brain go into overload when I try to sleep. It's funny when you have those kinds of ideas. I don't know how well it will go or what kind of reaction I'll get or even if it's something people will want, but it feels good and I know my area and what people buy around here so it's very possible. So possible it's scary.