Well I guess the cat is officially out of the bag. I officially opened my Etsy Shop, SewingNationCO, on Friday, January 24, 2014. I took the plunge (with the help and support of my amazing husband) and decided to put a little dream of mine into action.
When I was a little girl, my great-grandma and my mother were constantly sewing. My little brother and I never wore a store-bought Halloween costume and my Barbies were always dressed in the finest, one-of-a-kind, handmade clothing. I still have my stocking my great-grandma had made, as well as my hand-sewn Halloween bag. All items I will cherish forever!
With all of that said, I think the love of sewing has always just been in my DNA. Recently, I have sewn many, many blankets for friends, family as well as for around our own house. I then started to dive into making other things, such as stockings, aprons and some baby stuff. I love giving a handmade gift to a friend or family member because I love the personal touch I can have on it.
SO…how did I go from making these gifts to wanting to sell them? Well a combination of three things. First, my hubby and his best friend both mentioned “Hey, you should sell these. I’m sure people would love to be able to buy them.” Their words really got me thinking.
Secondly, I started to read a great book by a fantastic author. It is called Start: Punch Fear in the Face, Escape Average and Do Work That Matters by Jon Acuff. This book is absolutely fantastic and I HIGHLY suggest it to anyone and everyone! The basic synopsis of the book is get off your butt and actually do something about your dreams instead of just wondering what could happen. His writing is hilarious and personable, which makes it an easy read.
Last, but certainly not least, my husband’s encouraging spirit was truly what helped push my dream into a reality. He has been absolutely amazing and so encouraging. He loved that I wanted to turn my hobby and dream into a business and he has been so supportive all the way. I am truly blessed by this wonderful man!
Thank you for all of the support and love. I am excited to be able to help others bless peoples’ lives with special hand-sewn gifts to be cherish for a lifetime. :) Here are some items from my shop, but you can check out the real thing at: www.etsy.com/shop/SewingNationCO