Monday, January 13, 2014

Happy New Year, Wonder What 2014 Will Bring

 I always think the new year gives us a clean slate to start new. I have not gotten such a good start on this one. On the other hand I get pretty excited when I think about what  this year can be. I can lose weight, get healthy and truly complete some of the things I have started and put off. I have gotten a good start, with just moving my body more. I am walking and dancing to start with the health, and I am here blogging as well. I have already completed my grand daughters Beanie Slouch hats for her birthday. I made 2 for the younger one and now I have made 2 for the older one and as a bonus I made one for my daughter too. Now I have done a few headbands that I think are cute. I have not crocheted in many years and I kind of enjoyed it.
  I seem to be finding it hard to get back to the sewing machine, even though I have a lot of things I want to make and need to make. I find myself in need of an income, and for what ever reason I think crafting would be a good source of regular income. However finding a product that will sell is a completely different thing. I have ideas and I need to follow through on them, but if you have followed me for a while you know follow through is not my strongest character. I also have some things I could sell, if I could figure our how much they are worth and who might be most willing to buy them. My grand mother collected dolls for all of my life until she passed away. Those were supposed to be an inheritance for me.

Well, now I need them and don't really know any thing about them. My dad collected coins and money for the same reason. Now I need it and know very little about it except that most coin shops will cheat you if you go in now knowing what you have or how much it is worth. I tried to sell a coin several years ago, and I had an idea it was worth a nice amount and the guy said it was only worth about a dollar or two. I knew better than that, so I left and took my coin with me. I am trying to do research on line and have even gone to the library to read some books. I feel like I am swimming in a sea of numbers that don't mean any thing.I will keep researching.
  Well, I need to get busy and I have books I need to return to the library today, so I'm going to go do that. So until the next time I have a few minutes yall have a very quilty week.


Linda said...

I hope this turns out to be the best year of your life! I plan on it being one of my best, too. It IS hard to follow through on things when life keeps throwing things at you, but that's a great goal.
Your little hats are adorable!

BJ in TX said...

I always enjoy it when you post - and HAPPY NEW YEAR from East Texas! (Sorry, I couldn't resist shouting.)

I hear you on the crafting and the income - it seems that everybody is doing something these days to make extra $$$. It's pretty easy to rule out some of the things I've seen at shows - soaps, lotions, candles, kids/baby clothes, aprons, purses/bags, food items....lots of hard-working vendors and not so many customers. There must be SOMETHING tho, right? Good luck!