Katherine, Crochet Cardigan Shawl Pattern – Katherine didn’t like being stood up. Sure, he always had good excuses. Sure, he was busy. But there was a protocol for occurrences like this. A brief text, or a call, if he was able. She looked around the lobby of the chain hotel they had managed to locate at the last . . .
The Basics Crochet Scarf Pattern – You see, I think, if you’re gonna learn a new skill you gotta have fun doing it! The amazing beauty of this scarf is, you get to learn and practice the stitches on a scarf that ends up looking much more complicated than it was to make. . .
Natalie Crochet Scarf Pattern – Natalie pulled the package from the mail slot at the bottom of her three-story walk-up. She liked getting birthday gifts. She liked parties, she liked dressing up – she like being the center of attention. She thought the world would be a perfect place if. . .
In 2001 I taught myself to crochet after meeting my boyfriend’s grandmother. He became my husband and now crochet is a HUGE part of my life, how’s that for serendipity?!
In 2006 we were expecting our first child and although I was excited I also felt sad that I didn’t have a way to stay home with my baby. At 23 weeks I began to have pre-term labor so my doctor promptly put me on bed-rest. Being put on bed-rest gave me the opportunity to look into how I could use my crochet skills to stay home with my son. During that time I found a small website called Etsy and opened a shop. That was going to be my way of staying home. Unfortunately, being pregnant affects everyone differently and for me it was a complete lack of focus. Try as I might, I completed only one project throughout my whole time on bed-rest. But discovering Etsy and the possibilities was a breakthrough.
In January of 2011 after a few years of working on and off and having another baby I decided to send a pattern for publication in a magazine. . .
The idea for this crochet cardigan pattern came when I got frustrated with a cardigan I had. The neckline was too small so it never lay right. This cardigan has been a joy, with a neckline that is wide enough to wrap around my shoulders if needed.
For the past two weeks we’ve talked about some fun unconventional niche markets for your talents. We’ve also talked about how they’d benefit your business because of less competition when it comes to niche marketing.
I have two more options for you to explore before we talk about how to…
We started talking about selling crochet to unconventional niche markets last week (Part 1). I told you about photographers and interior decorators, this week I’ll introduce you to two more fun markets.
Until last summer I never went to PetSmart. I didn’t have anything against the chain, I’ve never…