I mentioned a while back that I was thinking of starting a little hobby shop on etsy, and I’ve just barely finished setting up my shop! I’m excited to say that I’m taking orders and fulfilling them already (mostly on Facebook and Instagram thus far) – and I’m having a blast! I needed a creative outlet besides my actual work on a day-to-day basis, and I found that sewing blankets was super cathartic, and I love making things with my hands. We decided it was the best of both worlds, so I started sewing. And sewing. Annnnnd sewing.
I decided to start with a little “soft launch” with a Facebook page, and to my surprise, people wanted to buy some blankets! I’m still working on my little Etsy shop, which I hope to have up by this evening, but for right now, if you’re interested in why I’ve been insanely busy and not blogging, this is why.
I’m still a little uncomfortable advertising it – call it jitters or something. I work a full time job, and this is my hobby on the side, but I have a real passion for it. I make my blankets with organic fabrics, and each one is made by hand because I believe in putting your heart and soul into things. I’m also hoping that I can make this a little side business while on maternity leave this summer, as well, so fingers crossed!
If you’re interested in checking out more of my work or, perhaps, placing an order, please feel free to check out Black River Boutique on Facebook and Instagram…and my Etsy shop! (And yes, there will be more products soon – slings, teething toys and teething necklaces!)