A week ago I decided I was going to get my bum into gear and actually do sometihng about creating my own business. I’m going to start out on Etsy first and hopefully grow from there.
This week I have designed my logo, even though it’s fairly simple and plain I feel it does the job of describing HookLineandGinger (I don’t have any fancy illustration programmes on my laptop so switching between PowerPoint and Paint was the only way to do it! Quite proud of myself really.) I have also designed some labels which will be attached to my products along with care information. Lastly, I made a lino print which will hopefully be printed onto bags and boxes which my products come in- that’s if I can find a good ink to print with. This doesn’t sound like much but I’ve also worked 4 days in the cafe, crocheted, knitted, shopped, exercised and have eaten lots of chocolate!! All in all a successful week I’d say.
The last few months of 2015 were slightly hectic with Christmas, waitressing and making crafty things to sell, I didn’t really have any time to do anything else. While unfortunately still working as a waitress, in my free time the begining of this year has been focused on the projects that I want to make. I feel now that I have recharged my creative batteries I can start on my business venture once again (I cannot handle being a waitress over the Christmas period any longer!!!) As of today, I am going to get my head down and focus fully on doing what I love and hopefully being able to turn it into a business that will grow successfully. I first need to decide what direction I want to travel in because I have so many different craft ideas going on in my head, too many to even think about. I’m going to write on here a lot more frequently to let my ideas become a story which I can look back on, well that’s the plan anyway, it didn’t quite happen last time. This year is going to be a lot of hard work and persistance but hopefully it’ll all pay off.
here are a few of the things that I’ve been making to get back into the creative spirit…
You will be hearing from me again very soon.