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Getting my Business of the Ground

November 14th, 2011 at 05:58 am

I have been toying with the idea of doing certain crafts throughout the year to bring in extra income. I need to have another form of income in place by January 2013.

So I thought I would put myself out there and make a few items to see how it went. Well, it went better than I could have ever expected, so I am thinking that I found my niche. I really didn't want to go back into an office enviornment, so I am going to give this a shot for a year and see what happens. So far, I cannot keep up with the demand. I have orders pending, but now it is too far into the season to get grapevines that are not too brittle. I will start sooner next year on this project.

These are some of the grapevine trees and wreaths I made, and all have been spoken and paid for.





I have sat down and made an outline as to the direction I want to take my craft business. I came up with a name "Bunny Run Cottage Treasures" and it will included handmade crafts throughout the year. Some will be seasonal and in limited quantities. I am also in the process of putting together a cookbook, which will be called "Bunny Run Cottage Recipes" and will include breakfast, lunch and dinner ideas, savings strategies, holiday entertaining ideas and lots of great pics.

Along with the crafts, I am becoming a part of the "Sisters on the Fly Club" sistersonthefly.com and will be getting my sister number soon.

I recently found my diamond in the rough, a Vintage 1968 Aloha travel trailer, but my husband seems to think it needs too much work, but my 17 year old wants to help me restore it. I have restored a vintage travel trailer in the past and it wasn't that hard, and the price was definately right, so I think my husband might loose this battle, unless he finds me something different soon and within my budget.



I can definately do something great with this travel trailer and be able to travel and make and sell my crafts out of it, similar to this:

http://thebeehivecottage.blogspot.com/2011/11/ivy-st-market-blogging-friends.html

What big fun my future holds, but a lot of work, but it is exciting work that has made me feel like I have a purpose again.

6 Responses to “Getting my Business of the Ground”

  1. creditcardfree Says:

    Those are beautiful grapevine trees. Make sure you are charging enough!!

    And goodluck with the trailer. That looks like lots of fun!!

  2. pretty cheap jewelry Says:

    Oh you are so lucky to have started with a bang!! The crafting biz, like being the owner of any biz, has a lot of long hours and sometimes low income. But if you do it for love, it won't disappoint! I've been at it for about 6 years and hanging in there!

  3. ceejay74 Says:

    Congratulations! Sounds promising--and fun!

  4. Shiela Says:

    Those are great.

  5. Looking Forward Says:

    Awesome grapevine crafts.
    Best of luck in your adventure. Smile The little craft trailer in the link is sooo cute!

  6. Campfrugal Says:

    Thanks for the support. I am actually having so much fun right now, I am not getting much sleep. So many ideas running around in my mind, I can't write them down fast enough.

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