Business Ventures and #MayCAL

I was thinking a lot about our current financial situation and I thought that I would go into business for myself selling  handmade items. I’ll be mostly selling to people back home in NY and maybe online but it has been a growing idea in my mind for a while. I’ll dabble in crochet, quilting, embroidery, cricut, some jewelry, home decor and maybe pet accessories (I know a lot of people who have pets). Thing is I don’t know where to start. If you have any pointers about where to go to get info to start a US based business, please feel free to lend some advice. I do know that I will need a 2nd laptop (this one is really for school only) and dedicate it to my crafting programs and running the business. Something portable and can turn into a tablet…like a Toshiba. It’ll be expensive but it will be worth it.

On a brighter note, I got my yarn for the #MayCAL (or May Crochet ALong). I belong to a crochet group on Google+ called Crochet Along on Google+.  Every month the moderators find a new free pattern to share and for everyone in the group to do. It’s pretty cool actually. The project this month is called the Blooming Flower Cushion by Lucy of Attic24 on Ravelry. Whether you are a beginner like me or advanced and need a break from other projects, it’s a great place to hang out and have crochet fun. I bought Caron Simply Soft yarn for mine. Here they are:

Cason Yarn for #MayCAL

Caron Yarn for #MayCAL

I don’t know which way I should do the colors so here is the other color plan.

Color plan #2

Color plan #2

The Caron colors are Watermelon #9604, Grape #9610 and Blue Mint #9608. I like the first one better than the second and may do that. We’ll see…..

Well I am off to start crocheting and thinking about what to cook for dinner. Thinking about meatloaf but not too sure as yet. I’ll make sure to write the recipe down and share it next week Wednesday. My meatloaf is the BOMBA! (Dropped some Finn & Jake on ya!) Heh heh! Y’all be careful this weekend and have fun.

God Bless!

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