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Maker: Full-Time Part 4: Goals, Goals, Goals

Maker: Full-Time Part 4: Goals, Goals, Goals

So if you've been following this series, you know I've been thinking a lot about the direction in which I want to take my business. For the past 2 years I've been selling print on-demand clothing featuring my own crochet designs, but I'm ready to expand beyond that. Now that I'm doing Snapdragon Brand full time, I can! And I'm so excited. 

Based on my thoughts and experiments over the past month and a half, here are the goals I've come up with:


Maker: Full-Time part 3- A solid month of making

Maker: Full-Time part 3- A solid month of making

So, I've been at it full-time since late January. In that time I've created a business plan, decked out my studio where I work, and let the world know my intentions. 

 This last month or so was very busy as I completed three big projects:

1. I applied to be a part of the Finger Lakes Annual Exhibition at the Memorial Art Gallery here in Rochester. 

2. I taught an Inspiration retreat at Sewgreen (a recycled fiber arts store) here in Rochester. 

3. I completed a guest blog post for The Hook Nook Life! 


Maker: Full-Time Part 2. One Week In

Maker: Full-Time Part 2. One Week In

It's been a whirlwind first week as an Entrepreneur! 

Let me tell you all about it... But first, how did I do on my practical goals for this week? (See my previous post HERE to understand what I'm talking about)

1. I need to re-vamp my Business Plan.

Check! I discovered a wonderful little thing called the Business Model Canvas. It made creating a plan so much easier for my visual style of learning. And it really helped me to understand the working parts of a business. I'll release...


Maker: Full-Time Part 1

Maker: Full-Time Part 1

We, meaning me, my husband, and you, my audience, are going to find out if I can support myself based on my creative work. I'm going to figure out if living my creativity will bring me the satisfaction I've craved. I'm going to discover whether living my dreams is worth the work and stress it will take to find the success I need to live independently of an employer. I'm giving myself a chance and I invite you to follow along with me, through the good and the bad.