One of which was that I could sell my knitted items.
I love knitting large, garment type items for myself and using reasonably expensive yarn. However, I love the quick satisfaction that comes with accessory knitting and if I could sell it make some money for the expensive yarn!!
Lo and behold the idea was born for aknitandacake.
I decided to specialise in purses and here was the first
Not brilliant, but I persevered and here are the latest
I then signed up to some craft fairs - my first at a place called Tulleys Farm near where I live on the 29th June and then at the civic hall in Crawley on the 5th July. Here is my mock table to make sure it looks ok!
Since signing up in February I have:
- Knitted enough stock to stock a stall
- insured my business for £1m
- registered as a business
- set up as a business on Etsy
- set up a new E-Mail account for the business
- produced business cards and postcards
- produced a newsletter
- purchased bags and packaging materials
- made myself a money belt
and I am sure much more!! All of this was actually very easy with the use of the internet - registering as a business online was easy and took about 5 mins and setting up the shop was equally as easy but took a little longer.
So this is the start of the next part of the journey - I have set everything up - now to put it into action. I will report back next Monday on my first one.
Wish me luck!Linking up with KCCO for this one.