Saturday, March 31, 2012
A New Day-A New Idea
Each new day seems to bring a new idea. Why do some people get so many ideas for new projects, and others are bored out of their minds, with no ideas at all for keeping themselves occupied? Some times I think it is wonderful to have a creative mind, and then at other times, I feel it might be a curse. There are not enough hours in a lifetime to do all of the things I think about and want to do. Pop and I were discussing this topic just this week. He says I have so many things that I want to do,that I cannot bring myself to stay on any one thing long enough to finish it. My Mom has said the same thing for my entire life.I hate hearing that about myself, but what's worse, I hate knowing that it is true. I admire and respect folks who are able to set themselves a goal, and stick to it, until it's completed.If only there were classes one could take to achieve such in their lives.Then again, maybe there are, and I just haven't stumbled across them yet.I have purchased many motivational tapes and books,but the things I seek the most from them is still missing in my life. A rhyme,a reason, an organized plan,and the ability to stick to my plan until it's completed.My newest idea is one of the best ones I've had in years, or so I think, but getting it off the ground is the problem, and then again....every idea I've ever had has seemed to be the best one ever,at that time.
This latest little idea has stuck in my head,for a spell, so maybe it will be "the one".
I have made so many crafts over the years, only to let them either accumulate or to give them away as quick I've made them.Either way, I have never turned over a cent for the things I've made. I know there are some who think my crafts are not sell worthy, but personally, if I were looking for a last minute gift for a friend, I would definitely consider one of my crafts. I have, but I don't make it a habit of making things that are not useful.I think most things I make, any homemaker would enjoy having.
My latest idea are the little crocheted "surprise"gift bags I have been making.They will fit nicely into my newest plan, if only I could hash it out enough in my mind to make it work. This little pouch would hold an extra "surprise gift", going inside my larger gift bag.
Now,my number one problem is setting a price on my crafts. I make so many different things, but selling anything at all is the hard part. I end up giving everything away, although it is a constant thought in my mind to use my crafts to make a bit of pocket change if nothing else. I know I could never sustain myself on my selling abilities, for I have none. but by bartering,swapping, or trading. Maybe.Back in the day, when that was a normal way of life, I could do fine,but today the only type of payment accepted for most of our needs,is cash.
With the economy in the state it is in at the moment, it's hard to sell anything that isn't 100% necessary to exist on a day to day basis. Like food,clothing,shelter,and of course,utilities.
The newest little idea I have been hashing out in my head lately,is gift bags. I have so many items that could be put into the little see through bags, thus,making it very enticing to anyone looking for a simple gift.With warm weather well on it's way, it's time to think about setting up a few yard sales.I may make up a few of the gift bags to see how they are accepted. I have lots of great ideas for the contents.If this idea doesn't fly,I'll have lots of gifts all ready for next Christmas.What could be better? Sounds like I'll win, either way.