Published: Dec. 02, 2011
Words: 11,916 (approximate)
Have you ever wanted to turn a favorite craft or art-based hobby into a business? Melissa reveals both frustrating and funny experiences with her hand-dyed fabric business. What started as a simple, online shop soon filled her days (and nights) with new challenges, opportunities, and unexpected visitors.
What's it really like to turn a hobby into a business? This stay-at-home mom with a love for color, sewing, and fabric dyeing found herself with far more fabrics than she could ever use. Intending to open a simple home-based mail order business, the online shop flourished, taking the business in unexpected directions.
This personal story reveals some funny and frustrating struggles as Melissa discovers she had to be the creative director, manufacturer, marketer, bookkeeper, online shop designer, postmaster, and company cheerleader all rolled into one.
While it can be quite thrilling to make money doing what you love, there were plenty of obstacles along the way for this rather humorous, self-proclaimed introvert as she struggled to balance business regulations, some overzealous customers, expansion ideas, and her own artistic needs while caring for her family amongst the dye pots and mail parcels.
, small business
, online business
, stay at home mom
, personal memoir
, online shop
, fabric dyeing
, handdyed fabrics
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on May 17, 2012 :
As a small business owner, crafter and parent, I loved this book. Just fabulous and such a great journey. Thank you for sharing.
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