As of today, Christmas is just 146 days away! What? You say, but how can that be! I haven’t yet paid off last Christmas! UGH! well, it is true, it is only 146 days until Christmas.
According to a very reliable source of mine, it seems that people are now starting their Christmas shopping in mid-August. Are you going to be ready for the Christmas shoppers looking for that unique gift? What do you have in your crochet goodie bag that will light up the faces of the recipient of that goodie?
I am seriously hoping to improve my Christmas sales this year, so I’ve signed up for several craft fairs. Starting in September and running until Thanksgiving weekend I have about 6 craft fairs that I will be prepping for.
With only 146 days until Christmas…
Christmas isn’t the only holiday that is great for the crocheter. Gosh, we’ve got Labor Day, School starting, Halloween, and Thanksgiving, too! There are so many things we could be making for each of these Holidays. But isn’t there something, one thing, that you really want to make and not worry about all the other Holidays? I mean, I want to make one thing that can be changed slightly for each Holiday.
All year I have been wondering what will sell this year. I have always in the past just crocheted what people asked me to make for them. Since I have so many craft fairs coming up, I think I might just settle into just one or two different items this year. It would sure be easier for me since I have so many gifts to make for upcoming birthdays in addition to Christmas gifts.
I have had plans to write up the pattern for my Santa Claus, but time gets away from me so quickly! I want to make product not necessarily write patterns. However, pattern writing has a quicker monetary reward, especially on Etsy. People are always looking to purchase crochet patterns I think more than they are willing to purchase a ready-made item. I am not sure about that, but maybe.
So, whatever it is that you decide to make for your Christmas Sales this year, make it the best and get started early!
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Speaking of getting ready early, how about a book by one of my favorite pattern writers with 55 great gifts to make for any time of year!
Daisy Farms Crafts has recently published this beautiful book with over 50 wonderful crochet patterns, many of which you may have seen on Facebook or Pinterest. I bought the book over the weekend and received it on Monday. I have already selected a couple of baby blankets to make since I have friends who are having babies this year. Not only does this book have baby blankets, but they’ve included some hats patterns and potholder patterns as well. This is going to be a very much-loved Crochet Pattern Book in this house!
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Love, Nana DawnGet some of the nicest yarns when you shop at Mary Maxim Yarn