Just a picture of a Pokémon Ball
Weekly Goals and the Start of the Dragon
It’s been an exciting weekend, and I’m super excited to see what’s going to happen this next week.
This weekend, I actually delivered and got paid for several crocheted pokeballs and a crocheted Baby Shark. And I got a commission partnership to sell my yarn items in a local shop!
And not only that, but I took this Sunday (Jan 29) to work on my dragon project. (I’ve crocheted a dragon with a 5-foot wingspan in the past. It was awesome, but it took 3 months. I wanted to try and cut that time down with a knitting machine.) I’m proud to announce that I began knitting the body portion of the dragon on my machine this morning, and it is completely sewn and stuffed before I’m going to bed this evening. By the way, I totally had to knit 4 panels on my machine (I do currently have a 22-pin :I ) and sew them together. Those that know will understand the craziness of this project. When I fully crocheted this dragon, that body took me a solid 2.5 days, and I didn’t have children or a house to run at the time. And now I did it in a single day. That’s nice.
So, this weekend was a total success, but what are the goals for this coming business week? Well, I still have to run the house and care for the child. I definitely slacked on the laundry and dishes last week and got to play catch up. But after that, I’d like to make 4-5 more pokeballs. I really need to focus on finishing that order. Last week, I focused on my knitting machine mostly, and I only made one ball. I still need to make 14 more pokeballs by Feb 20th, and if I make 5 each week, I can accomplish it.
So, that’s the week. Child, house, pokeballs.
Income Streams – they’re forming!
This post has been in my drafts for months now, which tells me a lot. But this idea is pretty cool to me.
When I first wrote this post, my “income streams” weren’t that big. I’ve wanted multiple streams of income for years now, but I hadn’t paid much attention to them. Finding a quarter laying on the sidewalk wasn’t a big deal to me. But I’ve been doing a lot of work with my mindset and the Law of Attraction over the last few months (in ’23), and I began looking at those sorts of things as not only different streams, but passive streams as well. When I first began looking at this, I sat down and wrote out my different streams. I had $2.50 a month from an app on my phone. I had $5 a month from another. And there were several things like that. If I found a penny on the ground, I’d write it down. What I noticed was that over time more money would flow in.
At first, I would find a few pennies on the ground occasionally. Then, I began to find dimes and quarters. Then dollars. Then, my husband found a $10 on the ground, and then someone paid for his $15 of food when he went to the store to spend it.
Now, only a few months later, my spouse’s income isn’t our sole source of income. Members of both our families have given us unsolicited funds for things, I have two different (and flexible) jobs, we have a couple of small investments, and we’re still finding random money in various places. And the biggest investment we have is that I (and my husband, too) am learning and working with the Law of Attraction. We’re still at the beginning of this whole journey. I only jumped into this at the end of ’22. ’23 has already been so amazing, and it’s only March! I can’t wait to see what’s going to happen in the future!
If you’re wanting to learn more about the Law of Attraction, my main teaching source has been Andrea Schulman on YouTube. I also listen to an audio recording of “The Science of Getting Rich” that’s also on YouTube.
I think I’ve hit my stride
I think I’ve hit my stride… or I’m moving towards it, at least.
I’ve been able to knit and crochet for many, many, but I’ve been taking a leisurely break for the last few years.
I was trying to earn a living by selling digital files and POD items on Etsy, but I noticed that people were almost exclusively buying the crochet patterns from long ago .
So, I began crocheting a lot more and making more patterns, and I bought myself a mini knitting machine. I began this crocheting near the middle of January, and today (Jan 28) I delivered 2 finished products and partnered up with a local store to sell some of my work on commission!
And the commission partnership is great, because it’s a geek/nerdy store, and I have been wanting to make a 3-foot tall Charmander for years. And now, it is my job to do so.
I also have plans for a large dragon with a 5-foot wingspan. I made a dragon years ago, and I’ve been wanting to recreate it. I haven’t, because it’s such a huge project, but since I have the knitting machine, I can whip out some panels for the large pieces and only crochet the smaller details. Then, I can sell these, as well as other items on Etsy and in my local store!
I’m super excited! This business plan is going to turn out so well! I can feel it!
And I already feel really successful. I found a way to do something I enjoy and get paid. And that’s the dream, right?