I'm pretty excited to announce my first targeted fundraiser for someone who is adopting. It'll start this Friday, so check back here or on the shop Facebook page (www.facebook.com/knitustogethershop) to find out more details then!
When David and I were talking about bowing out of the craft fair, he pointed out that I was starting to take it a little too seriously. I had intended to just go with what I have and see what it's like (doing it for the experience), but then I started trying to figure out how much product I'd need to hit certain profit points and setting some very challenging goals...well, my perfectionist tendencies kicked in.
I was definitely straying from my original intentions for this shop--another discussion David and I had. When I first started talking about starting an etsy shop, I had a couple ideas in mind:
- have an outlet for my knitting energy
- make back the money from my initial yarn investment :)
- make a little extra money for our adoption
- have fun (which almost got lost in my 'very challenging goals')
- Raise money for adoption grants (50% of the total sales from the shop)
- Use the shop to help other people who are adopting to raise money