There seems to be a lot of talk about home knitting and crochet businesses. It seems that half of the people say that you cannot make money with a craft business. The other half is trying to convince you that it is so easy that you can get rich overnight without any effort.
I am one of the people in the middle. You probably won’t get rich unless you become a very exclusive designer. But still, if being a designer is not in your future, you can earn a decent income from your crafts. I say this only because I have.
Knit scarves, knit hats and Christmas items of all kinds. Creating baby crochet patterns and loom knitting patterns was part of my business.
With some baby crochet patterns and a used knitting machine, I started knitting hats and knitting baby afghans to sell. Of course, getting started was slow, but as time passed and my items became known, my craft business grew.
My business started in 1986. Yes, I am now retired and no, I did not get rich. But I added to the family income. I was also able to stay home and raise our children and work my hours around our family life.
It was very busy at times and a lot of work, but also a lot of fun. When you do something you love, big bucks aren’t always your main goal. My goal was to help with the family budget and continue to be available for our family life and activities.
My children have now grown up with their own families. I don’t regret for a moment being home with them.
We still laughed a lot about when the orders would come so fast, the four of us would be reaching out. We would have the living room full of pom poms trying to finish all the orders for the holidays.
I knit during the day while they were at school. In the evenings I did manual labor while we all chatted and watched television.
Children have fond memories of me always being home when their school day ended. We always had enough money for what we needed. My income helped with all the extras for the family.
Yes, I recommend being a stay-at-home mom, if possible. But also try the craft business you’ve always dreamed of. You will never regret trying, but you will regret never trying.
You know what! We’re rich of my home business. We are never left without anything and we are rich with many good memories and no regrets.