So yeah, I’ve been a bad blogger who seems to have fallen off the map – I blame it on the #*$%!(@ Robot Hats. Niche success is a double edged sword. I’ve been more wildly successful than I ever thought possible, and now have zero free time. So things will be sporadic for awhile, but I’m still here, I will be back, Soapfi is still being impossibly cute, and when I remember and find the time I will share.
The thing that prompted me to make the time was playing “school bus” today Soapfi was adamant that we all “buckle in for safety” before she even turned the imaginary key. Now if should would only remember safety first before running across the linoleum in the kitchen with her socks on!
So yeah, um… this robot hat thing on Etsy….. I’m a victim of finding an unfulfilled kitsch hat niche.
I’m now backlogged FOURTEEN freaking hats, have go to Michaels on Monday to special order a bulk purchase of grey yarn just to finish the last four of those fourteen hats, will not be putting up *ANY* new listings until mid-September (at the soonest), am contemplating bumping the price up yet another $5, will be crocheting on the bus too & from work all week, and have a pile of creepy eyeballs hanging out on the dining room table.
And for all my moaning and groaning… I’m actually doing the happy dance of pure giddy glee that so many people like my stuff… and am now thinking my glib comment about hiring little old ladies from the local nursing home may not be such a bad idea!
I promise to get back to blabbing about Ms Soapfi tomorrow and all the fun stuff we did over the weekend.
So the Etsy shop is going like gangbusters. Okay, not professional level, have to start hiring me some little old ladies from the nursing home to keep up with the demand, gangbusters – but certainly more prolific than I ever imagined!
Twenty robot hats later, I finally sold a Jayne Cobb style hat (yeah!) so it’ll be a nice switch this weekend (and a chance to find what will ultimately be the FIFTH craft store in order to get more of that silver grey yarn), and I’m starting this months Crochet-A-Long with Fresh Stitches.
I’m going with a navy blue and off white – I have some really cute sleepy blue eyes from Suncatcher Craft Eyes I’ve been wanting to use.
And I’m still working in the background on my attempt at illusion knitting – can’t wait to see how it turns out… then I have a few ideas for some shawls I want to try to design and I want to figure out my own Super Mario Brothers 1up mushroom hat.
So much crafting, so little free time!!