New addition to the gang! Custom Order for a non-binary superhero, and I loved making him. Comes with a little red cape, because every superhero needs a cape, right? These little are guys are really fun to make and I love the thought of people having these to reflect their identity and strength.
The Superheroes were first made for friends and myself, and I have other varieties of LGBT dolls, such as cats and little creatures in hats (I need a more creative name for those ones…). When I first started crochet all I wanted was to make a cute doll that reflected who I was, and I still have my little cat with a rainbow jumper and a red bow on her head sitting on my bedside table. I really love it and that’s why I continue to make these, so that others can enjoy them too.
Joining the rest of the gang. There have been other custom requests such as a transgender superhero and an asexual teddy bear (see the Sold section in my Etsy shop).
And these little guys look like members of a boyband. I made these two years ago, and I need to make these again. It’s crazy seeing how my crochet style has changed even using the same patterns and same sized wool.
The year is ending and I have reached my goals for my shop, to reach 50 sales. It may seem like a small amount, but this year has been crazy. I have spent this year searching for a full time and future-oriented job, trying to get through interviews and subsequent rejections, having a crisis because I don’t know what I want to do with my life, having RSI due to crochet and subsequent pain in my wrists whenever I crochet (which is the main part that hinders my productivity), moving to a different part of the country for a new job and starting a trainee position which involves numerous exams in a subject I struggle with. My year has had its ups and downs. I now have my own flat by the sea and a professional job. I have my struggles, and it’s hard at times to move forwards, but I honestly think that my crochet projects and my shop have kept me going, at least a little bit. I like making new projects and I love receiving reviews from happy customers. I have so many more ideas and would love to expand my shop, but crochet is a time consuming hobby considering how much I charge for my items.
I have other creative hobbies which I would love to pursue, so maybe that’s something I will be thinking about over Christmas for new 2018 goals. Let’s see.