By nature, I'm not a risk taker. I don't enjoy doing things that I can't control. I have a need to know the outcome. I have a need to know that I won't fail. It is very hard to put yourself out on a limb when you don't know if you'll fly or fall when you jump.
A few months back, I started sewing. I mainly wanted to make some of the cute dresses and smocks that I've seen on-line for Amelia and needed an outlet for some creativity. I really believe in the life-long learning process. Learning shouldn't end when you leave school. I like to sew. I like to see what I can create and I get a lot of satisfaction from knowing that I can do something other than cook and clean.
I've had several friends and strangers tell me that I should sell some of the pieces like Millie's that I've made. Panic sets in. How can I possibly do that? What if the person doesn't like it? What if it falls apart in 3 washes? Oh the what ifs ... oh the unknowns!
There's a really cool place on-line called ETSY. It's kind of like an Ebay for crafty folks. They sell handmade items and supplies. It's a really neat concept because you know that any money you spend goes to real people and not huge corporations where you dollar is merely a rain drop in a huge barrel.
I've kicked around the idea of opening a "shop" on there to sell pillowcase dresses and things like that. I know that I would want to keep them as low-cost as possible, but also make it worth my time. I'm creeping out on that branch, I just can't decide if I want to make the leap.