I knit. A lot. I swear, it's the only thing that's kept me sane sometimes in the last year. I always have something going on the needles, ofen multiple projects.
Have you checked out etsy.com? It's an online market place for hand crafted items. I've never bought or sold anything on etsy, so I can't speak from personal experience. But I know a lot of people in the knitting and crochet community buy and sell hand spun and/or hand dyed yarn there. Like ebay, it seems like people's experiences vary depending on the professionalism of the individual seller.
I also write when I have the mental energy to do so. I hope to be published someday. And I love to read, mostly genre stuff- scifi/fantasy, some mystery and romance.
I love to Sew!!!! and garden some too.
I make quilts, tote bags (mostly for myself and friends), home decor items like curtains, pillows, I do machine embroidery and almost anything that I can sew. Even made a cushion for the cats to lay on. I love it and it makes me feel so great to finish a project.
Heidi, you might like the website http://www.sewforum.com/ (you have to become a member like here but it is free) they have a section for people wanting to sell their items they make you might be able to get some ideas on pricing etc... I love that site I get so many ideas and instructions from there.You might see me there some I have the same user name there as I do here
Diagnosed w/ Crohn’s Disease March 2007 Started Humira June 2008 (have been on other cd meds)
Diagnosed w/ Fibromyalgia May 2007 on Soma and Lyrica
Diagnosed w/ General Anxiety Disorder in 2005- Effexor and Clonazepam
I've been a member there for several years and like you, same username; 78SilvAnniv. It is a great site. I read the quilting, serging and general chat forums, checking for quilt pics about once a week. I used a link from there to help me price my work.
I have visited Etsy just to see and compare prices, and asked several other crafters about it, and they all concur that you have to be pretty active, update often and blog...all things I'd really rather not do. I sent out three quilts today to the lady who has a booth at the State Fair and Paso Fino horse show. We'll see what sort of response we get. I also plan to ask a few local feed-store/gift-shops if they would allow me to display a few of my quilts on consignment to reach more horse-y people.
Bektold...have you read Gabaldon? (fantasy, sci-fi, historical romance)
Links to pics of some of my quilts.
Single Irish Chain in bali/batik fabric:
38 years old female, Dx'd July '06, Crohn's collitis and terminal ileitis,
Used Meds: Cipro, Flagyl, Sulfasalazine, 5ASA, 5ASA Enemas, Probiotics,B12 and Iron shots, blood transfusion, Urbason 60mg, Prednisone 20mg - Irigography, X-Ray Intesinal Passage, Colonoscopy in April 06, July 06, Hospitalized - Symptoms long before diagnozed (diarrhea, weight lost, fatigue, exhaustion, pain, subfebrile temperature, joint pain, especially knees)
Current meds: probiotics, prednisone tapering 30mg, sulfasalazine 3x1g, B12 shots, folic acid, omeprazole, xanax 2x0,25mg, alternative: royal jelly, tea mixture,
No surgery so far- History of Graves-Basedow disease in 1995