Some people take a while with finding their passion and I am not an exception. As you know one my of biggest hobbies is knitting and crochet along with being a beginner sewer. I have often thought about having a side business because it is a way of keeping myself occupied and possibly making some extra money on the side. I thinking more and more about taking my hobby combining with the idea of simplicity. I want to make unique things for people to buy, yet functional, practical, and aesthetically pleasing. I also want to make, but price my products that are affordable. I am thinking along the lines handcrafted items with a Target perspective. If am not willing to pay $150.0o for a baby sweater than I do not think the average consumer will want to do the same.
I have a business idea of creating custom items and some ready made. It would be a great idea people who like to do something in advance such a baby blanket for baby shower gift, creating organic baby t-shirts and diapers kits, or just handmade gift for other special occasions such as graduations (such as knitting a sweater as a present for my niece), bridal showers, and weddings such as hankerchiefs, approns, tea towels, etc. I guess it would be a custom gift-giving business. I am still hatching out the idea. There are a few things I have to do to make this work. One, is horning in on my craft because it is important to be good at what I do and take pride in it and this mean taking a some classes, second, do some research and create a business plan (I am a left-side and right-side thinker), and third is craving out time to make this happen (time management and organizational planning). I already have a name for my side venture, Henna’s Place which I think it’s catchy. What do you think?