Pros of Crafting During a Pandemic:
- Worked my way through my yarn stash
- Increased traffic to my Etsy shop
- Built up inventory
- Reorganized craft room
- Learned how to punch needle
- Made Pride Wall Hangings
- Renewed my passion for the handmade, crafting, and my business
As an optimist, I always like to start with the positives! Like many Americans, the pandemic led to me being furloughed from my full-time gig for some months. With this and the cancellation of all in-person events, I was unexpectedly left with a lot of free time to spend working on my small business. During this time, I was able to deplete my yarn stash!!! Something I never thought possible. It also allowed me to finally have enough time to build up my inventory (which will be very nice when in-person events resume). Before 2020, I never really had the time to build up a surplus inventory, rather I very often found myself knitting furiously to have enough items on hand for the next craft fair. This was good for my margins but really stressed me out between fairs. Now I have a much needed cushion for the upcoming craft fair season which will hopefully happen in the coming year!
As always, use the code BLOGPOST on my Etsy shop to save 10% on your next purchase, and thank you for shopping small!