Well here it is! I post this with a little bit of fear and trepidation, but I have to make the step sometime if I am going to move forward. Since I quit my job a few weeks ago, I’ve been working on a little home business enterprise, and I’d like to show you what I’ve been working on. Also, I need help coming up with a name, so on Friday, I will be taking business name suggestions, and if I choose your idea, I have a prize for you!
Since I quit my job the first time last year, I have been wanting to make some money at home. I’ve thought and thought about what to do, I worked on some samples, and I even started purchasing some fabric. But somehow, I just didn’t feel like God was opening the door for me to move forward on my projects.
About three weeks ago I felt like God said, “Okay, time to quite your job (I went back to work last fall) and get started on your projects.” I was very excited to feel the go-ahead, but also very nervous, as I find it so much easier to dream about ideas than to carry them out. But I feel like God has really encouraged me step by step, and so I’ve felt more excitement than fear as I’ve moved forward.
My project plan is to make baby gift sets of three burp cloths, a receiving blanket, and a security blanket. Here are some pictures:
Right now I have almost all the receiving and security blankets finished, and I have to get the burp cloths finished off. I also need a name for my little business! I thought of “BlanketsToGrowBy” but it doesn’t really have a nice ring to it. I’ve had the word “joy” in my head, but I can’t think of anything past the term “bundle of joy” and “bundle of joy” just doesn’t feel very original. I’m not taking name ideas now, but I will on Friday, so be thinking and if I choose your name you can win a prize (which I will also announce on Friday). I’d love to hear your ideas!
As I’ve been working on the project, I’ve also been learning how to better manage my time and time with a little one, soon to be two little ones. A few things I’ve learned are: 1)pray, I’m not going to get anything done without God’s help, 2)make my sewing room as toddler proof as possible so that Job can play in there with minimal interruptions (as in: “Aaahhh no Job, not the pins!”), 3) work in small stages taking breaks to play with Job, and 4) set a goal for the day, such as “finish two receiving blankets.” BUT, if you have any more suggestions on how to work around two little kids, I’d love to hear them! You can post them in the comments section, I’m taking those ideas TODAY!
Thanks for looking and reading!