First blog entry of 2011!! I had a wonderful Christmas and New Year season! As I get older, the more and more I absolutely love this time of year for the *giving* aspect of Christmas! My Hubs was so frustrated that I couldn't come up with a good wish list for him to look over! I was simply *MORE* excited to get their gifts and looking forward to seeing all of them on Christmas morning! It was so worth it!
Shortly after Christmas and right before New Year's Day, I went in for surgery to have my gallbladder removed. It was to be done laproscopically and I was sooo sure that I was going to be up and around in a day or two. (I'm laughing at myself as I type that). I was not anticipating the recovery to be more difficult that my experiences of childbirth recovery! Each day I'm feeling a little less pain, but am still feeling just enough discomfort to keep me on the pain meds every 6 hours or so.
I have been able to do a couple of small crochet projects, but they've been tiring, so I don't feel quite ready to open up the shop to new orders just yet. I am anxious to get on with it! I've discovered that I like doing my crochet projects more than I thought I did! I miss creating something from a little ball of yarn!
So, since I have a lot of new followers and I've been so absent AND because I often suffer from Bloggers Block, I'm going to start out with a a few Question/Answers about me! I would love to see your question/answer blog posts so feel free to leave your links in the comment sections!
WHO ARE YOU?
WHAT IS YOUR SHOP NAME:
*Stella B Designs
WHO IS STELLA B?
It's me! My first name is Stella, but my parents always called me Brooke, although my sister always calls me Stella B!
WHAT TYPE OF ITEMS TO YOU CREATE?
*My main focus is on crochet beanies for all ages. I try and create items that are uniquely mine, but it's getting harder and harder to come up with completely original items. I love getting custom orders and have also created scarfs, mittens, headbands and even a frog!
WHERE CAN PEOPLE FIND STELLA B DESIGNS?
*Although I work from home, I do not have a "storefront" venue. It it a completely virtual-run shop. My main shop is through Etsy. My profile name on there is "stellabs". I also have a business page on Facebook! (Just click on the bolded links). Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
WHAT'S YOUR DAY JOB?
*My main source of income is watching kids in my home. Stella B Designs came into play a few years later and it is something that I really enjoy doing, but I'm still a Mommy & Wife first and Daycare Provider second. I might like to make Stella B Designs second, but have not come up with a plan to switch things around yet.
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE PART OF YOUR ONLINE BUSINESS?
*Making people happy! I love, love, love knowing that I've created something that people get so much enjoyment out of! I also LOVE seeing my creations used as professional photography props!!! Another thing I really love is taking someone's vision and turning it into a reality - in the form of clothing accessories! lol
WHAT IS YOUR *LEAST* FAVORITE PART OF YOUR ONLINE BUSINESS?
*Um, my current peeve is the ups and downs of the postal system. I normally don't have too many problems, but this season I had a group of trouble packages that drove me crazy! I also have a hard time when the life gets so busy that I can't get my items completed as fast as I want! I would have to say my very least favorite is getting crappy feedback from very non-communicative customers! haha
WHAT ARE YOUR BUSINESS GOALS FOR 2011?
*I hope to continue with my strong success while creating some new items and getting more use from the fabulous photographers I have lined up!