My Etsy shop, Afternoon at Andrea’s, has introduced to me a new part of crafting that I haven’t explored much until the last few years: Making things to sell. Not making things as gifts for people, not making something for myself because I saw this great idea on Pinterest, but actually making things with nobody in particular in mind, for financial growth, and to share my crafts with strangers. I’ve been making things for my friends and family my whole life, and let me tell you, to get positive feedback from a stranger across the country is awesome. It’s like having your grandmother pinch your cheek your whole life and tell you what a pretty singing voice you have… When an unknown audience member compliments you after a concert, it’s a whole new ballgame. It’s like, “Ok, I believe you!”
Chris is taking a digital cinema class at Northern Michigan University this semester, and he needed my help with his latest assignment. It was his idea to make this assignment into something which could really be a lot of fun, and could quite possibly benefit me and Afternoon at Andrea’s. I spent Saturday afternoon making a new bag for my shop, and Chris filmed the process. Two birds with one stone. We had so much fun making this video, and I am so pleased with the outcome. We even made our own music for the video!