Careful What You Wish For…

A few months ago, in February I made a  HAPPY BIRTHDAY banner for my brother’s big SEVEN-OH! Since the party was held at Monmouth Boat Club in Red Bank, NJ, decorations were in keeping of the venue… Nautical. I cut up some felt, and made Nautical Code Flags. They were a huge hit!!

I began to think these letters would be a great item to sell in my Etsy store and quickly added them to my product line up. Following the mantra, ‘Go big or go home’…  I applied to 2 juried craft shows in the hopes of being able to sell these flags locally. Not only did I get accepted to BOTH of them, BUT a good sized order from Etsy came in too!

Yards of felt, piles of pins, and spools and spools of bobbins have become my new best friends. Sewing all day and night to get ready for the craft shows, and answering email questions and orders have been keeping me off the streets.


Since I’m technically retired… I have to ask myself, “When did I ever have time to work?”