Saturday, May 29, 2010
I decided to start my own business because I love to create objects out of wood. I often get ideas all on my own or out of magazines or just from living life and being out and about. I make things because they interest me, not because I need them. I decided to share with the world. I started with doing craft shows. With help from friends and family, mostly a sister in-law, thank you Allyson, I started selling on Etsy. I am having great fun managing my shop and trying all sorts of different marketing ideas. You can check out my shop at nowcreations.etsy.com. I have a problem though. I can't seem to stick to one thing. I started with some furniture, and I would see something, such as a puzzle box, in a magazine and I had to try to make it. Then I flipped through a carving mag. in a store and had to try my hand at that. In my shop I now have bird houses and shelve out of barn wood, new and primitive stools made of pine, tea light candle holders made of oak. A really neat one is called an Oven Rack Helper. My mom has always had one of these in her kitchen. You can't find these anywhere. They are used to pull out and push in the the racks in the oven. Really handy. In my own personal opinion they look much nicer sitting on the counter than an oven mitt or hot pad. I came up with my own design that is comfortable in your hand. I made these out of beautiful oak as well. I am having a blast. Thank you.