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My hobby turned into extra cash!

Updated on April 13, 2015
Hand crocheted infinity scarf
Hand crocheted infinity scarf

On a sunny afternoon my neighbor dropped over unannounced with a bag In hand and smile on her face. She handed me the bag and said, "I have some yarn and crochet hooks that were my mother-in-laws would you like them?" I happily accepted the beige canvas bag with green handles stuffed to the gill with various colored yarns, knitting needles, and a knitting book from 1947. I put the bag down in the corner of my family room. There it sat for a long while.

Three weeks later......on a rainy day I was watching tv only to find there was nothing worth watching. I looked out the window and in the corner of my eye I saw the canvas bag. Hmmmm, I thought I am gonna check this out. I anxiously searched through the bag, rummaging through all different shapes and sizes of different yarn. Some in balls and others sill in a skein untouched. I grabbed a soft multi-colors yarn in pastel colors. I grabbed a crochet hook and started to crochet a chain. Wow, I remember doing this! when I was a little girl my Grandma taught me some basic crocheting steps. This is so fun. I began experimenting with different stiches and so on. I searched some tutorials on YouTube.

One day I stumbled on a pattern for infinity scarves. I started crotcheting and practicing. Finally, I completed one that looked pretty descent. I made one for my daughter. It was Dallas gray, really chunky and soft. She wore it all the time. Eventually. All her friends wanted one. I also gave a few of my best friends and some family members and suddenly all these requests started pouring in. After completing several scarves a friend told me, "you should sell these!" I exclaimed, "Oh no, the scarves are not that good." A year had past and I was still getting requests for scarves. Again, friends told me to open a shop on Etsy.com. I was familiar with Etsy but not exactly sure how it all worked.

i made the decision to open a shop on Etsy.com. I read all the instructions and talked with a couple of friends who have been on Etsy for a couple of years. I began listing my items.

My daughter, who is a graphic design student, designed the logo for me. Things were all starting to come together. I was receiving orders! I also put some of my scarves on Ebay! I am so happy that my friends encouraged me to open my shop,

My Etsy shop WarmandCozzi

Shown below is a snapshot of my Etsy shop. Once you have your items to sell, the next step is to create a name for your shop. I thought of mine right away because of my last name Cozzi and I was crocheting scarves to keep people warm, thus, Warmandcozzi. If you have trouble thinking of a name ask your family and friends to help you out!

In summary, if you want to make a few extra dollars and have a art or craft you can sell, start your shop today. You can work when you want, and sell as much as you want! Get creative and start making some money today! Browse on Etsy.com today and see what's trending!

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