While I was neglecting Valprehension for over a year, I was still making other things (and not just my baby :P)
My lil Etsy shop has turned out to be successful beyond my wildest imaginings (which is to say, it is a moderately successful hobby business, overall). As I write this, I’m closing in on 400 sales – not too shabby for two years in business!
I only ship to North America (and I’ve reached, but since I sell digital products as well, I’ve had sales in the UK, Norway, Austria, Germany, Thailand, and Australia too! I sell a lot of custom pieces, but here are my best-selling original designs so far:
So it turns out that people are, in fact, willing to pay money for my cross-stitch pieces, which is super exciting! So far orders have been coming in a really reasonable pace for me where I don’t feel stressed out or buried in work, but I am motivated to keep stitching – it’s been pretty great so far y’all! Here are some of the things I’ve made since the last time I posted about my crafty sidegig. I’ve also started selling cross-stitch patterns alongside my made-to-order goods
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I recently got back into cross-stitch! Not only that, for the first time I ever, I started making my own designs instead of just buying kits and producing pre-made patterns. I also challenged some queer rage into it; it was fun. And I am so super happy with some of the results:
My first free-hand cross-stitch. Burn shit down. queer shit up.
Variations on a theme. I let myself get fancy this time!
And I made myself a Valprehension bookmark! :)
Future plans include a sampler saying “Fuck allies we need accomplices”.
Also I am wondering if I set up a shop to sell these, if anyone would buy them? I could also do custom work in thus sort of style, so.