***Where I work, we have an expression - that we are all "living the dream." Well, there are a few lucky women out there who are really living the dream - making a living out of creating, designing and sewing. It's not as easy as some might think and it takes a lot of work and dedication. But, I love to follow along with these women through their blogs or their shops and dream about selling my own items, at least to subsidize my income a bit. Anyway, in order to spotlight some of those women, I'm going to start a Living the Dream series. If you know of someone I should check out, please comment or send me an email!***
my name is diana and i blog over here. i write about being vegan in the midwest, riding my bike most places and sharing my journey of turning my hobby in a career.
i started my blog in 2007, mostly posting scrapbooking pages and daily thoughts. i didn't have any followers [except for my mother!] and had no concept of blogging ;)
i started my etsy in 2008 ; selling my photos. after two and a half years of only selling a few items [i thought you just posted a few items and you got big and famous ;)], i decided last summer that i was ready to try my hand at selling full-time.
this past spring, i started thinking of ways to build my brand. i taught myself how to sew and started creating my market totes. it has been really fun to watch my sales and my skills grow over the past half-year.
my main goal is to be 100% dependent on my business by this time next year.
the support i have found from readers, friends and fellow bloggers has been really awesome. i have learned so much this year and am really excited to see what happens from here!
thanks for reading!