Creativity Pays

Before I had my son, I planned on returning to work. Two weeks into motherhood, with my baby in my arms and tears in my eyes, I resolved to stay home despite the fact it didn’t make much sense, financially speaking. Even though so many able women manage to work outside the home and still care for their children, I could not ignore the desires that the Lord had planted in my heart at nineteen. God’s plans are not subject to our present circumstances, I’ve learned, and somehow I’m still at home six weeks later. I’m still in my home six weeks later. We’re still eating six weeks later. Praise the Lord, we still have gas in the car six weeks later.

I’m confident the Lord will provide for our needs, but I do not think that entails sitting on my couch and waiting for cash to float out of the sky. God has given me certain skills and abilities for a reason, just as he has given all of us different talents and strengths. God blessed the Proverbs 31 woman for her hard work and dedication to caring for her family. I look to her example while staying at home with my son.

She perceives that her merchandise is profitable. Her lamp does not go out at night. She puts her hands to the distaff, and her hands hold the spindle.

One of my projects is making afghans and other items to sell in my store on http://www.etsy.com/. I use many different mediums, but crochet is my niche. I love the way I feel after I finish an afghan or bag -it breaks up my routine and I feel productive. When you have a newborn, life is a 3-hour track on repeat and it seems like nothing gets done!

Etsy is a marketplace for all things handmade: the conglomeration of items available on Etsy is mesmerizing. If I wasn’t trying to make money, I’d be shopping!

How can you take your skills to the marketplace?

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2 responses to “Creativity Pays

  1. Michellene

    Hey you, what is the link to your etsy store? I have been considering doing this. Using some of my scrapbooking skills and the abundance of supplies to make some money.

    • Kim

      You should! I have basically nothing in my store right now, but I have been meaning to finish more projects and add them. My store name is Hooked On Him (hookedonhim.etsy.com)

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