I’ve been an avid crafter my whole life (hard to notice, right?) and even though they say to really be an expert at something you must do it for 10,000 hours, what I tend to enjoy the most are new challenges and brand new projects I haven’t tried before. On the business side, this has turned into an actual “craving” for opportunities to bring people’s visions to life, and do something brand new to add to my portfolio – and this is a legitimate business move as well, because some people are very clear about what they want, but others need and want guidance on what to do and need a visual aid to understand the concept. So, whenever someone inquires about a custom item (especially if it’s something I’ve never made before), I’m EXTRA eager about turning it into a project.
Because of this, I wanted to look back on the events and items I’ve done so far (other than photo booth props), as a sort of recap. This is a really good reminder for me too, because I sometimes doubt myself and when I haven’t done something, I let the fear of taking the leap hold me back. Without further ado, here are some items from custom orders (which I probably had little to no idea of how I’d tackle them when I first said “YES!” but took the plunge anyways 😀 ), which together make quite the spunky “event packages”:
- First, everything I made for my friend’s nautical baby shower, I’d never made before. This was my catalyst.
- Diana’s Superhero Baby Shower was a HUGE project for me to take on, especially because it required a lot of digital production, which I’m not an expert in, but I figured it out nonetheless:
- Emily’s Alcohol & Drinks “Baby is Brewing” Baby Shower (have you noticed the baby shower theme here? Pregnant customers really trust me! lol)
- Decorated letters. These have taken over my life and I absolutely love to make them. Diana (from the Superhero baby shower) asked me if I could make them, and I promise I had no clue where I would even start. In each name, there’s usually at least 1 letter that absolutely terrifies me and I leave it for last… and so far, that one turns out the best! Here is the first letter that terrified me and I fell in love with:
- Reserved Seating signs for Wedding Aisles – a panicked event planner with a last-minute bride request and a deadline is a crafter’s best friend. I said YES to the, er, Reserved Sign challenge (which she had an ultra clear vision for and I had to replicate them EXACTLY to the T, and she LOVED!)
- Bridal Suite door sign for a pretty in pink Bride! Glitter and everything, exactly what the bride wanted 🙂
And many, many more! That’s the good part about having such a baby business: pretty much everything people request is a brand new concept I haven’t worked on before. I hope to continue growing more and more excited every day, and I thank Pinterest for giving people ideas they want to trust me with ❤