My work these days is largely
this will change in about a month
as I begin to make candles for the fund raisers
but for now I am busily getting the name
Good Neighbors Candles all over
the Etsy site.
One of the huge blessings of Etsy is a forum
for Christians. Over 2,000 shops are registered
to this team. It is great to be in fellowship with
other believers who are also attempting to
bring in an income without leaving their
home and children.
Many are young mothers,
there are retirees
Moms, like me,
who are about to experience an
empty nest and are seeking
something to do while being available
to their teens.
Teens need us every bit as much
as our toddlers did.
Every time I think of getting a job
outside of our home I am reminded
how much time I would lose with my
still impressionable young adults.
This is not the time we want to hand over
primary influence to friends who are just as
young and impressionable.
So, Etsy, in theory allows for a business
to grow and for money to be made
while working from home.
while working from home.
I say, in theory, because a lot of
people have shops on Etsy and have
barely made a dime.
This is because to make money here
takes time and work.
Just like the real world....
However, it has been very enjoyable
to meet a host of wonderful ladies
on our forum thread.
One of these ladies is a young mother.
We like to call her Bammy
because her shop,
shared with another talented Mommy,
is called Bam Crafty Mommas.
Angel(Bammy) and her husband Sean
came over and met Warren and I
to see my favorite show, Joseph.
It was so much fun to meet both of them.
We enjoyed the show
and then went to
Outback Steak House for a
We laughed so hard and it got
Sean and Angel had a two hour drive
to get home, not to mention
Sean had to be at church by 7am
the next morning to prepare to play
with his worship team.
So, dear friends, accept my
apology for keeping you so long.
Hope you've caught up on some sleep.
Here are some of the items
Angel and her partner, Michelle,
make for their shop.
|Premade Scrapbook...You just add the photos!|
|Cute fabric for these bibs!|
|I love these burp cloths......|
|This photo and the next are of fabric chalkboard mats.|
|A very cool idea for kids on the go...at church, a restaurant, even at home....|
|A chipboard mini album filled with scripture and embellished with scrapbook paper.|
These are just a few of the nearly 150 items in Bam Crafty Mommas Shop.
I also recommend Angel if you would like to preserve special
memories in a scrapbook but don't want to take the time to
do it yourself. Angel loves to create special pages
and will happily and cheerfully work with you to custom
make a precious keepsake.
I recently recommended this to a friend who was wondering
what to do with cards received after her father's passing.
My Mom, who is also a "scrapper" made a very wonderful
book doing this very thing and it is a "keeper".
Finding new friends has been a pleasant surprise
but one for which I am thankful.
They have given feedback that is helping my business
grow....they have prayed with us as we suffered the
loss of a dear family friend and were in deep shock,
they have rejoiced with me over sales.
God has blessed me with the CAST Team.
I have not forgotten my beloved Blog
Community. I am so thankful for you too!
One dear friend is hosting a giveaway
of a hot chocolate
Crystal, sister of Melissa, has educated herself
about the benefits of soy candles.
She has shared on her health blog about
why you would want to burn soy over paraffin.
I hope you'll stop by and leave a comment for
this lovely lady who just happens to be the new
momma of a precious baby girl.
Enter to win this candle
which retails for $10.