Tuesday, August 5, 2008

SAHM part two with Oldbagcrafts

And now for our second featured shop: oldbagcrafts

Q. Being a SAHM, what are the financial goals for your etsy store?
A. At first, I was looking for money for extras - the little treats and luxuries. Since my husband got made redundant two weeks ago, it's become a little more important (since I would like to carry on staying home!) and now I aim to cover housekeeping costs like groceries, toiletries etc.

Q. Do your children help at all in your crafting or etsy store? If they aren't old enough, do you plan on having them help when they are older?
A. My youngest (two and a half) provides entertainment and demonstrations of bobbin-rolling and thread-unravelling. My daughter aged 5 is an expert at 'un-inside-outing' (as she calls it) the sewn bags. She likes to sit next to me and do it as I sew. We have lovely chats doing that while her little brother naps. They are both great party bag testers! My daughter also likes to design bags for me and keeps asking when will I make them.

Q. Do you have any tips for balancing children with an at-home job?
A. If they can be involved it helps enormously - even little things like having a box of scraps for them to play and craft with. I have my workstation set up in a family area so I do little things whenever they are occupied and don't need me - I get most of my cutting and pinning done when they are colouring etc. It's hard, though!

1 comment:

oldbagcrafts said...

Thank you very much for featuring me :D