What happens when your part-time arts/crafts hobby turns into a successful business enterprise? You find yourself working two jobs and burning the candle at both ends.
Once my little seeded cards hit the front page of etsy, I started selling something every day and sometimes, several things a day. I was contacted to complete a couple of custom orders, too. Needless to say, I have been busy!
The most fun of the projects was to create plantable business sized cards for audience members attending a kid's production of the Dr. Seuss story, The Lorax, for Earth Day. The cards are 100% recycled paper and have wildflower seeds embedded in them. The idea is to recycle the card by planting it to grow poppies, daisies, bachelor buttons and more. They say "A seed is all you need" on the front and have planting instructions on the back.
I like how they turned out so much that I decided to offer them to others with the option to customize them, see here. I think I'll have to start tucking them in with my outgoing orders too.
I should be able to squirrel away some time to write about something more interesting soon my sudden success will fizzle out or I'll figure out a way to work more efficiently!