I thought maybe it would be interesting to do a wrap up of everything I made that month! This time I’m doing 2 months, but I’m hoping to make this a monthly thing 🙂
April was a great month crochet-wise. King’s Day was April 27th and I ended up selling almost everything I had. In total, I think I sold about 30 crown brooches and 20 plushies or keychains. I also met some people who were interested in buying custom plushies, so I was happy I had made some business cards the night before, while I also got some information stated on the paystub for our business too.
The day after King’s Day, I even got an Etsy order for a bunny keychain I already sold (but forgot to remove from my Etsy shop), so I rushed to make another. The buyer ended up giving me 5 stars and thought it was fast shipping, so that made me extra happy!
One of the persons I met at King’s Day was interested in buying a rattle shaped like a diamond. Since I could not find a nice pattern, I ended up making a pattern myself. If someone is interested, I have written out the pattern, it just needs to be tested. This was also the first time making something with a rattle inside, but I’m quite happy with the result!
After this, I made another rattle: a bell pepper (using this free pattern). It took a while before I understood how to shape the bell pepper, but I think it turned out great 🙂 The receipient really loved it, here is a little video where you can hear the noise it makes.
I also spend a lot of time making the perfect plane pattern. As you can see on the picture above, I made lots of planes before I settled on a design :). The design will be available as a free pattern on this blog once I get it tested! I also tried my hand at making baskets with fabric yarn. For the blue round basket, I just made half a cylinder. The other two baskets have handles and are made using this pattern.
For Mother’s Day, my mother and sold handmade stuff at a Mother’s Day market. Because the brooches worked so well at King’s Day, I made special Mother’s Day brooches. I wrote the pattern myself, so I will try to place it as a free pattern on this blog soon. I’m happy with how they look and they only took 10 minutes per brooche from start to finish, but unfortunately I didn’t sell anything at that market…
The last 2 weeks of may were spend on vacation in Croatia! It was absolutely lovely, but I didn’t do a lot of crochet. I did bring my crochet kit, but there were so many things to do that I just didn’t find time to crochet, so the only thing I made was a small beaver and a lilleliis cat.
3 thoughts on “Wrap Up: April/May”
This is a super cool wrap up ? love the rattle, it’s awesome! ?
Thank you! I immediately bought more things to make rattles, because it’s such a nice way to make something special 🙂
So true, I never actually thought that you could make your own but it’s so clever and pretty special ?