Well, I did it. I took the plunge. Here is my latest tatting pattern, now up in my very first online shop. I hope to add a new pattern every few months.
Why open a shop? It seems like fun, I can learn something new, and it will help motivate me to create more patterns. As an added bonus, maybe I will sell something and have a small tatting fund. Wouldn't it be neat if someday, I could support my hobby with my hobby? I think it's well within reach considering tatting is so inexpensive! But first I'd need to get more than one pattern in the shop :)
I still want to continue offering free patterns on my blog as well. I'll have to figure out a good balance as I go along. I think December will be the perfect time to offer a free Holiday snowflake pattern. I have some sketches drawn up waiting to be transformed into tatting. But now that I've taken a good long break from the Stawasz Doily, I really must get back to it!