Thursday, October 8, 2009

1st pattern is up

What I have been putting off for about a year now, is now done.  My Etsy store is up and running and my first pattern has been tested, tested and retested, made into a pdf, pictures done and it is now listed for sale. Yipee!!!! Why did I put this off so long?

I have a few dozen crochet patterns that I have designed and written, but that does not mean that they are done.  That just means that I can use it.

In order to offer a crochet pattern for sale, here are the things you must do:
1. Come up with an idea.
2. Work on creating the item and write down the stitches and steps used.
3.  Write, re-write and make changes to get it the way you envisioned it.
4.  Make up a sample.
5. Get someone or a few people to test your pattern.
6.  Get the perfect picture (the picture is everything)
7.  Type up your pattern in a professional manner using some type of desk top publishing program.
8.  Covert your pattern into a PDF
9.  Place it for sale, cross your fingers that someone else will think your baby is as cute as you do.

If you would like to see this cute little loafer in my store Check it out here.

I want to thank everyone who wrote to encourage me and all your kind words on the baby penny loafer pattern.  Stay tuned, the best is yet to come.

1 comment:

  1. So, I just wanted to tell you that these shoes are RIDICULOUSLY adorable! I love them because they actually look like shoes, not just little booties. I'm pretty sure I'm going to buy a pattern soon!

    Also, I wanted to say that I liked your entry about learning to crochet. I learned from my grandma, too, but not until I was in high school. I, unfortunately, had to move away from her when I was young, so it took until a random visit she made to my home in Georgia before I had a chance to learn. I, also, am her only decendant to learn this craft from her. My mom and aunts can make a chain, I think...but that's about it. My grandmother is very close to me, and it was nice to read your entry about your grandmother :)

    I look forward to reading more of your blog! You seem to have a very interesting life!