My Handmade Business: From The Heart / by Melody

My Handmade Business: From the Heart | Read more about my personal business journey here.

Welcome to another post about my handmade business journey! This one is a bit more personal and spiritual, so bear with me. Here we go.

I started this blog around 7 years ago (7!) to document my crafts and creativity. I posted photos of projects I was working on. Eventually I offered free patterns. Now I offer free and paid patterns, free tutorials, weekly inspiration features, and shop updates. That being said, I want to go back to the beginning and talk about who I am and why exactly I'm doing this. 

I love making things. You guys already know this. I love coming up with new ideas, being inspired by other people, sharing how-tos, and selling handmade. To go a bit deeper, my love for all of these things comes from a desire to brighten the world and people's lives using the talents God gave me. I believe He, the Creator, created us to be creators. Looking at life this way helps me to see beauty in the mundane, and I want to help others see that. When someone purchases a carefully handmade product from my shop, they're getting a product made with so much love. When I share a tutorial or DIY project, I'm sharing my love of making things.

When someone purchases a carefully handmade product from my shop, they're getting a product made with so much love.
Frankly, I don't think it's wise to share too much of one's personal life, especially when one is running more of a professional blog. Also, it's the Internet and I'm a cautious person. :) I'm still striving to build a handmade business, and am still figuring out what that looks like. I would love to share more heart-centered posts like this one, and I will, but if you want to know more or ask me any questions, you can most certainly email me. I'd love to talk!
I was hugely inspired by One Sheepish Girl and Gulushthreads and their beautiful and unexpected honesty. They have both shared their hearts in loving ways, and I hope to follow their example in my future posts. You can follow Gulushthreads on Instagram, and read One Sheepish Girl here.
Thank you for reading and putting up with my honesty! Let me conclude with this: God has given me everything I have - my desire to create, my motivation, my inspiration, my imagination. Without Him, and especially without the sacrifice of His Son, I have nothing. This is all for Him, and I pray that I use it for His glory and for others' good. I'm so thankful for all He has done for me.