School is right around the corner and fall is gearing up here at Beanies and Weenies. Now is the time to stock up on all of those crochet fall accessories that you love! Now through September 1, 2015, enter the code BACKTOSCHOOL15 at checkout on our Etsy to received 20% off your purchase of $30 or more. Go ahead and get yourself ready for fall weather or get a jump start on your Christmas shopping! The Back to School sale here at Beanies and Weenies will surely satisfy!
I've been busy here at Beanies and Weenies finishing up summer orders and beginning on the fall inventory. One of my biggest projects this summer has been this cute little baby owl cocoon! I am really happy with the final product- it is just too cute! Owl's are so popular right now, I couldn't help but jump all over this project for a friend of mine. The owl cocoon comes in three sizes: newborn, 0-3 months, and 4-6 months. The size shown above is 0-3 months and there is plenty of room to grow into it. And the colors are completely customizable. The color combination possibilities are endless! The best part is that this cocoon works for boys as well as girls. With the right color scheme, it can be customized to meet any baby's needs. If you love what you see and are interested in ordering one for yourself, leave me a message in my contact page and we will work out colors and pricing.
Owls are so popular right now, and so are baby photo shoots. Use this cocoon as a photo prop or costume for your baby to make lasting memories that you can keep forever and ever.
(Note: Not shown in the picture is a small hat with tassels the color of the feathers on the breastplate that comes with the cocoon. It is the perfect addition to this cocoon and makes a complete ensemble for the baby).
What a busy summer! I can't believe it is almost at and end school is right around the corner. I feel like I still haven't accomplished half of my summer to do list. While I wish I could make it last a little longer, I am still making the most of the time I have left. Since summer began, I started building my business as well as I could. I may not have many Etsy sales to prove it, but I have two more than I ever had so I consider that an improvement! I have learned an awful lot about SEO and business branding, but the most important task I have learned is how to be a successful freelancer. I started out on Fiverr late May. In the last two months, I have sold enough gigs and satisfied enough customers to become a first level seller! I am in the midst of expanding my gigs and services in hopes to increasing my income. If I keep going at the rate I am going, I will be able to make my freelancing jobs my main source of income while I am in college!
I never would have thought that freelancing like this could be a success, but I am living proof that it can work. If you've ever considered doing your own freelance work, here are a few reasons why you should:
Freelancing has been a major part of my income this summer. I have been able to do more than I anticipated thanks to the money I have made writing and creating images on Fiverr. As I go back to school, I am thankful that I have a way to make money in between classes as my schedule allows. I highly recommend freelancing and Fiverr to anyone who has an interest in it. Even if marketing this type of work is not your strong suit, that's OK. There are plenty of resources out there to help you. You can even hire fellow Fiverr members to get you started with gig images and item descriptions. Freelancing is a wonderful experience and can give you a confidence you didn't know you had.
I'm Jennifer, a 21 year-old crochet, craft, and DIY enthusiast who loves sharing her projects with the world. I hope you find inspiration in my posts. Keep checking back for new projects every week and don't forget to sign up for Beanies & Weenies newsletters!
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