My mom did beautiful handwork

As long as I can remember, my mother did handwork.  She did crochet, beadwork, cross-stitch, plastic canvas, and anything else she could figure out. This is a picture of one of her last pieces of work, when she finally decided to make something for herself.  I’m sure she made hundreds of gorgeous Indian dolls from plastic canvas. To my knowledge, she never sold a lot in any shop; but she sure sold a lot by word of mouth. She would just be working on a project and someone would ask her what she was working on; before you knew it they had ordered 3 sets.

If Mom were still around today, I would help her set up an Etsy shop like my friend, Brenda, did. Brenda is another one of those incredibly talented, crafty ladies. I’m sure she will do well with her shop. It give her an outlet for some of her creativity, and helps her make a little spending money.

Especially in this day and age, it seems that everyone is looking for some way to make a little extra money.  Even if you are lucky enough to have a job, you never know what is going to happen. 401k’s seem to be losing money faster than you can put it in.  Many people I know have a 2nd job, or a ‘side business’ that they do to help make ends meet or to help pay for their hobbies and fun.  Either way, it gives them a little peace of mind.

I would love to hear about what you do for that little bit of something extra.