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How to Make Money Crocheting

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I started crocheting years ago as a means to stay awake long enough to watch a movie at night with my husband.  Fast forward about 5 years later and I've made that hobby into a business.  I'm here to tell you that, YES, you can make money with crocheting.  It's amazing how these days you can make money doing your hobby, what you love to do.  I'm proof that it's possible.  Don't get me wrong though, there will be work involved, but as I continually tell myself with each new venture, you have to start somewhere!

9 Mother's Day Gifts She Will Love!

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Mother's day is quickly approaching and as a Mom who knows how hard it can be find the perfect gifts for Father's Day, I thought I'd help some of you out.  I've put together a list of gifts that I have found on Etsy, with various price ranges, that I believe any mom would love.  I know I'd love to get any of these items (hint hint to the husband...).  I have listed them in no particular order, so enjoy!  
**One thing to note:  When I emailed all these sellers about permission to use their photos, they all responded within a few hours!!! Great customer service! **

The 15 Tips You Need to Prepare for a Craft Fair

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I love craft fairs.  It is so much fun to get out there and meet your customers face to face, and to let everyone see your wonderful creations first hand.  That being said, they are not easy.  There is a LOT of planning to do before hand to make sure everything is ready for that day.  Between figuring out what items you want to show off, and what equipment you'll need to have with you, you're sure to forget something.  I have compiled an all inclusive check list with tips and necessities to get you ready for those money makers, I mean craft fairs!

Living With A Crocheting Mom

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Guest post by Jason (aka The Crocheting Mom’s silent IT Specialist, Web Designer, Critic, and Husband)

First, thank you for your interest in following my wife and joining us on this quest called raising kids, building a small business, and all the while keeping our sanity in check.  Second, I’m very sarcastic, but I love my wife and her drive to grow this business. So how did I end up with yarn and crocheted inventory in my master bedroom, crocheted work-in-progress by our living room couch, and pieces of excess yarn throughout the rest of the house?
Easy… I’m married to The Crocheting Mom.

V8 V-Fusion Energy Drink

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Do you need more energy during the day?  I know, that's just a silly question.  It's more rhetorical than anything.  Whether your a parent, a student, or just someone who works hard for the money..(sorry, had too), we all need a little pick me up throughout the day.  There are many people who have a strong aversion to coffee, and some who can only drink maybe one cup of it a day.  Then there are people who LOVE tea, and people who can't stand it, like me.  So what is one to do, when one has had enough coffee, and doesn't like tea?  I have the answer for you!

9 Best Selling Crochet items for a Warm Weather Craft Fair

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It's that time of year again.  All of us crocheters love to do craft fairs, to get out there and meet our fans and fellow lovers of crochet!  The problem, though, is that the weather is starting to get warmer!  Normally, we would all rejoice in this weather change, as we slowly emerge from our houses, with our pale skin and newly bought sandals.  But as a crocheter, we cringe because we know that our products are mostly cold weather based.

Melissa and Doug have THE Best Educational Toys!

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I love Melissa and Doug products! They are so well made, and are very educational and developmentally appropriate for babies, toddlers and preschoolers.  As an affiliate with Melissa and Doug, they have given me permission to let you all know about an amazing deal they are having right now!!!!  By clicking on my link posted in this article, you will receive 20% your total order over $50!! Those are amazing savings.  Hint, Hint:  It's never too early to start Christmas shopping!!

The 11 Proteins Your Kids Will Love

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Do you have picky eaters?  I know I do!  Making meals for them is sometimes just plain torture.  I have three children, and at dinner time, not one of their plates matches another!  It can be so nerve racking at times! I just have to take a step back, and know that it is important that if I am giving them options, at least they are healthy.  The most important thing, though, is that they have protein on their plates.

FREE- Child Purse Crochet Pattern!!!

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Craft fair crocheters are always looking for new products to sell at their events, as am I.  I have done a good amount of fairs and have learned the ins and outs of what sells and what doesn't.  From what I have experienced, people are usually just at fairs, and farmer's markets, to browse.  They don't necessarily have the intent to buy.  Coming to your event with only high priced items is definitely not a smart move.  I've also learned, that kids are the ones that tend to drive the sales.  There are all these vendors that sell (albeit pretty) items that are not super exciting for kids.  Then they walk by my booth, and I have colorful items galore! The kids get drawn in, and then so do the parents.

Why Ballet Is Perfect for My "WILD" Child

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When my husband and I first started talking about having children, we both agreed, we would be completely happy with whatever extra-curricula activity they chose to do, as long as they picked something.  And so far, we have followed that belief.

Home Made Baby Wipes Save You $$$$$

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All parents know how expensive babies and children can be, having to buy diapers, wipes, food, toys, etc.  Why not save as much money as you can by making your own baby wipes.  If you use one tub of wipes per week, your family will spend, on average, $123.24 (based on huggies wipes at $2.37 for 64 wipes). Wouldn't you rather pay only $30.81 for the same amount of wipes per year?  Here's an easy way you can make these at home.