My latest thoughts have been spurned on by reading a couple of books and finding a website about crafting for charity. Wouldn't that be an awesome way to use my social work degree as well as my love for crafting? Now I need to research exactly how to go about doing something like this! I'm sure there is a lot that goes into doing something like this and is not something that I can take lightly. I'm sure that there are a lot of things that I need to learn. I have no business background, no marketing background, and limited supervisory background.
I have certain ideas that I am thinking about based on my love of sewing, making jewelry, knitting/crocheting, making bath and beauty products, paper crafts, photography, and pretty much any craft. What I need to do, is find out more information on non profits, see if there is anything already started to get information or even see if there are any positions that I can get hired for. I need to find out what population I want to work with. I also need to figure out a business plan and maybe think about grant writing. My social work background will definitely come in handy here!
I really need to find a part time job and I will be heading back to work full time with in the next couple of years. I am hopeful that I can spend some time researching what is needed and maybe find someway of making my dreams, passions, and goals happen!
My latest crafting pleasure has been making a doll bed for my daughter's doll as well as a quilt to go with it.
doll bed made out of a recycled clementine box with hand sewn mattress and pillow
doll bed with quilt (I still have to bind the quilt)
crocheted rag rug for under the bed!Amy