Yesterday, Friday March 31st, I opened my online store!!! So exited and nervous at the same time, you know the feeling when you are about to begin a new adventure!!. Hi, my name is Ursula Rodriguez and I love designing and creating things with my hands specially when it comes to knitting, crocheting, sewing and weaving. Ever since I can remember I was always surrounded by bright colors, knitting needles and crochet hooks, wool and beautiful hand woven textiles. Being born in Peru, a culture that is known for its beautiful organic alpaca fibers, merino wool and hand woven textiles, were a big influence in my life. The passion and the love for creating handmade items are deeply rooted in my heart. Now I am passing this love for handmade to my children which are a big part of this adventure.
So, over the last couple of months we have been (me and my daughters) weaving and creating beautiful handmade wall hangings, small and big. Improving our style and colors and techniques, adding texture and love! After thinking about it over and over I decided to open my online shop, opening my shop was not that easy, I was afraid and insecure, balancing home and being a homeschool mama of 4 kids made it a little harder too. I thought about it for a long time.
Until one day I told myself lets try it, why not, and I did it. It took a lot of courage, believe me, I was terrified, the more I thought about it the less I wanted to do it. First step is always the hardest, right?, but with a lot of encouragement from my family I did it!! Now this is just the first step, I still have a lot to learn, (I still have to climb a mountain) how to grow my business is the next step, using social media for marketing and meeting new people who can help me grow my business is next and meeting people who are just like me, starting a new adventure. These are my goals, it is a learning process and I’m sure I will be hunted by those insecurity thoughts again. Hopefully I will be more confident to stay focus on my vision.
How about you, have you started your own handmade business? or any type of business/dream? Are you in the process of ? or are you a long time entrepreneur?
Leave me a comment I would love to hear all about it!!
If you want to check my shop, you can go to the menu bar, top right corner and click SHOP or you can go to lanaandlino.bigcartel.com