One day I decided to crochet a ball for my daughter. My husband wanted me to make one for him the same size only slightly modified as a hacky sack. I decided to remake my daughter's ball larger. They both love the toys I made and I loved making them. I decided to start selling them so others can see the joy in their children that I see in my daughter. Selling them also lets me keep making more without filling my house in balls!
My husband and my daughter both have a huge impact in my business. My husband tested all my hacky sack prototypes and my daughter tested all my toddler ball prototypes. There would not be Happy Sack without them. I also have a huge cotton yarn addiction and this business gives me a reason to buy and use so much yarn!
The most challenging thing for me is that I'm in charge of it all. I do bookkeeping, product design, marketing, web design. I am learning how to do so many things I never thought I would learn to do. I love it!
My favorite blog right now is Daft Crafts. Her #happyhandmade linkups are great for networking and her blog is full of great posts about connecting with potential customers and friends. I love connecting with other crafters and seeing how they connect with their fans. It's great that there are so many socially inclined people out there that can help me figure out how to really connect with fans, not just spam them with adds.
You can find Happy Sack on Storenvy, Facebook, and Twitter. Shelby is offering all fans 15% off with coupon code violet. Additionally, one fan will get the choice of any one hacky sack or toddler ball from my shop (or custom order), US Shipping included. The juggling ball set not included
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