As time went on and I was not getting better, I was getting worse, as well as receiving the diagnosis of an incurable and untreatable disease, I knew I needed to find other things to do to keep myself busy. Facebook games were just not cutting it anymore. I needed a hobby... or ten. Well, I have done just that.
In fact, I have decided to turn a couple of my hobbies into businesses. Whether or not they will be successful is a different story. Successful has a different meaning in this instance, though. I would just like to have enough business to support my hobby, not enough to make a living (although that would be nice).
The first hobby/business I have started is making hair bows. I originally started making hair bows because my youngest daughter, 4 years old at the time, wanted to grow out her bangs (okay, I wanted her to do so also because I thought it would look better). Well, there was no way I was going to do that unless she kept her hair out of her beautiful blue eyes and face. So, I called a friend of mine who makes hair bows for her daughters to see if she could make my daughter a few. Unfortunately, she said she was too busy at the time. So, I thought, how hard could it be.
Well, it turns out, it's not too difficult at all and I actually had fun doing it. After making a bunch of them for my daughter (in which she has now lost half of), I decided to make a few to try to sell. Turns out, they were a big hit. I sold all of the bows I made fairly quickly. So, I ended up spending quite a bit of time, money, and energy on making hair bows and I still do. Here's a few examples...
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