So here I sit, forging a new path into the wide world of crafts, Etsy, and upcycling. In the process of making gifts for my entire family for Christmas- we've decided that this is a handmade Christmas, and in order to afford making for everyone, I've begun refashioning/upcycling using fabrics from thrift stores.
Here's the thing; I really feel exhilarated when I buy 6 cashmere sweaters for $20 at the local goodwill. In order to keep that exhilaration going, I come home, chop them up, and make something completely unique and luxurious for a friend.
Will I enjoy doing this as a side-business as much as I enjoy making gifts? Only time shall tell.