Hi, I’m Genny Clarke Neice, and I run Studio Wheelwright here in the heart of Virginia.
I am a home-based craftsperson and artist in my free time. After years of working in the retail industry, I want to do what I love and make a living doing it. I have decided to start with hand-sewn and embroidered baby booties and children’s slippers. There is a huge and always growing market for these, and I love to make them.
The shoes are small so I can make many of them with a minimum of supplies. I make them out of various materials, including felt, cloth, and leather.
I have basic designs that I develop into many styles, and I personalize them with monograms, names, symbols or custom patterns. These shoes would be the beginning of a home-based business that will grow to include original arts and crafts.
I plan to sell the shoes for between $12 and $40 a pair, depending upon materials used and time spent making them. This would be enough to cover expenses and still make a profit.
My future as a self-sufficient artist depends on the success of this project, so please give what you can and thanks so much for checking this out.
- (30 days)