When you set out to create a handmade business 9 times out of 10 you are getting in over your head. There is rarely any way to know how many hours you’ll actually put into building that company, and how much of your heart and soul it will take. But soon enough you’ll be knee deep in product and marketing, wondering when you last ate or took a breath. It sounds scary, but it’s worth it. Since I started Blissful Khaos, (first as Khaotic Cupcake) back in 2014 I’ve learned so much about the dedication it takes to move an idea forward.

The past two years I’ve been struggling with where to put my time, and it’s obvious to anyone that is actively following that it’s being split between life and other projects. (Aconite Cafe) (For the Love of Khaos). With less and less time being dedicated to Blissful Khaos it seems my decision is making itself.

Last year I took a course { Create & Profit Summit } I discovered through the amazing Etsy guru Jami King from Handmade Journey. I’d been a member of her academy for a while and loved all the sage advice she offers a struggling Etsy shop owner. If you are in that place, joining the Handmade Academy is 100% worth the money. Take her classes, take notes, and utilize the group. Through this summit I found Cheerfully Made owned by Emily, which at the time I wasn’t in need of her craft show wisdom, but followed her anyway because she is seriously a ray of sunshine.

Over the past year, I’ve enjoyed her insta stories, and spunk, plus her dedication to herself, and her business ventures. She has started her own university and released the first freebie for people thinking of starting a handmade business. 6 Steps to Starting a Handmade Business. My first thought was the obvious, I already have a handmade business, but my second thought thankfully followed up with, is it really though?

After reading through this worksheet, I realized a few things, one, Emily is so underrated as one of the top sages of handmade business knowledge, and two, I don’t really want to run my Etsy shop anymore. That probably makes this worksheet sound frighten but I assure you, it’s just the opposite. It breaks down what you really need to start a handmade business and keep it going. This adventure it’s a 40 hour work week where a boss is giving you direction. It’s you, against the world, with only yourself to direct you!

While I LOVE LOVE LOVE my products, my message, and the customers that have purchased from me, it doesn’t fit into my current goals & aspirations. Ironic huh?

After pondering the idea over the past week, I’ve decided I’m going to phase out my Etsy shop, finishing up the current product I have on hand, and then closing it out by December. While this is a bittersweet moment, as it’s been a part of my life for over 5 years, I know it’s for the best.

Over the next few months, I will figure out what to do with Blissful Khaos as a brand and you’ll be the first to know as I make these changes! If you want to keep in touch with me as a creator, make sure to follow me:

And of course, you can check out my Etsy store! I will add a ton of items to it over the next few months, giving anyone in my group first dibs. I will also figure out some fun sales, and giveaways to go along with it! Thank you for all the support ─be it sharing or buying─ you guys have provided over the years.

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