Why did you start making things?
I was bored after my baby was born and my husband said I should get a hobby before I went back to my full-time job.
What types of things do you make?
Something out of fabric or maybe jewelry. I don’t know. Aprons?
Did you have any help?
Yes, from my husband, he still has a job, so technically I’m a housewife, but I’m going to pretend that I quit my job because of my success, not because I was allowed to by my husband, and only after creating a second income stream that offset my regular job’s salary in saved daycare costs.
Get married. Oh and take good photos or whatever. I love Treasuries.
Women can’t make a living off of their own talent, we make crafts because it’s an extension of women’s work, and also we should have babies and get married. Then we can live our dreams as long as they’re classed as feminine and we do it while cooking, cleaning, pleasing our men, and rearing their children. Because it’s the 50’s except there’s the internet now, so I don’t have to give all these aprons to the other housewives or sell them at the school and/or church fundraiser if I don’t want to.
Okay so seriously, is anyone else pissed off by Etsy only featuring housewives for their “Quit Your Day Job” series? It gives me the impression that Etsy, perhaps inadvertently, is perpetuating the idea that the idea “DIY woman” is a mother and housewife that crafts. They some times feature couples or a man or a woman who isn’t financially dependent on a second income that’s almost always a man’s, but it’s very rare. Not the DIY I grew up on, but probably their target demographic. Just because I “get it” doesn’t mean that I like it.