This blog is dedicated to creators who want to build a real business out of their craft. But maybe aren’t sure it’s even possible.
Is that you?
Maybe you’ve got a weird little niche that you think like 3 other people besides you would be into.
I hear you. I’ve got a craft business that no one ever believed was worthy of becoming a business.
“That’s really cute, Staci Ann. But you should prolly think about getting a real job.”
My business now does 7-figures per year in revenue.
I am a crafter & handmade seller, and founder of TheOrnamentGirl.com and The Ornament Girls Club. The Ornament Girls Club now has a little more than 3K members and is growing every month.
I was a stay-at-home mom who got married young, and didn’t finish college. I started out selling my handmade ornaments on eBay and Etsy, and even though I told everyone I had a business….. what I really had was a glorified hobby. In fact, in my first full year ‘in business’, I made -$4K and some change (the change was also a negative amount).
And then about a year or so after I started selling, I became a widow, and single mom of 2 little kiddos. Things got tough for us, and more than anything, I wanted to remain a stay-at-home mom for my grieving babies.
So, I did.
This site is my journal about getting there. Stuff I’ve learned, stuff I’ve messed up, and the stuff I’m still figuring out.
When I first started this blog a few years ago, I thought… I’ll teach other handmade sellers what I know!
But it turned out… the more I knew, the more I knew I didn’t know (okay, that was a mouthful).
And so now, this has just become kind of a personal blog as I learn new things & make mistakes (and try to fix them). But, it’s honest, and I hope, helpful.
Thanks for being here!
Caroline ThomasSeptember 4, 2018
Hi Stacie my name is Caroline Thomas and i joined you club a while back, but because i live overseas on the Island of Ascension, i have trouble receiving your monthly patterns , at the moment i am having to wait on a new credit card as we are not receiving post as often because of the situation with planes coming and going, is there any other way i could receive them via email with instructions included in the email besides having to download and pay that way can i send you a postal order for a book of instructions , i quite like to learn how to do the swirl patterns and the other lovely ones that you do have manage to do the star one okay, also like to be able to buy the different accessories that you have on them
Beatrice B BurnettMay 18, 2021
Staci, I received my credit card statement today. You have billed to my credit card charges on April 13, 3 charges of $13.00 ea., Total of $39.00. I understand there is a monthly club fee but I have not received any kits. All I get each day is reams of information I am not interested in. I only want to make ornaments. How can a person have that much spare time in a day to read through reams of (stuff)? I do like face book because I do like communicating personally with people I have never met or expect to meet. Your e-mail is a jungle and hard to follow. I joined Ornament Girls because I enjoy creating, but find it very frustrating trying to maneuver your web site. I expect an explanation of charges. Thank you, Beatrice Burnett
Roberta L ReppertDecember 6, 2022
I am a previous member of the ornament girl club, from February 2017 to and including December 2017. The reason for my contacting you is which I have contacted you once before about the same thing. I have never made any of these ornaments due to many reasons one was being hospitalized. But now want to try and make these ornaments. I need the ebooks (directions) so I can print them off and make them. So if you can resend me the ebooks it would be greatly appreciated
Peggy RossDecember 13, 2022
Thank you for reminding so many of us that you can redirect loneliness and heartache into something positive. I discovered your YouTube videos a while back when I was looking for an affordable way to make personalized Christmas gifts. I recently joined your Ornament Girls Christmas Club so I can up my skill level. For so many of us that find ourselves alone around the holidays, you are a beacon. I appreciate your positive energy and your positive message more than you know. I wish you and your entire team the happiest of holidays and a wonderful, prosperous new year.