3.26.2014

my etsy shop...

so... i've been chatting with jen at the cottage nest... for a few months we've been encouraging one another to follow our dreams... this week she opened up her etsy shop {she makes such pretty things!}

and...
see that little tab up there that says my shop?  welp, i finally did it... yesterday i set up my little shop on etsy... it's only taken me years and years...
 
i don't know why i let fear hold me back so much... fear can be a real jerk... freezing me into doing nothing... so silly... if i just try, then i'll know one way or the other if something is going to work or not... which is probably better than talking about it for years on end and never knowing...

in the past, i've always said when i have 5 of this, this, and that... then i'll open up a shop... or, maybe i'll add some things to a shop once i get a really cute banner designed for it... turns out i'm not a factory pumping out endless items and i'm no graphic designer either, so i end up doing nothing... i always wait for the perfect moment, the perfect item, want it to look perfect...

guess what? nothing is perfect and i'm learning that, too... it's better to start... add items as they come... and hope that it just evolves over time... fingers are crossed here, friends :)

right now there are these adorable, little hand crochet easter baskets listed...
the crinkly filler is hand painted and you can choose the color that you would like in your basket in the notes section of your order...
they're the perfect little gift for a teacher or special someone... tuck in a gift card and maybe some yummy dove foil wrapped eggs...

 
i'm hoping to add a few more things soon... next up... fun, decorative hoops to add to your wall d├ęcor :)

i'm pretty excited about this new venture...
 i love making pretty things and i hope you all enjoy what i make, too...
 
xo
angie


6 comments:

Anonymous said...

So you finally did it!! So proud of you, please give it time and don't let that fear of failing creep back in! Im behind you all the way,love mom

Patty Marker said...

Good for you. It feels so good when we let go of our fear and just do the thing already! Headed over to take a look...Patty

happilyembellished.com said...

Nice stuff! Etsy is such a great place to be! I will trot on over there and visit your shop a.s.a.p.
Best wishes and best of luck fellow Etsian.

Jen Kershner said...

Love your makes Angie and look forward to seeing all the treasures you fill your shop with. I love your style!

Jillian's Bella Rosa Antiques said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!! So happy for you. I have been encouraging a long time friend of mine who is so crafty and talented. She is very close to starting. :)


I kind of just winged it (which is how I usually do everything, not always recommended! LOL) and discovered what sold and what didn't sell right away. I'm still learning but I also soon discovered that the shop sort of evolved over time and that is okay, too. I'm going to check out your wares now. :) Thanks so much for stopping by!

Jillian

Michelle Pittman said...

What a great progression! It's cool that you're still keeping on those real nice baskets. We couldn't have too many of that stuff. I'm really happy that you're continuing on with them. Do always keep us posted on your blog. Hope everything is doing well with your production. All the best!

Michelle Pittman @ Maverick Web Marketing