after what feels like weeks of gearing up for this it is finally here! For you computer-challenged people like me (and I feel not quite so, now) you will be able to relate to all my worry and ancy-ness about doing all the steps necessary to get Etsy going. It's really not THAT hard - I just found it challenging. In a Good Way, though, it turns out!!
I posted my first items last night, and checked my mail thismorning and one sold! I am trying not to get my hopes up, but this felt so good! It's nice to share, too, and give me something to work towards. It's also a bit like creative fire in a bottle over there - I mean, there are SOOOO many crazy talented artists. I was thinking of starting to put up links from here to other artists sites - but I wouldn't know where to stop!! It's a great feeling to be part of such a vibrant and creative community.
Here's something not everybody knows...you can SHOP LOCAL ON ETSY! yep! You can search for items based on whatever area you are in. Now, it's not necessarily better than buying something from someone in person, but it beats rushing out to Zellers because there wasn't a craft show that weekend. Chances are, if you find an artist close by, you could even pick the item up! Fast, Easy, Local!
Sooooo...I have to go take more pictures now and get going on some spring and summer projects. I'll post pics as soon as I have them. I am applying for some shows this summer too - just to dip my toes in. I'd prefer to operate incognito from my cabin in the woods, but if stepping out into the wilds of Festival Hoop-la is a step in the right direction I will do it for sure! I will be making hoops and fun hoopable accessories and some crazy hats, necklets, handwarmers and such. Let me know if you have any suggestions. . .