Wednesday, September 21, 2011

My First Etsy Sale!

As you may recall, I finally opened my Etsy shop on Sunday.  I had a few things made up to list including the coffee table from my last post and a this set of cloth dinner napkins.
Well, today I'm busy packing and shipping my first sale!  Yep, two days after opening my shop I sold these great napkins!  My crafty husband has an Etsy shop that he opened a couple of years ago so he could totally relate to how excited I was!  What a great start!  I'm even more excited now to start working on some other projects!  I'm searching this week for some dining room chairs to refurbish for Little Bit's teacher.  Does anyone else love Craig's List as much as I do?

So today will include a visit to the post office to ship these napkins off to Edmonds, WA!  A big thank you to the gal who bought them for supporting "hand made".  And a big thank you to my followers for sharing in this exciting moment with me!

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Long time, no see!

Hey, Peeps!  I'm baaaaack!  Did ya miss me, cuz I missed you guys!  Last time we "spoke" I had more jobs than I had good sense (which wouldn't take much, really)!  Well, I'm down a job, school's back in session and I'm able to squeak out some free time here and there.  And who would I rather spend it with than you guys!

So here's what I've been up to!

I created this table for my Etsy shop (which I opened nearly a year ago and never listed anything for sale!).  My husband says I've always got great ideas I'm just not good at implementing and that's where he comes into play!  I'd had grand ideas of what I wanted my shop to be but then life got in the way (and school tuition came due!) and I had to go find work to supplement my part time job.  Well, the grind got to be too much and the blog and my Etsy shop had to wait.

Thankfully, through the encouragement and support of my husband, I'm back on track!  I came home from work this afternoon and my sweet hubby told me he was going to take the boys off my hands for the afternoon but that I had to complete a checklist he had made for me.  Well, if checklists are a language, I am fluent!  And guess what was on that checklist?  My Etsy shop and you, my followers!  Isn't he sweet to think of you?  That's just the kind of guy he is.  Truthfully, I think he was tired of all my finished projects (and almost started projects) piling up in the house and in his garage!  Again, he steps in and keeps me on track.

So head over to my Etsy shop and check it out!  There's not much there right now but I'll be adding things as I get them staged and photographed.

In the meantime, thanks for sticking around!