Monday, July 11, 2011

Thank You!

Thank you all so much for all the love and support. I will thank each of you again properly when things are all sorted out here.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

First online sale, New Etsy Team, School

So, I got my first online sale last night! It honestly felt better than when I got my very first sale. A girl from my new Etsy team ordered one of my Cotton Candy Sugar Scrub Soaps. I am hoping very much that she likes her soap and I can finally get some (good) feedback for my shop. Somehow making a $4 sale felt as good as if I had made a $40 sale.

Onto the new Team. I am a big fan of the site Regretsy, and decided one night I would make a Fan Team on Etsy. Upon mentioning it in the forum, I was warned by Ms Arpril Winchell herself that a previous Regretsy based Team had been shut down almost immediately. I decided to call my team April's Army (kinda stealing the Dumbledor's Army thing from Harry Potter) and to not mention Regretsy in any of the team info. In just a few days I had 45 members and was completely blown away.
Then a few mornings (afternoons) ago, I woke up to an Etsy convo from Ms Winchell telling me someone was already trying to shut my group down. She went on to say that she would be featuring my Team in her next Member's Only past on Regretsy. I was very excited and thought I should recruit a few current members to be Team leaders because I was expecting a few hundred more people to join at her mention.
Well, thanks to three MO posts in a row, in just over 48 hours, my little team has gone from 45 to 820+ members. Out of that 820+ members, I have the 7 best team leaders Etsy has ever seen. Now, we will be working directly with April to set up charity sales EVERY MONTH! And people still have nothing but bad things to say about Regretsy! I will never understand that!

My last topic for the night is School, I signed up to take online classes and 40 more credit hours should easily earn me my Bachelor's degree in Early Childhood Education. Wow, looks like I will finally have a chance to do what I have always dreamed of doing with my life. Now, it's off to bed with me. Hope to have new things to look forward to tomorrow!

Friday, March 18, 2011


So, I have been making these beaded flowers like crazy, and I just don't know what to do with them. I thought about making purse and cell phone charms out of them. Maybe a ring or bracelet. I really love them and they are so easy. I just don't know what exactly I want to do with them!

Thursday, March 17, 2011

I have been a busy little bee the past few days. Creating new things for my Etsy shop, planning a craft swap for next month, sorting supplies and trying to make myself finish working on my office. But now the weather is warm here (72 degrees right now) and all I want is to be outside. I have such a long list of things that need to be done, and don't want to do any of them. HA! Oh well!

Sunday, March 13, 2011

1st Post!

I have been meaning to do this for ages. I want a blog that I can use to feature not only the items in my Etsy and ArtFire shops, but also the items and shops of some of the wonderful people I have met in my short journey as an online seller. I am new to this kind of thing, but I have watched closely as other artists have enjoyed success through this form of networking and I decided that this would be worth a shot. Not to mention a way to utilize my free time. Which I seem to have way too much of.

In addition to featuring my work and the work of other online crafters and sellers that I have befriended, I plan to feature community events and local businesses from time to time, as I imagine alot of my initial readers will be friends and acquaintances from my area.