Thursday, February 17, 2011
I'm opening an Etsy store. I'm going to sell bags.
I will be sure to let you know when I have my grand opening but I will be selling this design (pictured above) and another one. Both patterns are designed by Rae Hoekstra over at Made by Rae. (I bought the rights to sell, so it's all on the up and up.)
I need to build up my inventory a bit more. And take really awesome pictures of all my bags. And figure out how to set up an Etsy store (Our stake is having a class on the very subject at an Arts fair next month. How convenient is that?) I know it's probably not super complicated, but I want to do this right.
But here is what I do know:
My company will be called Story. Because every bag has a story. The stories will all be available for view on Etsy with each bag's description and each bag's story will be printed on the high quality paper tag, suitable for framing or taping into your journal or scrapbook.
I took my current stash of nine bags over to a friend's house today to show them off. Not a lot of praise and adoration here at the house of boys, so I needed some girl feedback. Not only did she give me my needed feedback, she also purchased two bags. (pictured above) Which was the best feedback of all, if I do say so.
I made my first sale!
Also, some nice words in an e-mail about my middle grade work in progress allowed me to let out a nice sigh of reliefness. Which feels very good indeed. Very good. It confirmed to me that you have to do what you love and what feels right and not what other people tell you to do. Not that other people don't sometimes have spot-on suggestions and advice--but one needs to stay true to oneself. Yes, one does.
Posted by Afton at 4:44 PM