Monday, September 13, 2010


Such a surprising weekend for me! For you veteran Etsy sellers, it's probably no big deal at this point, but for me it was so exciting to finally make my first non-family/non-friend related sale.

I spent all weekend taking and editing pictures for the new wrist cuffs I've been working on. Sunday morning I finally posted a few and when I went to check Craftopolis a few hours later (to see how many views they'd had) I noticed one missing. The only one that had been instantly hearted by someone. I checked my Etsy shop and it wasn't there either. I'M SO USED TO NOT SELLING I DIDN'T EVEN REALIZE WHAT THAT COULD MEAN. I just thought it somehow became unlisted. That's when I saw the convo from a lovely girl who had bought not one but TWO of my items for her friend's birthday! So I'm wrapping them up and out they go!

I still have more pictures I need to take and a few other products to finalize. I want to spend this week adding and revamping the shop a bit and having made my first real sale gives me loads of encouragement.


  1. Congratulations on your first Etsy Sale. You made me laugh because I think my first reaction to missing an item would be like yours... I think I will fall off my chair should I actually get a sale without any prior notice from family or friends. Your product shots look great and the items themselves lovely and unique so I can see why you got a sale. Good luck with it all!

  2. Thanks so much! It was really exciting to make my sale and I didn't realize how silly and happy I would feel. I checked out your shop and you linocuts are beautiful! I'm sure it's just a matter of time before you make you own first sale. We just gotta keep plugging away, don't we?