Woooo! I’m so excited to say that I had 3 sales at the end of this week and it has officially put my etsy shop up to 50 sales. I can honestly say that each and every sale is a thrill, an affirmation, and an instant mood lifter. Thank you so much to all those who have purchased something from my etsy shop. It really means the world to me and has been a dream of mine for as long as I remember.
A friend has been telling me about how she hopes to help her grade-school aged neice start an etsy shop. It got me thinking how thankful I am for etsy and how much I would have loved to have access to something like this when I was a kid. Since I was a small child, I’ve wanted to be an artist/a crafter/a maker. I remember one time in elementary school I made a “purse” out of paper. It was rainbow colored with markers. It was far from being functional, but it had pockets and a strap. I had a bunch of girls from the class clammering to pay me to make them one too. How exciting to know that it is now possible for children, who had the same dream that I did, to be opening up their own etsy store and dipping their toes in the entrepreneur-ial waters at such a young age.
I hope everyone is having a good weekend. Tomorrow my sister and I will be going into the city for the Gold Coast Art Fair. We went last year and it was AMAZING. Each booth was like a real little art gallery just transplanted – plop – onto the streets of Chicago. It was a great collection of very talented and professional artists. I hope to bring home some wonderful finds.
Oh, and one last thing: I found this short and sweet tutorial through Craft magazine’s blog or whip-up. It’s for directions to make rag bracelets and it should take all of 1 minute to make, and I’ve already been rocking one this weekend. Love it.