Tuesday, February 2, 2010

I Took The Big Step and Opened An Etsy Shop!

So many of you have encouraged me to open an Etsy Shop and it is because of you that  I finally took the plunge and did it!

It took all the nerve that I have to begin this new adventure.    I constantly talked to myself  and that feeling called, "doubt" kept creeping in my thoughts. Like, are my items good enough? Am I talented enough, or creative enough?  Or smart enough? And that ever dreadful thought, "how could anyone want something that I made!"


Well, I finally shook it off, and decided why not at least try it.
I do know one thing and that is, I would never sell or make anything that I would not put or use in my own home, so at least
that's a start.  Right?

So, I closed my eyes, took a deep breath and listed my first three items.  Boy, am I nervous.
I'm not sure I'm even doing it right, so I'm learning as I go.

I'm going to do my best to keep adding items to my shop.

I promise not to bother any of you with my sales pitch.  The reason I'm telling you about this is because all of you have given me the confidence to believe in myself. 
You have inspired me to reach for the stars, even at this stage
in my life.
I thank you all so much.  I cherish your friendships.
You are all so very precious to me.

~~hugs~~

30 comments:

Marsha (Sassy Mini Dolls) said...

Yeah, congratulations, Sissie!! I am so glad you did!!! You are going to do GREAT!!!

And yes, you can "bother" me with your sales pitch, LOL!! I want to know when you've added something new!!

Stop by my blog . . . **wink**

((Hugs))

Marsha

Tracey said...

Oh Sissie, sweetie, don't doubt yourself for a second! You make BEAUTIFUL things and you should have an etsy shop...you're VERY talented!!! Good for you! I know you are going to be a huge success...yeah...way to go!!!!!!!!!!!!!

:) T

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Your items look great, Sissie! Best of luck in this new venture! I'm sure once you get past your first sale, you'll not have any doubts creeping in.

Linda said...

Sissie, I am so happy for you! Your items are wonderful and you will do fine!!!

Karen said...

GOOD FOR YOU! You are an inspiration to me - I too have wanted to open one but have the exact same doubts you did!
Keep us posted! How exciting when you get first sale! WHOO HOOO!!!
:) Karen
Some days are diamonds

Grace said...

Sissie congratulations you will do great you have beautiful things. Grace

Karyn Bernard (French Charming) said...

Oh Sissie...I'm so glad you opened your shop and so sad my wallet is empty...sigh! I love everything you listed, they are all so stunning! Good luck my sweet friend and pay day can't get her quick enough!!

Love and hugs,
Karyn

LemonyRenee' said...

You're going to do great! I can't wait to head over and visit!

stefanie said...

I am sooo happy for you, I KNOW you are going to do wonderful!!!! can't wait to see everything you are going to put in there!

Dianne said...

Your items are delicious--makes me wish my home was decorated in this romantic style. I bet you do great on Etsy.

Dianne

Lisa@Pickles and Cheese said...

Congratulations! I think you will do well with Etsy! I am headed over there right now.

~ RM said...

Congratulations!! I will head over there to check it out! I have always wondered how to open up an Etsy shop, maybe you can teach me as you go along! And, I know about those feelings all too well- but I'm glad you have 'gotten over it', as I think you are incredibly talented!!

waterfall said...

Yes! Do it! You are fantastic! I love your things! I would like myself, and my life if it were surrounded by these things. Best wishes for your new adventure!

Sandi@ My Yellow Door said...

Congratulations, Sissie! I am glad you took the plunge to share your gifts and talents with others. Best wishes!

Blessings,
Sandi

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Sissie, I love this post. It is encouraging to me. I have considered doing this and your post has touched my heart. Your items are lovely!

Barb ♥

BonjourRomance said...

Bonjour Sissie,
Congratulations on the opening of your Etsy boutique! Your items are so marvelous and so good enough - you are such an inspiration to all your bloggerettes! I'm considering doing something like this but I was worrying like you - I'm going to get serious about it now thanks to you!
Bonne chance!

Rustique Gallery said...

Congratulations Sissy! I'm so excited for you. I hope to follow in your footsteps soon! You will do well! Sherry

sjmcdowell said...

Sissie!! You did the right thing..your items are lovely.
I look forward to visiting your shop often and finding that perfect something for my home!!
Hugsss Susan in Georgia

Trisha said...

Good luck with your etsy shop!

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

Dear Sissie, congrats with the opening of your etsy shop!.. all the best
xo
fitty

GypsyNurse said...

WWHHHHHOOOOPPPPPPPPPPPPEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!

xo
Cat

The Rustic Victorian said...

Good for you! It looks like you have it "all together" at etsy, have some lower price points too,,,You go Girl! Be patient, people will buy, pretty etsy banner!
Marcie

Tracie said...

That is so great!! I know you will do really well at this. Your stuff is so cute!

Congrats!

Sherrie said...

Trust me you do not need a sales pitch. Just seeing what you put together around your house makes me drool. Your shop will be a success! Good for you.

Annette said...

You are one of my favorite bloggies so I'm very happy for you. You will be very successful! You are a very talented lady.
Congrats!

GWENDOLYN said...

Congratulations Sissie! You have such beautiful taste in home decor, I have no doubt your store will be a huge success!
Gwen:)

Cathy said...

Oh...I am so glad that you did this...I can't wait to visit!

Enjoy!
XOXO
Cathy

Amy Kinser said...

Sissie, my friend, your work is just beautiful. Good for you!!!!

My name is PJ. said...

Hi Sissie, Congratulations!

I just browsed through your first six items and they're beautiful. I'm a big etsy customer; when you have the right thing for me, I promise I will POUNCE on it!

Sonia said...

Congratulations! I can't say I'l be a customer (Can't afford the shipping) but I promise I'm heading there and admiring all your work..Your blog is awesome, and so is your spirit!

My favorite stuff

  • Donuts
  • Iced Vanilla Coffee
  • Finding Junk and making it beautiful
  • Spending Time with my Sister
  • Holidays with my family
  • Poirot movies
  • reading murder mysteries
  • searching shabby chic stuff on ebay
  • writing stories and blogging
  • snuggling with my husband and my kitty kats
  • comfortable pajamas
  • slot machines
  • yard sales
  • hunting through estate sales and thrift shops
  • going to antique shops
  • eating out with my sister
  • having lunch with my husband
  • having lunch with my son
  • vanilla wafer cookies
  • pedicures and pink toenail polish
  • Lavender scented soaps and body wash
  • Good makeup