This is the final piece. The final piece that will make me an authentic Etsy seller. So the posts in the chat rooms say. :)
I really hadn't given much thought to blogging because after all, what do I have to say that is so interesting? Then I read a fellow Kentucky Etsy artisan who said, "I feel like I'm talking to myself." I laughed because I knew that's how I would feel right now...and I do. ha ha But I was really interested to read her view point in all of it's honesty and genuine nature. So I thought I would give blogging a try. So now it's time to explore the joys and tribulations of blogging along with any other "newbie" bloggers. (Am I officially a blogger now?)
I guess after all of this rambling a good place to start would be to tell a bit about myself? I am a physical therapist at an outpatient clinic and my focus is the pediatric world. All the time, really. Because I'm also the mother to two beautiful, energetic twin boys. Fortunately I have an amazing husband and a naughty, big white dog to round out our family portrait.
I have heard many people charge me with being "crafty" and I'm guilty for choosing to start art projects in lieu of housework. I like to make things for my boys' room and to decorate our home and that is where Etsy began. After I slapped an owl project started for a window valance for the boys on to a Christmas stocking, I sold it on Etsy. And then the obsession began. Since then I've sold hand painted towels, name art, stockings, and jewelry that I hand stamp. I'm having a good time with it and after completing over 50 orders and close to 100 projects (with custom orders), I feel like I'm getting a good feel for how things run. I really like the fact that I use quality material so I can feel good about what I sell. The jewelry is my focus. I want a mother to buy a necklace for her daughter and for it to last a really long time. And have a really good story behind why she chose it...
Thanks for reading.