I am really excited and nervous for this post. Maybe only a handful of you dear readers know that I originally started this blog two years ago in the hopes of launching a shop on Etsy, to track my journey, share my work and network with other creatives. But as you know, life got in the way, in the very best ways. And I never felt like I was fully ready or it was ever the right time.
But two things happened recently that gave me the shove I needed. First, I read this article by Jess over at Makeunder My Life and it really struck a chord. I am a perfectionist to the core. And I realized that I might not ever launch the ol etsy store if I waited until I got everything done and everything was "just right." A few weeks later and I was sharing this with my friend Jen (by the way this girl is crazy gifted in the crafties department, check out her Flickr stream here. But I warn you it craft-intimidated me for sure!). I shared with Jen my concerns about launching, things I wanted to do/have done, etc. And she just sort of laughed at me and said, "Those things are like the littlest things when it comes to selling online, really, no big deal. They could be done later, after you start, you know, actually selling things." Well, when you put it that way...
So I did it! I launched my shop last week! It is a small start and its definitely not a perfect start but it's a start. And to celebrate I want to do a giveaway, since a) I feel like celebrating this small accomplishment and b) I've never done a blog giveaway yet! So I am giving away one item from the shop to one lucky reader.
Entering the giveaway is simple. Pop over to the shop and check it out (and if you want to tell and friends or two or ten) and leave a comment in the comment section below. Also, I will be adding new items through out the week so keep checking back. I will draw a winner on Monday, November 21!