Saturday, August 11, 2007

It's finally a shop!

Well, it's finally happened... I entered my first 2 items to my Etsy shop. Since the heat wave broke last night (finally!!) I decided to place 2 scarves as the intial entries for my shop. Ya know, scarves to keep you warm during those 50 degree
I overcame little glitches that I'm sure many Etsy sellers ran into on their 1st attempt at adding an item, but the Etsy community walked me thru it and my 2nd entry went smooth.

Hope you stop by to look....

Friday, August 10, 2007

Almost ready to list items

Wow, I thought I'd have quite a few items already listed (and maybe even a sale or 3) but my shop is still empty. After spending a couple of hours reading the forum at the Etsy site, I found I needed to work on my site's appearance before opening.
Late last night, I added a banner for my shop and an avatar to my profile. Paypal is in place and during the day tomorrow the 1st couple of items will make their way into my shop.
Take a look if you get a chance and let me know what you think....

Thursday, August 9, 2007

Newbie on Etsy

Hi! My name is Robin and I'm in the process of opening my store on Etsy (CreationsByRobin) It's still a work in progress getting the store set-up finished and I'm looking for a designer to create my banner and avatar.My personal info is... I'm a mom of 2, working (full-time) and living at the Jersey shore. Years ago I made jewlery as a hobby and sold my pieces in a small local boutique. I alter decorated some slow-selling shirts that the boutique had in stock (at the owners request) and those did very well with the tourists. Decorating shirts/sweatshirts became my 2nd job and I had my works-in-progress hanging all over my house. When I started my family, I had to have a "real job", but have always longed to return to offering my creations to the public. I hadn't heard of Etsy until a fellow worker showed me an article in the newspaper about a Ebay-type website for crafters... and now here I am.I never knew crafting forums and blogs about crafts by crafters existed and I'm excited by the ideas that this community shares on a daily basis. I look forward to absorbing everyone's thoughts and hope to share with everyone in the very near future.
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