Sunday, August 30, 2009
With September just around the corner, Labor Day Weekend is next weekend and the kids go back to school in a little over a week...it's the end of another summer. And it doesn't even feel like summer ever arrived! A couple of the nicest weekends we had this summer, I spent doing craft shows and when I was ready to go to the beach, the sun didn't cooperate...and now we had back to back weekends of tropical storms.
With the end of summer near, it's time to concentrate on getting my inventory levels built up Etsy and my Fall /Holiday craft fair season. I have a bunch of shows already booked, a couple more pending and a few more applications to consider.
My show schedule is booked for September.
Sept 13th- The Beach Plum Festival, Island Beach State Park
Sept 26th- The Spirit Of Chesterfield Festival, Village of Crosswicks, NJ
Sept 27th- Arts In The Park, Historic Smithville Park, Easthampton, NJ
I'll have many new handmade sea glass creations for these shows and a few will appear in my Etsy shop starting in October.
I hit a few milestones this past month, my 2ooth feedback, my 2 year Etsy anniversary and my 200th sale! If someone would have told me that I would have made 200 sales on Etsy in 2 years, I would have told them they were crazy. I've come along way in the last 2 years (just check out the images above of the 1st item I sold and one of my latest items listed on Etsy) and much of my success can be contributed to my friends in the North American Sea Glass Association and especially to my friends in the EtsyNJ street team. EtsyNJ members have been invaluable in sharing info, tips and support over the last 2 years and I would not be close to 200 sales without the team.
Looking forward to another fun year with my Etsy friends!
'til next time...