Sunday, September 23, 2007

Trying to prepare

Since this will be my first year selling during the holidays I feel as though I am walking into a dark tunnel. How do I prepare? Do I make as much as possible now while I have the time or do I wait to see what items have the most demand? I am also making an assumption that I will be so busy that I will only have time to list, sale and ship. I may be in for a surprise. I may not be any more busy then I am now. I am looking forward to increased sales but I sometimes think that I am getting my hopes up for nothing. If there is anybody out there that has been thru an Etsy holiday season please feel free to contact me or comment here and take my dark tunnel feeling away!!!! :)

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Just alittle free time!

I actually don't blog as much as I thought I would - I have never been much of a writer. In high school and college I truly hated all my English classes. My favorite subjects were of course Math and Science. And they still are! I started my college education in Nursing. But do to family problems I had to drop out after the first year. Forced to make a living on my own I went to medical assistant school and started working for Doctors. After several years of being so poor I realized that I must get my degree. So I would work from 7 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. then go onto evening classes. It was a very difficult time for me in many ways but I knew I must keep going. At the rate I was going it would take me about 10 years to get my degree. Time was going to pass anyway so I just going. I met my future husband when I was 24 years old. After a long distance relationship for over a year I moved from Arizona to St. Louis, MO. I continued on my current track working and going to school. My husband had a dream to move to North Carolina and after being together for over 3 years he finally landed the job of his dreams in Raleigh/Durham. So we moved to NC and we were married a few months later. Now after almost 8 years of going to school part-time I was able to finish my degree at North Carolina State in Accounting. I ended up working in the corporate world for over 20 years but what is funny after all that hard work- I am now doing what I really love- creating, sewing and being my own boss !!!!!!

Sunday, September 9, 2007

Oriental Fabrics are so IN!

I was not going to venture into the Oriental/Asian fabrics due to the fact that there seems to be a flood of them of Etsy. But then I came across some that I personally just love. This is one of them. Ginkgo Fall Leaves- I just love the way each leave has gold accents- gorgeous. So I did go ahead and purchase a very small amount of 3 different oriental fabrics. So keep watching my Etsy shop for more beautiful new oriental items!!!