March 31, 2011

My first Etsy front page and sales!

Yesterday was quite a day on Etsy! I checked in before going to bed, and did not quite recognize it at first. It turns out one of the beautiful treasuries I have been featured in lately landed on the front page! Huzzah!! This lead to a stampede of visitors to my little shop - over 3000 (!!!!!) whereas I usually have about 10! Lots and lots of emails, hearts and a general flurry of activity. And, I also made my first two sales!! All very exiting, and a little bit overwhelming almost.

So this weekend will be spent making more inventory, taking pictures of what I have already, looking into getting business cards made...basically all the stuff I should have done weeks ago. But how fun!

March 27, 2011

Little horned ducklings

Some more antler-ducks fresh out of the kiln (...although the one to the back left looks more like he has grown mittens :) ). They are a bit naff, I know, but I do love making them.

March 23, 2011


In the last couple of days I have suddenly been featured in multiple treasuries on Etsy, which has been great! I have not done anything in particular lately to suddenly be noticed by so many, so I suspected something else might be going on there. And it turns out I have been swept up by the whirlwind of the very busy European Street Team (EST) on Etsy, who is organizing ‘Europe Week’ this week, doing a lot of promotional work for European shops. And some of the team members were kind enough to include my little shop to their treasuries, even if I was not an EST member yet (I am now! :) ).

When I first opened shop on Etsy, I created a treasury just to see how it was done. It took me all evening!! Not because it was technically difficult, but because there is so much great stuff to search through! I was pining over it for hours to get it ‘just right’. So I am truly grateful to the curators who took the time to find me, and decided to use my picks out of the ocean of other great stuff out there. Thank you!

March 22, 2011

Nice things

This ball of rubber bands makes me happy. A simple, everyday object  that is aesthetically pleasing, where form follows function without  feeling the need to be flashy, complicated or overly ‘designed’.
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