Sunday, January 2, 2011

I love you, Etsy, but...

Change is in the air, can you feel it?  Maybe it's just in my house.  I have a feeling that 2011 is a year for going inward, for simplifying, and finding great joy that is in the nooks and crannies of our lives.  I can't wait, actually, and I feel better already.  Like making the intention has already started the process.

It is in the spirit of simplifying that I have to tell you that I'm closing down my Etsy shop, at least mostly (I have some inventory I'd love to get rid of).   I have a full time job with long commute and a young family.  It's time to concentrate my energy inward and on things that really matter.  I'm glad I did it - I learned so much about online business, working as an artisan; it pushed me creatively in so many ways and has been an experience that I will always be thankful for.  I don't have to think 'what if I had done that' because I did.  I acted boldly and was greatly rewarded.  I think if I had more time to dedicate to an Etsy store I could really make it work, and maybe in the future, when things change (things always change) I will be back.  

So for now, if you'd like something from my shop get it quick.  Otherwise I'm more than happy to do custom orders, in fact I'm hoping to have more time for them now, and they have always been the most exciting things.  I'm hoping to have more time to work on my own art, and projects for my family.  I'm excited for the new beginning.


  1. sorry to hear you are closing, but yeah if you work and commute and have a young family doing etsy would be hard, i work and commute with no kids and i find it hard lol

  2. Are you breaking up with Etsy? You forgot the part where you say "it's not you, it's me"... :)

  3. Best of luck with your new venture!