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Wednesday, December 22, 2010


I woke up to the exciting news that one of my items was in a treasury on the FRONT PAGE of Etsy! I can't tell you how happy I am! Here's a screenshot - the spoon/bottle openers are mine (sorry, I know it's a little hard to see):

I logged onto my shop this morning just like always and I noticed that one of the spoons had sold. I also had two "convos" from folks asking about the spoons and which ones I had left. I thought it was strange because those things had been posted for months and I had only sold one of the 8 I had. Anyway, after responding to the convos and doing some other stuff online, I went over to Craftopolis to check my shop views. That's when it hit me - I had been on the front page. By 8:00 am my time, I had twice as many page views as I've ever had in a whole day! And 16 people had favorited my shop. I once had 10 people favorite my shop in one day, but the average for me is 2-3 a day, so 16 is amazing!

Just when I thought I would have no more sales until after Christmas, I've had 8 in the last 3 days! Hooray! Of course, now I have to go stand in line at the post office. I was there yesterday though and it wasn't so bad, so maybe it won't be bad today either, especially since if you are just shipping today, it's not going to make it by Christmas anyway.

Hope everyone has a great day!


  1. I am SO proud of you!!! What a great thing to wake up to! Your shop is growing so fast! I was at the post office yesterday too - wasn't that bad for me either. I made a couple more sales so I will be there today as well. Have a couple of things reserved until tomorrow so it looks like one more trip will be in order tomorrow. I hope this is a taste of what January will be like!

  2. thanks, angela! that means a lot coming from someone who has been very successful on etsy! :)

  3. Oh yay!!! That must have been exciting to see! Post Office mightn't be so bad, lots of people will have sent their stuff by now and will be busy buying turkeys etc ;-)

  4. Congrats!! My shop is so new and blah. Im going to work on it hardcore this weekend. Most def more upkeep than eBay! Hopefully my hard work will bring big rewards :)