Friday, May 13, 2011

Etsy and all...

So it's been about 2 weeks since we decided to revive our Etsy shop.

First sale: First Love in Paris Eiffel Tower Necklace

The story is this: we opened our Etsy store in year 2009 (back when I was 17), listed a couple of items, and waited for sales. Let me tell you, waiting does not do the job, I wish someone told me!  Second time around, we made our first sale during the first week... I think it was a fluke, but it was a fluke that made us quite giddy. Ironically, our first customer was a local, which was perfect because we got to meet our first buyer in person and found out exactly how she found us. Yippee!

Managing Etsy store can be a full time job on its own (given you are doing everything yourself).  With the SEO, tags, shop design, keyword updates, taking the photos, editing, posting, measuring your items, etc., hell it can be a lot of work and this is just the beginning. Vi has been keeping her hands busy making jewelry and I am trying to be on top of things on Etsy. Also many thanks to the Etsy community for offering your helpful advice to beginners like us!

Anywhere, here is a link to our Etsy shop,

We're working on installing the shopping cart on our website, which is scheduled to launch in July. So stay tuned for that!

Heading to the Epic Sustainable Living Expo tonight, looking forward to see what's new and green this year. Toodle-loos!

Photo courtesy of Google Images

p.s. Getting feathers INSTALLED in my hair next week, I am so stoked. Miss Melanie from The Farmer's Daughter will be fixing that up for me. Except I don't know how it will turn out since I have a bob at the you guys next time.



  1. Congratulations on your first Etsy sale! And oooh, I am intrigued by the hair feathers. Can't wait to see yours!

  2. Hi came across you from etsy blog team - the feathers sound amazing def post a piccie!

  3. thanks aquariann and lisa :) will do. what a great idea your thread was, aquariann!

  4. Love that necklace! I'm with you--I kept waiting for sales and wondering why nothing was happen . . . I didn't know I had to actually MAKE them happen! Oh the things we learn :-)

    Visiting from the etsy blog team :-)

    Rachel @ Maybe Matilda

  5. Thank you for the visit Rachael, I just visited your blog and you sure have a talent for designing adorable baby items! Yes, I think being consistent and having perseverance, (AND patience!), would be the most challenging aspects of owning an Etsy store. Best of luck to you and your lovely shop =)

    Priscilla & Vi

  6. This is my second time around on Etsy too. The first time, like you, I just listed a few things and waited. Eventually the listings expired and I gave up. This time -- thanks to promoting like crazy -- I've already made some sales.