Friday, February 22, 2008

My Etsy Shop

Well, this is it!! I'm just finishing up a few more items and taking some pictures and then BAM! I'll be in the 'etsy' world! If you've never heard of it, it's a must see kind of place!


http://www.etsy.com/ is a website devoted to handmade items. Artists of all kinds sell their wares on this site. It's like being able to have your own shop without having to host a website!


Ebay just hasn't been as friendly as I'd like for my handmade ribbons and bows. I think the market is too saturated there, frankly. I've really enjoyed creating one of a kind ribbons and to watch the auctions close without bids, saddens me. I think I need a place that appreciates handmade quality work. Ebay is not the place for that. Ebay is a like the flea market of the net.


Etsy, on the other hand, is a site made for those of us who enjoy crafting with our hands. It's a location where people who are sick of crap from China can go to support others in their handicraft. That sounds rather redundant but I think it's worth stating. With this culture of WhoreMart shoppers, and I mean that in the "I'll sell it for dirt cheap just so I can sell it", handmade items have lost their sparkle. It's all about the bargain and not about the process or the quality or the love that went into making the item. So, with that, please feel free to visit my shop! It should be loaded with goodies by the end of the weekend.




3 comments:

CherylinMA said...

WOW! Your ribbon is beautiful! I can't wait to see your Etsy shop. I'm already posting it to my fav's and I'll link from my blog too.
I hope you are hugely successful.

EverythingIveGot said...

Thanks so much, Cheryl! I already sold one item!! Yay!

fairyluver said...

Hey you should check out this site it's all WAHM who handmake things to sell I'm looking into starting a collection of some stuff but mostely cloth diapers but there are so many things on this site I'm sure you would do good here!! Well good luck and your stuff is beautiful!!