Friday, July 1, 2011

Happy 1st Birthday to my Etsy shop!

 July 3rd, just a day away,  is one year to the date that I nervously launched my Etsy shop.  I filled it with things that my friends said they liked.  I put off opening the shop for over a year because I really didn't think anyone would ever buy something I made.  Truly.  Deeply. Believed that.  I have real issues with rejection.  I get all mopey and question my self-worth.  The textbooks say this is because I was told how great I was as a kid, and never learned to deal with not being great at things.  I'm pretty sure this is totally true.

Despite that, I decided that I needed to be a braver sort of person.  I needed to show Finnegan that it's okay to fail at things, and not be great at things, and to try hard to be better at things.  So, I did it, and it's one of the best things I've ever done, and one of the things I'm proudest of.  To date I have 132 sales.  That's about a sale every 3 days.  Sure, I've made things that didn't sell, and it stings, but I'm just happy I've even sold one thing.

I might have some exciting news about a physical location where you can purchase my wares soon.  More on that when/if it actually happens.

Also, I've been hard at work creating some new items.  A Fraggle Rock Doozer,  a Tiny Titans inspired Robin, and a revamped Ponyo (I made her once before, but thought she could be better)

  Yay for the Hooked Hands Etsy shop.  I hope this next year proves as promising as the first.

To celebrate, if you stumble upon this blog because you're a fan, here's a coupon code for 10% off an order:
go to Hooked Hands Etsy shop and enter HAPPY1BDAY at checkout.  It will be valid until October 1st, 2011

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