Etsy is a community of many talented artists and creators who have been given a forum to showcase their craft. Some join and sell their items as a hobby, and others make it a career.
When I opened my shop I thought I would like to sell some women's bags, and scarves that I was making. I felt it out for a little while, I sold a bag to my boss for her sister, and one other.
|The custom bag I made for my boss' sister|
Then I wanted a bag to use for bringing my sons stuff back and forth from daycare. So I ended up designing one and I love it.
|The tote bag I made for Evan|
A few weeks later I was in the market for a bib for my son. He has been a very drool ridden child since he was about two months old, so he is always wearing a bib. When he became fairly mobile he would rip the bibs from his neck, causing some frustration on my part. I also had some that the drool would leak right through and he would still be wet. I was on a mission, I needed to find a bib with a snap closure and that would keep my sons clothing dry. I was hard pressed to find something I liked. I did some research and found a new waterproof fabric that was designed to make cloth diaper covers. The same company makes plastic snap closures and a handy little tool to fasten them to the bibs. I was sold. Over the next few weeks I started making the bibs. Quickly I realized that I needed to share these with others who might be looking for the same qualities. I added some to my shop.
|One of my waterproof bib sets|
I have realized how much I enjoy making baby products. A few weeks ago I made my son a blanket. My vision was of a fleece blanket that was backed with flannel. Kind of like a flannel sheet sewn right to a snugly fleece blankie! It came out really cute, and it's in his crib now. I am making more and just listed two of them in my shop.
So, now that I am feeling much more comfortable in my shop skin so to speak, I am going to throw a little bit of a Grand Opening. To celebrate I'm going to give one of my items away to one of my readers. I am offering one set of two bibs, OR one set of two burp cloths, winners choice. I am not part of the giveaway crowd, but I thought I would give a go since it's coming from my own shop and all.
Here's what I want you to do... Comment on this post. Tell me what you would like to see in my shop, tell what is your favorite thing currently listed, your favorite fabric I carry, or another fabric you can recommend, Whatever you think would be useful information to help me get my shop off the ground. I am will leave the giveaway open until Tuesday, February 7, 2012 at 9:00 p.m. and then choose a winner based on the comments, through Random.org.
Feel free to tell your friends, I'm looking for some exposure, ya know? Oh, and you should probably check out my shop HERE