Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Grand Opening

I DID IT! I finally opened an Etsy shop.
Now you can shop with me on line when you cannot make it to my craft shows.
So...without further ado I am pleased to announce my
 You will also find a mini widget on my sidebar which will take you to my shop.
Click on the shop name and take a sneak peek!

Here you will find creations with my personal touch; anything from junky trash to treasures, altered art, vintage, shabby chic and my photography. I love to recycle junk and make it once again functional and oh so shabby and chic for you to enjoy. There will be seasonal items for fall and the holidays like Christmas and lots of shabby pink stuff. And don’t worry you lovers of prim…I will have a few things you might like too…given time to get them done! I promise to not make it all pink and shabby!! Also some of my photography will be featured so you can buy my prints once I get them in the store.

I’m really excited about this new venture and also a little apprehensive at the same time. Will I sell anything? Will anyone find something they like and make an effort to purchase it? Is Etsy the right place to do this? Am I wasting my time and the cost of listing items for sale? Will people find my shop? All these and many more questions cross my mind and this is why I have not bothered to venture out and do this before now. Fear of the unknown, fear of messing up, fear of no sales, fear of wasting a little money, and the fear of my insecurities and lack of confidence. But for now the excitement is greater than the fears, so I jumped into the raging waters and I’m swimming. Please say a little prayer that I do not sink. Take a look at my treasures and let me know what you like. I will try to keep new things coming as I get them photographed and displayed. If you have any Etsy experience you would like to share with me, please do so; if you are looking for something particular just ask…I’ll see what I can do. You as well as your ideas and advice are always welcome.

As they say…"You never know until you try". So I’m going t try this!
These quotes are an inspiration too:

"Move out of your comfort zone.
You can only grow if you are willing to feel
awkward and uncomfortable
when you try something new."
~Brian Tracy

"The big shots are only the little shots who keep shooting."
~Christopher Morley

"In the long run, men hit only what they aim at.
Therefore, they had better aim at something high."
~Henry David Thoreau

And My favorite:
"Take a chance! All life is a chance.
The man who goes the furthest is generally
the one who is willing to do and dare."
~Dale Carnegie

So we’ll see how this goes…wish me luck!

 

My word for 2010-Experience
I experienced a new venture~Etsy

24 comments:

amelia said...

oh my, fantastic! I am off to explore!!

SE'LAH... said...

Congratulations!!! I will go check out your new shoppe.

Sherry said...

Oh that's wonderful Cora!! I've been on etsy for a couple of years and while I don't set the house on fire with sales, I like doing it and am always gratified when someone wants something I've made! I'm off to heart your shop!! ♥

Kathleen Grace said...

Congratulations Cora! I have no doubt you will be very happy with etsy. I had the same fears but I have done etsy and craft shows and I will never bother with a craft show again! No more lugging product and setting up. No more sitting and hoping the weather wont sabotage me. Etsy is easy, affordable and I have shipped all over the world. Your shop looks great and I think your prices are reasonable. People WILL find you:>)

cinner said...

Congratulations Cora, Someday I want to do the same thing but with my rocks. I am sure you will do well. I wish you all the best. Take care.

Anonymous said...

OMG - one of the things to do on my "to-do-list" is to set up a shop also....was it hard, and do you think "I" can figure it out?????

~Libby

Angie Berry said...

Girlfriend, you've been holding out on us!! That etsy has been open for a couple of weeks now. Lol!

You lit up my face when I was reading through your post. I'm SO excited for you!!! And I'm such a weenie because I'm the one with all the fears, concerns and worries so here I sit. I was thinking about etsy but for the reasons you list-- I have not done a thing about it! How wonderful that you have taken the plunge. Maybe I can be inspired by you and follow shortly in this creative endeavor! Yah for you!!

I should have asked you first but I didn't... sorry! I put a picture of your card on my blog and posted a little something about you. I know it's a little late now... but I hope it's okay. =]

Have a wonderful day~

daily mom said...

oh cora! i am truly excited for you! congratulations!!! pursuing your dream is wonderful. i know everything will be a happy success with your etsy shoppe. i believe in you! and i thank you for believing in me and my dreams. love ya!

Holly said...

im excited for you! you are going to do awesome! love you!

country girl said...

You did it! Congratulations! Good for you.
I have all those same doubts about myself, so I completely understand.
My friend Susan, who writes amazing books, once said to me: "If you love what you make, there's bound to be people out there who will love it, too!"
Isn't that so true?
Wishing you success and lots of fun with your new shop!
xo country girl

Traci said...

Yeah for you, Cora! Congratulations and best wishes for much success...off to take a looksy over at etsy!

GWENDOLYN said...

Cora,
Good luck with your new etsy store. I am going to hop over there next to see what you have.
Blessings!
Gwen

Char said...

congratulations!!! I know it will be a wonderful success

Susan said...

This is great, Cora! Congrats! I wish you great success and many sales. I'm coming over to your shop today!

Christine said...

Hi Cora! I hopped on over from Angie's blog! What a sweet card and message you sent her!
Wishing you every success in your Etsy venture and I'm sure you'll do very well as everything looks gorgeous!

My Farmhouse Kitchen said...

Cora...congratulations...

my best friend has been making a living on ETSY for a couple of years now...she used to just do shows..but now she is an ETSY girl....it changed her life...for the better....you can see her shop at Julie Witmore Pottery

you are going to really enjoy it...


off to go see it...

sending best wishes..
kary
xxx

Christina said...

yay! i am doing the happy dance.
xo

A Joyful Chaos said...

Congratulations! I hope it will be a bigger and better success than you ever dreamed!

A Life In Focus Photography said...

yay for you!!!! can't wait to check it out!!!

Anonymous said...

"i keep thinking i should open one to sell my vintage wares!! Congratulations Cora! I will check it out!

Facebook comment by: Sharon Crawford Kaldor

Anonymous said...

"Can't wait to look!"

Facebook comment by: Carolyn Dunn Tolbert

Leann said...

Wow, congrats my sweet friend! I'm off to browse:)

Leann

Anonymous said...

You are the most talented person I know....no doubt at all...you will do great!!

Becky

Southern Cinderella said...

YAY! I'm running to check it out now!! :)