Thursday, August 19, 2010

Look Out Etsy...

Here I come! I've been toying with the idea of opening an Etsy shop for a while now. I don't know why I've had such a hard time committing to it. Fear of rejection? Maybe. Lack of time to complete anything worthy of being sold? Probably. Regardless, I have finally decided to take the leap. I've been working on a few different items to list in the shop and of course the majority are baby related right now. I can't help it I'm surrounded by baby. :) I've really had to make myself remember to craft for boys too. I'm just not used to making boy things but its really kind of fun. But surprisingly hard to find boy fabric that I like locally. Here's one of the boy items I've made though just waiting to hit the shop...

Seriously how cute is this burp cloth? It's a premium 6-ply gerber cloth diaper embellished with pirate fabric and a little embroidery. I have to say it was a lot of fun working with something so not girly. I have a few other boy fabrics spotted and some even ready to be sewn and I can't wait.

I had planned to officially open the shop at the end of last week but knew I wouldn't be up to making any runs to the post office to ship stuff this week so I pushed it back. I'm only 2 days post surgery but I think I'm going to be okay for shipping runs next week so I'm shooting for mid to late next week for the official opening (maybe Thursday?). That will give me time to put the finishing touches on a few projects while I'm still laid up and do some photographing to get things listed in the early part of the week. I'm really excited to take this step but a bit nervous too. I guess if nothing sells I'll be set whenever I need a baby shower gift right?


  1. You know it's all going to sell!! You are a great crafter!! And I love that burp cloth.

  2. Love that pirate!! :) I can't WAIT for your Etsy shop! Bring it on girl!

  3. Your shop will do amazingly well. All your stuff is really good. Im proud of you.

  4. Looking forward to your etsy shop!!!