Wednesday, May 20, 2009

A Grand Experiment of Epic Proportion!

Well...I can honestly say, without loosing any sleep at night, that when I started plotting my 100th post Giveaway celebration, I was not contemplating opening an Etsy Shop. However, I think I've decided to take that leap of faith and try it.

Over the course of the year that I've been blogging, I've had more than one person ask, "When [was I] going to sell on Etsy?". My response was always the same...my time is very limited and I'm not sure how much time I can devote to it. However, after looking into it a bit, I see that one of the beauties of Etsy is that you sell at your own pace. The world doesn't end if you run out of inventory for a week or two.

So, my good friends, I think I will kick off my Etsy "experiment" the day of my 100th Post Celebration and Giveaway. And now that I've posted this, it brings us one post closer to the big event. : )

P.S. And please don't worry...I won't make you do anything crazy to enter my Giveaway. Just plain-old leave one comment (when I get to my 100th). Happy Wednesday to all! : )

19 comments:

Scrap for Joy said...

How exciting! I am thrilled to hear you will be a seller on Etsy. I do lots of shopping there and you're projects are always so amazing...you'll do well M.L.! I'm so glad you didn't hit your 100th while I was away....I'm all ready for the big post!

marmielu said...

Hi, M.L.! Thanks so much for visiting my blog and commenting. I, too, had to visit you.......
Thanks so much for the info on the lamp. Without knowing, I did put a smallish shade on it temporarily!

Good luck with the Etsy adventure. My daughter has done Etsy in the past, with good results, and is contemplating going back to it. Lots of great stuff there!

I love your whimsy, and will keep checking back!
Mary Lou

Darlene said...

WOOHOO!!!! WOOHOO!!! WOOHOO!!!! I seriously think you are talking about me being more than one person since I constantly seem to ask you WHEN you are going to open an etsy shop....lol. I am so glad that you will be. I look forward to seeing what you put in it.

Molly said...

Wonderful!! I think you're going to love having an etsy shop, I know I do. And I know everyone will love you having an etsy shop since everything you touch turns to fabulous! I wish you much success!

beckaboots said...

That is going to be so fun for you! I'm still new to the Etsy world but I love it already and enjoy finding out more about it every day :)

Kim's Treasures said...

Very exciting!!! Good luck!!! : )

Holly said...

HeeHeeHee!! YAY!!! See,...nagging (on my part) is not always a bad thing.:):) What a neat endeavor. I am very excited for you, (and the rest of us!;)) CONGRATS!!!

GRAMS said...

I've been considering opening an Etsy shop too but just can't get myself to take the plunge. I'm sure you'll do well though. Let me know how it goes and maybe I'll jump in.
Janis

marie said...

Yippee! I received a (homemade) gift certificate for Etsy from some of my children for Mom's Day. I can't wait to see what your shop!

~The Robin's Nest~ said...

Oh good for you ML!

The great thing about Etsy is it doesn't cost hardly anything to start and if it doesn't work for you it's easy to get out of!
BUT I know it's going to work for you, you are so creative!

Take Care Sweetie,

Robin~♥

The Blonde Duck said...

Oh cool! That's great!

creative breathing said...

Oh, I hate when I get behind! So much to miss! Loved your Wednesday - your Mom was such a slip of a girl! Sunday dinner was lovely. New banner is always a special treat to your many fans.... and most of all ..... CONGRATULATIONS on opening an Etsy shop! Your work is very special and so beautifully created. All success to you! Elizabeth

Mimi Sue said...

Great! Can't wait to see what you'll be selling. Everything you do is so cute. Before you know it you'll be an Etsy tycoon. Good luck with it. Mimi

Manuela@Pleasures of Homemaking said...

That's so exciting! Good luck with Etsy!

Manuela

Buzzings of a Queen Bee! said...

Well, congratulations on the decision to open an Etsy shop! What a wonderful new adventure!
Carrie

Carrie said...

How great!

Ginny said...

Congrats to you, I know your etsy shop will be very successful!!!

LaurieStar said...

Ooooh! I just read this! So, when are you going to open??? You should send us posters all an email to let us know! I love Etsy - I am addicted and can't wait to see your shop! :)

Diana said...

Mary lou? This is Diana!! I found your daughter on a blog. It was listed on an old friends blog. she wrote me back and let me know what you were up to. by the way, Happy birthday last week!!! Believe it or not... I thought of you and wondered how you had celebrated. You will have to visit my blog someday and also Elder Raders blog. He only has 7 months left. I have wondered what keeps you busy and hope that what ever your station, you have learned to be content in it. ( you were never discontent!!! but you know what I mean ) Take Care! Love ya, Diana Rader