Monday, December 7, 2009

The Shop is Open (and a Heartfelt Thank You)

Well, i am a day later than i had planned, but my little shop on Etsy is (finally) officially open for business! If you look at the stats for my shop, you will see that i joined the Etsy team and started working on this project in MAY! But i spent most of that time researching and setting up shop here and there when i had the time and a little help from my daughter who is much more savvy with the workings of a computer than i am! Little by little i would add a few things, subtract a few things...all this helped me to get more comfortable with my little shop and how it works. I have put off announcing the opening because i felt like i needed more things in the shop to do that. But honestly, i could be putting this opening off forever that way! (Is there ever enough?)And i enjoy making all the things that i put in the shop so"stocking the shelves " will be ongoing and there will be much more coming on a regular basis! So please come visit me at Moon*&*Stars Studio by clicking on the link, or by going to the mini Etsy "widget" on my blog! I welcome your comments, suggestions and advice! I am sure with time, i will get better and better at this new and exciting project!

Also i would like to thank any and all of you out there who participated in the Troy, N.Y. Victorian Stroll yesterday, and who came in to The Paper Sparrow and did your Christmas Shopping with us. We were SO busy all day long and sold many, many beautiful handmade gifts yesterday. I would just like to thank you all from the bottom of my heart. The economic downturn has definitely hit this area, and sales have been ...struggling for most of the shopkeepers on River Street in downtown Troy. None of them have deep pockets or big corporate bank accounts to lean on. They get up every day like you and me, and go out to work and offer up their product in hopes that someone will come along and buy handmade, homemade, well made items for their loved ones. Yesterday the community came out in droves and showed their support for these hard working people, and one of them is my daughter. Thank you again for your much appreciated support of small businesses everywhere....

7 comments:

Lola Nova said...

Oh Hurray and congratulations! Your shop looks great! You have so many wonderful items it's hard to choose!
Much love
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teddybearswednesday said...

Congratulations Mare! It looks gorgeous! And look at how many things you have in it. I especially love your "little sparrow" and the snow people!

Mare said...

Thank you my friends! Your encouraging comments mean so much to me! You've both been doing this a little longer than i have, so if you see me going off the straight and narrow Etsy path, please feel free to offer up some good advice. Thanks again! (This is exciting!)

Leahdis said...

Fantastic, love the earings. I hope it take off for you and you have a great christmas rush! lol

Mare said...

Thank you Leahdis!

Farm Chick Paula said...

Yay! Yay! Yay! You finally did it! Now those not fortunate enough to live near you can buy your awesome creations, Mare! I'm going shopping very soon!

Mare said...

That is so sweet...Thank you Paula!