March 24, 2014

It's Official


Well that just happened. GAAA!!!! My Etsy shop is open. After years of thinking about it and talking about it and doing nothing about it...I finally did it! Here's what I've learned about myself in the process. I am the kind of person that just needs to jump right in and figure it out as I go along. I was getting so bogged down with things like policies, shipping, packaging, branding, pricing and inventory. There is honestly so much more to think about than I realized. I've just decided to keep it simple and figure it out as I go along and not make myself crazy looking at the big picture.


The first thing I'm going to be stocking my shop with is pincushions. Before I go listing already made pincushions, I really wanted to do something for you dear, loyal friends. I want to give you a chance to preorder a hand embroidered personalized monogrammed pincushion. While in the future pincushions that I list might have some embroidery on them, they won't be personalized. I think these would also make great Mother's Day gifts.


If you are interested, I have listed 20 custom pre-order pincushions in my Etsy shop. I thought I'd start with that number and get them out and then I might do this again. We will see how the first big batch goes! When checking out you will have the opportunity to let me know if there are a couple of specific color choices that you'd like and what letter to monogram. There will obviously be some additional time required to ship these since these will be custom made. The cost is $20 plus $4 shipping prepaid and I will make them in the order of the requests I receive.


I'm so excited to be stepping off this cliff with you and I have to send out a big thank you to my cheerleader, counselor, butt-kicker-into-gear, super supportive friend Angie for her encouragement and gentle nudging to just do it already. Your turn Angie!!

28 comments:

  1. How exciting! I know you will do good... I am going to look right now.
    Blessings,
    Amy Jo

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  2. Hello Jen,
    it's super great news to hear about your Etsy shop!! I wish you great success! The pincushions look very sweet and I LOVE your fab looking packaging!! Well done.
    Anna xxxx

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  3. i am so SO so excited for you in this venture! these pincushions are absolutely gorgeous…i look forward to mine arriving! and i think i may need to order another for a sweet friend!

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  4. Congratulations! I just love your style so much and these are beautiful. Sometimes its best to just jump in to things, I know I analyze and think about everything too much too :) So happy for you

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  5. Congrats Jen!!! I tend to do the same thing and over analyze things. I need to get my tail in gear and open my own shop also. Thinking about it for way too long now. :)

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  6. Congratulations! I am so excited for you, and cannot wait to see what other items appear in your Etsy Shop (I've already "favorited" you!).

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  7. Congratulations! I have wavered back and forth on the idea of an Etsy shop. Good luck on your venture.

    Your pincushions are so cute and your choice of fabrics is perfect.

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  8. Sooooo exciting, JJ!
    Your pincushions are absolutely beautiful, as is everything you create.
    I'm looking forward to following along on this new adventure!

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  9. Yippee! Hurray! So HAPPY that I'm even playing Pharrell's "Happy" in the background!! Just placed my order! Looking forward to all the wonderful things you create and post on your Etsy shop. Congrats, Jen... and thanks, Angie, for giving our girl the gentle nudge she needed!

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  10. Great idea! I think you'll find you love the convenience of selling online. It's a lot of fun:>)

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  11. Oh, this is exciting news!

    You asked if I miss Indiana...Yes, I do, but not this winter!!

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  12. Congratulations, Jen! The pin cushions are adorable and I wish you much success! There is quite a bit to it all...I had an etsy shop and now have my website shop, it is very overwhelming and time consuming at times, but I love creating and selling, so that's why I keep at it. Looking forward to seeing your shop grow!

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  13. So exciting!!! I hope it is wildly successful, you really deserve it. Those pincushions are adorable as is everything you do. Congratulations! ~Angela~

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  14. How wonderful! You are going to be such a hit. Those pincushions are lovely! Kit

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  15. Congratulations, Jen, for just jumping in and doing it. I have been thinking about doing this for a long time, too, and I think that I over think and over analyze everything! Crazy, isn't it? lol Good luck- I know you will do great. Those pin cushions are just darling- xo Diana

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  16. Your pin cushions are so sweet and I love your tags too! Huge congratulations!

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  17. Your pincushions are really beautiful and cheery- I don't doubt that your shop will do very well. I hope your courage will be well rewarded and your joy will overflow! Congratulations!

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  18. so excited for you, jen!! the pincushions a beautiful, wish i sewed!!

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  19. I am so excited for you! Your work and home are just beautiful! I know your shop will do wonderful. I am going to head over there and order one for my sweet mom.

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  20. Congratulations, I love the pincushions, they are so sweet!

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  21. YAY! Congrats! These are so cute!

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  22. Hi.. Im new to your blog. Congratulations on your Etsy opening! Your pincushions would make lovely gifts for someone special. What pretty colors you chose. Great job!

    Blessings to you,
    Tamara

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  23. congratulations jen on your new Etsy shop!! wishing you tons of success {love the pincushions} ♥

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  24. So glad you finally went for it! Your talents are too great to not be shared my friend. I feel so honored to already be in possession of one of these amazing treasures. Best of luck with everything!!!

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  25. i predict major success and lots of busy, crafty days!!

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  26. So so so very exciting! I can't wait to own one of your beautiful creations!

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  27. The pictures you post are all so adorable and vintage!

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