Friday, February 23, 2007

Today is my Etsy-versary

Today is my one year etsy-versary. I can't even remember life without Etsy. Thank you to Kristin for telling me about it.

I feel like I've learned so much about promotion, and about selling online, from reading the forums all these months. I love having another place to sell things, and being able to stay connected in these winter months. I've been able to stay motivated and working steadily this winter like never before, thanks to the steady if small stream of orders. And I love love love all the kind and friendly customers I've had the pleasure of emailing back and forth with. And the other sellers, too, of course.

I love looking at everyone's art every day, and the beautiful treasuries and front pages. It's so inspiring. Etsy gives me a constant, dynamic connection to community and art in a way I've never experienced before, and it is good.

The Easter Bunny

Little children - *spoiler alert* - don't read this til you are wise

What I am wondering is...how do children reconcile all the easter baskets for sale in every store on Earth, with the Easter bunny? Do they think that on Easter eve, the Easter Bunny heads over to Target and Joann Fabrics and Kroger's and picks up everyone's Easter baskets?

At Christmas, you get presents from lots of people besides Santa Claus, so it makes sense that the stores are full of toys and presents.

Jack pretty much busted me buying Bob the Builder characters today...oh well, maybe he'll forget by Easter. I had to get them today, because the new ones came out and they have playdoh and playdoh molds for the logs and dirt and I-beams, and I wanted to get the last few old ones with the plastic magnetic stuff.

Shut up, kid!

Today while we're checking out at the grocery store, Jack says "If I pull the pen off, the lady will be happy?"

"No, I don't think the checkout lady will be happy if you pull the pen off the chain."

"Mom, the lady is FAT! She's sooooooo fat! She's Super Fat!"

"Oh (dying of mortification and trying not to laugh) yes she iiiiisssss FAST! Super Fast at checking out groceries! Hey, look over there! Balloons, candy, clowns!"

Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Monday, February 19, 2007

bright like a summer's day

bright red, orange, and yellow placemats on etsy