So things have been so nuts with me recently, I made the decision to close up shop until mid August. I've been on Etsy since Sept. 11th, 2005 and have NEVER put my shop in 'Vacation Mode'. This was a huge decision I spent a month thinking about.
I claimed "personal matters" in my shop announcement, but I will explain that a bit...
I'm currently fighting with my landlord on some serious apartment repairs that they are pretty much refusing to do, getting ready for a Labor Management meeting at work and filling in for my Union Chair this month as he's on vacation and it was decided very last minute that I'd take over his job for the next 3 weeks...
My roommate is also moving out in Sept, she was just accepted to Cambridge University for a 1 year Developmental Studies program. My mom has also been pretty ill recently, so every minute that I'm not dealing with housing issues, union issues or work issues, I'm trying to figure out family stuff. Needless to say, it's nuts! As much as I absolutely love making things and selling on Etsy, it's been difficult to even find the time to hit up the Post Office. So I decided to close up and focus on other things for a month and then come back full force for the holidays.
I'm also working on a decent-sized custom order for my boss. She wanted 8 blue cupcake makeup bags for her bridal party.
What's amazing is I've never wanted to make items as much as I have since temporarily closing up my shop! All I think about is making more baby shoes, pouches, finally working on those retro aprons I've been talking about all year... So look out! Come August 10th, I will have a ton of new stuff posted!
I just bought this pin from Lolabot.
It's a John Maeda quote. We sell his book "Laws of Simplicity" @ MoMA, it's fascinating.
Okay, I'm off to Target and then to see a friend's show tonight...