For a few months last year (2010) I had a small Etsy store. I never sold anything, but I still opened it with the hope that some of the things that I created would be of interest to others. Now that I seem to have more time to be creative, I would really like to open up a new Etsy shop. Seriously though, what could I possibly make that others would want? I just don't know that I have the courage to do it. My biggest fear is failure!
I think of all of the possibilities and just get frustrated. Purses? No - I am not that good at them yet. Hair clips I tried that and apparently mine weren't cute enough. Little tutu's with matching bows for little girls? I don't know that I can invest the money in the fabric. Purse accessories? It's a thought, but seriously, how many people would actually want everything in the purse to be matchy-matchy? I certainly don't match everything in my purse!
It would be fantastic if I could come up with something that would portray me. Encompass my love of all things that bring warmth to a person from the inside out. I just don't think I have that creativeness in me.
Okay, I have a favour to ask of all of you out there reading this... You may have seen the posts I have done in the past with the items I have made, if not, that is a-okay! Here is my request... I am very serious about opening an Etsy shop (if I can get up the courage)! I have been working on my "craft-a-month" resolution for 2011, and have posted a few things and will continue to post the "craft of the month" - I know I didn't get around to it last month. Here is my request - okay it's more like a question. Should I focus on one particular type of item for an Etsy shop, or should I maybe attempt to do a "monthly" item? I would make them throughout the year, but post them under monthly sections in my Etsy shop.
There is no guarantee that I will open up a new shop, but your ideas are more than welcome! I wouldn't be here without all of you. Your insights and opinions (good or bad) are definitely something that I am interested in. I suppose with encouragement, I can do anything I set my mind to, but right now, I am very timid and don't want to fail!