Friday, December 19, 2008

Tis the season, To shop vintage… BE SELFISH.

Your Sweet Selfish Self...

Finding an item that is perfect as well as unique for that specific loved one, can seem practically impossible. The hunt and guesswork can indeed be treacherous. As you shop for this amazing gift, keep in mind that you are also being slightly selfish at heart. YES selfish, but in a good way!

The sweat, stress and mental twist ties are endured as much for your own final reward, as well as the receivers’. We know the precious people in our lives like the backs of our hands. We have studied these individuals so well that we can predict their behavior. We can even tell when they are lying straight through their teeth! A fake “happy” reaction to a gift received from you is instantly detected… they, as much as you really want to like the present but if they don’t there is little that can be done (that’s another article I must write!)… In order to sit in the glory of a “mission accomplished”, your sweet selfish self must have a very grateful loved one (turned cheerleader/hugging/I love you machine) bouncing next to you. AHHH mutual gratification… now that’s what I want for Christmas.



Thursday, December 4, 2008

SELLING your 1st item on ETSY....

For every Etsian the 1st sale is like no other. Unfortunatly not every sale is as easy as pie! I know a handful of people that have had thier share of "no sweat" sales, but for many sellers closing a deal takes hard work. Above all, the passion they feel for their items is the source of their success.

I admire the zeal and human quality of the Etsian community. I must admit I was a feebay enthusiast years ago... but I got discouraged by the high fees and auction stress. On Etsy one can feel cozy and warm amongst all the creative souls that put their heart and sweat into the work that they love... the work that they can't live without...

I had my 1st vintage sale today :)