Well, I finally did it. Got the courage up to claim a name for my Etsy shop. I have been thinking about it for a long time but it has been easier to just go with the old name until something happened yesterday to make me rethink everything!
A woman purchased an item from me and gave me my first bad review. She did not contact me to ask for a refund or even to let me know it wasn’t what she was expecting. That’s OK…I’ve worked retail. It didn’t stop me from shedding a tear or two however.
I was floored. People may think..oh that’s nice..you sell your stuff on Etsy but I am sure that those who have never given it a whirl don’t really have an understanding of the work behind it. I love it!! I have learned a ton about myself and how to navigate the internet not to mention SEO!
I really feel sometimes I need a 2×4 like a crap review in order to light a fire under me. With the advice of a fellow Fiber Artist, Jocelyn Allen https://www.facebook.com/wearableartbyjocelynallen I was given the incentive to make some changes!
I have opened a new shop in Etsy as well for my Vintage finds. I felt my handwork was getting a little lost as the size of my shop grew and felt it was time to split into two entities. The new can be found here @ https://www.etsy.com/shop/slinkyvagabonds
As my friends and family know I am a big David Bowie fan so I thought I’d use a phrase from his song “Young Americans”…Slinky Vagabond….a fun name that means something to me! There is just one little thing in there right now but I will be adding more and moving stuff over from Ragged Revival as well.
On a side note..here are some coasters I have been working on. I thought they’d be great gift ideas to take with you when invited to a friends Cottage this summer…one of my BFF’s has just purchased a Cottage and I will be bringing a set along for her!