Monday, June 9, 2008

I'm scared. lol

I'm taking the plunge....I'm going to list on Etsy. I've had it forever but I'm scared to put anything on it. lol...I'm so comfy using Ebay...so I'm jumping in...aaaaach!
Here are a couple of chalkboards...Yup...they're going on Etsy...lets say I'm sticking my big toe in.
This one up above is done all with chalkboard paints...except the touch of white...I couldn't decide which way to set it up...long or tall
Then I painted another one of these little coaster plates, and crackled it...now for the part I'm scared of...HOW MUCH??? Does it get any easier???

21 comments:

Alison Gibbs said...

They are lovely. Good Luck with Etsy.
Alison

Adrienne said...

Hi Laurie -
You will do well on Etsy. I'm sure you will be as busy as you want to be there.

I was in your city on Saturday for two Little League baseball games with our grandsons. Then we went to the RV Show at the ball stadium. Lots of fun. Would you believe I forgot my camera?

No time Saturday for any fun 'girl' places to stop and shop. Maybe next time.
~Adrienne~

Cathy ~ Tadpoles and Teacups said...

Best wishes as you "get your feet wet".
Cathy

Robyn said...

OH MY GOSH! I just adore that nest! Love it!
Can't wait to see your shop!

Amy at Bunny Rose Cottage said...

Beautiful pretties Laurie! I LOVE selling on Etsy! You will do great!

Hugs,
Amy

Connie said...

Oh, don't be scared, sweetpea! You'll do just fine because your items are lovely. Scared is cleaning my toilets! Hah
Smoochies,
Connie

Bunny B said...

I'm sure you'll do well on etsy! Best of luck!!

Lori said...

you will do GREAT on etsy Laurie!!! i love the little bird nest on the coaster, how darling!!!

Karen said...

Hi Laurie, You will do well on Etsy! Your work is stunning.

Etsy is quite user friendly. My only "blip" on Etsy was the way they crop their photos (square thumbnails). I am used to it now, but when they cropped the ears off my teddy bear (to make the photo square) I was not to happy, LOL. I had to redo a few pictures and crop them myself. Let me know if you have any questions :).

I left Feebay in May and I am giving Etsy my business for the summer (and hopefully longer).

Karen at Ciderantiques

The Farrier's Daughter said...

Love the chalkboard paint! I am going to have to find out where you found all of the lovely colors...I have been doing black on my windows, but would love to brach out with some color.

Congrats to you and your big toe! I'm sure it wont take long before you are in up to your neck!
~Lindsey

Diane of Crafty Passions said...

Good luck with Etsy!!
I an sure you will do well, everything you make is so pretty!
Diane
http://dianobe.blogspot.com/

Julie said...

I am sure you will do fine. What is the difference between e-bay and etsy?

Kari & Kijsa said...

Laurie,

Those are so sweet...love the painted tray with the nest.

Have a blessed and wonderful day!

smiles, kari & kijsa

Karen said...

I bought the cute green plate! So cute! I can't wait for it to arrive :)

pssst . .. Laurie, please read the flickr update on my blog (we are not allowed to mention "for sale" on flickr).

~ Karen

Jen Crossley said...

These are just beautiful Im sure you will sell alot of then goodluck
Jen

Beth Leintz said...

If you can ebay, you'll love Etsy- I think the secret is to list something new every few days to keep people visiting your shop- and join a group like CSST (Cottage Style Street Team) and add CSST to your listing title, so people can find your pretties.

Natasha Burns said...

I love how your banner is different every time I visit Laurie! Your blackboards are gorgeous and I am sure you'll do super well on etsy!!! xo

My Arts Desire said...

Laurie,
Will be curious to see how you like Etsy compared to Ebay. Please keep us all "posted"--so to speak! Did some antique and thrift store shopping this past week. Inspired by your use of the silver trays I snagged a couple for my stash.

When do you find time for all your beautiful creations AND TO CHANGE YOUR BANNER SO OFTEN?!! Is it an energy drink? If so, please share the product's name! LOL!

Sunshine on your day,
xoxo
Sue

Melissa M said...

Love your creations. Good Luck with Etsy, i'm sure you'll do great. I haven't taken that step yet. Baby steps.

Vicki C said...

You talents are amazing friend! Soooo sweet!

Country Liv . . . said...

Laurie! Don't you dare scare yourself and think you aren't 'good enough' to do anything! You are so talented and everyone loves to come over here and see what you've created. I haven't been able to visit for a while but i can tell you that I missed your little creations-they always give me a sweet smiley feeling!
Keep that chin up girl!
Hugs,
Liv