Thursday, May 19, 2011

All you have to do is ask!

All my life I’ve been making things for my friends and family. And almost as long as that, they have been saying that I should try and sell the stuff I make and try and make a living out of it. I don’t think the last will ever happen, but I did open a shop a few months ago on Etsy. At first only for the pattern for the skirt guards. And I was so amazed when people not only found my little shop, but even bought the pattern. And still, every time someone buys it, I’m so thankful and it gives me so much joy.

Then, when I was going on, making new stuff, I started to put those items on Etsy too. For example this flower scarf:

It was sold within a few days, and then the strangest thing happened. Someone asked if it was possible to make another one. And while I was answering her mail, another message came, asking the very same thing.This was totally new for me; people who I don’t know, who live on the other side of the planet, asking me to make something for them!

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So on my table right now: lots, and lots of flowers, waiting to become a scarf.

Groetjes, Dorien

10 comments:

Poppy Cottage said...

Brilliant. You should be chuffed, it looks an amazing scarf xx

Ruth @ The Butterfly Bush Diaries said...

You totally deserve to sell oodles of lovely handmade things in your shop - you're very talented and orignal! I love your work! :)

Monique said...

Wat leuk Dorien dat je af en toe wat verkoopt. Voor je het weet stromen de bestellingen binnen ;-)
Logisch want die sjaal is echt prachtig!

Groetjes, Monique

Corina said...

Nou, het is ook een prachtige sjaal, dus zo gek is dat niet. Leuk dat het zo lekker loopt!

Maria said...

Congrats, this is wonderful

hannah said...

Wat goed zeg! En dan nog twee van die sjaals op bestelling! Gefeliciteerd!!

Naturally Carol said...

I loved that scarf too..you certainly deserve every success on Etsy with your beautiful projects!

Karen said...

Amazing news....I"m so happy for you. Isn't etsy great?

Jantine said...

I can see why people want a scarf like this, I have been dreaming of it too!

Sue said...

How lovely to hear about your little shop, I'm thinking of doing the same thing so it's good to hear that it is possible to sell to 'strangers'. No wonder though your scarf is adorable and I'm really tempted by that skirt guard pattern myself! ♥