Sunday, January 24, 2010

“The greatest barrier to success is the fear of failure.” Sven Goran Eriksson

There is so much we have to do tomorrow. Most of it involves little to no actual leg work but it's still going to be time consuming. I've been really in the mood to sew lately and I've made a couple purses that I think are adorable but I'm having really big confidence issues.

Not really with me but more with the crafts I make. I am so down on myself because it seems like none of my stuff on Etsy sells. It just expi
res and then I feel so let down. I love ALL of hte stuff I make. I put a lot of time and effort into making things and for no one to buy them is disappointing. It's even more disappointing to have over 200 views on some items and still no sales.

Last night I was making some new hair bows at Tim's parent's house and Makayla (5) and Mackenzie (4) wanted to "help". I decided that since the ribbon was free, the thread was free, and with me watching it's not like they were going to hurt themselves, I would let them help. They had a blast. I let them cut the ribbon at the right lengths and even let them sew the thing themselves. They were so proud.

Then my sister's friend comes in and is looking at some of the one's that I have finished. She loved them. I gave her the one she really took an interest in because let's face it, I'm not going to sell it. And then she tells me that she buys off Etsy! Come on! I really want to sell my hair bows on Etsy but I'm just so scared of getting let down again. Maybe I'll work up enough courage to put a few up when we get back to the house but I don't want to make any promises to myself. Here's to hoping I find the courage.


SARAH said...

I know what you mean about Etsy. I had a couple of shops on there, and I sold a few things, but most of my stuff just kept expiring so I stopped listing.

I still heart Etsy, but I wish I knew what would get people to buy from me! Good luck to you.

Creepy Glowbugg said...

Hi! I was just reading some of your previous posts and just had to comment.
I started selling on Etsy (I make polymer clay schtuff) last year, and have only sold 24 things. Most of my stuff is Halloween themed so it makes sense that it might not sell so well during the springtime. Don't give up! It's all about the proper tags! Try tags that will get your stuff to certain markets. Lolita, Kawaii, gothic, steampunk, etc.. Find items that are selling really well and look at their tags.
Good luck!

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