Tuesday, July 24, 2007

A Milestone

I set up my Etsy shop late last August with high hopes and low expectations. I got a convo about a custom order on my first day and after figuring out what a "convo" was, I've been trundling along with fairly regular sales. At the beginning of the summer I made some sales goals to meet before my one-year Etsy anniversary and this morning I met my milestone:

I never thought I'd be able to make 200 items, let alone sell that many! Etsy has been a grand adventure, allowing me to stretch my brain and develop my designing skills. It's provided a great excuse to go to fabric stores and helped me overcome my irrational fear of sewing zippers. I've met amazingly creative and kind people along the way. I think I'll have another cup of coffee to celebrate!

Have you met any milestones lately?

9 comments:

plumm said...

Welcome back and congratulations on you 200th sale! Quite impressive.

quenna said...

Congrats on the milestone! I have been a longtime admire of your shop/work! Thanks you for your kind comments :)

maia (glassbeach) said...

Thanks, Plumm!!

And thanks to you, too, Quenna! I'm a big fan of your work!

Vintage-at-Heart Designs said...

Congratulations! You are an inspiration on Etsy and within our industry. Keep up the great work and creativity.

Jenn Maruska said...

Congrats!!! : )

I recently had my 100th blog post. And I am coming up on my first year on Etsy in September : )

Here's to another great year for you!

maia (glassbeach) said...

Thank you for your kind words, Vintage! I very much appreciate them!

Thanks to you, too, Jenn and congrats on your 100th blog post! Your blog is one of my absolute favorites.

AsYouWishGreetings said...

Cool! I found your blog from Leigh-ann's. Now I'm going to blog stock you.... just jokes. Love your stuff!

Manda

Liz (made in lowell) said...

Congratulations! Amazing :) And it's funny about the zippers, because that is what I show all my friends first "Did you see how beautifully she put in this zipper?"

Many more sales to you!
Liz

Blogging Molly said...

Wow! 200 items sold. Congrats on sales and mentions. I just had my 50th blog, a small milestone but nonetheless an achievement. Still working on the zippers, though. I told my daughter we would learn together :)