I’ve been on such a huge cross-stitching kick lately. I tend to go through crafting phases, where I’ll be incredibly focused on doing one type of craft, and right now, I’m nose deep in DMC thread skeins and Aida cloth.
I’ve even jumped into the world of making my own cross-stitch patterns. I’ve had some mixed results with that – some images just don’t translate well to a cross-stitch pattern. But some stuff I made has come out really, really well. And I thought to myself, “Why not put these out there for everyone?” Why not, indeed?
So, I resurrected my Etsy shop for the umpty-millionth time.
I’ve sold a wide variety of things in my Etsy shop, under a wide variety of names. It used to be called Bee’s Crafts, then Dreaming Pixels Crafts, and now it’s The Crafty Nerd’s Closet. I’ve sold punch embroidery pillows through there, and plain old boring pillows made with Sailor Moon fabric. I’ve tried to sell Doctor Who scarves out of my shop, with no success. I even tried selling the mess of scarves I’ve made through there – nobody seems to want homemade scarves, however. But I think I’ve stumbled on something people will actually want to buy.
I’ve currently got a bunch of My Little Pony patterns up, and one lone Sailor Moon pattern. I’ve got some scooters in there, too (I’m pretty sure my followers will recognize Mia and Scooterlou, haha), and a couple of little finished objects too. So far I’ve sold one pattern. I may have very excitedly started creating more patterns once that first one sold – someone actually wanted to make something with my Crescent Moon Wand themed pattern that I put together at 6 am one day before I went to work (and ended up getting in late because I was flailing about, trying to finish the pattern).
One of the awesome things – and potentially bad things – about Etsy: finding more things to make. Sure, you can find all sorts of “vintage” things there, and handmade objects for your every need, but finding patterns, stuff to help you make things yourself, now that is what I’m excited about. I may have found six or seven little cross-stitch patterns that I want to make that are all coffee themed. At this point, I’ll likely end up covering every wall in cross-stitch projects. And I have no problem with that whatsoever.
Oh, Etsy, I get the feeling this is going to turn into something resembling my relationship with Pinterest – I visit you for what I think will be two or three minutes, and then hours later I’ve found nine things I want to do and am still sitting in front of the computer in my Rainbow Dash bathrobe, needing to leave for work in ten minutes, heheh.