See something extra on the right sidebar? *grins* CookieCutterEtsy is now live!! My very own little shop! I hope you’ll find time to check it out and to pass the word around if you love it. I handmade everything myself. I tend towards simple and clean designs. There are only a few pics here so do click on the link to see the full listings. I’ll see how things go from here and will then look into putting up more items. Drop me a comment to tell me what you think too, ok?
Somebody pinch me? I can’t believe this is happening. For some of you, it might not be a huge thing at all especially since you’ve had it running successfully for quite a while now. But for me, it is. Since it’s a big occasion for me, let me ramble on abit, will you?
Let’s see, I’ve thought of having a little online shop many years ago. That was even before I learnt of Etsy or embraced the gifts I’m blessed with (there, I’ve said it. One should have the self-confidence to say this). I just knew I wanted to sell something online. Maybe it’s greedy Sandy wanting to jump on the wagon like everyone else so as to earn a quick buck or two. Obviously, that didn’t materialise because it was just too hazy.
Then in recent years, I discovered this creative community formed by you wonderful people who are reading this. I realised, hey, this is real, what these people are doing and the support they give to each other. Being exposed to all your amazing creative works and blogs resurfaced my interest in a field which I’ve buried for way TOO LONG. I looked at your shops and thought maybe I can do it too but any creative work I did—sewing, painting my room—was relegated to the free time on weekends. Because my day job “was more important”. This went on for quite a while. I told myself then I will have my own etsy shop but I couldn’t even put a deadline to that because I didn’t know how I would find time to do it (we’re talking about handmade, remember?).
But I always felt this latent energy in me trying to break out. I wanted to do more. That voice in me was much louder and I feared if I didn’t listen to it then, it would be silenced forever. Isn’t one of the happiest things in life to be true to thy ownself? So for those of you who followed me on this journey since I started this blog, you would recall the giant step I took. I leapt (hehe, I just had to borrow the expression from Rufus and Lily. Those who know what I’m talking about are already giggling). It wasn’t easy from there but it was liberating and I could make my plans concrete and forced myself to see that it materialises. And so, here we are. I’m proud to say CookieCutterEtsy is now up and running!
To all of you who have already dropped a note to congratulate me, thank you! I’m especially touched since that was actually the first time I heard from some of you. I hope I’ll continue to hear from you. For the wonderful people who pop by often to say hi, I just want to say you are a great encouragement especially during the quiet times. And last but not least, I want to thank T for never failing to cheer me on and helping me stay true to myself.