I've decided.

After waking up at 5:30 this morning and having an hour long thinking session before falling back to sleep I've decided to forgo the Craft Show this year. I just need to keep my priorities in mind.  I'm working two jobs and taking two classes. One of my classes is for Personal Training and I'm hoping to take (and pass) the ACE exam before the end of the year. It kind of stinks that I have to put the fun stuff on hold, but it's only temporary.

However, I am pondering opening up an Etsy shop. I figure then I could work at my own pace.

For those of you who have Etsy shops already, how do you like them? Do you have any tips or advice for a novice?

Speaking of Etsy, have any of you been to Regretsy.com?  Funny stuff. Basically they find the really weird/lame/bizarre/gross things that are posted on Etsy and make fun of them. You'd be surprised how many crafters there are online that are obsessed with vaginas. Seriously.

I love some the the "upcycled" posts on there. Here's some of my favorites:



I would keep this in the bathroom to "jot down random thoughts and/or sketches".

creepy. even the model seems freaked.

...because paperclip earrings will make you more organized?

I have to say that I do like the picture, it has some nice whimsy to it.

I should make Daniel wear this on Halloween, would go well with the Alice in Wonderland theme.

My 3 year old could make something better than this.

Perhaps that bikini is sexy AFTER you drink the tequila.

 And here's one just for fun because it's Halloween time:

'And if I had a party,
Invited everyone I knew,
You would see the biggest gift would be from me,
and the card attached would say:
Thank you for feeding me brains!'
Yes, these are all real posts on Etsy. Someone is seriously trying to sell some paper clip earrings for $34.50 plus shipping.

Hope this made your Monday a little more BEARable.

Until next time,


  1. OMG! So funny! You should totally open an etsy! I love having my shop and that is precisely one of the reasons. I can work at my own pace. It's fun! What would you sell?

  2. just my little upcycled creations. some are hair accessories made from fabric remnants, others are decor type things decoupaged with old book pages, old maps, etc. I need to gather everything together and post some pics still!

  3. I think Etsy is great. Though it can be hard getting your shop in the spotlight when there are so many great (and horrible) shops on the site.
    My advice is to take really great pictures. Picture quality is equally as important as quality in goods, IMO.


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