Wednesday, October 15, 2008
time to move on?
I've been thinking about leaving Etsy for a while now. It was a great place for me to get started and noticed, but I'm feeling crowded out. There's just so many plush makers on there, that as soon as I list something, it seems to be 3 or 4 pages deep. Besides, I think that by now lots of people have heard of me, and I'd rather have people going through my main web page than through Etsy. It also costs me a lot to keep all the patterns listed there, and I think it's simpler and faster for everyone to use Lulu anyway.
I think what I'll do is check out my options, and when I have the next batch of kits ready I'll list them in the new shop, and see how it works out. I'll do my best to choose somewhere that is just as convenient for you, and I can slowly let my Etsy shop empty, and then eventually close it altogether. I think this will also help with my up-coming maternity leave, since I would have had to close the Etsy shop temporarily anyway.
Sorry for all the business talk in this post. I won't make it any worse by talking about politics (I have nothing good to say anyway). How about a cute photo of a toy I just finished?