Wednesday, May 21, 2008

I Etsy, therefore I am

It's taken me a while...there are so many amazing things on Etsy. I was hesitant to buy, because I wasn't really sure what to expect. There are many artists on the internet, and, to be honest, I haven't always been happy with the hand-crafted goods I have bought online before.

There is a difference between looking hand-crafted, and looking hand-made.

Then, there was Emma.

I found Emma on the Amigurumi group on Flickr. Followed some links, and joined Etsy, so that I could make dear little Emma mine! I am still in love with her ^_^

I'm addicted to Etsy now, although I don't buy as much as I would like to, simply because I don't have enough $$ for all that ;) I've got some tiny plush monsters, and some supplies...for now, I have a huge watch-list, wish-list...future purchase list...whatever ;)


I have noticed that I am incredibly wary of Etsy shops that only have a handful of items in stock. When shopping from individuals, I prefer to buy from those that appear to be extremely dedicated to their business, rather than just trying to make money off of something they already do. Business is not convenient, it's work, and I appreciate those that put a lot of work into things like packaging, shop design, and stock. It makes me feel more confident that my entire transaction will be handled professionally, from quality, to timely shipping, etc. Just my $0.02.

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1 comment:

simone said...

That's an interesting observation, being an etsy shop owner with three items in the shop. Every day I wake up with the intention of finally taking pictures of my things and putting them online and then I get distracted by blogging, PTA minutes, family projects, yadiyadiyadi. I guess it's like anything, if you want something to be a success you can't just dabble in it.