well, as reality set in i realized that my time was way too short. teaching my kids and trying to manage other responsibilities at home was already, at times, a bit overwhelming for me. i am not a type A and definitely not a multi tasker. i had to really slow things down. i ended up closing both shops. my husband and kids are my priority. maybe one day when life slows down a bit i'll be able to focus more on my creative endeavors. right now tho' i want to relish in this time with my kids because they will be grown and gone before i even realize.
so, if you haven't discovered etsy yet, you are in for quite a treat! if you love handmade items - art, clothing, jewelry, etc.. and want to spy what hundreds of thousands of artists have to offer - - - have at it. you may become addicted.
CLicK it: http://www.etsy.com/index.php
i still have my shop, and although it presently sits empty, i hope to have time this summer to work on a few pieces to offer
i wanted to share a few things from some artists that i really dig.
**The abundance of talented photographers on Etsy is a-m-a-z-i-n-g!**
Here is a favorite of mine-
We (mama & papa) eat our porridge in bowls like these:
*although i own a droid, not an iphone, these covers are ridiculously cute. great gift idea!*
*This ring is lovely. can you say mother's day?*
*this gal makes the cutest cats. they stand on their own, and i love the uniqueness in design*
*i'm a sucker for a green leather handbag. you can find many beautifully made leather bags on etsy, and i bet you won't see one just like it shopping at the mall. so rich.*
*oh if i was thin and could pull it off... *
And this is my favorite skirt ever. Is that fabric fantastic or what? drool. <3<3<3
I hope you enjoy Etsy and buy Handmade!!!