Tuesday, January 15, 2013

New Etsy Shop

I did it!
After two years of saying that I was going to do this, I finally did it!
I opened my first Etsy shop. It's kind of a weird feeling. I mean, every month I send dozens of pillows, table runners, wood signs, tote bags, wreaths and other products to a few stores in my area, but this is different. The Etsy  products are sitting here ready to ship, staring me in the face, right here in my living room. What if no one looks at my shop? What if I don't sell one thing? What if I am an Etsy failure? Fear is a bummer.

But I have Faith. I know that God is here with me holding my hand, giving me strength to combat my fear.  I have the faith and understanding  that if it is meant to be it will be.

And I got people.
 Awesome people like Debra at Common Ground who allow people like me to showcase their Etsy items on her blog.


 And I got the Graphics Fairy who lets me download free graphics like this cow, has an awesome party Brag Monday, and has lots of cool doable  DIY projects and ideas. Lola and Bea's first sale was a pillow and a wood sign I designed using vintage images from the Graphics Fairy. 

I got people like the Etsy shop GRAPHIQUE and Digital Things who are always there for me 24/7 when I need them.

And there are people like you. Yes you. Who take time out of there busy day to read, browse, and sometimes leave lovely comments that make my day. 

Do you have an Etsy shop or an online store? I would love to know. Please leave me a comment so I an come and visit you.
Lola and Bea products will continue to be sold in gift shops around Arkansas and Missouri.
Have a wonderful day.
Love ya,



Okio B Designs said...

Good luck with your shop! I'm certain you will not be an Etsy failure. I have a shop:okiobdesigns.etsy.com. Post your items on Pinterest - great exposure!


Lola and Bea said...

Thanks for the encouragement Jeanine. Your Etsy shop is so successful, I will take your advice and post on Pinteres. Your comments mean so much to me. Thanks again.

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Congratulations, you will do wonderful!! Be patient while you gather some "Regulars" You are so smart to have product to ship that is easy to pack and light. PS:It is confusing, but did you know if you reply to a comment here on the comment page that it will not be seen unless the person returns to this page to read it?

Good luck!


Lola and Bea said...

Thanks Carol for all your words of support. No, I did not know that a person has to return to read my reply. Hummmm. I have got a lot to learn. Thanks a bunch.

Junkchiccottage said...

Thanks for finding my blog because now I have found you. You have a great blog and I am hoping over to see your etsy shop. I have a little bit of an addiction to etsy and pinterest!!!! I just started my blog about 6 months ago and am not computer savvy but have been learning as I go along. The bloggers are so kind and will give you advice on how to do things too. Not sure why someone has not done a blogger class!!!! Tha would be so helpful for us "newbees". Good luck and I am not a new supporter of your blog.

Junkchiccottage said...

Sorry that last line should say I am a new supporter of your blog!!!!! Sorry about that!!!!

Lola and Bea said...

Thanks Kris. I love your blog and all your pretty pics. Your place looks amazing and you have been so busy transforming your cottage. You inspire me so much, I just wish I had more time to work on my own projects. I hope you come back and visit real soon.