a story...and maybe a tiny weep
Ok, so for some it may not be a big deal....well, for most really. But, for me, it is the biggest of deals...
that people-all of whom I do not know and will never have the pleasure of meeting, forked over their hard earned cash for something that I made.
The Bananafishstudio etsy shop started in my bedroom in 2007...but I didn't know what to make...(I was thinking I didn't know what would sell) So, it lay dormant until July 2009. I was in Atlanta...far from my beloved West Coast, my family, my friends and in a completely new environment for the first time in 36 years. Two friends came to see me. Monica and Jillian...the same two that visited me here in Seattle when I first arrived. Two amazing women that never failed to inspire me...and I was inspired-to enjoy my surroundings and not waste time. So with a little (lot) of help from my husband, my family and my amazing sister, I realized...I'll just make for others exactly what I make for myself and I won't worry about selling anything.
Well, I sold something. 1000 somethings...more than that by now...and I have you to thank...you and this lady. If she visited me she would find all her books and maybe a little shrine...(no shrine:) but I do have her books. If it wasn't for her tweets that reach far more people than I will ever know...it would have taken me a lot longer to get to this point.
The reality: my shop is still teeny and my ambitions are still rather small. I have a definite plan forward that will always include making things that I love and hoping others just might love them too. My focus is to enjoy NSD, fill a bunch of orders, restock the shop and eventually come up with some new stuff...but right now...I'm gonna drink a nice hot cup of tea.
thank you. my heart is full today.
cue the tiny weep