August 4, 2011

Remember when . . .

Do any of you remember this post? Were any of you even reading back then?

When I read that, I remember how nervous I was to even post it. I felt a little silly for opening an etsy shop and thinking that anyone outside of my friends and family would purchase designs from me. I wondered if people were laughing at me. I knew plenty about graphic design, but knew relatively little about the custom stationery business. I've learned so much.

If it weren't for the encouragement of friends and family, I might never have even opened it. If it weren't for Crystal (she was my very first etsy customer), I might have closed up before I even hit Christmas that year.

So you can see why it's such an honor to me that, almost 4 years later, I was in Babble's top 50 etsy moms of 2011 at #22, and #3 in the "for Mom" category. I'm humbled.

Who would have ever thought?!


Tara said...

Congrats! You've done my past two Christmas cards, my older son's 3rd birthday party invitation, and my younger son's birth announcement. And I can't wait to get my Christmas ones done for this year!

Elisa said...

Congratulations!! I don't know how you do it all! :-)

sarah said...

we loved our christmas card all the way in australia! i think you do lovely work! keep it up!