Tuesday, May 30, 2017

*Etsy Shops (Not) Closed*

*Etsy Shops (Not) Closed*

I was going to close them...

I have decided to just leave them open
and not renew any items until I figure out the best venue
for handmade goods.

Even though I've not had the time nor desire to
work over the last 1.5 years due to my Dear Sweet Mother's declining health,
I can't help but notice all the talk out there about the
changes at Etsy. And I'm tired of all the
changes they've made since I first opened a shop there.
To me, the biggest change has been when they
started allowing the cheap, imitation goods
from overseas and allowed them to advertise the goods as HANDMADE.

One day soon, I hope to be able to start playing with fire, hammering
and melting metals and making big messes.  Then I'll have to figure out whether to continue
with Etsy or find a better site that promotes actual HANDMADE goods.

My Dear, Sweet, Mom
1927 - 2017

Carpe Diem,