Note: Hard to ship item, (over $10 just within Canada!).
Unfortunately, I've decided to close my Etsy store. I really loved it, 2009 was a great year for me on there. Due to lack of the time it takes to list, Etsy's saturation and lack of marketability, and the dismal economy and astronomical shipping costs from Canada post, I am wasting my time listing and nothing is really selling anymore (at least not on Etsy). I want to concentrate on my local market, and my Sand Magic Creations, and just scrapbooking for myself and family, so this was the best decision. All the items already listed are 50% off, and I will refund on Paypal.
On the brighter side, I am looking into running organizing a few local art and craft sales, within the community. I think keeping it local is the way to go, and the key to sustainability. Hopefully, our plans will come together by the summer, and my handmade items will be available there. I think in the meantime, I will concentrate on creating more wonderful items that I don't have to worry about shipping due to the size, shape or weight it's such a freeing feeling!!
Cheers and happy Wednesday!