I'm sad :-( but I know this isn't the END.
Tonight I have closed my Etsy shop FancifulWish due to personal reasons (moving and my growing son). But I feel a bit melancholy about it.
I didn't know how much I loved it until I had to make the decision to say enough is enough, I have no time. Which is totally true.
I am very humbled to get messages from my customers saying they hope I come back. I will! I will! (I hope...I REALLY hope I do). I just can't predict the future.
This first year of my shop was such a big learning experience: customer service, my products, packaging, advertising, techniques, creating. The fact that I even opened up a shop to begin with and stuck with it for a year surprises me. In the whole year I was pregnant, gave birth and was raising a child. It was easy when baby boy didn't crawl and walk, that's for sure!
But those days are over.
I do want to tweak some things here and there when I open back in 2014. I want to concentrate on the items that were popular. I also want to add some metalwork (but I do need more classes). I have 6 months to tweak my plans so that I come back stronger and wiser.
I love my little shop on Etsy and I will miss it and miss my customers. Thank you for loving my work and buying my things. I am humbled and grateful for your support!