Two weeks ago today I had an amazing conversation with an Emmy and Peabody award winning film maker who asked me how and why I began selling transferware.
Hmm, I just realized I can blame her if this all goes wrong.
As strange as it may sound, Transferware has been a true blessing in my life, and my families life in so many ways. I am not able to secure a small business loan but my plans are to continue to grow my business as I have been doing: slow and steady, all the while learning what I can about transferware. Nearly three years ago I made a big move from selling on Ebay to selling solely on Etsy. I began with approximately 300 pieces listed online and last Fall took that to about 1000. Currently I am keeping my inventory at about 1100 unique items by almost daily listing items to my shop. Etsy and blogging have been absolutely wonderful venues for me not only to sell the wares I offer but to pursue some of my creative interests, find like minded people (some of the most amazing people), and simply to share...share whatever it is on my mind or in my home... like I am so compelled to do today.
Now, all of this leads me to the big news I've been hinting at, and for those of you who were concerned that it was something bad...it is not. It has to do with the phone call I mentioned in the first sentence, which was what really triggered in me the thoughts that I have kept placing on my minds back shelf for so long and which got the whole thought process going about where I came from before entering the blogosphere, the hardships my family has endured and about how my business has played a key role in where we are, where I am, who I am and who I still hope to become.
Tomorrow, I promise I'll finally share with you some details of my phone conversation with Beth Levison and my big news...exciting news! It won't be a downer post, ok?
Thank you so much for taking time out of your busy life to read this, or any of my posts, and for giving me a voice.