"Crafty Stay-at-home moms turn to On-line Sales" on http://uk.reuters.com/.
I thought it was a great peek into why we sell on Etsy, and why it's important for us to do something we love, as well as contribute to our Family's finances.
Then I got to the last couple of paragraphs with my quotes and I laughed out loud...I swear that was not supposed to sound like that!!! And then I kept laughing for about 2 hours straight. When I read my quote to my sister she said "yup - that sounds like you!"
Rest assured, I KNOW that I am a very, very lucky person - to be able to watch my kids grow up, to be an active participant in their lives, and yet still be able to provide a couple of hours of school for them each day, and myself a few hours to create and sell my work.
As I said in the article - the Balance in my life, between being Mom and Artist, has never been better, and I owe it in part to selling on-line.
Let me make one thing clear - simply posting your Art of Craft on-line is not enough, and there is a lot of work involved. But when everything comes together and sales and creativity can co-incide with supplementing the Family's income, that's a great feeling.
I'd like to share the other Etsy shops that are featured in this article!
by Lara Lewis
by Julie Boyles
And of course my Fine Art on Etsy shop by Kristina Laurendi Havens!
There is also a site mentioned, http://www.craftmba.com/, a blog aimed at helping artisans market their products online, by Megan Auman.
If you are interested in learning more about Etsy Sellers who are making their shops a SUCCESS!