Friday, October 4, 2013

I am a handmade shop

My etsy shop is on vacation. I'll be re-evaluating whether to continue selling there for the holidays. I loved selling there for the past 7 years but am not convinced that this is where I want to continue. I am a handmade shop.  Etsy was THE place for handmade shops. Their new guidelines make it clear that my business of designing, making patterns, cutting/pinning, sewing and bringing a new and unique idea to life will become obsolete.
I have moved a dozen or so of my creations to SquareMarket. This isn't a handmade venue but it's been made very clear that Etsy, while it was built and succeeded from a vision of handmade, is actually not.