11.2.09

halfCaf


I love this Etsy vintage shop.  I love this blouse.  This girl is so pretty and she wears it so well.   To be honest, I kind of love this material, this polyester chiffon-y type of material that so many vintage blouses are made out of.  Polyester!  Yes!  I turn my nose up at it at the fabric store but I wear it all the time.

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  1. Not to go back to a few days ago when you were feeling bad, but I decided I had to leave a brief comment too when I read your post. I am trying to start an etsy shop right now with my husband because I was inspired by people like you and your fiancee who create such beautiful items all the time. I was actually intimidated by your shop (and by a few others) since it is so well thought out and is so cohesive. AND because something's hiding in here posted a blog about how much they love your store and they are, in my opinion, one of the queens and kings of etsy shops. Business is an unfortunate, but so necessary, realm for creative people. I suck at it (big time!) and also feel waayyy guilty about taking money from people. But I also think that it's such an excellent learning experience and a great challenge to slowly overcome. Anyways, I wanted to tell you that your shop and blog are one of few that I check almost every day, along with design*sponge, poppytalk, and all those other ones. You are both obviously very talented and I think that if you work hard you can be one of those people who sew in a studio every day for a living. I aim to make that my goal as well. You should stop reading this babbling now and make something awesome. Thank you for creating such a beautiful store that I can draw inspiration from.

    Sincerely, Keiko

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  2. Hi Keiko,

    I'm not sure if you'll see this, and I don't have your email address, but I wanted to say thank you so much for your comment. I am honoured that you have been inspired by Geoff and I -- I really can't think of a nicer thing for someone to say. Starting an Etsy shop is a lot harder than a lot of people think, especially when you work a "real" job and when you put so much thought & effort into it. I started with vintage because I thought it would be a little easier. I didn't have to feel badly about what I was selling because I didn't make it. But I constantly felt as though it wasn't good enough, that I didn't sell good enough things or that my pictures weren't good enough. And it was still a ton of work for something so small; I would spend entire evenings frantically combing through as many thrift shops as I could. When we started selling handmade, I wanted to start from scratch with a new shop because I didn't want the past sales sitting there -- but I thought that I would leave it as a reminder.

    Anyhow, I just wanted to thank you for your lovely comment and I wanted to wish you the best of luck. I hope you do open your shop and I look forward to visiting it.

    xo

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