Saturday, June 7, 2008

In the Beginning...

I've finally taken the blogging leap. I figure now is a good time. Summer's here, the boys are out of school, and in theory, I have a little extra time. Also, I love the date (06-07-08), so I find that to be a good sign. (You'll soon realize I'm a number freak.)

A little intro -- I'm married to a wonderful man, and we have 4 boys together. The boys are 12, 10, 7, and almost-2. I've been lucky enough to stay home and raise my boys. On the side, I run The Lavender Lizard my Etsy shop where I sell crocheted accessories and headbands, apparel, cozies, scrubbies, handmade supplies and occassionally, something my boys have made.

I'm also a yarn freak, ummm, collector, and I rarely travel anywhere without my latest project.

I've just realized that yesterday (June 6) is my one year Etsyversary, although I didn't list anything until July 11. In that time, I have sold over 200 items, which amazes me. I've shipped orders to Canada on several occasions, one just this week! And I've shipped two orders to the UK -- very exciting! Last month I created a special order of tape measure cozies, shown below, for a sweet woman in California, who is taking them as gifts to 6 women in Vietnam and Bangladesh, who sew to support their families. How awesome is that!

I belong to Etsy Texas Crafters , a superior Street Team numbering over 300 members that focuses on supporting Texans and Etsy. My team job is creating Spotlight Treasuries every week to showcase other ETCers. I really enjoy checking out the new shops!
I also belong to the Military Brats at Etsy Street Team. (I really should do more to support the Brats!) They are a great group of folks, and it's fun to discover what places (and bases) we have in common.

I'll surely post more later -- new projects and features and what goes on in general when you have a house full of boys and yarn. Thanks for visiting!


TL Sexton said...

Hi Stephanie!

Wonderful start to your new blog. I wish you well in your future postings.

Ivonnardona's Creations
Etsy Military Brat Team Member

terryann said...

nice start!