As boyfriend & I were mooning at each other over the dinner table last night, we both made remarks about how quickly our week had passed. It seems that just yesterday we were packing up our car to head out to the beach for a good, old fashioned camp-out with friends. But good grief, that was a whole seven days ago!
Somewhere in the past seven days, a lot of happy, fortuitous things have occurred...
I came back from a sunny weekend of camping to discover quite a bit of activity fluttering around my little corner Etsy shop while I was away. It took me quite a few moments of head-scratching & mouse-clicking, but I finally deduced that something incredible had happened: one of my Skipjack Cowls made it onto the front page of Etsy. One of my Skipjack Cowls made it onto the front page of Etsy!!!!! Friends, you have no idea how long I have been waiting for this to happen! Well, if you are a fellow Etsy seller, then you probably do have an idea. Needless to say, a lot of jumping, squealing, screeching, and general excitement was happening around here. I was fortunate enough to have been featured in this lovely Etsy Treasury, highlighting Fall in the Southern Hemisphere. I am always so grateful to all of the curators who choose to include my pieces in their Treasuries; honestly, elated & surprised when someone happens to stumble across one of my items and likes it enough to feature it! But...front page?! Sadly, I didn't get to see the front page feature in 'real-time' and couldn't capture a screen shot of it to cherish & re-visit as I please, but at least I can finally say I've been on the front page!
Other shoppy things have also been taking place: I have updated all international shipping prices in hopes of expanding my customer base a bit. All international orders will now ship for much lower prices than before, using First Class International Mail (rather than the very spendy International Priority Mail). U.S. orders will continue to be shipped Priority Mail for swift delivery. But the bonus flower of icing on this cake? Now if you are ordering more than one item from my shop (you Granny Hoop fans, I'm looking at you here!) all subsequent items in your order will all ship for only $1 each!
I figured out something small but technical about a new Spring/Summer piece I've had in my head for months now.
I found a bunch of daffodils on sale at the grocery store for a mere $2.
And something very exciting came my way this week...but the details haven't been worked out just yet. I am itching in anticipation to figure it all out & start planning! I cannot wait to share it with you all once I know more details...
It's time to pour a second cup of coffee & continue to stare at these cheerful daffodils. I do you hope you all have a bright & happy weekend!