Friday, July 23, 2010

deep breath

Technology these days is vast and overwhelming.

Most days I feel like I am so far behind, spinning my wheels.  I don't Tweet, and only occasionally log in to Facebook.  I do have a blog, but it is really more my diary than anything else.

Those of you who know me well know that I love to create.  I had a booth at the BSU art fair in the fall of ...oh, I think it was 1983? where I sold wheat weaving.  A traditional Scandinavian craft.  It did really well, but I got tired of trying to buy wheat cheap and soak it in my bathtub, and I had worn a groove in my front teeth from knotting wire (please don't tell my dentist...)

I made dolls, and rabbits, and dried floral arrangements.  I sold them through home shows, at my parent's house, or my in-law's.  I have made fresh pine wreaths with my immediate family, and sold those.  I was a calligrapher for a while, and did menus for restaurants. 

I have thought of more business names than you can imagine. 

I guess I only feel whole when I can create things.  Sure, I can do the bookkeeping for ACES.  But if that was all I had, I would lose my mind.  So in my spare time I make jewelry, I sew, I knit, I garden, I play with paper.  And I have gotten so carried away, that now I really need to sell again.

Modern day is not about a craft show.  Today's technology gives us Etsy.  And I now have a shop.  And once I have it stocked, I will send you there so you can do a little shopping.

In the meantime, here is my new business card (distorted through the magic of uploading and all).  Registered with the state, (in process) and of course I will be obtaining all of my state and federal tax id numbers.  This is the real deal.

Stay tuned to see what happens next!


  1. I'm SO excited for you!! I can't wait to check it out. The business card is ADORABLE!!

  2. That is such good news - for all of us! Can't wait to
    see your creations! They'll be incredible, I know!

  3. Kristi, I am so proud of you! And I can't wait to see what the first items you upload to your shop are. I've been kicking around starting an Etsy shop as well and may want to pick your brain simeday about all the legal stuff and how to do it the right way!

  4. YAY - I sold alot for you this weekend...we need to talk...


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