One year ETSY Anniversary

5.13.2009
Hi there! We are still in the middle of our move :).... yes, still.... we have found an apartment, but will be moving in only on Saturday the 16th of May.
I just realized a few hours back that I just completed one year on ETSY. And what a year it has been. From my first sale to Melanie to my latest custom creation. There are lots of people I wish to thank.... I also need to thank Melanie for being the first person to trust me with a custom order :). I also want to thank Nella, for trusting a newbie like me, with her big day. Without you all, I wouldn't have been here .... truly! I wish to thank all my ETSY friends who have stood by me through thick and thin. Sarah, Julia, Chloe, Jennie, Sally, Somdutta, Jessie, Yasmin, Mary, Kristine, Schar.... thank you :).

A big thank you to the photographers who photographed my work so beautifully and gifted me something I couldn't myself create to my satisfaction - Amanda of Amanda Fales Photography, Cheryl of Image Pixie, John of John Caroll Photography, Tim of Timecut Photography, Amy and Todd of Studio 12, DB Images, Gregory of Gregory Paul Photography, my friend Eve who is a terrific photographer (and a model too!.... her modelling has sold dozens of my combs) and Sarang (my busy husband who takes terrific photos whenever he has time).
I also want to thank all my clients for allowing me to be a part of your special days. I want to thank all those who follow my blog and write me sweet comments.
This post would be incomplete without my thanking my dear friends Chenli, Cherrie, Betty, Eve and Max (Max does for me what I can't do for myself - promote my creations....) for supporting me always!

In this post I have included two collages. The first is a mix of projects I have done on ETSY, for ETSY clients. The second is a variety of combs I have done....After the first one, every single one in the picture has been a custom order :). There are some more that I have done, but I couldn't fit them all ....
This year, I have been featured on several blogs. Also, I have found myself on Storque as also the ETSY Wedding Guide and the ETSY Handmade Registry :). Some of my brides have also blogged about me. All of these have propelled my sales - more than anything I expected.
My academy (DECO Clay Craft Academy) and my teacher - Yukiko Miyai , have given me a new career and ETSY has given me an avenue to showcase and sell my work. And my husband Sarang. There is nothing I can say or do, that can express what I really feel about all of you........ THANK YOU!
I hope you will stay with me - supporting, encouraging and challenging me, as you have been doing all these months.


5 comments:

Som's Studio said...

My Heartiest Congratulations on your Anniversary Deb! I love you and your store! *Hugs*

Jennifer said...

happy one year deb! and thank you for creating such a beautiful and happy bouquet for me.

have fun moving this weekend!

JuliaA said...

many congrats, deb. i'm not surprised that word has gotten around about your beautiful creations in the past year!

good luck with yr move saturday, and settling in!

Schar Freeman said...

Hauoli makahiki hou!!!! I see greater success in year 2!! Love your work and lovely creations! Best of luck settling into your new home.
aloha,
schar

cherrie said...

Hi Debbie
I'm so happy for you and CONGRATULATIONS on your 1 year at Etsy.I am in the Philippines right now bec.of a death in the family but will be back on the 28th.

I miss you my friend.