Tuesday, April 10, 2012

A Fun Look Back

Over the weekend we made our 300th Etsy sale!  It was quite a surprise.  We didn't really think anyone would be shopping on Easter Sunday, but the Internet never sleeps.  I hadn't even been online at all much for the entire week, so it was a great surprise.  =)

So I thought it would be fun to take a quick look back at some of our earliest creations from our shop.  Here we go...

This was our the very first thing that we sold here on Etsy!
A Swarovski Crystal Ball Car Charm

 This was one of the very first listings in our HANDMADE by the KIDS shop section (my son was 6 years old at the time he made these).
Fun Lanyard Key Chains

Another fun one from our HANDMADE by the KIDS section, my daughter's idea to create.
Starburst Candy Wrapper Hair Bows

And something we do every year for Earth Day (we're a bit behind this year, but we'll have one listed in the shop soon).  
Handmade Multi-Color Junk Mail Paper Bead Necklace

I thought it would be fun looking back, and it was!  I'm just amazed at how much we've grown since we started.  Our photos are so much better now (still have work to do, but they are way better than that very first photo shown up there, don't you think?).  

And my son - after taking this look back - wants to make some more of those lanyard key chains now, because he hasn't made them in such a long time!  He is still on his Spring Break, so it's now on his To-Do List for this week.  =)

It's also exciting for me to see the kids excited about looking ahead.  New ideas they have, new things that they want to create.  Sometimes taking a fun look back can fuel energy like no other!  So here's a challenge for you...Take a fun look back and see what you were doing at least a year or so ago.  You'll be amazed at how much you've grown since then, I'm sure.  Plus, it's just fun!







8 comments :

Yankee Burrow Creations said...

congratulations!!!! It is fun to look back, but more fun to look forward. :)
Debbi
-yankeeburrowcreations

SleightGirl said...

It's fun to look back. I can't believe my first item sold the picture was horrible. Onward and upward for us all.

www.AllThingsTangled.blogspot.com

Sewinggranny - Mona said...

Congrats... lol... I need to do this too... not there yet!

Sweet Fix @ Maria Corcuera said...

Congrats!!! I will def have to look back too!

Sweet Fix @ Maria Corcuera said...

congrats!! this is an interesting exercize!

MegansBeadedDesigns said...

It's awesome to see how far you've come! Always good to look back and be motivated by all of the progress you've made! :-)

Additionsstyle said...

Congrats on your 300th sale!! It fun to look back from where you started to today. I have made so many changes to my shop since I started that I would not ever recognize my shop the way it used to be. I love the starburst hair pins great idea.
Valerie
Everyday Inspired

Paola said...

Congrats!!!