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Friday, September 12, 2014

The Etsy Experiment

Well, I did it. I took the plunge. Here is my latest tatting pattern, now up in my very first online shop. I hope to add a new pattern every few months.
https://www.etsy.com/listing/203082883/snowflake-tatting-pattern-ice-dance?
Why open a shop? It seems like fun, I can learn something new, and it will help motivate me to create more patterns. As an added bonus, maybe I will sell something and have a small tatting fund. Wouldn't it be neat if someday, I could support my hobby with my hobby? I think it's well within reach considering tatting is so inexpensive! But first I'd need to get more than one pattern in the shop :)

I still want to continue offering free patterns on my blog as well. I'll have to figure out a good balance as I go along. I think December will be the perfect time to offer a free Holiday snowflake pattern. I have some sketches drawn up waiting to be transformed into tatting. But now that I've taken a good long break from the Stawasz Doily, I really must get back to it!

10 comments:

Cindy said...

Lovely pattern! I like your idea of supporting your hobby with your hobby :)

Robin Perfetti said...

Thanks Cindy! I love that tatting is so cheap I can make up the material costs with one pattern sale. Now if only I could tat faster and use up my supplies...

Jane McLellan said...

Good luck with your new shop!

Robin Perfetti said...

Thank you Jane!

Tally Tatty said...

Congratulations with your new Etsy shop!! This is a very brave move! Good luck!!

Tatting cheap? That is debatable!!!

Robin Perfetti said...

Thank you! I must say Etsy is a bit intimidating. I hope I get used to it so it becomes fun rather than scary!

As for tatting being cheap: I keep telling myself I'm not going to buy any more antique shuttles, loads of books, or mounds of thread. If I only buy the bare necessities, it will become cheap. I can do it, right? :)

Lilas said...

Good luck with your Etsy shop!

Robin Perfetti said...

Thank you, Lilas!

Jenn said...

Congrats and all the best with your Etsy shop :). Gorgeous pattern! Will purchase soon :).

Dawn Lawrence said...

Robin love the idea of using my iPad to design patterns. Have started a blog but don't know what app to use to get other items in my side bar etc. have had a look at your Etsy shop. Good luck