Yes, it gets mighty cold here high in the mountains of western North Carolina, but I do LOVE snow! It was on a day like this that I decided to open an Etsy shop. Snowed in last year, all warm and cozy in my house (you can just barely see the smoke from the wood stove spiraling out of the chimney), I was happily engaged in creative play with fabric, mixing and matching colors and patterns, when it occurred to me that other people would take delight in cheerful, well made, easy to care for linens. My plan was to hawk my wares at farmers’ markets, craft fairs, and perhaps persuade a few local shops to sell them, but then I found out about Etsy and my imagination took flight.
Of course, I had NO idea what I was getting into, literally a whole new world opened up for me. I’ve learned so much about how to make an online shop successful, and yet there’s so much more I need to learn. I have a perpetual list five miles long of things I need to do. Though I’m a novice at this whole business of blogging, I look forward to sharing my budding business, and how it expresses my love of nature, with the world.
Here is one of my favorite creations, a pillow sham with deer in a birch forest on one side and golden fox faces on the back with an envelope closure. I gave a queen size version of this to my daughter, Emma, for Christmas. She is an animal caretaker at Grandfather Mountain where she tends to bears, mountain lions, otters, eagles, and other animals, so of course she loves all my nature themed linens.
And now Chance and I are going for a scamper in the snow! He’s a Tibetan Terrier~~pictures will follow soon!