June 18, 2009

Expressing Thanks

Some of you know that I hand make bags from upcycled or recycled fabrics as a hobby and that I have a shop on Etsy under my company name of Chucka Stone Designs where I sell these little goodies. Well about a week ago, Jackie over at Etsy Item of the Day got in touch with me and asked if she could feature this

as today’s featured item of the day. As if I was going to say no! The funny thing is that I have been contemplating marking all of my Etsy shop items at 50% off as a moving sale next week so I can possibly unload some merchandise before I have to pack it and take it to the new place. I would much rather take it to the post office and send it to a fine, yet different, home.

This morning I was suggesting, over on one of the thousand or so social networking sites I now belong to, that perhaps I should get a couple huge posters made up that look like this

to mark the sale’s occasion. I guess pimping out my glorious feature (and the fact that I am thinking of having the sale at all) right here on my blog is going to have to be enough. Never mind the fact that there is no time to print up these babies, I am pretty sure my current landlord would not be expressing her thanks for my hanging them all over the building.

One of the people I recently started following on twitter, @EnlightenYurDay, posts these little excellent quotes a few times a day. They come from philosophers, musicians, writers, Saints and (who some might call) sinners alike. I don’t know where they find them but they never cease to inspire me and make me smile or chuckle too. My very favorite from today is:

If the path be beautiful, let us not ask where it leads.
- Anatole France

This goes right back to being thankful today. I could ask Jackie how she found me, wonder why suddenly my long ago deserted Etsy shop is suddenly being noticed again or how I have been so lucky to make such magnificent connections but instead I will just say a big rock on to the Universe at large and bask in the accolades being vibed my way right now.


Christie Cottage said...

Glad she found you and hope you get them all off to the pst office from your current location!

Bree said...

eeeeeeee! That's so exciting, congratulations, Jenn!!!

Karen said...

Glad you were featured! I love that quote... good one.

Judi FitzPatrick said...

Congrats on the feature, that is awesome. Hope it helps bring in some buyers to your shop.
Peace and love, Mum

spottedwolf said...

A reeeeaallly large "going out of business sale" sign that comes up in those rapid...or maybe its RABID....fire pop-ups that drive a person nuts at each and everyone of your thousand sites shood werk nicely>>>nudge, nudge, no, wink, giggle, gag, choke

Anonymous said...

Beautiful quote.
Sell, sell ,sell! :)

Anonymous said...

Ohhh, I so want your Sturdy Tote Bag. Love the design and colors. Please email me, or should I purchase from your store.

Bridgete said...

How great!

I think the sale is a fabulous idea.

Rosebud Collection said...

Now this is exciting..I am very happy for you and hope you do well.
You know what is always nice? Just knowing someone appreciates your work..it is so rewarding.

Almost Precious said...

So sweet ! Love the simple white on black geometric pattern with just a tiny pop of red. Noticed the pattern is circles and the red clasp has tiny white polka dots...planned I'm sure. It makes for a lovely featured item and artist. Many kudos !

Thanks a ton for the names of those 2 books, have located them on Amazon.com and can get them very reasonably through their used books dealers, like $9 opposed to $29, does it matter if the covers are a little scuffed or the book corners a little bumped or crimped ? I think not !