back and forth

My two lives. My late night/early mornings life of mad crafty energy, where my fingers itch to create and my mild mannered day life of teaching, biking, tennis and the love of my life!

Tuesday, March 06, 2007

Up and down and up and down...

So much thinking for my poor head!

I tried to really think about what I wanted. And the way my Etsy was running before I tried to sell wholesale was...perfect!! I was happy, I created when I wanted to, and it was so much fun to sell on Etsy, and get convos and feedback. I LOVED it!!

And, as wonderful as wholeselling and thinking of my Bugs in galleries was, the actuality was, well, stressful! The idea of large orders of up to 15 or 20 bugs that would need to be cranked out in even 3 weeks was overwhelming in my current life, it was crazy! So many things would have to be set aside to fill these. Lapidary, wire wrapping, tennis, cycling, gardening and my beloved tomatoes!! Oh, and work /friends/family...

So... I decided to back out of wholesale, save the one or two I'd already contacted. I've lowered my prices 20%, and sent 25% coupons to the 9 customers that bought them at the higher price.

Here's back to the good 'ole times!!


At 6:30 AM, Blogger AmysBabies said...

Sorry to hear you were getting stressed out, but I so agree! That was one of the biggest reasons I shut down my etsy store. There were so many things getting neglected and I found myself angry that I couldn't work on things I wanted to do. My husband reminded me that I said I would only do it as long as it was still fun. I hope it gets fun for you again soon :)

At 4:16 PM, Anonymous Felicia said...

It's terrific that you're able to take a step back and take a look at the big picture. Making yourself happy should come first. Your bugs are darling.


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