Monday, 27 June 2011

I know It's Time To Take A Break

  • when checking Etsy is the first thing I do when I get up
  • when I am spending more time on Etsy, thinking about Etsy than...well, on anything really!
  • when I feel miserable because I lost some hearts...
  • when I start to worry about taking a break... 

Vacation Mode activated!

8 comments :

  1. Hi Lois, you and I are in the same boat. About the hearts, those might just be shops that have shut down.

    Breaks are great--life needs them.

    But if it helps to know--your shop was one of my very first hearted, and though my favorites are private, if I could rank them, you would be standing on the podium.

    Plus, this time of summer is slow. Having an etsy shop is still having a platform. Someone is going to discover you, remember you, and someday when their wallet is full...I think there is an unseen audience. We just have to believe that they are there.

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  2. I'm with you guys. Been thinking the same thing myself... But it's much easier to be spending time with etsy then packing, hauling, setting up, standing around for 3 days, tearing down, and putting away stuff from a show. Not to mention the time away from the studio. That's how I see it. The trick is not to let what is or isn't happening on etsy determine your mood. But I know what you mean about the losing of hearts thing! Your shop was one of my early hearts too, Lois, it was the image of the black coat/dress sweeping up the staircase that first caught my eye!)

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  3. Betsy, funny that you mention that, it was exactly that image. And then I noticed you were using exquisite tailoring, Lois. That hooked me. I'm so glad I got one of your hats.

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  4. Haha, this is great!
    look at the 17. entry! : http://donauluft.blogspot.com/2010/03/new-european-street-team-challenge_22.html

    enjoy your break, lois!

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  5. Thank you all...you are what makes being part of Etsy worth it!

    I love that coat too which looks even more beautiful and dramatic when modelled by my gorgeous friend Maddi and photographed by my friend Kenny.

    I plan to spend the time away from Etsy enjoying the holidays with my children...and redesigning and creating some new pieces.

    And, of course, I will still be here...

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  6. Well ... ladies, I am with you all the way...
    Yes Betsy doing a show is very laborious too and good Art shows are very expensive overhere.

    Lois you were my first favorite shop too, one of the first I loved for the very special designs ...

    I will go on a holliday next week and are going to activate my vacation mode one of these days too.

    Next week my blog too will stop for 10 days, so I wish you all a lovely summer!

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  7. You gotta love vacation mode! With that said, I have a love/hate relationships with vacation mode - or out of office, as I use when I take time away from my 9 to 5. Coming back after holiday is not fun, as I experienced last week, but all in all...TOTALLY worth it!

    Enjoy!!
    Kelley
    The Hidden List

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  8. hey...read this post at exactly the perfect time...how right you are

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