...He opens a window.
But sometimes the closing of that door can be something that you didn't really want to happen.
Last March I decided to take my little shop, Dandelion Wishes to a local gift boutique. I signed my one year lease and excitedly got to work creating and collecting items for my display. I opened Dandelion Wishes on April 1 with nervous anticipation. I love to create and finding the perfect way to display my art was such fun. When something that I worked so hard to create would sell, I must admit it was very rewarding. But as the year went on I began to question if this was the right decision for me. I don't like to be a quiter but after talking with my family and friends I have decided not to resign my lease. But I just can't stop creating!! So what's a girl to do??
Find my open window.
Because I was so busy filling my area at the boutique, I had no other choice but to neglect my etsy shop letting it stay empty for months at a time. It will now have 100% of my attention. I had forgotten how much I enjoyed maintaining it and visiting other etsy shops. A while back I joined a group of ladies on etsy called Etsy Cottage Style and made quite a few friendships. I didn't realize how much I missed visiting these ladies and looking at their lovely shops until today when I checked in with several of them. They are holding an event on the first Monday of each month called Market Monday. It is a time where members meet at the Esty Cottage Style Blog to market our selling sites. If you get a chance pop on over to the blog and take a look at some of the amazing shops and the beautiful treasures they offer.
So for now I will continue creating, filling my etsy shop, catching up with my etsy friends, and looking at the view through my open window.