It’s shameless commerce Tuesday, and also Fat Tuesday. So in keeping with the Mardi Gras theme, I’m featuring this cute little reversible bib with Louisiana State University fleur de lis in purple and gold. Here’s a link to the listing: http://www.etsy.com/listing/86995192/boutique-baby-bib-reversible-lsu-purple.
I’ll be wearing my Mardi Gras beads to the tax office today. No, I didn’t collect them in person. They are a souvenir from a friend.
I celebrated Fat Tuesday a day early this year….I guess you could call it Fat Monday…or Fat Quarter Monday. I had the President’s Day Holiday off at the day job, so I went fabric shopping. I give up buying fabric for Lent (exceptions made for custom orders) to focus on creatively using my existing fabric stash, completing UFO’s, and to devote more time and energy to sewing for charities: ConKerr Cancer pillowcases, cuddle quilts, and Project Linus. I also picked up this year’s NE Shop Hop bag while shopping at the Cosmic Cow, one of my favorite local quilt shops. Thankfully, the shop hop is after Easter!
Today also marks my One Year Anniversary on Etsy! What a year it has been! I have learned so much in the past 12 months from Newbie Chats, forums, team members and blogs! It took almost three months to get my first sale, but I’ve now had 138 sales, and I’ve averaged almost one sale per day the past two months. I am cautiously optimistic that my second year will be bigger and better. I’m still a little fish in a big Etsy ocean, but I’m alive and swimming. Like Dory in movie Finding Nemo, I’ll “just keep swimming!”
LeAnn aka pasqueflower