Guess what? Guess what?! Handmade Escapade turned THREE today!
I’d be lying if I said that these last three years have been easy ones. There are points where I’ve wanted to give it all up: stop taking orders, close down my Facebook page and pretend that I didn’t own a small business. I have a husband, a son, a life…was it worth all of the emails, late nights and extra stress? And then when I’m about to throw in the towel, I get a really sweet review or message from a complete stranger about how much they like my creations or are inspired by what I make/do…or wants tips on how to do it themselves. And my gusto returns.
October 15, 2010 was the first day I listed an item on Etsy. I hardly knew what Etsy was…or even how to crochet that well. I just tried it out because I tend to a be a “fly by the seat of my pants” kinda gal. Now, three years and thousands of sales later, I’m still that way. Just with a little more experience behind it all. I’m still learning and growing and it’s been a hard/frustrating/amazing/hysterical/overwhelming/inspiring/fulfilling journey. When it stops being all of those things, maybe that’s when I’ll know it’s time to quit.
But guess what? I’m not going anywhere any time soon! WOOT!
I wanted to celebrate by giving some stuff away to my amazing friends…you guys! But I also wanted to make it a fun surprise for what you get in the mail. I’m not going to tell you what you’re going to be getting! (Does that make you nervous?) If you’re a winner, you won’t know your prize until it comes in the mail…how fun, right?
- My store is full of goodies. Shirts galore. Art prints. Koozies.
- I’ve made so much stuff in these last few years that I’d love to gift them to someone. High-waisted skirts. Leggings with heart patches on the knees. Crocheted hats. Bow ties. Hair bows. Earrings. (You can see most of my random creations on my Instagram account.)
- I’ve also been know to give out gift certificates to people I love. So…there’s that. Starbucks? Handmade Escapade? Hmm….
There are a few ways to enter below. It should be fairly easy to handle. Good luck!
PS – please help me make this worth while. I hate getting all excited about giving things away and then no one enters. I just want someone to love meeeeeeeee. <———–sad cry for help.