Wednesday, September 16, 2009

My Pumpkin Fairy is Back!

Well, I'm sort of sad to say that my Pumpkin Fairy listing on eBay didn't sell. But that doesn't mean a whole lot to me and I'm not discouraged. I've never been overly thrilled with eBay anyway, oh maybe in the very beginning, like years ago, when the policies weren't so restrictive and the fees so high. I just don't think it's the right venue for me. There are some really great artists who do fabulous on Ebay and I wish them nothing but the best! Maybe I'll be back...who knows.

So onto Plan B: Etsy and Arts a Flutter. Both are really great sites, and offer a lot of support for the artist as well as great selling, blogging, marketing, and advertising tips and advice.

In fact, Ms. Pumpkin Fairy will be a featured item on Etsy this Friday, September 18th, in the Holiday Showcase, so be sure to watch for her there!

Till then, I'll just keep doing what I'm doing; making the crafts that I love, and posting them for all my dear friends to see and share with me. Thank you ALL for your support and encouragement!


Aelwyn said...

Ebay is horrible. I won't even buy off there.

I never heard of Arts a Flutter....I'll have to check that out!

Most of the people I know who sell handmade items sell on Etsy, and find it to be the most convenient way to sell.

Hopefully your Pumpkin Fairy will find a great home soon!


Anonymous said...

do you have a picture of the fairy she sounds nice!

magikalseasons said...

I agree with you. Ebay is ok and I've had sales on ebay but I really do like Etsy. :) Becca

By Way of Salem said...

That's good news to hear! Yes, I'm going to try Etsy and keep my fingers crossed. Thanks for your support, it means a lot! Jeannine

Baggaraggs: said...

I like Etsy and I think that your Pumpkin Fairy will do good there. Youa er going to be fine. Its a discouraging economy but your work ROCKs. so don't forget that. LOL Hugs and creatures. ROBIN

Lisa Nelson's Art, Bucks County Designs said...

eBay is a challenge, that's for sure. Etsy is wonderful. Wishing you luck with your lovely fairy - I saw her on the AHQU blog - she's adorable!

By Way of Salem said...

Thanks Robin and Lisa - and my other art pals. At least I'm in good company on Etsy!!!