"Gypsy gold does not chink and glitter. It gleams in the sun and neighs in the dark."

~ Saying of the Gladdagh Gypsies of Galway

Thursday, January 7, 2010

My Etsy Adventure

So. Etsy.

I discovered this website a few months back and fell in love. I love so much stuff on there and I want it all :)

Being the 'entrepreneur' I like to think of myself as, I am always trying to figure out a way to bring in more money. More Money = More Hay & Orchard supplies......

So, I have had some ideas for awhile now of some things I would like to make and sell. Few hold-ups: 1.) I need to learn to sew and crochet (working on it. Aunt Lee is teaching me one, Lauren is going to teach me the other) and 2.) I need my husbands help for a few of the other ideas since they involve me using power tools ;)

So, in the mean time, it dawned on me that I could be selling prints of my digital pictures for now; why not, right? Everyone always compliments me on them so I figured, "Eh, what the heck, I will give it a whirl".

What I like about my pictures is that I am, by no means, a professional of any sorts nor do I even own a nice camera. All my pics are taken on a 'Plain 'ol Digital Camera' I have. I do not have any editing software so what you see if what I get! It's either bad, decent or sometimes nice! I did come across a website that allows some free editing like adding a copyright on the pics and a border, so I have dabbled in that, but otherwise, they are virtually unedited. You like 'em or you don't.

So for now, I am taking a stab at it! If you like photography or are looking for something to spruce up your office or a room in your house, check out my store! If you aren't, just wait! I will put some of my canned goods up there once it is canning season again, and eventually, my other ideas too!


Caution: Buyer Beware - Etsy is ADDICITING :) I found the cutest crocheted Mary Janes in someones shop, emailed them to my sister for Maddy and, of course, SHE BOUGHT THEM :) And then yelled at me for it!


Unknown said...

Wow, just checked out your etsy shop - for not doing any editing, those pictures are amazing! I love the sunset and the grapes on the tree, and the horse, too. Lovely work!

Unknown said...

Thanks so much!!!! It took some time/people telling me they were pretty nice before I actually gave it a thought!

Shirley said...

Love your photos and your blog!! I will continue to read through it when I get home from the barn. I have to drive about 20 minutes to get to my horses where they are boarded. You are so fortunate to have yours at home.

Amy said...

Welcome to Etsy! Your photos are gorgeous and trully capture that "magic" feeling on the farm/at the barn.

And, Apollo's story.... tears. I just rescued a horse in October (not from H.O.P.E but a private farm). Such an inspiration!

Unknown said...

Awe - thanks Amy!