I should have posted a long time ago. I finally opened my second Etsy store. Six months ago. I know. Would it have been so hard to create a little blog post about it? I mean, afterall, this is what I've been working toward for a long time, right?
The answers to those questions are no and yes.
In my defense, running the shop has kept me busier than I thought it would and life continues to steer me down a difficult path. Oh, but I don't want to go back to that! Who wants to hear it!? Nobody. Let's talk about my shop.
I named my shop Groove Cloth and it opened with 325 items for sale including vintage fabric, patterns, trims, buttons, notions and even some things I've created myself. It's been very difficult to keep my inventory above 300. Whew! It's hard! In fact it's dwindled to about 250 right now, but I continually try to bring that number up. In my first six months of operation, I've had 190 sales (make that 191) and I'm very satisfied with that. With my other shop RubyLemons, working as a teacher's aide, and family -- I don't want to be much busier!
Anyway, I enjoy running the shop and try to include all the extra touches to give my customers great service. It's also been good to start chipping away at my hoard even though it's not easy to tell anything's been sold at all when you peek in my sewing room.
It's a grand feeling to reach a goal and finally get my groove on!