Tuesday, January 1, 2008

2008

2008: A brand new year...full of promise, full of possibilities, full of opportunities.

My 2008 begins with the arrival of a new baby in our family. No, not me. :-) My niece had her first child yesterday. He's the first baby in a long time in our family. He won't be spoiled or anything, but 2008 should be a good year for him and his parents and those of us who can't wait to love him.

I begin 2008 weighing 20 pounds less than I did a year ago. NICE! I did well during the holidays although I can tell that I ate things I hadn't eaten in a quite a while. I will be hitting the gym regularly to maintain my healthier lifestyle. It's good to feel good! :-)

In my hopes & prayers, 2008 will be a good year for Sew Gracious too. After many, many years on eBay, 2008 will bring a change of direction for my efforts. I may continue to list occasionally on eBay; just to keep my name out there while I steer business to my website. My ultimate goal is to sell most items via my website at www.sewgracious.com

In an effort to reach more customers, I decided to venture out from eBay (sometimes know as FeeBay) In November 2007, I started listing on Etsy. Etsy is such a refreshing change from eBay. The fees are much lower, which is HUGE; but the indie community is such a nice change from the trappings of eBay. Etsy is a site filled with handmade items by indie artisans. There is no bidding...items are priced; ready to purchase. I plan to list many OOAK (one of a kind) bags on Etsy, although I will still offer bags & monogrammed accessories on the website.

I appreciate all of my wonderful customers & friends who supported me during the past year. I have lots of new plans, new ideas, new twists on classic designs... SO MUCH planned for the new year. May 2008 be the best year yet!

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

2 comments:

PamperingBeki said...

Happy New Year to you!!!

I couldn't agree with you more about etsy. Ebay still has it's place but etsy is just so refreshing!

Bless you!!

Mendy at Modern Charm said...

I agree with both of you.

And Pam, great job on being 20 lbs. lighter! Good for you!!!