Monday, March 15, 2010

Big Announcement!

Quirky Charm @ Etsy

As promised, I come today with two big announcements. Before I get to the one pictured above I would like to mention the redesign of Quirky Charm. It's not a huge change, I kept the general structure the same, but I freshened up the color scheme to something more personally meaningful for me. I also switched out the header to something more representative of my current aesthetic. Behind the scenes I've also set things up to run more smoothly when I want to add new features. I am much happier with my little slice of the web now.

In bigger news, I've opened up an Etsy shop! This has been a long time coming, but I've allowed procrastination and self-doubt win. I love crafting and scouring shops for vintage finds, but I've always kept my dream of making a living by things created by my own hands locked in a little box in my heart. Little pieces of doubt still make their way in from time to time, but I'm finally taking the first step towards doing something I'm passionate about.

Come visit me at Quirky Charm. At the moment I only have a few vintage pieces listed. They're the last few things cleared out of my grandmother's estate after we took the rest of what we didn't choose to keep for consignment. This feels right to me. She's the one who started me down this crafty path and in doing this I feel as though I'm honoring her crafting and vintage loving tradition. Here's to a wonderful new chapter in my life!

And now I will be returning to a more regular posting schedule. The behind the scenes planning and preparation for these two announcements took up so much of my time that I've allowed a pile of photos to pile up. I'm looking forward to sharing them with you.