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Small Success Stories

Every other week we share the success stories of full-time makers but Jess and I wanted to make sure we were also celebrating your successes!  So every month we’re hoping to feature a few Create & Thrive readers who have had a recent success story of their own.

Emily’s Small Success:

Balloon Ball Cover – Pretty Birds

I opened up my Etsy store approximately 3 weeks ago, not thinking I would see many sales/traffic through my store, as Etsy is such a huge, awesome marketplace for handmade. I assumed I just wouldn’t stand out. I have had plenty of success selling via Facebook and moderate success in the past 3 years selling via Unfortunately I haven’t had a chance to get to markets this year due to my husband doing lots more work away and having 3 growing boys, so I thought branching out to Etsy would help reach more potential customers.
Last week I made 3 sales in 3 days! I have now sold Balloon Balls to the US, New Zealand and to NSW via my Etsy store. My hubby said, “You are taking over the world 1 Balloon Ball at a time.” Not sure if that is true, but it does make me smile when I think of my products spreading through the world.

Check out Emily’s cute Etsy shop: Signed with Love

Melinda’s Small Success:

Felt Tea Pot Brooch

I made a goal this year to triple my sales from 2012 and mid year and with a lot of work , I am well on course to doing this.

I don’t know about you, but that’s pretty darn impressive!  Check out Melinda’s Made It shop: Creative Wishes

East is East Night Market’s Small Success:

I’m super excited to be launching my second market next month and to be surrounded by such talented and passionate stallholders who make amazing handmade goodies.

You can find out all about Sydney’s ONLY night market that takes places every Thursday evening on their Facebook page: East is East Night Market.

***Want to be featured in our next Small Success Stories feature?  Email me at megan@epherielldesigns dot com and tell me what we get to celebrate!  I promise to eat a piece of chocolate cake for every success you have.  (I don’t think my boyfriend will object to always having cake in the fridge.)***

Megan Eckman

Megan Eckman has written 146 posts in this blog.

Megan Eckman is a quirky pen and ink illustrator who never outgrew her overactive imagination. Her work merges the style of old fairy tale illustrations with modern fantasies. When she’s not drawing (and giggling all the while), she can be found pacing her apartment writing more stories to go with her artwork.


Julia {Squeeze Cuddles}

Congratulations ladies on your recent success stories. Your shops look amazing!

What say you?