Pictured: Apple Fritter Bread. You can find it at my Etsy shop!
It’s still summer, but as the days grow closer to September, while I’m still picking tomatoes and excited about fresh corn, I feel the twinges of readiness for apples and pumpkins and crackling leaves. You? At this time of year, as the season changes and the holidays are around the corner, I rearrange my shop, highlighting things people suddenly get in the mood for in fall months–items with apples and pumpkins, especially. But lately, I’m making plans for a different kind of change. Or, maybe not a change, but an addition.
Any fellow Etsy sellers out there? If you are, you know what I’m talking about when I say Etsy has been making a lot of changes lately, and some that aren’t exactly designed with the handcrafter’s best interests at heart. I’m not interested in moving to any other marketplace platforms. I know there are many. I’ve been very happy with Etsy for several years, but any time you’re working on someone else’s platform, you have no control over changes in direction. It’s their playground, and after experiencing so many (sometimes baffling) changes Etsy has made, I’m not going through that again with another marketplace platform. With that in mind, I’m getting ready to open a shop area right here on my website. I’m planning to continue with my shop on Etsy for the foreseeable future, but I’m going to establish my own shop presence on my own playground. My new shop here won’t be open for business for another month or two, but in the meantime, you can still find me on Etsy. (And can continue to find me on Etsy even after I open my shop here. I still hold out hope Etsy is going to remember that handcrafter’s are what their site is about and turn the ship around before it’s too late.) But, also, I’m really looking forward to making the addition of an independent shop to my website! I’ll update when it’s ready!