I don't know if this will have any major impact on future sales being down but as they say; "if the Good Lord willing and the crick don't rise" it will have small to no impact come the holiday season.
Etsy is a needy bunch at times and I have determined that I will not be under it's heavy hand any longer. This past year, my first on Etsy I have met some wonderful creative people. I have made some new friends and been given wonderful support as I tried to build my brand so to speak. But it has not been all fun and games and there were some extreme bumps in the road. We were not promised anything in this life only "that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness". Hey what can I say, our Nation will once again celebrate it's birth and I do love a good party and the country I live in.
So no matter what good or bad came from the first year of my shop, it is time to put it on vacation mode for a spell. Now to relax and enjoy the blessings God has given me, my wife and two wonderful boys, who are growing way to fast.
I will get back to carving and will continue to post items as they are carved on this page. I also will try my hand at something I have wanted to do for a long time, build a balsa airplane kit. I did make a purchase from the local hobby shop, a balsa plane that needs some TLC and will play around with fixing it. I may even put some skins on either a portion or the whole plane. We will see throughout the upcoming weeks. And for those that don't know I purchased a vintage wood lathe and will work towards getting it running in the not so distant future. And as the cartoon says, "sometimes our greatest fear is the unknown", well not so fast my friend. What ever happens I will look back with no regrets and no wondering what might have been.
I have ended my blogs with this phrase; as always happy trails and Carpe Diem 4 carving
Starting today this will change and I will quote one of my favorite people Red Skelton, who would end his show with;
"Good night and may God bless"