It All Started with a Sign…

I  find it amazing how the ripple affect works.  It spins a line “sequences”  ~ none of which are predictable, necessarily.  Take this, for instance.

Last October I posted an article about this sign:

wings sign

and wrote a little tutorial on how I made it.

Little did I expect the “pinning” frenzy it would cause here




at Pinterest.  (If you want to see my pinboards, you can do so here.)

Those little pins started a small stream of e-mails asking if I would perhaps sell the the “Little Blue Bird” signs online… (Who woulda’ thought?)

Now, I have quite a few ladies waiting very patiently for their own little bird signs.

So…I, put together a crafting space in my basement last month,

whole room after 2

so that I would have room to paint and create.  The brushes and paint have been flying the past few days.  {And I’m planning on doing some more.}

Now that I actually had some signs ready to sell and ship, I realized I needed to come up with the simplest way to sell online (that I could comprehend)! ( Those of you who follow me on Facebook already know this…)

{With a little fear and trepidation mixed with a lot of excitement…} I signed up for my own little shop in the Etsy world!


  Don’t rush there yet.  I’m not quite open for business…!

Now I’m at the “take photos of your products” stage.  It led to this:

photo studio

~The in-the-kitchen photography studio!Smile

{Whooowee!  I’m tired…}

And, yep, the “little Blue Bird” has a new yellow friend…

yellow bird

I’m working hard to get the shop organized and running soon.  Thanks for your patience, ladies, as you wait for your signs!

Right now I’m on my way to help my friend with some more organizing.


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  1. RITA!! I came over to give congrats on the Remodelaholic feature and low and behold I see this fun post. Congrats on the esty shop and the popularity of this project. I’m pinning it now, absolutely love it!!
    Karah @ thespacebetweenblog

  2. Congrats on taking the leap into the esty shop world! Your a brave lady…first transferring to word press and now a shop. I just wanted to give you a heads up…I’m now following you through the new follower tool since GFC is gone. Did you know that your posts are not showing up there. The last post was on 2/2/2012. Did you know when you write a post you have to add it under Last posted date . I came over here because I’ve missed reading your blog and I was pretty sure you would have posted something since 2/2. Have a great day!

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