we had joy
we had fun
we had stampings on the run!
I've been teetering on letting this cute (and sentimental) item go. Now it is done. I think (thanks to my hubby, who would probably eat sand in order to play golf) my little markers may have been the first on Etsy. (if not, somewhere around there)
The justification in making (what may seem to others) as such mundane items was the connection (always the connection) from artist to buyer. I love hearing about why and who and what it means.
Last June, during Fathers Day month (here in the US) my little markers were featured, on super sale, in an Etsy Fathers Day promotional email. Thanks to my favorite Etsy admin Mary (marymary) (if you are ever in a pickle, or have a question, she's your gal!!!) I had somewhere between 60-70 orders come thru. It was lovely, and it was tiresome, to be totally honest. Word of warning to you sellers who wish (in some fashion) to be featured: If you are featured, be prepared to work your hiney off!
The more creative area (nook, ante-chamber, wherever it is) of my brain is aching for more creative (and kinetic) freedom. So...with that said, I'm going to put the little markers to rest.
If you are looking for Golf Ball Markers on Etsy, there are some great ones displayed in the Men and Father Gift Guides. You can also just type in Golf Ball Maker. Another wonderful thing, these shops are selling their markers at a lower cost than I was. Double woot! (I'm not sure if they will come with the likings of my handmade swanky and cute oragami envelope with super cute ribbon and a blank card - I already miss packaging them!)
It's a freeing feeling to decide to edit out a beloved piece that has been a sort of 'staple' in my shop to keep my creative time open.
I'm laying under 4 blankets on my couch, getting ready to make brownies for dessert, we're heading over to friends house later for dinner. It's rainy and darky and dreary here lately. I'm not complaining because I have everything I need to stay warm, and eat choccy.
Recently, I've finished some more pieces for you to check out. When the sun shines a bit I'll get pics and list them.
Hubby's heating me some soup, earlier I made us a yummy breakfast with multiwheat pancakes (and I completed it with real maple syrup!) It's a very foodie day for us.