9:34 pm PST update: I'm live!
My Etsy shop officially opens tomorrow, and I still have a lot of work to do today to get ready for it. Unofficially, it opens sometime tonight (Pacific Standard Time), as I take it out of "Vacation Mode" to create listings for my dolls. If you are at all interested in ways to help that don't require you to spend money, here they are:
1. Open an Etsy account. You'll need a credit card on file, and they may put on a 1.00 USD temporary charge, but then they'll take it off again.
2. Once you open an Etsy account, you can use the "Add to Favorites" function. Add stories to favorites, add items to favorites-- enough of these "hearts" can alert the Etsy team that a seller is worth looking at, and then they put items on their front page.
3. Cheer me on. Times are hard for many people, and it's challenging enough to find the funds for basic necessities. I have tried to price my dolls so that I get a somewhat fair wage and yet make them obtainable for people.
I promise you that this blog is not going to turn into an advertising vehicle for my store. I'd like to have one feature per week, but it'll be more along the lines of "Look what I've made!" Each of my listings ends with, "I care about each doll that I sew, and hope that you will find a doll in the shop that you feel is yours."
Here is a sneak peak of what (or rather, who!) is showing up in the shop tomorrow: