I have had an etsy shop for some time but have only sold two items, one to a friend privately and a table runner via the site. I keep adding and subtracting this as I make them, but feel it's a bit futile. Still, what else can I do with the growing pile of quilts that aren't suited for the Parkinsons Comfort Project or the hospital's children's center? Etsy's charges are so low that I just keep at it. I made a Facebook page to link to the shop also.
Thursday I went to a new flower and gift shop downtown and saw a baby quilt and some other crafts by local people for sale. I asked the owner, Alexis, if she'd be interested in trying to sell a few of my quilts, and she encouraged me to bring them down. She said Christmas is a good time. This morning, I took these two baby quilts to her shop and am hoping they will sell. Alexis takes a 25% commission, which seems reasonable to me. I don't really care about the money, but it would be nice to have a little "mad money" to buy more fabric! 😊