Apr 18, 2013

Good-bye Restyle and a Giveaway!


I have been going round in circles trying to decide whether to keep my Etsy shop open. On the one hand, I love, love, love to refashion things and a big part of that is showing off the finished product. Egotistical? Perhaps. Inspirational? More likely. On the other hand, I have so much going on in a day--and no I'm not trying to say "I'm so busy" to make myself sound important. I'm working on updating our 100+ year-old home, making time for friends, and of course spending time with my kids and husband. There are so many things that I want to make for myself and my family that I feel like Restyle gets in the way. Sorry if you're scratching your head by now thinking that I rarely add new items to my shop. I should say that, mentally, Restyle gets in the way. Too often, it's hanging over my head that I need to make more items for my shop so it really takes the fun away from it all. Of course, then I sell something and have so much fun wrapping it up (custom wrapping on all orders) and sending it out that I have a little drive to make another sale. Although, if I'm being completely honest, I could do the same thing with a craft show. Plus, it would be less time in a year and more money. Hmmm....

In the end, I think I would rather just walk away from Etsy. At this stage in my life, it's just not working out. If it starts to feel like a burden, it's time to move on. So, in a few days I plan to discount all of my items to make any "last minute" sales before I close up shop. I'm hoping you'll help me spread the word, and as a "thank-you" I will give away an item of your choosing to 2 lucky winners! Comment for a chance to win, if you share this on Facebook you can comment a second time to increase your chances of winning.

Good luck!

Giveaway closes on Tuesday, April 23. Once the winners have chosen their items, all remaining items will be marked down to 50%.

Official Rules:
Everyone automatically gets one entry. Please leave your email address so I can contact you if you win!
For a second entry, post this link on facebook and comment here to let me know you did.
If you mess up your comment (forget to put your name, etc) you can delete your comment and try again.
Winners will be announced on Wednesday the 24th.

Sorry, immediate family cannot enter. If you want me to make something for you, just say the word!

13 comments:

Heather Lander said...

I'm happy for you, Heidi! It's good to recognize when is a good time to let go of the things that are burdening you!

Yvonne said...

i understand the time factor Heidi with all that goes on in a growing family. good luck to you. and i already know what i want to order.

Anonymous said...

Also when the weather gets nice you'll probably want to just enjoy it! ;) good luck!

JSEP said...

super cute stuff!

Stephanie said...

I am glad that you are doing whats best for you and your family. I have really enjoyed following the tings you make though! I hope you still make them and post so we can see them!

KayKayL said...

If you aren't so worried about filling up your shop, then it will be more fun to make your projects! And I love seeing your before and after pictures, it inspires me to someday try to upcycle/restyle!!

Jennie said...

Hi~ Glad to hear you are well, gotta have time for friends ;)~ Jennie
rick_jennie@yahoo.com

kri said...

I've always loved seeing what you do! But I know what you mean about having something continuously hanging over your head...

Krista Kangas said...

I've always loved seeing what you do! But I know what you mean about having something continuously hanging over your head...

(That posted before I got my name on it, whoops)

Lisa Rautiola said...

very crafty cute things you have made heidi!

Heather Johnson said...

So glad you opened it another day. I forgot to enter! Such cute stuff you make! And it is very time consuming! I have been putting off opening a shop for a few years because I am so on and off about getting into my projects.

Maria said...

I want in on the drawing!!

Becky H said...

I love the houndstooth zipper pouch or the pompom garland! Cute stuff!