Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Spring Is in the Air!

It's sunny and beautiful here today in Portland. About this time every year, we get a few sunny days, and it starts to feel like spring is here. Between the sunshine and the fact that my birthday is coming up (it's around Easter time every year), I start to get "spring fever." How does spring fever manifest for me? I buy things! :-)

Flossy showing the items I sold in my Etsy shop.

And now that I'm into miniatures and using them in my photo stories and greeting cards, I feel like buying miniatures. I always have a good excuse: "I'll be getting a little bit of birthday money, so I can buy a little something special." Does anyone else do this? I hope I'm not the only one. ;-)

Pretty tea towels and shabby blank books with pages that turn!

In other news, I just made my first sale in my Etsy shop! And guess what? It wasn't cards! No, my greeting cards already sell well in local shops (but so far, not online). Instead, a dear blog friend put in a custom order for some miniatures made by me. It was a huge thrill for me! As soon as I have time, I will add some more miniature listings to my Etsy shop and see what happens.

I'll post again when I've finished my taxes. Ugh! Keep it fun! xoxo Jennifer


53 comments:

  1. felicidades por esa primera venta , y por esas compras de minis

    besitos

    Mari

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  2. I have to admit my wife goes on 'Spring Buying' binges for her cross stitch stuff whereas I am always looking out for the pennies... it's a curse! Congratulations on your first sale, the first of many I'm sure.

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    1. Hi Hairy Caveman! Which is a curse, the buying or the looking out for the pennies? ;-) You and your wife are certainly not alone in that dynamic. I hear about it all the time from my friends. It might be genetic! :-D Thanks for commenting--it's great to hear from you! xo Jennifer

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  3. Spring? What spring? It's heavily snowing over here.lol! Congratulation on your first sale, Jennifer! I am sure there are many more to come!:)
    Hugs

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  4. Congratulation for your sale!! i love spring.. but here it's a raining/snowing day!! :(

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  5. Hi Jennifer

    oh those taxes! Year after year. I hate it, but what must be, must be.
    It's nice that you have springtime. At us it's frosty again. I also love it to buy nice things. Not only in springtime ;0)
    Congratulation to your success at Etsy.

    Have a nice day
    Ulrike

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  6. Hello Jennifer bellissime spesine di primavera!kiss!

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  7. Hi Jennifer, it is so good to have spring fever, it is such a great feeling, like you can embrace the whole world :)
    Here we have still snow and rain, but spring will come , I`m sure :)
    You bought some lovely miniatures, I also collect and safe my birthday money to go on a miniature fair, and there I spend it all hahahhha, it is always such a wonderful day !!!
    Have a great week my friend and have fun (not with the taxes of course )

    Hugs Mieke xxx

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  8. Hi Jennifer!
    Congratulations for your first sale on Etsy Shop! I am sure there will be many more to come! :)
    And Spring Fever is so wonderful (happy for You!) it makes people "living" again after winter! That is something I would really like to have now...but we are having so much snow and -20C! I Have to wait for a while!
    Hugs
    Kikka

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  9. Congrats for your first sale Jennifer!! you did lovely set!
    And spring??...oh, here, in Warsaw it's snowing :(
    Big hugs my Friend!
    Magda

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  10. Wow! Exciting news all around Jennifer!! I agree, I love Spring! My shopping bug comes at winter solstice when I know I'll have xmas bonus money coming - but the feeling is the same so you're not alone!!
    A super big congrats on your sale in Etsy! That must feel terrific! :)

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  11. Hey Jennifer,
    es ist schön.... wenn die Frühlingsgefühle bei Dir schon anfangen. Bei uns ist noch immer Winter, sehr sehr kalt und gestern hatte es erst wieder geschneit.... obwohl bei uns... rund um Frankfurt... meist nicht so viel Schnee fällt.

    Aber wie heißt es immer... wir müssen warten, der Frühling wird schon kommen.

    Hübsche Minis hast Du da eingekauft.

    Schicke ganz liebe Grpße an Dich mit

    PuNo / Monika

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  12. Congratulations whit your first sale, it is so well done and must provide an amazing wonderful feeling. Good luck in the future with your sale.

    Hugs
    Wyrna

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  13. Great news..the first sale!! Wonderful! oh yes..spring feelings..that's nice!! The sunshine does make such a big difference! All the best!! Anne

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  14. what I do is hit the store and buy one or two things with grocery money :) *that's probably why my mother stopped sending me out to the grocery store*
    M.

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    1. You're so cute and funny, Marisa! Love it! xo Jennifer

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  15. Congrats on your sale! I didn't realize you have an Etsy shop! I will take a look now that I know. Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter... Oh I always find a reason for my my shopping frenzy :P

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  16. Spring! Lucky you! Here is very cold.
    Beautiful and sweet purchases.
    Congratulations for your first sale and good luck with your future sales.
    Bye Faby

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  17. Unfortunately, this fever is the most infectious ... I have a wish list so long (which continues to grow and grow) that the money will never be enough!
    Among other things, I can not even count on my birthday, as my family and friends always give me things that ... not in my list!
    I am very happy for your first sale I know that is a great emotion :-)
    Mini lovely hugs
    Flora

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  18. Exciting, the first sale, yay! Hope you'll get many more in the future. :))

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  19. Congratulations on your first sale! I too didn't realize you have an etsy shop. I wish you good luck and many sales to come. We here are also enjoying spring weather. It feels so good.

    Hugs, Drora

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  20. Here's another one desperately longing for spring... but what did I get??? One guess only... yes, right you are: Snow! *blarg* But February will soon be over and winter will lose its power from day to day. Congrats on your first etsy sale! In my opinion it's always a little difficult selling cards via online-shops because of the high extra costs for delivery - at least these were my experiences when I still had my little shop at DaWanda (some kind of a German Etsy). But with miniatures it's different - you can't buy special pieces in the supermarket around the corner... ;O)

    Hugs
    Birgit

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    1. Hi Birgit! Really good point re: selling cards vs. selling miniatures online. I hadn't thought of it that way before. Thanks for sharing a new perspective with me. So sorry about the snow. Hope it clears up soon. xo Jennifer

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  21. Hello! I adore your miniature things, you do have a special talent, lots of people do cards but hardly any do miniatures....
    Bestest daisy j

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    1. Hi Daisy, Mmm, another great point. I really appreciate the feedback. This is not something I'd considered before either. My trouble is, how do I translate what I do in miniatures on my blog to something that sells? Any ideas, anyone? xo Jennifer

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    2. Hi! Oops! I meant to say that you have a really good point about lots of people doing cards and not as many doing miniatures. My first response could have been misunderstood so easily. Thanks for your patience, everyone! :-)

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  22. Congrats on your first sale :)
    The towels and the book are really pretty indeed.
    I can not wait to smell spring again :)

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  23. Hello Jennifer, Yesterday, was warm and dry here in Vancouver, Canada. Today is like it never happened. It is bitter cold and now it is even SNOWING!!!??? I thought we were through with all that! Apparently,... not.
    Congratulations on your first miniature sale. Whoo Hoo!

    elizabeth

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  24. Congratulations Jennifer on your first sale :))) Your items are wonderful. Spring !!!! Yesterday after lots of rain was a beautiful sunny day and really felt like spring to no rain but very cold I thing spring is a tease :DD I am sure most of us can find some excuse to spend money haha.
    Take care my friend.
    Hugs Maria

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  25. Congratulaciones on your first sale, I'm sure that it won't be the last one, because the miniaturas you do are so amazing:) I'm like you, I love buying miniatures... And sprint has something special that mames us buy, I think:)
    Hugs, Candy:)

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  26. We also had sunny and beautiful here today.
    Though it is still long way to spring.
    Oh my...all this snow!

    Congratulations on your first sale! :)
    Hugs, piikko

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  27. Muy bien jennifer, cuánto me alegro.
    Los regalos preciosos.
    Millones de besitos...Julia

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  28. Spring shopping sounds like much more fun than spring cleaning. I'm glad that you are enjoying nice weather, I think winter is going to hang on around here for a while, we have more snow on the way for the weekend. I'm the frugal one in my house so my husband pretty much okays any purchase that I decide to make.
    A Big Mini Hug

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  29. Me gusta mucho tu manera de celebrar la primavera: de compras!
    Felicitaciones por tus ventas en etsy.
    Un abrazo

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  30. Whenever there are occasions, like Christmas, Mother's Day and my birthday, I get money gifts and always spend everything on miniatures. I love it. I love going on line and selecting things. On my list now is wallpaper for my dollhouse.

    Over here in Ottawa, it's not spring at all. It snowed yesterday and today and the wind was howling. Nevertheless, I braved the storm and bookworm that I am, made my way to the library to pick up books they had set aside for me.

    So happy you made your first sale, Jennifer. Cute stuff!

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  31. Unas minis estupendas. Felicidades

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  32. Now and then we see a big snowflake whirling around and it is cold outside, no bit of spring yet ;)!!
    Congratulations on your first sale, Jennifer!
    Hugs, Ilona

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  33. spring is in the air here too! I can't wait until it arrives properly. LOVE love love those tiny books!

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  34. Qua da noi fa freddo...ma la tua scena solare... mi riscalda e fa respirare aria primaverile! Manu

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  35. Enhorabuena por tu primera venta, seguro que tendras muchas mas.
    Preciosas compras-
    besitos ascension

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  36. Felicidades por tus ventas!!!!
    Las compras, preciosas!!!!
    Besitooos.

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  37. Da un poco de envidia, aquí el pronóstico para los próximos días es de nieve a nivel del mar,¡felicidades por tu primera compra!, espero que lleguen muchas más, seguro que será así. Un beso

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  38. Wow, all the excitement from this post and scores of comments is radiating here! How awesome to receive such warm and heartfelt words of support from those who have long known and loved your work. Now they see what other talents you possess and as they have correctly predicted: this sale will be the first of many! Congratulations!

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  39. Congtrats on your first esty sale!!!
    I would like to have spring!!! Snow!!! Every day!! Awful!!
    I don´t like winter!!
    Greetings
    Melanie

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  40. Come ti capisco cara Jennifer!! A dire il vero sono più le cose che desidererei comprare che quelle che posso comprare effettivamente, i soldi... beato chi li ha e se li gode!!
    Un bacio,
    Mely.

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  41. Felicidades y que vendas millones de cosas bonitas.
    Tu siempre amiga...Julia

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  42. Congratulazioni per la vendita! E' una bella emozione, vero? Quanto alle cose da voler comprare....eh, anche io vorrei comprare tantissimo, ma purtroppo senza lavoro...è sempre impossibile!

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  43. I know all about the good excuse thing, hi hi ☺. Congratulations on your first sale, that must be so fun!
    Havn`t seen the sun to much here too this winter, but now it`s a beautiful wheater outside and the days are longer (not dark at four in the afternoon) ☼
    Mona

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  44. Congrats on your 1st Etsy sale! I'm sure you will have many more :)

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  45. Congratulations! Exciting to get that first sale! I still need to do my taxes, UGH!! so I may be missing in action next week.

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  46. Congratulations for your first sale!! You made so beautiful books and towels! Spring is coming! Hugs

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