Just a quick note to everyone to let you know that I'm no longer selling on Etsy.
After three years I feel it's time to leave. The atmosphere is so toxic and disrespectful and combative that I just can't stay there anymore.
Etsy has turned that corner that so many good ideas have. They are letting manufacturers on the site to sell 'real', fake, handmade items. I've seen it many times before. It's a sad truth than many wonderful ideas get commercialized to the point of extinction. After spending a few months setting up the framework to leave I got one of those gut feelings that told me that I couldn't do it anymore.
All I want to do is sell my crafts and my books.
My new venue for most journal sales will be this site. I have already sold some journals here and everyone was quite happy with the buying process and products. I will get a notification of any sales right away.
My new venue for all other crafts such as Altered tags, Original Art Cards and Collage Sheets will be Zibbet. They provide a great positive atmosphere for sellers and buyers. Here is my new home there:
Please feel free to drop by there and visit. I'm still setting up shop there, so if there's something you want, that you may have seen in my Etsy Shop, just ask about it. I'll set up a listing for the item.
My goal is to cover supplies and selling costs, a bit for my pocket and money to use for bookbinding workshops.
So stay tuned for more blog posts and books in the future.
The Guild of Book Workers USA
MILLIMETER BINDINGS henryhebert.net/2012/01/11/millimeter-and-rubow-bindings
HAND SEWN HEADBANDS
Be sure to check out the bookbinding blogs too.
They often have tutorials
BIG JUMP PRESS
Beautiful books and boxes in Finland
Portugal - leather tooling
OWL AND LION
Bookbinding workshops in Scotland
Forum & lots of info
BECCA MAKING FACES
Examples and TUTs of every Japanese stitch in the world