Surprise! I opened an Inspired Soul Etsy Shop!!
In my last post, I briefly mentioned that I had been busy working on a new project. Finally, the time is here and I can share what that project is! I started an Inspired Soul Shop on Etsy!! After much time and thought, my Etsy store is finally up and running and I am so excited to show you what I’ve been working on!
Before I get to that, I want to share why I decided to start a shop. For as long as I can remember, I have loved arts and crafts, especially painting, ceramics, crocheting, sewing, and more. I love trying new techniques and mixing things up, depending on my mood or what my inspiration is. I love the feeling I get when I find something that inspires me to create and design. Many of the things I make, are inspired by the ocean, nature, feathers, and bohemian style. However, for financial reasons and limited space in my house, there is no way I can support my crafting habit. Which is why, I started thinking about ways I could still make the things I love. My first thought was, maybe I should start an Etsy shop. A few friends in the past have mentioned that I should start one, but I never thought I could actually do it. So I decided to do a little research. It seemed like it would be hard to make sales, but still worthwhile. So…
I decided to go for it anyway! I doubt I will get rich off my shop, but that’s okay! I’ve been having fun with it and I guess that’s all that really matters! I created my Inspired Soul Etsy shop shop because I love to create, design, and make things and I wanted to share these things with others.
Here is a glimpse at some of the things I have on my shop and some things I have made in the past.
I hope you enjoy and feedback would be greatly appreciated :)
Children’s Step Stool. Hand-made, hand painted and decoupaged. Click here to view the step stool on my shop!
When my daughter reached the point where she was ready for a step stool, I looked online for options. I didn’t find any I liked so I came up with the idea of making my own! I designed a step stool that I liked, and my husband made and assembled it. Next I hand-painted and decoupaged it to make it look extra special!
Dreamcatchers are another thing that I love to make. I love how they can brighten up and calm a room at the same time. I use lace, crochet, beads, shells, and other treasures to make my one-of-a-kind dreamcatchers! Click here to view the above dreamcatcher on Etsy or click here to read about my custom-made dreamcatchers.
Here’s a few things I’ve made in the past that I would love to make again!
Animal collage, set of 4, hand-painted canvas.
A painting (acrylic) I did a few years back.
Handmade Owl Pillow. Alaia loves her owl pillow! I originally designed it as more of a decorative pillow, but Alaia loves it so much she sleeps with it every night!
A dreamcatcher I made for my daughter’s room. Dreamcatchers also make wonderful baby mobiles fyi. I am offering custom-made dreamcatchers on my shop. Click here to find out more.
I went through a phase where I was obsessed with crocheting. I use to make hats and bikini tops. Above is pic of a blanket I made when I was pregnant with my daughter.
I love painting furniture! I painted and distressed the side table above.
Above is a cabinet my husband made and I painted. I would love to do more furniture in the future!
Another look at the children’s step stool I made. Click here to view it on my Inspired Soul Etsy Shop!
So what do you guys think? I would love feedback!
Does anyone else have an Etsy shop? Any tips for getting started?