Couple of things I want to share. Made my 75th sale today! Yeah, 50 in all these months and 25 in the last 2 weeks. I'm doing something right I suppose and Etsy's doing the rest ;-).
I've been taking, re-taking pictures, revamping my store, listing more items, SEOing and spending extra time and money on marketing. And this might make sense to only Etsians, but the new auto-renew feature has taken away a few hours of work off my hands giving me more time to all the stuff above and bringing in more sales too!
Now the other fun thing I wanted to share, not yarny or crafty in any way. I have a teeny tiny garden where I plant seeds from tomatoes or coriander that I use during cooking and such. So far I've harvested one teeny tiny carrot from it that's it. And most of my crop (of coriander and tomato leaves) has been eaten by snails or have died during the winter. I also bought one Curry Leaf plant. For those of you who don't know, Curry leaves are a major ingredient in Indian cooking, so much so that the Indian stores in my neighborhood run out of them pretty often. So I decided I'd buy a plant. It cost me $20 to buy a 4 inch plant, yeah! And over the winter, it just died on me. Or so I thought. It was drooping, so I tried bringing it indoors, then indoors in the sunlight, less watering, over watering, nothing worked. And then I gave up on it and it shed all it's leaves, but I kept the bare lifeless looking plant outside, only one single bare twig of a plant. I'd occasionally water it when my watering can had excess water that I didn't want to throw away.
And magically in summer here's how it has started to look! You can see the evidence of my carelessness around it. But now it just makes me feel so good! Yeah, I still haven't figured out what I need to do to care for it in fall and winter.