Monday, November 2, 2009

:: one year ::

today is the one-year anniversary of my etsy shop.

i hope it's not overdramatic or strange to say that i'm finding it almost as difficult to reflect back on the last year as i found it to reflect back on my son's first year of life. so much happens and changes in a year. our orientations toward things and events and life itself change. we move. we rethink. some things we wish we could redo. some things we wish we could relive.

suffice it to say that it has been a good year and i'm really proud of my work. i'm continually astounded by how much i enjoy doing this.

so this week is going to be a little bit of a celebratory week. i've got freebies lined up for each day of the week, starting today. as you'll see, all of the freebies are etsy orange. i thought it seemed appropriate.

today's download is a pillowbox. the illustration is actually something i drew by hand for the new desk calendars and then digitized for printing.

use this pillowbox for small gifts, jewelry, gift cards, etc. it's super easy to cut and assemble and i'll bet you find yourself getting addicted to them.

to download and print this for yourself, click on either of the images above or click here.


Bess Callard November 2, 2009 at 7:42 AM  

Happy Etsyversary!! I had mine a couple weeks ago. Congrats on all that you have accomplished and all the best for the years ahead :)

secret cake December 1, 2009 at 1:00 PM  

This is so clever! Thank you for your generosity in sharing with the bloggy community.

Congrats on your one-year Etsyversary! Mine came and went in July and I have yet to give it a proper celebration. I know what you mean about looking back on the experience. I've learned a lot, met some great people, and found a way to keep my creative side present (when it's so easy to get lost admist my responsibilities as a wife, mother, daughter, sister, co-worker, etc...)

Congrats again to you, and take care!

Breanna December 1, 2009 at 3:14 PM  

Thank you for sharing this with us! I love it! Definitely will be using it for Christmas presents!

Anthonette December 1, 2009 at 10:24 PM  

Thanks for the pillow box! I found you from How About Orange.

silk December 2, 2009 at 4:45 AM  

I'm dowloading this, thank you very much! and happy anniversary to your etsy shop! :)

Dana December 10, 2009 at 9:33 AM  

Found you from My Life In Lower Case! Thanks so much!

planettreasures September 1, 2010 at 8:39 PM  

Happy etsyversary!

Thanks for the download - it's perect for jewellery.

Anonymous December 2, 2011 at 3:39 AM  

the link is broken "page not foung 404" :-((((((