Five years ago, way back in 2008 I was in the throws of some serious hormones. I didn’t know back then that they were pregnancy hormones and that little Lane was going to be born 9 months later.
All I knew was that I was antsy and willing to take a risk that would prove pretty awesome.
I thought up a name and opened the Tawny Bee Etsy shop. I listed one thing on November 28th, 2008.
For that 1st year, I only had 6 sales. Which was good because I needed my business knowledge to catch up with the fact that I was starting one so spontaneously.
This past weekend I had a little birthday/holiday shop at my house in celebration.
No one came… well… not no one… but it was a pretty dismal turn out. It was Grey Cup Sunday and it was miserable outside…
Oh well… it was also my 37th birthday, so more cake for me.
Here are a few photos of what you missed:
So I learned my lesson. Birthday/Holiday shops at home are a no go. I’m just not at the level of promotion that I need to be in order to pull this sort of thing off. Maybe as Tawny Bee grows, we’ll work something out that will end in success.
But if you never try these things, you just never know. So I’m glad I at least attempted something like this. even if it didn’t turn out as hoped.
Happy Birthday Tawny Bee!!!!