Katie's been on Etsy for years as a consumer, but this is the first time we ever considered opening a shop of our own. Neither of us are professional photographers, though I took a few classes in art school, and Katie's done some workshops and takes most of the pictures that accompany her writing.
We've gotten a lot of wonderful feedback about some of the photos and requests for prints from our journey so far, which propelled us to test the waters with this shop. So we picked a few of our favorites and are making prints of them.
It turns out that opening an Etsy shop is a lot of work, and not something you can knock out in an afternoon. We vetted a few dozen other shops, developed our policies, retouched our photos for printing, and researched the logistics of printing and mailing these things.
We're still working out some kinks but cruise by our shop next time you're on Etsy looking for a crocheted coozie or tie-dyed underwear. Let us know what you think. #putabirdonit