My little Etsy shop is empty again - it usually is, to be brutally honest. It's only when I have a spurt of creativity and make more of something than our household can make use of, that the excess makes it in there. But that's what I like about it - there's no pressure, no weeks of amassing stock to fill a table at a craft fair, no deadlines.
But truly, the very best thing about it is spending the pay pal 'funny money' afterwards. Because if it comes from selling something I made, it never quite feels like normal cash. Certainly not to be spent on groceries or the gas bill. Because why would you do that when you can have these?
Utterly frivolous purchase of Claudia's perfect little felted acorns - I think she still has some in the Aux Petits Oiseaux shop. They just make me so happy. Because they seem to symbolise for me, everything that is wonderful in this crafty community. Carefully selected raw materials, talented people, friendship and beauty. And the perfect circularity of things.