Tuesday, April 14, 2009

with thanks: my first heart

many thanks to my first shop heart-er, ohthecuteness!
(adorable pincushion by ohthecuteness!)

oh it's so nice to be back! today i'm celebrating something very fun! 2 years ago this past weekend marked my 2 year listing-something-on-etsy-anniversary.
that's right. after being on etsy for a couple of months in 2007, i finally got up my courage to list a couple of items on april 12.
boy - was i nervous!
and so on that day, i opened my etsy shop.

my first patchwork bib listing!

i listed a couple of vintage fabric stitch cards (from my now discontinued *great aunts & uncles* line) and a patchwork bib.

and what a thrill!
later that day i had my first etsy shop heart!
so... ever-thanks goes out to the lovely ohthecuteness.
i tasted my first adoration @ a stranger showing a little love to my new new shop, and i was hooked! and i was soooo thankful for that heart! heavens! now... 2 years later... 7000 + hearts later... i'm still just as thankful... for nicies showing a little love to each other in the world of handmade!

so thanks for all of the hearts and all of the love. now it would be almost a few more weeks til i sold my first thing on etsy (more on that later) ... but while i kept my fingers crossed for that first sale, those adorable little hearts kept me thrilled! so thanks, ohthecuteness. and thanks to each and every heart. i superdooper appreciate it!

who was your first heart?
let me know here and i'd love to do a little post about it in the future! (you can find out easily by going to craftcult.com, and searching for your store hearts, then scrolling back to the last page!)

draft snake by ohthecuteness
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  1. It looks like my first heart on this shop was thebeadgoddess! It took a little while, but it's been growing. Those hearts really are motivating and encouraging!

  2. What a lovely idea for a post. Congratulations on your very successful 2 years on Etsy! I wish you continued success and much happiness.

    I'll never forget my first heart, it was from RecycleMicol. Thanks for reminding me!


  3. I don't have a shop - but I can well imagine the excitement of the first person to heart you! The first person I hearted on Etsy was modern art everyday. I still love their shop!

  4. I'm glad to discover you on etsy because your shop is amazing and so my style!!!

    It's a fun thing to remember our first heart... we forget it to soon... and it's great to look how much heart was add with time (hum.. I'm not sure I said correctly... hope you understand.. french here!!)

    Mine was EsquititeDesign at http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5284141&ref=API_juln_CraftCult

  5. Lovely post, rikrak! nice warm fuzzies as I read through.
    My first heart came from a terrific artist http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5259106 she was so encouraging!

  6. Great idea for a post, RR! Congrats on 7000 hearts!

  7. Congrats! I joined in October 06 and got my first heart on the 14th by rubycrownedkinglette

    She was also the first one to comment on my blog :) I've got 4099 hearts today, yay!

  8. Hi - My first heart came from http://www.etsy.com/profile.php?user_id=5255043 and my first heart from another seller came from http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5522971.

  9. My first two hearts were from secret admireres, so my third heart is from
    Saw this post from Etsy on Twitter!

  10. My first heart came from:



    I just had posted my first items and the pics were really bad. :-)

  11. Wow 7000+more hearts!Congrats!!
    I opened shop on Apr/04/2008, janetkchang heart me.
    And when I re-start shop on Sep/01/08 MamaLovePerfume (http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=6027055) heart me.
    Thank you :)

  12. What a nice way to pay tribute. http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5843265&ref=API_juln_CraftCult gave me my 1st heart at http://teddystartedit.etsy.com. http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5647594&ref=API_juln_CraftCult hearted me 1st at http://flutterbygirly.etsy.com. And boy-oh-boy do those hearts mean the world to me:)

  13. That's such a good idea. I'm very new at Etsy (1 month) and still very grateful to my first heart - GrannysLoom.

  14. We listed our first item on March 28 2009. On the 29th, donandtinash hearted our shop. As an Etsy novice, I wasn't even sure what hearts meant, but I knew it was awesome! I enjoy giving hearts, too, because it's a nice way of letting others know that you can't buy right now, but you like what they're doing.

  15. My first heart was from greeneyedgirls.etsy.com. Wow! That was a long time ago:)

    You have made me smile yet again. You would think of this amazingly appreciative idea. Thank you for showing me how to look that up! How special!


  16. just wanted to say - love your stuff!

  17. SpareButton gave me my first heart!

  18. Such a nice post! My first heart came from my friend, Yukiko of Seabreezestudio. She's the one who introduced me to Etsy.
    I just checked the other "early hearters" on craftcult, and wow, I was surprised to see my own long-time favorites there ... I feel so grateful!

  19. Windspirit was my first heart for HelloDollies.

    6timemommo was my first heart for DawnLewisImagery.

    Yeah ... that first heart was such a buzz, and I love being the first to heart a new store ... time to Pounce I think ....

  20. oh i just love hearing all the 1st hearts! thanks so much!

  21. I love this!
    My first Heart was from my wonderful daughter ...

    and the first kind stranger to Heart me was ...

    I can't imagine having 7000+ Hearts, but I treasure my 128 and appreciate them all!


thanks so much for your comments, nicies!
it's a joy to read what everyone writes here.
thank you!