The "official" open date for my Etsy shop was May 27, 2013. But two buddies requested orders before the shop opened, so technically I sold a handmade item by my 35th birthday! Here are the bonnets I shipped off. (There was a matching dress included with the green bonnet.)
Nine items are listed in the shop-- six bonnets and three dresses. (I've got two more bonnets almost finished.)
I'm a little breathless. It took a lot of work. I'm so so tough on myself and didn't want to sell anything unless I could look at it and say, "It's as good as I can make it."
I have no expectations. So, that's good. I'll add things as I can, and start accepting custom orders in July.
Every once in a while I'll share items here. Here are the first nine!