Monday, March 28, 2011

The debut. It's here.

I've always had an entrepreneurial spirit. It started in the third grade when my friend and I drew flowers and frogs on notebook paper and tried to sell "stationary" to our friends for 10 cents a sheet.

The spirit of selling my hand-made goods gave me some spending cash in high school where I created a "business" titled "Thing by Chane'." I made custom, reversible purses for girls and women all over South Carolina. I never counted exactly how many purses I made, but the numbers totaled somewhere in the 300's. I even had a business card:
Now the hand-made goods industry has taken a surge, especially with sites like Etsy that make it incredibly easy to sell goods.

And I've decided, if you can't beat 'em, join 'em. So today is the first day that I'm advertising my Etsy shop. This decision is made partly because I can't keep everything I make {we just don't have that kind of space} and partly because this will be a great opportunity to make some extra moola as we embark on our seminary expedition.

I started listing items over 10 days ago, not thinking I would make any sales without advertising.The reason why my “debut” was delayed is because I’ve already sold 2 items (to random people in NJ and CA - I don't even know how they found me).  After those sales, I was left with only 4 items in my store. I've been working to create more merchandise, and I plan to add more as time goes by. I’ll try to give you a heads up when I’ve added new items.

In honor of the official debut, from today until Sunday April 3 at 5 p.m., you may use the coupon code DEBUT10 for a 10% discount off your first item.

So without further delay, I bring you: What the Hart Likes Store


  1. SO GREAT!!! I just "pinned" your stationary and since you have an etsy store, you should be on pinterest. It has so many good ideas. inviting you right now, but go to my blog and look at "pinning"

  2. Was just reading Tom's RUF letter update today...the end of a school year and the beginning of an etsy store -- exciting times ahead!

  3. I STILL have my "thing by Chane'! It doesn't get carried much anymore, but sticks around as a momento. Hope you're doing well in St. Louis! Happy 4th of July! P.S. - I haven't visited your blog in a few months and looked tonight and saw that you are in St. L, so I'm looking back through your posts finding what has taken you to St. L!


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