Oh my goodness it is 5 days before Christmas! What are you doing?

Oh my goodness it is 5 days before Christmas! What are you doing?

 

Oh my goodness, are you ready?  I am still not ready, talk about last minute!  Life has certainly been so busy for me this year!  I am going last minute shopping this week and Saturday!  Oh,  my!  Again I am featuring some Etsy sellers that I have interviewed and they have answered all my questions for this blog. I have asked them all how this holiday season is going for them.  They love to create, have plans for the new year, and have all come up with their Christmas plans.

First up on my Etsy Seller list is Denise Nendza.

When reading Denise Nendza’s about page you will understand why she named her shop TinkerMansLegacy. She writes in her About Page on Etsy that growing up in a tinkering household her parents encouraged freedom of expression and nourished the creativity. Her parent’s taught artistic skills so she could visualize ideas in her mind and all the creative process to flow, so manifesting an idea into reality.

Denise’s father was nicknamed “The Tinker Man,” and has always had some sort of a project going on around the home or out in his workspace in the garage area.  Between the parents, there were always cool projects coming to fruition.  They always had some sort of project in the works going on around our house and out in the garage. They updated cars and made ceramics.  There are also family photo albums that showcase the family’s creative growth.

From this upbringing, Denise has always wanted to create and has her Etsy Shop that focuses on handcrafted bracelets.  Her bracelets are beautiful and look to be great gift ideas.  It speaks to me and having a positive attitude and we all are taught to have in Artisan Indie.  I love the saying! I am sure you will find something that speaks to you in Denise’s shop!

TinkerMansLegacy

Denise Nendza At Etsy

Denise has been working on the sale of local orders and she is sure she will have some more calls for bracelets this week (for last minute shoppers like me!). Denise still has presents to make for her family members as she does not purchase gifts, she loves to handcraft for family and friends. She like many small business owners will be pulling some all-nighters. She loves it though, no complaints!

Once Christmas is over, she will begin the daunting task of counting and will check all of her inventory for the end of year ~ taxes!  Another Oh my, as I need to do that too! Once Denise has counted inventory she has new designs dancing in her head… Fa~La~La~La

Second up is Leslie D. Tucker Etsy seller~

Leslie D. Tucker of Surprise Designer sells all year round.  She does not close her shop unless she is actually away on vacation (some sellers shut shops up for a couple of weeks at Christmas since mailing is super hard and busy).

Leslie is one of my favorite sellers as she crochets pinks feminism “pussycat” hats. I am in love with her hats! When the marches on Washington start again in January 2018 she will be super busy crocheting hats. I am going to have to order one for myself! I love them! 

Model Wearing a SurpriseDesigner “Pussy Cat” Hat

She also makes fingerless gloves which I also want! Since most of Leslie’s products are somewhat cold weather items, so it is her time of year to be selling.  She has orders coming in now and she will be filling orders from a holiday gift guide she is in.

Fingerless Gloves by Leslie@Surprise Designer

Leslie’s’ Christmas shopping is for her older kiddos so gift cards are all the rage. They do not require many things… which makes life much easier!

For 2018 Leslie goal is designing everyday accessories so she is able to have a new venture and sell year round. She also has some creative new ideas for coats and other clothing items. 

Also in 2018, Leslie will be starting a local chapter of BAM (Business Among Moms) in her area.  She believes in giving back to the community.

Next up, well, is me! I have two Etsy shops and a Website.  I have changed some of my plans by opening a Bridal Accessories Shop on Etsy and I will be adding items that also will be for Bridal on my Website.  My bridal shop on Etsy is Nikeebottalico Designs  My Jewelry Supply Shop is Objectsandoddities and I offer supplies of all kinds new and Vintage and small art. I also will show you how to create items in the listing!  I am all for helping other sellers, it is my way of giving back.  My Website is   NikeEBottalico,  I also have a blog at that site where I blog about weddings!  I would love to see you at each of my sites.

Coming Soon to Etsy

Coming soon to Website

Mother Mary Small Art @objectsandoddities

I am really wishing you a Happy Holidays, Merry Christmas, & a Happy Hannakuah.  I appreciate you reading my blog.  I will continue to write each week, telling you about Handmade Sellers!  Please drop me a note here or private message me on Facebook if you have an Etsy Shop and would like a feature!

All three of us women, in this blog, are all successful members of “Flourish” which is now becoming ArtisanIndie. One of the super things going on with ArtisanIndie is that you can go on your phone and there is an app through MightyNetworks!  So easy to get to the site from an app, you can get to all the Training and Small business coaching on the go!  Who does not love that!  The people who have all used the training to better their businesses from Sarah Sewells Coaching Community and her Experts are helping people to be successful in many ways!  I am a member too, I learn more and more each day.  I love to give Sarah a shout-out as the community is great and will assist anyone with their small business to grow.  It is a delightful community and I hope you all investigate it! Sarah Sewell had her own 6 figure business on Etsy and had her own website so she knows what she is talking about~  Do check her site out!

 

 

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