After much contemplation, I decided to close my Etsy shop, SgfCreations. Before I do, I have to thank my brother Randy and sister-in-law Jeanne for supporting me and buying my first basket. My daughters helped with getting some beautiful photos for the site. But there was just not enough traffic to make it a worthwhile adventure. On Etsy you have to pay a monthly fee for each item you have for sale, so there was a cost to just have the site.
I was approached at a craft fair to place my baskets at a Roanoke Parks and Recreation location along the Blue Ridge Parkway. It is called Explore Park. They are really expanding the operations there and have a thriving gift shop for local artisans. I was asked to represent the fiber arts.
Up until now, I have had baskets for sale in both locations. Sadly, I have only sold a few baskets on the Etsy site and many more are being sold at Explore Park.
This coming week I will be taking some replacement baskets up there. Maybe some people will find some beautiful Christmas presents in the form of my baskets. Think hostess gifts!