I have been on cloud nine since about 3:00pm this afternoon. I made my "real" first sale on my ETSY store today! I did the whoop, whoop with my fists pumping the air all the way home from work today. I'm sure all the other commuters thought, "what a crazy old lady".
I opened my ETSY store on August 15, 2012, and did not expect sales for awhile. Only because there are thousands of stores and goods on ETSY, so I knew it would be some time before i would be found and start to get some sales. I've had three sales to date, the first was from my son. I sent him the link to the store in an email, and he bought three things. Then a co-worker from a previous job saw my items on Pinterest, and placed a custom order. So today's sale was the first sale to someone unknown, and was found through a search. So, that is why I call it my first "real" sale!
Tonight, I worked on some new inventory for the shop. These are really cute ear bud holders, and you can find the pattern here. Having the key ring on it enables you to attach this pouch to your keys, and thus having your ear buds handy. It keeps them from tangling in your purse, and is padded for further protection for the buds. (I did buy the PDF pattern to use for selling the product)