I've spoken on this subject a little on Instagram, but wanted to share more about my thought process here. Etsy, as a venue for independent sellers of handmade goods, has changed so much in the last handful of years - mostly, it has become more commercialized. Mass consumerism has arrived in full force, and I will not undervalue the quality of my work or creative process. But things change; we evolve.
Since becoming a mother, my top priorities have been rearranged. Being a mother comes first, and then everything else. My shop will stay open, though. New offerings will be added sporadically. Here is a recent order for a stamped custom baby spoon, made from US steel in the USA, and hand stamped freehand by me.
For holiday orders, US orders must be placed by 12/14 for ready-to-ship items. The international orders deadline has passed. I deeply appreciate your support this holiday season!