"She's all, 'Etsy?' and I'm all, 'Etsy!' "

I made my first sale! Yes, it was to my father-in-law for his wife (don't tell her). And I don't have to pay shipping because he'll pick it up when they visit in a few weeks.

But it still counts, because it's money I didn't have in my pocket yesterday.

I spent some time browsing the Etsy forums and other pages, and ran across some of the marketing tips they offered for the "Buy Handmade" pledge campaign. I didn't do so well -- I bought only one item, earrings for my sister-in-law in Ireland.
But she adores them -- which is the main point -- I could afford them, and I supported Deryn's art habit as well. Coulda been worse.