Monday, March 28, 2011

Falling down the rabbit hole…







In Lewis Carroll's book, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, the White Rabbit appears in the first chapter muttering, "Oh dear! Oh dear! I shall be too late!" 




















He then scurries down a rabbit hole, where Alice follows him and she ends up in Wonderland.
















I'm feeling a bit like both these characters these days — I'm running late on opening my Etsy store, but I feel like I've landed in Wonderland and I'm havin' a whole lot of fun!



Black and white images: Sir John Tenniel - 1865

I'm still overwhelmed by your response to my driftshell art and while I thought I could blog and visit while I got my Etsy store ready to open, folks, that just ain't happening. I've been making sporadic visits, dropping in here and there, but let me tell you right now, opening an Etsy store isn't all that easy. It is not as easy as starting a blog — that's for sure! Lots to read and understand, store policies to set, PayPal to set up and figure out and most of all — designing more goodies!


Oh yeah, I'm spending hours and hours covered in paint, glue and shells! Right now I need to concentrate and get this store open. So, please excuse my absence and please don't forget me. I'm almost there and then I can breath again and we can have a nice, long visit.


I want to thank all of you who have already placed orders via snail-mail! WOWZA! Who knew? The store is slated to open this Friday, barring any more disruptions. I'll be back to let you know and to invite you to the World Oceans Day Blog Party I'm having in June. I think it will be a whole lot of fun and I've decided to give everyone who attends a chance to win a special prize AND there will be TWO winners chosen!!!!

So for now, know that I adore and I miss you all!!!!

Oh, and I promise you won't have to fall down a rabbit hole to come to my party!

20 Thoughtful Comments:

Simone @ Doberman's by the Sea said...

Hey, good luck on your opening. I thought it wasn't until June. Enjoy the time and let me know if you want to do a feature. April is guest blogger month! Cheers

Linda @ A La Carte said...

I am so happy things are going well for you! Can't wait to see more of your creations! Good Luck! hugs, Linda

The Decorative Dreamer said...

Who could ever forget you! I am so happy for you and you are following a dream that I share as well only you are your own manufacturer too, that I do not wish to do! LOL! But I do love those such as yourself that do because you are creating the types of things I want to sell! haha! I can only imagine how much work it is getting set up dotting all the i's and crossing all your t's. I am wishing you the best of luck and cannot wait to visit your store online!

becky said...

We'll be there when you get back :) Enjoy your new adventure! We are!

gpc said...

Fingers crossed for you -- remember to hold onto your head while you're in Wonderland!

Here Under the Rainbow said...

Starting your own business is a tremendous undertaking. It takes guts, determination and ingenuity, and you have them all in spades. I am cheering you on every step of the way. Never doubt yourself, you have what it takes.

michelle said...

I am so glad that you hare having fun and enjoying everything, that is what is important! I know how much work it is but it will all be worth it and I can't wait to see!! :) Have fun glue and painting! :)

Cat & Cricket said...

OMG!! we are SISTERS!!! My nickname at work was "Alice" bc last year I fell in a hole running to a code a tore up all my ligaments etc. in my ankle... after being out a month..my first day back... I fell in another hole... go figure?
But no worries my mermaid bud... You will be fabulous!!!!
Smiles!
Cricket

Blondie's Journal said...

You have a lot on your plate now but I am so glad that things are going so well for you! All the best with your orders!

XO,
Jane

Della said...

Yup! Etsy is work, work, work. Have fun, and enjoy the adventure. Cool comparison, you and Alice, you are so creative!

CrazyCris said...

Sounds like loads of work... but of the fun variety! Best of luck with it! Can't wait to see the end result... and to hear more about your Oceans Day party! ;o)

Kaybe said...

Can't wait to see the etsy store. Did you get your bucket?

Love ya!

Karen said...

You just keep going, I'm looking forward to seeing what you've put together!

Karen said...

You just keep going, I'm looking forward to seeing what you've put together!

Love of the Sea said...

Awesome...can't wait to see when your store opens!! Have fun creating.

CHERI said...

I just love it when NICE things happen to NICE people!!!

Busybee @ Snug Harbor said...

Busy hands make for a happy heart! I can almost hear you whistling while you work, and I can sense the excitment in the air. Can't wait to visit your store!

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

I miss you! I know how busy you are, and forgetting you isn't an option! I can't wait to see the store open and all of the goodies you have in it. Just don't forget to breathe!!

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Rhonda, I had a chance to glance at the WONDERFUL things you are making, and I love them. Definitely going to have to get a shell heart for my MIL for Mother's Day. Can we do it?

I look forward to seeing all the goodies in your etsy store. I'm so proud of you, you sweet girl! You are my hero!

Love you...

XO,

Sheila :-)

Bunny, THE PARIS HOUSE said...

Hi Honey!!
You don't worry about us..we will always be here!!! Just take care of yourself and your wonderful Etsy Shop! I can't wait...you are so talented! Keep me in mind if you have anything dish/platter, serving pieces with seashells! I will snatch up and use them at The Paris House !! :)
Have a wonderful weekend
Love You
Bunny

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