my first sale

i made my first etsy sale two days after opening shop, and i kind of can't believe i haven't shouted about it here in full-on oonaballoona-brat style until now. it was the day before thanksgiving, and the best kickoff to the holiday season i could ask for! bonus: the buyer was so freaking cool, i get happy every time i think of her prancing about in one of my belts. in fact, when things get crabby round here, they are easily fixed, as follows:

oona: feh. 

r: you sold a belt. 

oona: i DID. (oona grins and bounces around the living room).

pretty neat trick. so, in celebration of my first sale (and the grins), i'm offering free shipping & a big markdown on all roxietoxl gear! stop by the shop if you'd like, and grab some christmas gear...

so, as self-promotion has never really been my thing, i wanna give a shout out to a fellow etsy-er & blogger. i have been listening to this wonderful & uplifting EP by the incurable homebody's band, tomes. it arrived in a beautiful handmade pouch that i adore just as much as the sparkling music. you know that kind of music that spirals upwards and makes you smile? this is that music. and you can get it for free (though a little dinero will get you the pouch, at their etsy shop). i think it would make a very cool stocking stuffer.
(artwork by jed mcgowan of tomes)

and now it's back to santa's sweatshop for me...


  1. Congrats on the sale! The belts are so awesome.

  2. LOVE that belt!!! the buyer is a lucky gal. :)

  3. Again, I wish I had the money to buy your belts, but the money I have is destined to buy a book by my English teacher, who's a fabulous teacher and surely will be a fabulous writer as well...

  4. Um, yes, and Hana is pretty pleased to read that Oona bounces around the living room. Hana does, too. Except that Hana bounces all house long, as it's the only way you can bounce in Hana's house. Perhaps hana already mentined this. End of Hana's second comment.


i thankya truly for taking the time to comment, i love a good conversation-- and hope you know my thanks are always implied, if not always written!