We don’t want the Season of Love to ever end over here at the Etsy blog! There many sweet Etsy love stories, and many folks will relate to this one, as it centers on the tension between gaming and crafting. While many people have been brought together by their mutual geekiness and craftiness — alas, in this love story, craftiness vanquishes!
As our wedding approached, I was stressing about money, so I took all of my video games and machines and sold them for some extra cash. On February 15th of 2008, I married my dream girl. She’s smart, beautiful, and incredibly creative. I didn’t mind selling off my gaming machines if it meant a nicer wedding. I adore her, after all (and I also had games on my computer!).
I watched her start up her Etsy shops, having so much fun creating and working in her free time while I sat at the computer playing my games. I got a bit envious of the fun she was having while accomplishing so much. I knew she wasn’t exactly thrilled with all the time I was spending online, taking over fake worlds and crafting starship engines, though she didn’t complain.
That’s how I got started thinking about what I could make, and HendersonPipes was born. What could I create in the real world? Within the week of making my first pipe, I canceled my subscription to the multiplayer online game I was a member of, put the rest of my games away, and haven’t played once since I started.
We have so much fun together working on our Etsy shops! Every day we get to show one another our new creations, talk about our views and hearts, and celebrate each others’ sales. Christmas was awesome, buying each other equipment and supplies for our shops.
Our first year of marriage has been GREAT, and Etsy has played a big part in that.
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