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Quit Your Day Job: kukubee

Jan 4, 2010

by Mary Andrews

Etsy.com handmade and vintage goods

Brandi and Brent of kukubee once only imagined the possibility of quitting their day jobs to pursue their artistic dreams. It took little more than six months of Etsy sales before they were able to say goodbye to the daily grind to keep up with their newfound Etsy success.  Brandi and Brent stress the importance of branding, using Etsy’s resources and sporting their wares as some of their best tips for success. Read on for more insights from this resourceful pair.

How did you originally get into the business of making things?
Brandi
:  I’ve been making things my whole life, actually. My grandmother taught me how to crochet when I was eight years old and I began making clothes for my dolls right away! My parents encouraged my creativity very early on, so I always had a project going of some kind. Once kukubee was born, creating products seemed very natural to me.

Brent: My earliest memories involving art go back to when I was about 8 years old and my daddy would bring home stacks of paper from work for us to draw on. I have always had dreams of becoming a cartoonist with my own Sunday funnies strip. I soon realized I wasn’t even a little bit funny, so I had to resort to becoming an artist instead.

Tell us about your previous working situation.
Brandi: I was working for a community college in the finance department. Although I adored the students and my co-workers (most of ’em!), it wasn’t my dream job at all. I think most creative-minded people will say that working a 9-5 isn’t really cut out for them. It’s certainly the case with me.

Brent: Before going full-time with art, I used to take portions of cheese from larger bags and put them into smaller bags for ten hours a day. As much satisfaction as one can derive from such an occupation, bigger-to-smaller-bag-cheese-portioner just wasn’t the career for me.

When you first started selling on Etsy, did you have dreams or goals of eventually quitting your day job?
Brandi:  Of course! I never thought I’d be able to do it within six months of starting on Etsy, though. We started out really slow. We had two sales our first month, I think. We were pretty excited to have sold anything at all! I think initially we thought it was going to be a much slower climb to the sales goal we had set for ourselves, and we were totally okay with that. In July I started realizing I was running out of hours when I got home from work to sew the volume of pouches we were selling. We were faced with the decision of quitting the day job pretty quickly, but I honestly wouldn’t change a thing about how it happened. Our success on Etsy so far has been an awesome experience and welcomed surprise!

Brent: I had quit my day job prior to selling on Etsy. In a risky move, I quit my job at the restaurant I worked for to become an artist without having a single job or lead in the industry. I spent months and months unemployed before I scored my first art gig illustrating for a greeting card company. However, one learns a lot about one’s own strengths and weaknesses during this time of fear and doubt. One also becomes very, very good at Mario Kart.

Did you do anything to prepare ahead of time? Feel free to give us the nitty gritty business details.
Brent and Brandi: We used to spend hours in this local coffee shop writing and sketching out ideas. We’re both such creative, positive people that it’s extremely easy to feed off of each other. (Being soulmates helps!) We made an extensive, prioritized list of what we felt needed to be done and researched before we officially started listing items. Then we just started marking items off as we went: applying for a business license, researching packaging and supplies options, ordering business cards… We actually started our Etsy shop in January 2009, but didn’t start listing items until April. It honestly took those three months to feel prepared enough to open. 

What are the most effective ways you have promoted and marketed your Etsy business? What’s your best marketing tip?
Brandi:  If you make jewelry, wear it! If you make bags, use them! Everywhere I go, I wear or take something kukubee-related with me. It’s a great way to start talking about what you do when someone asks about an item you’re carrying (and they WILL ask!). I used to be really shy, but now I have no problem striking up conversations with complete strangers! It just takes some practice. Be proud of your craft and make sure to carry a stack of business cards with you.

Brent: Branding! A strong brand keeps you memorable amidst a sea of similar, competing products online. When people leave our shop we want them to remember us for the next time they’re looking to buy cute pouches. We try to unify our brand using similar characters, style, and color throughout our entire online presence: in our Etsy shop, on our own website, and our Twitter. When people think of our shop, we don’t want them thinking, “Remember that shop with those little vampire zipper pouches and some were blue and some were red and some had a bunny and some had those zombies and pandas…” We hope they’re thinking, “Remember Kukubee?”

What have you found to be an unsuccessful promotion?
Brandi:  So far, so good! We haven’t even been selling a year yet, so it’s hard to tell if anything has really been unsuccessful. We’ve been pretty fortunate in terms of promotion.

Walk us through your typical workday.

  •  Brandi:  I’m usually up a few hours before Brent, so I spend the morning drinking coffee (priorities, right?) and packaging up the previous day’s orders for the afternoon mail run.
  • After that I answer any convos, relist items and check the Virtual Labs schedule.
  • I start sewing in the early afternoon and sometimes don’t stop until well after midnight!
  • Brent and I both are night owls, so our most creative hours are anywhere from 12 a.m. to 4 a.m. We usually reserve that time for sketching new ideas or discussing future projects together.


Brent: I draw pictures until my fingers fall off.

What do you enjoy most about not having a day job? Is there anything you miss?
Brent: I miss my fingers.

Brandi:  I can honestly say that my favorite part is NOT having to hit my alarm at 6:00 a.m. and think “WHYYYYYYYYYYY?!” Keeping my own hours is definitely a plus, but also requires a little more structure than I originally thought. It took a little while to get into an efficient, yet comfortable, routine (which I’m constantly trying to improve!). I do miss the social aspects of my day job. The students and staff I used to work with are truly amazing people with such interesting stories. I’ll never forget them!

What’s the hardest part about running your own business?
Brandi: For me, it’s knowing that the work is ALWAYS here. I love what I do so much that I forget that it’s been hours since I looked up from the sewing machine. Sometimes Brent has to remind me to take a break (which usually consists of reading, video-gaming or baking). If I ever start to feel even a tiny bit stressed out, Brent is SO good at making sure I step away for a bit to relax. Our family is also really supportive when kukubee gets super busy. My mom has stayed up really late to help me print mailing labels and package orders, and Brent’s sisters come over sometimes and stay for hours to help us with orders, too. I don’t know what we’d do without any of them!

Brent: The hardest part is being held accountable for every facet of your business: the day-to-day duties such as placing orders for supplies, preparing mailing material and bookkeeping that can easily be overlooked when first starting out. I also sell art in my other Etsy shop, meowza, so I also have to make sure I have supplies stocked for that shop as well. I guess the hardest part about being held accountable for every aspect of a business is not being able to blame anyone but yourself when something goes wrong. By the way, we have an opening in our studio for a Head Scapegoat.

If you could go back in time, what advice would you give yourself? What advice would you give someone else?
Brandi:  Hey, self…don’t use hair dye from a box anymore! Seriously, though…there isn’t much I would change about how everything happened. Maybe I would tell myself to start earlier! As far as advice for others: don’t get discouraged when you first start out. The wonderful thing about having an Etsy shop is that you can go at your own pace. It’s YOUR business. If your sales seem slow, stay positive and use your downtime to dream up new ideas for your shop!


Brent: If I could go back in time, I would tell myself, “Just do it!” It’s so easy to scrutinize and doubt any idea for a design or product you may have, especially when starting. Just remember, your brain doesn’t have an allotted maximum-awesome-idea count. If one idea doesn’t work, do another! Also, I’d make sure to grab a sports almanac.

What goals do you wish to accomplish in the coming year for your Etsy business?
Brandi:  I hope to be able to build up enough inventory so I can focus on creating new products for our Etsy shop. I’d love to be able to regularly list kukubee tote bags (they take a long time to make) and still have time to try out different patterns for other merchandise as well. I’m also looking into some eco-friendly fabrics to use with our designs. Adding those to our product line is also something I’d like to accomplish this year.

Brent: Earlier in the year we were creating a number of time-intensive personalized fabric designs from scratch before we got too busy to keep up with the requests. We conceptualized a system which would make it easier for a user (and much easier for us) to customize a fabric design for use in our products using a series of templates. I’d love to finalize this system in the coming year to bring more personalized designs into our shop!

Is there anything else you’d like to share?
Brandi:  Etsy has an amazing amount of resources for sellers. Spend as much time as you possibly can educating yourself by browsing the Forums or attending a few Virtual Labs. I frequent the Virtual Labs as often as time will allow and still learn new things every time I attend! It’s a great way to connect with other crafters with tons of helpful advice. I’ve been so impressed with the Etsy community and their willingness to help sellers succeed. You’re awesome. Every single one of you!

Brent: I graduated from the same high school as Colin Mochrie.

Thanks to Brandi and Brent for sharing their story. You can see some of their work in the Related Items. Check out previous Quit Your Day Job posts here.

446 comments

  • Ayca

    Ayca said 7 years ago

    Wonderful shop plus enjoyed reading your interview... Congrats and wish you great success in the future too...

  • CwButcher

    CwButcher said 7 years ago

    HELL YEAH sign me up please

  • Morado

    Morado said 7 years ago

    WOW! I just got my kukubee pouches 2 days back :o) I love you guys! Many congrats and luck in the future.

  • cayennepeppy

    cayennepeppy said 7 years ago

    What a fun couple!! Congrats on your success! ((brent...I would argue that you ARE funny enough to do a sunday comic strip :)

  • callmemimi

    callmemimi said 7 years ago

    Your zipper pouches are really lovely! congrats on nice interview :-)

  • BlueShoeStudio

    BlueShoeStudio said 7 years ago

    Ahhh dreaming of quitting my day job... FUN shop kukubee! Happiest New Year!!

  • ablemabel

    ablemabel said 7 years ago

    I love these articles! It's so neat to see people be able to quit their day jobs to make a go of it on Etsy! Congratulations to both of you! What a fun couple!

  • chasedreams

    chasedreams said 7 years ago

    What cute pouches. Congratulations on your success!

  • verityunmondoaparte

    verityunmondoaparte said 7 years ago

    wow, my english is poor (i'm italian) and so I read your interview slowly, but I can tell you that any tips that you gave us is well spent in my memory, and then i say thank you for two reasons: first my English has improved ^_^ and second now i have more ideas for my shop then before ^_^ congrats for your shop, it's a great shop ^_^

  • aBreathofFrenchair

    aBreathofFrenchair said 7 years ago

    Wonderful interview! Thanks for sharing your story with us.

  • BlackStar

    BlackStar said 7 years ago

    Great interview! Congrats on your success. Enjoy your handmade life!

  • baconsquarefarm

    baconsquarefarm said 7 years ago

    Lovely shop and congrats to both of you~! Wish you continued success in the future, your a neat couple too~!

  • VixVintage

    VixVintage said 7 years ago

    Cheers to you two, living Heaven on Earth!

  • mythunderstood

    mythunderstood said 7 years ago

    really cute stuff! best wishes to you!

  • bylynnkrestel

    bylynnkrestel said 7 years ago

    great inspiration to start the new year!!

  • trashbaggs

    trashbaggs said 7 years ago

    love your bags!!

  • sillylittlelady

    sillylittlelady said 7 years ago

    Great interview, made me giggle but also very inspiring! Branding is always something I struggle with and I hope to get it all parred down this year :)

  • Ebrown2503

    Ebrown2503 said 7 years ago

    Oh you guys, this shop is so dear! You deserve all the great things coming your way.

  • SusanFaye

    SusanFaye said 7 years ago

    Branding is so important if you want to stand out in the crowd! Great article and info!

  • factorygirlashli

    factorygirlashli said 7 years ago

    Congrats on the success!!! You deserve it.

  • kuberacove

    kuberacove said 7 years ago

    What a neat story..

  • MarKhed

    MarKhed said 7 years ago

    Amazing! I quit my day job about three months ago and I had the same attitude that Brent was expressing "Just do it". Christmas sales were amazing, and now things are picking up. It feels so encouraging to read other people's success stories! Thanks for sharing! xo Marie

  • urbanknitfits

    urbanknitfits said 7 years ago

    Congrats! such an inspiration! I'm taking larger strides myself to quite my day job, here's to 2010!

  • saintesmariesjewelry

    saintesmariesjewelry said 7 years ago

    great inspiration!

  • JoannasPhotography

    JoannasPhotography said 7 years ago

    Congrats! And thank you for sharing yous story! Good luck in the future! :)

  • galstudio

    galstudio said 7 years ago

    I love your bags! I already quit my job, found my soulmate and this year he will quit his job to join me in our Etsy adventure. May this year be the best year for all of us Etsy entrepreneur! Carolle

  • galstudio

    galstudio said 7 years ago

    I love your work! I already quit my job, found my soulmate and this year he will quit his job to join me in our Etsy adventure. May this year be the best year for all of us Etsy entrepreneur! Carolle

  • hotacrossbuns

    hotacrossbuns said 7 years ago

    A great story. I agree, Brent, you really are funny. I love your stuff! Keep making great things

  • petragalvan

    petragalvan said 7 years ago

    Thanks for the great ideas.Hopfully one day I will be able to quit my day job.

  • Krystyna81

    Krystyna81 said 7 years ago

    Too cute! I think being able to draw in your style is so challenging...it's harder than it looks! I'll stick with naked people :) Have an awesome 2010!

  • jewelrybyjackie

    jewelrybyjackie said 7 years ago

    Congrats on all your success!! Heres to a prosperous New Year!

  • itsalljustmenagerie

    itsalljustmenagerie said 7 years ago

    Lovely article, and what a fantastic shop! Congrats on the success, Brent and Brandi!

  • elansolete

    elansolete said 7 years ago

    Great team these two! I can see where their work ethic has paid off. Loved this article!

  • Karramandi

    Karramandi said 7 years ago

    Great article, so inspiring :)

  • StudioCherie

    StudioCherie said 7 years ago

    truly a fabulous creative couple! Best wishes for continued success

  • accentonvintage

    accentonvintage said 7 years ago

    A great success story! Congrats!

  • tomatored

    tomatored said 7 years ago

    Congratulations on your success-well done!

  • thestapeliacompany

    thestapeliacompany said 7 years ago

    Wonderful shop! Colorful and bright, I love it. :)

  • EmeliaJane

    EmeliaJane said 7 years ago

    Absolutely fantastic! Congratulations!

  • knitpurlgeekgirl

    knitpurlgeekgirl said 7 years ago

    GO CANADA! :) Congrats you two! Your story (stories?) and shop are so inspiring. I'm envious about how quickly you were able to "stick it to the man". ;) I think I now need to take a refresher course on how to use a sewing machine. And Brent... who says you aren't "even a little bit funny"? :)

  • Eirtae28

    Eirtae28 said 7 years ago

    I absolutely LOVE their shop! I love my Kukubee pouches so much! And guys, please make more necklaces, I NEED a "I love books" necklace!!

  • Lolavintage

    Lolavintage said 7 years ago

    Those are just adorable. Thanks for the advice!

  • girltuesdayjewelry

    girltuesdayjewelry said 7 years ago

    AWESOME!!!!! Great success story! Keep it up Kukubee!

  • LaBellaCandela

    LaBellaCandela said 7 years ago

    This is my dream!!! Best of luck Brent and Brandi!

  • LaBellaCandela

    LaBellaCandela said 7 years ago

    This is my dream!!! Best of luck to Brent and Brandi!

  • RomanceCatsAndWhimsy

    RomanceCatsAndWhimsy said 7 years ago

    Congratulations on your well deserved success! Very creative bags! You're lucky to not only be a team but soulmates! Not everyone gets that. :)

  • buttercupbloom

    buttercupbloom said 7 years ago

    Cute-Cute-Bee! Congrats, guys!

  • scribblingclub

    scribblingclub said 7 years ago

    Great story!

  • michon

    michon said 7 years ago

    you gave up cheese portioning for this? kidding, congrats!

  • Louveteau

    Louveteau said 7 years ago

    How cute are those pouches?!

  • sewbebe

    sewbebe said 7 years ago

    Great advice. I'll be signing up for a virtual lab and checking out the forums ASAP! Congratulations on all of your success.

  • joyfulspiritphoto

    joyfulspiritphoto said 7 years ago

    I love to hear how people get started! Gives me ideas! :D Thanks!

  • zJayne

    zJayne said 7 years ago

    Enjoyable read and excited for your success. Great shop name too!

  • EfiaFair

    EfiaFair said 7 years ago

    Congratulations, Brandi and Brent! What fabulous artwork and fun people behind it. Continued success, and thanks for sharing your story with us!

  • pila12903

    pila12903 said 7 years ago

    I love this shop. The pouches are so adorable!

  • marbled

    marbled said 7 years ago

    Congratulations on your success!

  • redbirdstyle

    redbirdstyle said 7 years ago

    Feeling inspired. Thanks!

  • BizzieLizzie

    BizzieLizzie said 7 years ago

    Awesome story! Congrats!! Thanks for sharing with us!!

  • jorgensenstudio

    jorgensenstudio said 7 years ago

    I bought a kukubee pouch for my daughter for Christmas this year- It was a huge hit. So adorable!

  • SmilingGeckoStudio

    SmilingGeckoStudio said 7 years ago

    What an inspirational story!!!! Yay You!

  • RavenandSwan

    RavenandSwan said 7 years ago

    Your items are so quirky and adorable! Thanks for sharing. :)

  • PookieandPierre

    PookieandPierre said 7 years ago

    Awesome story...sweet and inspiring! Congrats to you both and wishing you much future success.

  • Sigmosaics

    Sigmosaics said 7 years ago

    Fantastic and truly inspiring! WIshing you continued success for 2010 :) Gorgeous interview btw

  • KerreraSkye

    KerreraSkye said 7 years ago

    Loved reading about your great working relationship...I'm sure this helps you create. Love your packaging, and all your work...really nice interview. Good luck!

  • Tsimajo

    Tsimajo said 7 years ago

    Congrats! For Christmas I bought a pouch for my daughter and she loved it. Yay Kukubee!

  • cazhoffy

    cazhoffy said 7 years ago

    That was a great interview, They both had me laughing, they seem like fab, fun creative people!! Congratualtions to them and their great shop!!

  • scrivenerferret

    scrivenerferret said 7 years ago

    Brent is too funny. I hope you find time to grow new fingers! Kukubee's art is fantastic. Here's wishing you well in 2010.

  • PeculiarForest

    PeculiarForest said 7 years ago

    Love the interview, here's to quitting our day jobs, yay!

  • squidart

    squidart said 7 years ago

    So inspiring! What a quick climb to success; I am truly jealous! Loved the interview. I'd wish you good luck, but I don't think you need it anymore :)

  • lterrill9

    lterrill9 said 7 years ago

    Great story, so inspiring. thanks so much for sharing. Best of luck and continued success!

  • Scents4MindandBody

    Scents4MindandBody said 7 years ago

    Congrat Brandi and Brent. Cute pouches, great story and great people to go with it. Hope you both continue to have great success this new 2010 year and many more to come!!

  • inthewineroom

    inthewineroom said 7 years ago

    Congratulations to Brandi and Brent. I love reading about those making a living doing what they love to do!

  • alovelycreation

    alovelycreation said 7 years ago

    Your pouches are great! Congrats on your success and hope you have an even better 2010!

  • BombusLane

    BombusLane said 7 years ago

    I already had you guys as a favourite shop. Your designs are beautiful! <3

  • BonTons

    BonTons said 7 years ago

    Inspiring success story, thank you for sharing

  • spacejam

    spacejam said 7 years ago

    that is a wonderful story and shop!! I love it=)

  • appleandeve

    appleandeve said 7 years ago

    so funny and so positive! everything is possible, right? :)) Good luck to kukubee!!!!!!!!!

  • hellome

    hellome said 7 years ago

    Hmmmm - that photo of Brandi and Brent looks doctored to me. I'll bet that's not even really them! lol Great article, and wow, great team too. :)

  • soniamccutcheon

    soniamccutcheon said 7 years ago

    Congratulations! I enjoyed the read and am thankful for the new inspiration!! Much continued success to you both in all that you do!!

  • earlybirdcreations

    earlybirdcreations said 7 years ago

    Lovely story! Ta for sharing it :)

  • KhoKreative

    KhoKreative said 7 years ago

    great article! congrats on your success! :)

  • Buttonwilloe

    Buttonwilloe said 7 years ago

    Congratulations! Your items are darling!

  • takofibers

    takofibers said 7 years ago

    What an awesome story! I got such a kick out of reading about cheese bags, lol. Adorable pouches!

  • AfricanGrey

    AfricanGrey said 7 years ago

    Beautiful work! You have an amazing style that definitely sets you apart. Congratulations on making it this far :)

  • johnwgolden

    johnwgolden said 7 years ago

    Love the pouches! I wish you much continued success.

  • odiliafu

    odiliafu said 7 years ago

    Congrats!! Lovely shop and inspiring story!! You two are so sweet.

  • mehndiart09

    mehndiart09 said 7 years ago

    I love reading these segments. They are always uplifting as was this one. What a wonderful shop and definitely two positive and energetic people behind the shop. I think that's the fascinating thing about etsy is that average people just like you and I, who go out on a limb and have the guts to try something new. When everyone says they can't do it, they still continue and the persistence is what makes them successful in the end! Thanks so much for sharing.

  • DoBatsEatCats

    DoBatsEatCats said 7 years ago

    this was really fun to read. thank you for sharing your story!

  • starshinecompany

    starshinecompany said 7 years ago

    Love these articles! I'm lucky to have quit my day job as well but I still love reading about others who get to join me! :)

  • CottonPetal

    CottonPetal said 7 years ago

    Congratulations! Your products and images are amazing, and your article is just so encouraging. Thank you! :)

  • BuggaLove

    BuggaLove said 7 years ago

    WOW! I love those bags :) The artistry is amazing!

  • SWANclothing

    SWANclothing said 7 years ago

    kukubee! cute name. and thank you for the story. power to all the people who want to leave their "bigger-to-smaller-bag-cheese-portioner" jobs behind!

  • BabbidgePatch

    BabbidgePatch said 7 years ago

    Congratulations on your success, Brandi and Brent! Thanks for the glimpse into your lives ~ good luck with your continued success into 2010 and beyond!

  • BrightSpotDesigns

    BrightSpotDesigns said 7 years ago

    What a darling couple and so creative. Wishing you much success in the coming year!

  • 9108designs

    9108designs said 7 years ago

    I love the Quit Your Day Job series. I loved reading about you as a couple and working late at night. I too, am a night owl, and love to create while my husband is deep asleep. You have wonderful products and great talent. I'm off to browse your store!

  • CindyEllison

    CindyEllison said 7 years ago

    I love your "Just Do It" attitude, a very informative article...have a great 2010!

  • KIMMSMITH

    KIMMSMITH said 7 years ago

    A very inspirational read, congratulations and lots of good luck for a successful future!

  • tracyburton1009

    tracyburton1009 said 7 years ago

    continued success in 2010 & to more tote bags!!

  • tracyburton1009

    tracyburton1009 said 7 years ago

    continued success in 2010 & here"s to more tote bags!!

  • hazelmehoo

    hazelmehoo said 7 years ago

    cheers to you! Congrats...love your makings!

  • lifeofcolors

    lifeofcolors said 7 years ago

    cute pouches! Hope your business continues to grow. :-)

  • candythomasgourdart

    candythomasgourdart said 7 years ago

    Congratulations-I can use the inspiration!

  • battysbath

    battysbath said 7 years ago

    Congrats to my fellow Canadian Etsians! :)

  • GwensArtDreamscape

    GwensArtDreamscape said 7 years ago

    Brent, I too aspired to make bigger items smaller and place them into their separate containers, as a career, but failed dismally. Hence I took up art as a last resort to salvage what was left of my self-esteem. Dragon Age Origins, when utilized medicinally, can act as a balm when psychic break-through pain occurs. : ) All the best to you both and I hope things just keep getting better and better. Great story! Thanks!

  • polkadotsandblooms

    polkadotsandblooms said 7 years ago

    Great purses guys! Another great inspirational article. You are doing so well, fantastic!

  • PortugueseVintage

    PortugueseVintage said 7 years ago

    Great team!

  • wearableartbyjude

    wearableartbyjude said 7 years ago

    oh wow.. those are VERY cute! Great interview ... sad about poor Brent's fingers, though...lol

  • MonkeysJewels

    MonkeysJewels said 7 years ago

    Cool interview. Way to go!

  • ElizabethMD

    ElizabethMD said 7 years ago

    WOW I love your drawings especially how they are printed on the fabric so brightly it's beautiful! I started my shop when I lost my job, I read these articles hoping to get ideas on how to increase sales so I can afford to live again :D

  • LarissaSpafford

    LarissaSpafford said 7 years ago

    Congratulations on your success, that is awesome!!!!!!

  • Weezawear

    Weezawear said 7 years ago

    Wow! Great article. Congrats on your quick success. I gotta say I love your style. May have to pick up something soon.

  • daniellexo

    daniellexo said 7 years ago

    So very glad to see you two in this series. I watched you grow from a brand new shop into this amazingly successful and inspiring business! Thank you Brandi and Brent for being awesome Virtual Labs regulars. You always have thoughtful comments and tips to share and have continually been really eager to learn and grow.

  • KnottyThoughts

    KnottyThoughts said 7 years ago

    I enjoyed reading your interview. Congratulation on your success. Brent, could you get Colin Mochrie's autograph for me, haha?

  • SimplyInvitingCards

    SimplyInvitingCards said 7 years ago

    Oh I remember bumping into you in the virtual labs! It's awesome to see how far you've come. Your shop is FAB and I wish you continued success on Etsy!

  • AngelEllie

    AngelEllie said 7 years ago

    love, love your work! Thank you for sharing your story and congrats!

  • gilstrapdesigns

    gilstrapdesigns said 7 years ago

    Congratulations your pouches are really beautiful and colorful. I love your design and style. Keep living your dream.

  • formemillinery

    formemillinery said 7 years ago

    Thanks for sharing your story. Inspirational.

  • ecovintagevegan

    ecovintagevegan said 7 years ago

    Wow, pure inspiration. Love the fresh and enthusiastic design of your work. I haven't seen your products until this blog story. I've been under a rock.

  • kittyanydots

    kittyanydots said 7 years ago

    inspiring story! congrats!

  • trudiedavies

    trudiedavies said 7 years ago

    how cool ~ what great items and work.

  • JosStudio

    JosStudio said 7 years ago

    love your stuff! congrats on the success!

  • Copperhorsestudio

    Copperhorsestudio said 7 years ago

    Such a wonderful sense of humor and detail on your designs! I love how those colors just pop. With such attention to workmanship and design, no doubt your business will go very well. Lots of luck in '010!

  • WingsDove

    WingsDove said 7 years ago

    Wonderful to hear that you took a risk and are making it work. Wish you continued success in your business.

  • sweetirie

    sweetirie said 7 years ago

    Love my little kitty pouch! These guys do rock! :)

  • kingscreekpottery

    kingscreekpottery said 7 years ago

    Fantastic interview! Thanks for the inspiration and your willingness to share. Love your pouches~

  • Heather716

    Heather716 said 7 years ago

    Congrats are definitely in order! I too strive to eventually live off of my art instead of a 9-5. Thanks for giving me a bit more hope and loads of motivation!

  • deetsy

    deetsy said 7 years ago

    congrats on your successes and thanks for sharing some tips with us! I love your shop!

  • VintiqueLa

    VintiqueLa said 7 years ago

    so cool...thanks for sharing

  • DistressingDelilah

    DistressingDelilah said 7 years ago

    congrats on your wonderful success! All the best in the new year!

  • iktomi

    iktomi said 7 years ago

    That was one of the best in this series. Great job, guys!

  • autumnsanticsstore

    autumnsanticsstore said 7 years ago

    Congratulations! It's great to hear that the both of you were able to work full time doing what you love.. lovely interview and killer designs!

  • MetroGypsy

    MetroGypsy said 7 years ago

    Always inspiring!

  • bklynstitch

    bklynstitch said 7 years ago

    Thank you for the inspiration! Your illustration (featured photo) is so cute. SO talented.

  • cassiescreations09

    cassiescreations09 said 7 years ago

    Awesome items! I may have to just go buy now! Lol. Great story. Glad things worked out for you.

  • zeropumpkin

    zeropumpkin said 7 years ago

    :D yay! KUKUBEE ROCKS!

  • vixensnaturaljewelry

    vixensnaturaljewelry said 7 years ago

    Thanks so much for sharing this! I get work at home and play with my little boy! Thanks Etsy for this gift!

  • KnitLisaKnit

    KnitLisaKnit said 7 years ago

    Great article! It's always nice to read success stories. Very inspirational. Thanks and Happy New Years to everyone - from a newbie!

  • artofjane

    artofjane said 7 years ago

    As always, these articles are an inspiration.

  • mandywillard

    mandywillard said 7 years ago

    Congratulations on your recent success! I wish you luck for the coming year! Great interview and cute shop!!

  • agraceunlimited

    agraceunlimited said 7 years ago

    WOW! Such an inspiring story. My shop is about the same age as yours. I'm hoping that I will take off too! Much continued success to ya'll! Kelly Barnett A Grace Unlimited

  • pulpandpaisley

    pulpandpaisley said 7 years ago

    Congratulations and thanks for the inspiration!!

  • fasa

    fasa said 7 years ago

    Thanks for sharing your story. It's very inspirational.

  • ajoeynamedroo

    ajoeynamedroo said 7 years ago

    Great story. I see why these artists are so successful - adorable pouches for a fantastic price! Off to contemplate an order...

  • lynntodddesigns

    lynntodddesigns said 7 years ago

    Much continued success... you guys are great!

  • stoopher

    stoopher said 7 years ago

    now I can say I knew you when! such a fan. don't forget us chatters when you get HUGE!

  • ameeradesigns

    ameeradesigns said 7 years ago

    Congrats!! Great pouches, no wonder why your success!

  • PrimaryColorsTN

    PrimaryColorsTN said 7 years ago

    How wonderful that you get to work together at something you both love so much! Congratulations and wishing you continued success with you business and life!

  • MickeysCreations

    MickeysCreations said 7 years ago

    What a fun interview! Thanks for sharing your story with us.

  • AlinaandT

    AlinaandT said 7 years ago

    its good to read encouraging stories like this one once in a while! :-)

  • HelensCorner

    HelensCorner said 7 years ago

    I feel so happy just looking at your shop! Thank you so much for sharing your story.

  • DowntownGirlDesigns

    DowntownGirlDesigns said 7 years ago

    Lovely! Love the pouches. They are adorable.

  • maxandolivia

    maxandolivia said 7 years ago

    Cute shop!!

  • littleclouds

    littleclouds said 7 years ago

    ooh great shop, I love it when I randomly find gems like this, how did I never notice you!? :D

  • sighfoo

    sighfoo said 7 years ago

    thanks for sharing your story!

  • FrayBabyBibsandMore

    FrayBabyBibsandMore said 7 years ago

    What a great article and what a fun couple! I think the best thing someone thinking about opening up a shop on Etsy can take from this is the three months of prep work they did before officially opening. I wish I did that way back when and I wish I had more of a gameplan although I have learned so much along the way. 2010 is the year I'm jumping in head first into my shop and treating it like the business that it is. Thanks for such an inspiring read! :)

  • thedaydreamer

    thedaydreamer said 7 years ago

    Lovely shop! I have my eye on that 'I LOVE BOOKS' pouch. :-)

  • KaraAndBrooke

    KaraAndBrooke said 7 years ago

    This was a great interview, I love Brent's personality! Their shop is absolutely adorable and yes, is added to my favorites now.... I look forward to purchasing something to brighten my day from there here soon!!! :) Kara Boone

  • reticulateddesign

    reticulateddesign said 7 years ago

    Great stuff!....Love the COLORS!

  • LoveYourBling

    LoveYourBling said 7 years ago

    Cute story love the picture!

  • teepetals

    teepetals said 7 years ago

    Congratulations. What a wonderful interview. Beautiful and unique work!

  • LindseyCormier

    LindseyCormier said 7 years ago

    Great interview and shop, added to favorites!

  • tiemee

    tiemee said 7 years ago

    Thank you for the lovely article! Congrats to you both!

  • bethany18

    bethany18 said 7 years ago

    Your quote, "The hardest part about being held accountable for every aspect of a business is not being able to blame anyone but yourself when something goes wrong" is very true! Thanks for the reminder...we all need them!

  • pabrika

    pabrika said 7 years ago

    what an inspiring story! congrats!

  • rakshniyavintage

    rakshniyavintage said 7 years ago

    Very funny and interesting article! Thanks for posting :)

  • BeljaysFeltnArt

    BeljaysFeltnArt said 7 years ago

    Fantastic story. Useful to those of us just starting out. Thanks for sharing.

  • realisationcreations

    realisationcreations said 7 years ago

    What a great interview! Loved it! :)

  • HelloDollies

    HelloDollies said 7 years ago

    I really enjoyed reading this article, and hearted several things ... and even showed my husband! He had to agree that it was all adorable :D This success is well deserved.

  • BellaHeadbands

    BellaHeadbands said 7 years ago

    Love this article and adore Kukubee’s shop! So fantastically fun and inspirational! Thank you!

  • ABoxForMyTreasure

    ABoxForMyTreasure said 7 years ago

    Congrats on the success guys - it's well deserved. You sound like such a creative pair - I can't wait to see what you create in the future.

  • twolefthands

    twolefthands said 7 years ago

    Congratulations, great story and fabulous pouches!

  • TCaponePhoto

    TCaponePhoto said 7 years ago

    I'm actually sitting here with a big smile on my face. (which, given I'm also staring at the work laptop I have to log on to in about 15 minutes...that's a big thing) You sound like such a fun, creative pair and I'm so happy for you. I have dreams of being able to stop saying "WHHHHHY" every morning so thank you so much for this glimpse in to your life! Very well deserved! Congrats!!!

  • maijutzeler

    maijutzeler said 7 years ago

    Love your store and the story! Thanks for sharing and all the best with the shop! ^_^

  • gardengatedesigns

    gardengatedesigns said 7 years ago

    Congratulations on you Etsy success. Great story and great items in you shop. So colorful and imaginitive. Best of Luck. Rosemary, Garden Gate Designs

  • SudsNSuch

    SudsNSuch said 7 years ago

    Wow! Great shop and great story! No wonder you're so successful:)

  • noisettemarketing

    noisettemarketing said 7 years ago

    What a great interview. Love your shop and how you both work together as a team!

  • sweetandsassygifts

    sweetandsassygifts said 7 years ago

    That is awesome!! I would love to quit my day job...this article has been inspirational. Thank you for sharing with us! Good luck for the future and I can't wait to see your totes :o)

  • wyrdandwired

    wyrdandwired said 7 years ago

    Great article, and what adorable bags! Here's wishing you the best posible continued success!

  • sleepingcatbeads

    sleepingcatbeads said 7 years ago

    oh my...your stuff is so cute! What a great inspiring story - you guys sound like a fun couple. May your success continue! :)

  • Petette

    Petette said 7 years ago

    Love this store.

  • ImagineBetty

    ImagineBetty said 7 years ago

    I love your style. Very motivating read!

  • rememberer

    rememberer said 7 years ago

    i loved this! great store and you guys are so funny and cute :) the thought of being able to share a cup of coffee with my boyfriend at anytime, without having to schedule it in around our jobs, is what keeps me going! x

  • LucindasNiceThings

    LucindasNiceThings said 7 years ago

    A great story. Congratulations! And continued success!

  • lacravatteduchien

    lacravatteduchien said 7 years ago

    Congrats! This shop has been one of my favs! \o/

  • poppyswickedgarden

    poppyswickedgarden said 7 years ago

    Super cute Article, Super fun creations and too adorable couple! So happy you guys can work together so well:)You remind me of the couple I just met from dirtyasssoaps.etsy.com they are too adorable too:)

  • QuirkyLove

    QuirkyLove said 7 years ago

    Amazing story! You guys are hilarious & I love your pouches!

  • LittleDenim

    LittleDenim said 7 years ago

    Such a great shop - and inspiring story! Congrats on your success!

  • LoveMeKnotCreations

    LoveMeKnotCreations said 7 years ago

    awesome shop, great interview thanks!!

  • ToriH

    ToriH said 7 years ago

    Brilliant story! I've just opened my shop and found this relly inspiring, thank you :]

  • thefrayedribbon

    thefrayedribbon said 7 years ago

    Great interview, and such a creative shop. I love your pouches! Best of luck for continued success!

  • corelladesign

    corelladesign said 7 years ago

    Great interview. I am so impressed by your shop, website, and designs!

  • SomethingAloha

    SomethingAloha said 7 years ago

    Congratulations...and cute pouches!

  • paintNpassion

    paintNpassion said 7 years ago

    Very good interview. I am inspired!! Love your shop!

  • donyia

    donyia said 7 years ago

    I love your items and I have already purchased a pouch earlier this year. Love it! Brent - you say you are not funny? You are HYSTERICAL! I love your humor. Keep up the great work! =)

  • CosplayOtaku

    CosplayOtaku said 7 years ago

    They were one of my first favorite shops, rocking shop at that! Congratulations to you :D

  • ladaworks

    ladaworks said 7 years ago

    You are great!! Congratulations.

  • WinkArtisans

    WinkArtisans said 7 years ago

    you so cool! best wishes!

  • FuchstBags

    FuchstBags said 7 years ago

    Beautiful article! Very fun and creative drawing Brent! Congratulations to your success!

  • MadeByStarlight

    MadeByStarlight said 7 years ago

    Congrats on your success guys! I really loved reading this interview! Back to the Future for the win!!

  • oldohiofarmfinds

    oldohiofarmfinds said 7 years ago

    A customer of yours from way back, I knew your one-of-a-kind items would fly off the shelves!!! I couldn't think of a nicer pair of sellers to have so much success ☺☻!! Way to go!

  • HeatherMitchellDraws

    HeatherMitchellDraws said 7 years ago

    Thanks for the inspiration! It is nice to know that a dream and hard work really can set one free. The pouches are adorable! Continued success.

  • kjanew

    kjanew said 7 years ago

    Awesome! I wish yall the best!

  • seaglassin

    seaglassin said 7 years ago

    Congratulations to two bright and adventuresome Canadians. I am a dual citizen (Canadian and American) and was born on PEI. My husband and I are retired, and live in Wisconsin. I like to consider Etsy my part-time job, and I'm just beginning to get known for my sea glass jewelry. It is so much fun. Your ideas, especially the Virtual Labs, will be something I pursue more often. Thanks and Good Luck in 2010.

  • StudioZen

    StudioZen said 7 years ago

    Such a great story! It made me laugh, it made me cry... (Ok, I didn't really cry, but I did laugh) Wishing you much continued success, Brandi and Brent!

  • DesireeDesigns

    DesireeDesigns said 7 years ago

    i haven't laughed so hard in a long time so thanks for the serotonin boost from brent's answers. great shop(s) & wonderful interview.

  • 925NEWYORK

    925NEWYORK said 7 years ago

    you guys are living the dream!and i love those darn bunny vampires. would love if you could check out my site.

  • ShayneArt

    ShayneArt said 7 years ago

    Congrats and Thank you for the inspiration! 2010 is going to be a great year :)

  • print2paint

    print2paint said 7 years ago

    great article and inspiration to keep trying at this thanks for sharing congrats!!!

  • BlessedRepublic

    BlessedRepublic said 7 years ago

    wonderful products! very unique. very inspiring story. keep it up. Thank you for sharing your story.

  • DomesticDivasFancy

    DomesticDivasFancy said 7 years ago

    Thanks for sharing. I love your items. I wish you both great success!

  • Vidalbuttons

    Vidalbuttons said 7 years ago

    This is very inspiring! I would LOVE to do that too, not work for some company that doesn't give a crap about you. Maybe that should be my new years goal!

  • TimmerysBebeBling

    TimmerysBebeBling said 7 years ago

    What an inspirational story the two of you have!!! THANKS for sharing it!!! Best of luck for even more success.

  • KalliopeBeads

    KalliopeBeads said 7 years ago

    Awesome & funny story, very inspiring to hear you're soulmates and work together too! Cute work, best of luck for continued success!

  • Luluka

    Luluka said 7 years ago

    Great article and congrats on your success. Branding was a good call...thanks!

  • harosef

    harosef said 7 years ago

    Sweet to hear how it is possible!! Nice to know it can be done up here in good ol Canada too :) I was curious how the designs get printed onto the canvas..is it all screenprinted? or something else completely? All the best in crazy 2010 :P

  • deeliiee

    deeliiee said 7 years ago

    Really inspiring story and cuuuutttte pouches....

  • DivineOrchid

    DivineOrchid said 7 years ago

    I heart kukubee! Thank you for sharing your story. I am also apart of a soul mate team. I am excited for days to come (such as yours). Happy New Year and many blessings for a prosperous year!

  • CandiedBeauty

    CandiedBeauty said 7 years ago

    i love to hear success stories..keeps me positive when sales are slow!

  • shopkoolgifts

    shopkoolgifts said 7 years ago

    Excellent article! Congrats on your success! Such items also. I already know that I will be losing my job this year. Haven't rec'd my 60 day notice yet. Thanks for the inspiration! Such cute and imaginative characters also. I have so much to do yet!

  • rlmstudios

    rlmstudios said 7 years ago

    what an awesome and inspiring article! I lost my job 6mths ago and dont want to go back! so..........here i am and learning everyday! thanks!!!!

  • jeridiehard

    jeridiehard said 7 years ago

    What a great article...I ouwld love to quit my job...but I can't afford the insurance...yet!!

  • KDemARTe

    KDemARTe said 7 years ago

    Great interview and information! Congratulations on your success! Inspiring!

  • ozzana

    ozzana said 7 years ago

    wonderful story, truly inspiring !!!

  • Wurry

    Wurry said 7 years ago

    Very inspiring story, thanks for sharing!

  • 1sweetpeaboutique

    1sweetpeaboutique said 7 years ago

    Great article and such a cute shop! A great inspiration!

  • mycotton

    mycotton said 7 years ago

    love love love so cute !!!

  • dorijewellery

    dorijewellery said 7 years ago

    Great article, you're living your dream, WELL DONE!!

  • LolaBlueShop

    LolaBlueShop said 7 years ago

    i love your products, definitely going on my favorites :) what great inspiration! I hope to one day be as successful and be able to say good bye to my 9-5!!

  • mmtncrfts

    mmtncrfts said 7 years ago

    Great article. Thanks for sharing!

  • bmegdesigns

    bmegdesigns said 7 years ago

    NICE! I too am a Brandi with an "i"

  • thebeersoapcompany

    thebeersoapcompany said 7 years ago

    Congrats to you guys! Love your designs!

  • JuliesAtelier

    JuliesAtelier said 7 years ago

    Kukubee! So happy to have read this about you! I feel privileged to be a virtual labber with you. Amazing job!

  • recycledwares

    recycledwares said 7 years ago

    cute items. was looking for a unique zipper bag for my friend for christmas, just might have to add a kukubee zipper bag to the birthday list instead.

  • JKWhittingham

    JKWhittingham said 7 years ago

    Hometown pride, go Burnaby!! :D My sister-in-law LOVES the zipper pouch and coin pouch I ordered from Kukubee, it was hard to give them away! :D

  • revidevi

    revidevi said 7 years ago

    cute stuff! great article! thanks for sharing!!

  • contempojewels

    contempojewels said 7 years ago

    Really great stuff, have a great 2010!

  • JuliaPeculiar

    JuliaPeculiar said 7 years ago

    Thanks guys, this article is really inspirational. I'm off to check out your fab shop.

  • aDifferentKindofFine

    aDifferentKindofFine said 7 years ago

    Cool!

  • soradesigns

    soradesigns said 7 years ago

    Great designs! I just quit my day job as a senior research analyst at California judicial branch (yep, government job) a month ago. A new year present for mysefl :-)

  • blackscrapcat

    blackscrapcat said 7 years ago

    Neat interview -- and yes, very funny!

  • FaeryLaLa

    FaeryLaLa said 7 years ago

    The dream of success! Congrats on yours!

  • tlrstudio

    tlrstudio said 7 years ago

    great storuy and so inspiring. I am going to quit my day job this year, too and do all the artsy, creative things i have always wanted to do. Thanks and congrats.

  • UpGuys

    UpGuys said 7 years ago

    You ARE funny, Brent! I sure like your story Brandi and Brent. Thanks for the inspiring tips.

  • jmarry

    jmarry said 7 years ago

    I loved your advise to wear your own products. I make headbands and love to see them on other people, but have been reluctant to wear them myself....no more. You really struck a cord with me. I am proud of my product and am now more able and willing to wear and talk about it. Thanks and continued success.

  • fawa

    fawa said 7 years ago

    so cute!

  • Iammie

    Iammie said 7 years ago

    very cute!

  • SpecksSecretSpot

    SpecksSecretSpot said 7 years ago

    Wow. Thanks for the inspiring story. I wish you guys continued success!

  • theboutiquestudio

    theboutiquestudio said 7 years ago

    Such an inspiration! It feels so encouraging to read your success stories! Keep up your good works! Michelle

  • mysweetsunshine

    mysweetsunshine said 7 years ago

    Congrats and keep up with you success!!

  • OceanPatch

    OceanPatch said 7 years ago

    What a perfect pair-- an artist and a pouchmaker!Best wishes for continued succcess!

  • AuburnLA

    AuburnLA said 7 years ago

    I love the pouches... And love the story very inspirational. Keep it up!

  • pincushioncrazy346

    pincushioncrazy346 said 7 years ago

    Congrats on your success...after reading the interview I went off to heart your shop only to find I'd already done so. Carole in Victoria BC

  • monkeyminddesign09

    monkeyminddesign09 said 7 years ago

    So inspiring.. Love the part.. If an idea doesn't come just do another. I love creatives they really have such a great outlook on things. I'm about 45 days into selling and so excited to see where this journey takes me! Good luck to us all!

  • suncatcreations

    suncatcreations said 7 years ago

    I'm so glad there are success stories out there and I am so glad there is place like etsy for us creative minded types! Especially when quitting your day job may not be a choice and instead comes in the form of a layoff or cutback. As artist one thing we can always be thankful for is that we will always have our creative skills and ideas to fall back on!

  • KnotMe

    KnotMe said 7 years ago

    Beautiful shop! I wish you a lot of luck! :)

  • LynetteSadowyStudios

    LynetteSadowyStudios said 7 years ago

    So proud to see that you're Canadian too, eh? Congrats on your success.

  • Squier

    Squier said 7 years ago

    Great story!

  • TamaraHoy

    TamaraHoy said 7 years ago

    Loved your store and your story. It's great that you found a great idea and went for it. I am still trying to narrow in on a few great products but I have too many ideas and not enough time to try everything out. And am very inspired by your success. Thanks for sharing.

  • FerntreeStudio

    FerntreeStudio said 7 years ago

    Awesome. I love silly people. :)

  • TheLoudLion

    TheLoudLion said 7 years ago

    Fab interview answers! thanks for all the inspiration!! :) congratulations and good team work :)

  • SterlingByRebecca

    SterlingByRebecca said 7 years ago

    Thanks so much for sharing your success story! It gives hope and inspiration to those of us that are still trying to figure it all out :-)

  • CsellsCshells

    CsellsCshells said 7 years ago

    you have inspired me to A. wear my jewelry and B. make a brand! Thanks for the inspiration!

  • ArentzArtistry

    ArentzArtistry said 7 years ago

    As a fellow artist I am inspired by your success! I loved the article and enjoyed your humor.

  • petalbelles

    petalbelles said 7 years ago

    It's always wonderful to hear of another success. Thank you for sharing this story! And Congratulations!

  • sakizome

    sakizome said 7 years ago

    loved the items! loved the interview!

  • jkadesigns

    jkadesigns said 7 years ago

    Great article! Thanks for sharing your success story with us. Love your pouches!

  • BelladeJour

    BelladeJour said 7 years ago

    Hope to achieve the same someday:) Awesome job you guys!

  • endofthedaycrafting

    endofthedaycrafting said 7 years ago

    Your designs are so creative and I loved reading your story! Happy Selling! Smiles!

  • jazjewels

    jazjewels said 7 years ago

    Such an inspiration!!! Thanks

  • WindowWhispers

    WindowWhispers said 7 years ago

    Fantantic. Being a newbe myself this is encouraging. I lost my job last spring and have been working on "WindowWhispers" Photographic gifts shop. I'm trying to get my image and products out there by specializing in ceramic coasters to start with. Thanks for the encouraging story.

  • HendersonArt

    HendersonArt said 7 years ago

    A very fun and information-filled interview. Thank you!!!

  • gotmojo

    gotmojo said 7 years ago

    I appreciate the down-to-earth advice and am so happy to see that it is possible to "make it" while keeping to your own vision! It is very motivating and a most helpful article and interview for the rest of us "regular people".

  • SeventhCloudStudio

    SeventhCloudStudio said 7 years ago

    You guys are an inspiration (and some awesome artists, and a hoot if I might add...) I like what you said about using your own work--wearing my jewelry is definitely my best marketing strategy (and giving it to my super-networker sister and mom to wear as well). I hope all of us here can follow in your footsteps and quit our day jobs! You give us hope!

  • TheSteelFork

    TheSteelFork said 7 years ago

    Congratulations! Great Article!

  • rockriverstitches

    rockriverstitches said 7 years ago

    Great interview!! The two of you make a great team. Love your work. Just bought one of your pouches and can't wait to give it to my granddaughter!

  • lauralidesigns

    lauralidesigns said 7 years ago

    Awesome! fun fun fun

  • PerfectStitches

    PerfectStitches said 7 years ago

    Way to go guys!! Hope I am right behind you! Congrats!

  • littlelouderplease

    littlelouderplease said 7 years ago

    Yah, awesome success story, blessings!

  • MockaMooseMarket

    MockaMooseMarket said 7 years ago

    It's always so great (and encouraging) to hear a success story as you have. Congrats and keep on keeping on!

  • giftforallseasons

    giftforallseasons said 7 years ago

    Wonderful, inspirational and a great success story. Makes us all know we can do the same. Continued success to Kukubee, and to all of us doing what we so love! Thanks for sharing!

  • kbowling

    kbowling said 7 years ago

    Awesome! Thanks for sharing. I am definitely going to check out the spreadsheet!

  • jewels4schools

    jewels4schools said 7 years ago

    Love your sense of humour! "Thank you, deer!" :-) :-) Great inspiration!

  • PhatGrrl

    PhatGrrl said 7 years ago

    Nice read. It's still but a dream for me to give up my full time work, but I'm still pushing for it to happen.

  • WeeBindery

    WeeBindery said 7 years ago

    As a bookbinder, I just ordered the "I Love Books" zipper pouch! I can't wait to get it!

  • WatchesbyHelen

    WatchesbyHelen said 7 years ago

    I just ordered a kukubee for my make-up. How fun! This is a great way to get promo'd.

  • tealandgold

    tealandgold said 7 years ago

    Congrats guys on your new found freedom!

  • lestroisfleurs

    lestroisfleurs said 7 years ago

    Great article and I love your creativity. Good luck to you with continued success!

  • adornboutique1

    adornboutique1 said 7 years ago

    Very encouraging interview as I too am working toward the same ending -to quit my day job. It is so true about wear your wears because people do ask so have business cards ready.

  • SnazzySnugglies

    SnazzySnugglies said 7 years ago

    Congrats on your success! I enjoyed reading your interview and appreciated your tips. Your artwork on the pouches is terrific. Continued success in 2010.

  • Thistledelight

    Thistledelight said 7 years ago

    love this story and well done. I love to hear of others sucess, it inspires me {:oD

  • HandmadeByKat

    HandmadeByKat said 7 years ago

    Wow, your interview really inspires me. I too work in a community college finance department and although I like my job, I would love to have more time to create! I give you full credit for making the gutsy move and am so happy with your success! Sounds like you have a great partnership and wonderful product, and humor -the best thing ever...

  • henleyandstone

    henleyandstone said 7 years ago

    You guys are such an inspiration!!!

  • InformalElegance

    InformalElegance said 7 years ago

    I love that you were able to pursue your dream as a team. Your creative work is so fun and beautiful. Good luck with your future success!

  • BeadsKnitsAndBits

    BeadsKnitsAndBits said 7 years ago

    Cute little bags! Loved your interview..Continued success in the new year.

  • jenniebgoode

    jenniebgoode said 7 years ago

    I am just in the process of opening my own Etsy shop and this interview was a great dose of inspiration ! I wish you much continued sucess in the future.

  • allthepreciousthings

    allthepreciousthings said 7 years ago

    love your cute little bags! I'm always keen to read how others did it, as I'm just a "newbie" starting out. Congratulations, a real achievement :)

  • 1920

    1920 said 7 years ago

    love the art! very inspirational!

  • littlemuffinbottoms

    littlemuffinbottoms said 7 years ago

    Wow! thanks so much for the great interview. You bring me hope that I to can be successful.

  • laijen

    laijen said 7 years ago

    Your interview is an inspiration to keep creating things and keeping the vision alive! Love your artwork too. thank you!

  • girlgolite

    girlgolite said 7 years ago

    a d o r a b l e

  • lucysnowephotography

    lucysnowephotography said 7 years ago

    inspirational!!!

  • nisaconstructables

    nisaconstructables said 7 years ago

    Love those!

  • GemdropsoftheFalls

    GemdropsoftheFalls said 7 years ago

    Thanks for the tips! We find that wearing our jewelry DOES start conversations! It truly speaks for itself. Congrats on your success.

  • ArtitudeUandArt

    ArtitudeUandArt said 7 years ago

    Hey great works! Its wonderful to leave your day jobs to pursue your passion full time : )

  • Mimiandlola

    Mimiandlola said 7 years ago

    I love reading this series. Congratulations from Toronto!

  • uniquelyvashti

    uniquelyvashti said 7 years ago

    Thanks for the great information, it helps new Etsy sellers like myself...love your pouches.

  • sweetharvey

    sweetharvey said 7 years ago

    Their illustrations are divine! Great shop and interesting story. I was intrigued by your comment of them "having a unique vision of the products they want to offer and having simple and consistent photos" that is something I am working on right now as far as where I am going with my product line. Thanks for sharing.

  • joyelizabethceramics

    joyelizabethceramics said 7 years ago

    I LOVED reading this! Stories like this really keep you going. Awesome and congratulations.

  • thefrogbag

    thefrogbag said 7 years ago

    I've been thinking about how I should get more serious about my little venture here, and I love these stories of how others have made it work. Nice to get some guidance in the dark that is my business plan!

  • smilingbluedog

    smilingbluedog said 7 years ago

    Truly inspiring story! And CANADIAN too! *waving from the Kootenays*. I love your attitude & advice. Thanks so much for sharing your story, and encouraging words. I love your characters, they're adorable!

  • RockaBlanky

    RockaBlanky said 7 years ago

    come visit my shop i need more sells everything else is working but not our etsy shop help make me more sells spread the word of Rockablanky..

  • thisisit

    thisisit said 7 years ago

    This is such a great interview! I could definitely relate - my husband and I are also soulmates ( :) ) and we quit our jobs to run our business together - which rocks! It does tend to take over our lives, sometimes, though! (I know exactly what you mean, Brandi, about forgetting to take breaks - time just flies, doesn't it?) Anyway - awesome interview and I'm so happy for your success!

  • invernessstudios

    invernessstudios said 7 years ago

    An inspiration. Awesome article. Thanks for sharing.

  • lollipopdolls

    lollipopdolls said 7 years ago

    love it so much, both of u r so talented, i adores your works of art~

  • PotatoBoutique

    PotatoBoutique said 7 years ago

    This is great inspiration for all of us. Thank you so much!

  • thebohobirdie

    thebohobirdie said 7 years ago

    Some really great advice here. Thanks guys and congrats! =]

  • heavenlyhope

    heavenlyhope said 7 years ago

    great story, inspiring

  • heavenlyhope

    heavenlyhope said 7 years ago

    great story inspiring and funny

  • alaparisienne

    alaparisienne said 7 years ago

    I love the personality of these two sellers! Fun! I wish you much success in 2010!

  • wearingthepast

    wearingthepast said 7 years ago

    wow im so inspire to keep going!! thank you so much!!

  • DrawntoLetters

    DrawntoLetters said 7 years ago

    Really great meshing of talent and dedication!

  • Surfjewel

    Surfjewel said 7 years ago

    You guys are rad, very inspiring, thankyou for your hardwork and following your dream!

  • LavenderField

    LavenderField said 7 years ago

    Wow! A warm congratulations to both of you! I enjoyed reading this interview and took notes of your tips. However I do think it makes it easier when you are a team (a opossed to being a one-person show). Nevertheless it was very encouraging reading this!

  • ImpAndPetal

    ImpAndPetal said 7 years ago

    Ummmmmmmm you guys are adorable and it kinda makes me want to puke.

  • shabbylaneshops

    shabbylaneshops said 7 years ago

    Great Job! Congratulations! thanks for sharing your story!

  • HappilyEverAnderson

    HappilyEverAnderson said 7 years ago

    Congratulations! Nice advice about branding.

  • ArtisanHandcrafted

    ArtisanHandcrafted said 7 years ago

    You guys are a great team! I no longer feel bad about setting up my "new items" avatar back in Nov....and still, no products listed! I am using all the ETSY info I can find to make the best shop I can....ummmm...soon! Thank you for the great advise and the fun-to-read interview. Many blessings on your shop in 2010!

  • XOXOBridalBoutique

    XOXOBridalBoutique said 7 years ago

    Thank you for the inspiring story! Continued success to you in 2010

  • LeleO

    LeleO said 7 years ago

    Great interview!! Thank you very much! This is really inspirational. Congratulations

  • bittybambu

    bittybambu said 7 years ago

    I'm always inspired by these situations where couples can make it work together doing what they love. Congrats for making it happen!

  • mystudio

    mystudio said 7 years ago

    Terrific interview and so many wonderful and inspirational tips.

  • DeeHewitt

    DeeHewitt said 7 years ago

    Wow.... what a great inspiration! Wishing you even more success in the new year!!

  • monograft

    monograft said 7 years ago

    nice cute illustrations.inspired!

  • filigreephotos

    filigreephotos said 7 years ago

    Great interview and wonderful items!

  • missnatch

    missnatch said 7 years ago

    Inspiring!! Love your works... Success for you!!

  • bysweetmom

    bysweetmom said 7 years ago

    So helpful interview, thanks. Congrats keep up your success

  • bysweetmom

    bysweetmom said 7 years ago

    great interview,thanks. Congrats and keep up your success

  • GreggsGoodies

    GreggsGoodies said 7 years ago

    Brent and Brandi, Really enjoyed reading about your success. Way to go! My son got me started on Etsy telling me I should market my mini-journaling books and it has expanded to so much more. But I haven't had the success yet you all have experienced. I'm patient..ha. Thanks for the advice... Gregg of GreggsGoodies

  • knittingmomma

    knittingmomma said 7 years ago

    Thank you for taking the time to share. Our family is working towards making our handcrafts our main source of income as well. Warm wishes.

  • theangrycupcake

    theangrycupcake said 7 years ago

    Awww I love Kukubee! "Just remember, your brain doesn’t have an allotted maximum-awesome-idea count. If one idea doesn’t work, do another!" Best advice ever. Every Etsian needs to hear this! I see so many people (including myself) get SO discouraged when their one great idea goes bust. Bag it an move on! Don't let it drag you down! You guys are great. Happy sales! Dana

  • jenypenny

    jenypenny said 7 years ago

    I myself hit the alarm this morning at 5:25AM...and said WHY (because I was up sewing until 12:30!!) Very inspiring to see someone living an artist dream. All the best to you both.

  • MBraze

    MBraze said 7 years ago

    beautiful story; great interview! Inspiration I needed to start my work day today..."I have a dream!" Thank you!

  • MeowBarkArt

    MeowBarkArt said 7 years ago

    What a GREAT interview... I have been smiling the entire time! You have such unique products. Thanks for so much great advice & inspiration. Best wishes to you both!!

  • scarecrow3331

    scarecrow3331 said 7 years ago

    great article. keep up the good work!

  • NoMoreTwistHandmade

    NoMoreTwistHandmade said 7 years ago

    wow. this is the perfect interview for me--i recently began an etsy shop, but me and my husband are considering doing one together with a goal of it being our day job. he's an artist and i'm a maker, too, so obviously pretty much everything you guys have said applies to my situation as well. it's been an intimidating project to contemplate, but this is really very inspiring stuff! thanks so much!

  • walkthetalk

    walkthetalk said 7 years ago

    Kukubee~ Inspiring, adorable and amazing talent, dedicated,deserving~ congrats to you both! thank you! with aloha, robin

  • flutterbywind

    flutterbywind said 7 years ago

    Your shop is so cool. I wish the best for you two. Most importantly I wish for y'all to remain soul mates as that is the most important thing of all. Thank you so much for sharing your success story with us. Cheers! Courtney

  • limezinnias

    limezinnias said 7 years ago

    I am so glad I read the article. I love your shop!

  • Viverre

    Viverre said 7 years ago

    Great article, loved reading it. Thanks a bunch! :)

  • ricerafferty

    ricerafferty said 7 years ago

    What a fun shop! Thanks guys!

  • BettyBee

    BettyBee said 7 years ago

    Congrats on your fantastic success! I love your products (and lust after them)!

  • taylorjaynefabric

    taylorjaynefabric said 7 years ago

    Truly an inspiring story. Congrats!!

  • brendamcgowan

    brendamcgowan said 7 years ago

    This was a great read, very encouraging, thanks for being willing to share!

  • beefancee

    beefancee said 7 years ago

    I thoroughly enjoyed reading this article, the products and the fine character bestowed upon these shop owners provides a humbling and a quality shopping experience. FANTABULOUS!

  • TheBeasKnees

    TheBeasKnees said 7 years ago

    VERY nice story! I love the the two of your are soulmates! Personally, I can say that is the best! Congratulations!

  • KathysDesignsLLC

    KathysDesignsLLC said 7 years ago

    Very Creative Designs! Congratulations on your success.

  • designsbyJess

    designsbyJess said 7 years ago

    Great interview! Very inspiring!Congradulations!

  • ditzycreations

    ditzycreations said 7 years ago

    Inspiring! Thank you and congratulations

  • craftive

    craftive said 7 years ago

    Congratulations on your success! great inspiration!

  • HiksyPixie

    HiksyPixie said 7 years ago

    Wow it's just amazing and you are my dream! Good luck with the future business!

  • charisg08

    charisg08 said 7 years ago

    Awesome interview, and such cute and funny products! Congrats!

  • NotableNotions

    NotableNotions said 7 years ago

    Awesome! You guys are an inspiration! I recently just quit my day job, to focus on my Etsy stores and it's good to hear success stories, like yours! Thank you

  • smellyrhino

    smellyrhino said 7 years ago

    I need to make room for a head scapegoat and blink her/him into existence! Great article! Wonderful product, I just love it!

  • WoollyWings

    WoollyWings said 7 years ago

    Great interview and what lovely pouches!!! Good luck for the future and congrats on your success!

  • dsigns

    dsigns said 7 years ago

    Kukubee~ Inspiring story and couple. You are talented and fortunate. Congrats and keep the good stuff coming!

  • wellspentjourney

    wellspentjourney said 7 years ago

    Kudos to you for taking the plunge! I seriously admire you both!

  • VelvetMango

    VelvetMango said 7 years ago

    Loved the article. I'm a first time lister to etsy, so hoping to get a few items online this weekend. After reading this article I feel really inspired to do it, rather than making excuses that I still need to do more. Thanks

  • ShortandSweets

    ShortandSweets said 7 years ago

    great interview! It sounds as though you both have a sense of humor, even if you can't write comics ;) Good luck!

  • FaeryKissNaturals

    FaeryKissNaturals said 7 years ago

    I love this article! What cute pouches!! My kind of art work--the unusual! :)

  • OhLiv

    OhLiv said 7 years ago

    Agrr! It just reminds me that I need to get organized! Being organized makes things so much easier!!! Well, it can wait... I'm going shopping at kukubee

  • printsofthieves

    printsofthieves said 7 years ago

    You guys are pretty adorable! Congrats on the success so far, and for just going for it. I'm checking out the pouches right now and am loving them!!!

  • ArtisticIntentions

    ArtisticIntentions said 7 years ago

    Congrats! Great interview - very inspiring.

  • SoHappyMaking

    SoHappyMaking said 7 years ago

    Love your pouches; makes me wish I was in school again so I'd have an excuse to buy one or three. Also love Brent's quips; what a quirky and fun sense of humor. Makes me so glad that success sometimes comes to the right folks!

  • AnytimeAccessory

    AnytimeAccessory said 7 years ago

    Your story is inspiring. Thanks for sharing and being so honest.

  • pennythreads

    pennythreads said 7 years ago

    Congratulations on your successes! So very inspiring. I hope to be there one day soon, but I'm having fun anyway. Oh and I'd like to apply for the Head Scapegoat position. Just being around these two would be so inspiring...even if I have to take the blame. hehe. great read! ciao.

  • ByAThread2

    ByAThread2 said 7 years ago

    Thanks for sharing your success! I can't read enough of these "Quit your day job" stories.

  • Pir8t

    Pir8t said 7 years ago

    Congratulations! And to many more opportunities in the future!

  • gretchenmist

    gretchenmist said 7 years ago

    thanks for this sweet interview! congrats on your success ~ you make gorgeous products :)

  • roxy54

    roxy54 said 7 years ago

    Nice article and fun items

  • PinkPerch

    PinkPerch said 7 years ago

    Love this interview! Reminds me of my husband and I! We too are night owls and have creativity on the brain in the wee hours of the morning! Thanks for sharing! Doesn't it feel great to work for yourself? I love it! Lesley =D

  • TheHourglassStudio

    TheHourglassStudio said 7 years ago

    I loved the article and it was very informing, thank you both for sharing all that information. Mary Carnahan

  • beulahveda

    beulahveda said 7 years ago

    Thanks for the helpful info. I love to hear about successful couples working together. I'm motivated!

  • LindaFriedrich

    LindaFriedrich said 7 years ago

    Very motivating. I wish you good luck - this story made my day. Thanks

  • spaenywoodstudio

    spaenywoodstudio said 7 years ago

    Congratulations on your success! Thanks for the great ideas.

  • gkatdesigns

    gkatdesigns said 7 years ago

    Thanks for the great motivation!

  • ThePinkSnailShop

    ThePinkSnailShop said 7 years ago

    You two are very inspiring, and your pouches are adorable!!

  • thumbuddies

    thumbuddies said 7 years ago

    Thank you for the encouragement and great advice! I enjoyed your article and want to congratulate you on your success! Love your products!

  • vintagealice

    vintagealice said 7 years ago

    So very inspiring! My goal is to be able to quit my day job and run Vintage Alice as well as a graphic and web design studio!

  • bannersbyricki

    bannersbyricki said 7 years ago

    Brent~what do you mean, you're not a bit funny? "I miss my fingers" cracked me up. Oh well, Etsy's gain.

  • VintageNorthwest

    VintageNorthwest said 7 years ago

    Thanks for the great advice, VintageNorthwest is new to Etsy and we can use all the help we can get. Much success in 2010!

  • YellowElm

    YellowElm said 7 years ago

    thanks for sharing your story!

  • JOANSGARDENS

    JOANSGARDENS said 7 years ago

    Very nice interview!! Sound advice & funny too.

  • JOANSGARDENS

    JOANSGARDENS said 7 years ago

    Cute interview...Sound advice & funny too.

  • owlsay

    owlsay said 7 years ago

    Awesome story! Thanks for sharing!

  • Meikkonen

    Meikkonen said 7 years ago

    Very nice story!

  • PreciousPromisesAust

    PreciousPromisesAust said 7 years ago

    Thanks for your enjoyable story, and for making me laugh. Inspirational and refreshing to see a couple working so well together. Best of luck for your future ventures.

  • CockyCowgirlInc

    CockyCowgirlInc said 7 years ago

    AWESOME Pouches!!!! Congrats on your success!!

  • JirafaJewelry

    JirafaJewelry said 7 years ago

    Wow! So positive and helpful! Motivates me to keep cultivating my creative style! Thanx!

  • LoveyByIshaB

    LoveyByIshaB said 7 years ago

    Thank you for sharing! I'm looking forward to the day I can say good bye to my 9-5!

  • kookoodoll

    kookoodoll said 7 years ago

    Loved it, very useful :)

  • TheDogCookie

    TheDogCookie said 7 years ago

    Best of luck, congrats!!

  • acraftingheart

    acraftingheart said 7 years ago

    Great interview and much much sucess in the future

  • elegantbeauty

    elegantbeauty said 7 years ago

    I hope to make my shop like a part time job too :)

  • tanjadlyn

    tanjadlyn said 7 years ago

    I think you are right Branding your company! Nice touch! Tanja D'lyn

  • lzubal01

    lzubal01 said 7 years ago

    Very inspiring, thanks!

  • KNDPhotography

    KNDPhotography said 7 years ago

    Great story.. but how realistic is it? I just don't want people to get the wrong impression. I am new here, but I sold on ebay for years and while I made decent money, I don't think I could have lived comfortably on it. I do hope to grow my shop and make descent sales... but I also have a realistic attitude about it.

  • sewingpossibilities

    sewingpossibilities said 7 years ago

    Great Inspiration! Thanks and best wishes for your success.

  • sewingpossibilities

    sewingpossibilities said 7 years ago

    Great Inspiration, Thanks for the interview! Best wishes for 2010.

  • ShimmeringSky

    ShimmeringSky said 7 years ago

    Whoot Whoot BC! Way to go Brent and Brandi - I love your products, and when my little Etsy shop grows up, I hope it will be even 50% as successful as yours is. By the way Brent, 'Head Scapegoat', 'Sports Almanac'? Who says you're not even a little bit funny? Mochrie Schmochrie. You've got the self deprecating Canadian sense of humour thang in spades ;-) Great interview guys, and much success in 2010. Bobbie from the 'hood.

  • sonyakolodij

    sonyakolodij said 7 years ago

    super cute! Great job guys:)

  • heartattackcouture

    heartattackcouture said 7 years ago

    Wow, that is so inspiring seeing as how I'm just barely starting out myself after a terrible job! Thank you.

  • colorsbyliza

    colorsbyliza said 7 years ago

    What an inspiration! Thanks for sharing! Best wishes and success!

  • CavemanPottery

    CavemanPottery said 7 years ago

    Loved reading about you. You are such an inspiration. Hope you have much continued success in 2010!

  • GPKCreations

    GPKCreations said 7 years ago

    Congratulations on the article! Your tips are great and your art work is fantastic!! All the best to you both!!

  • kukubee

    kukubee said 7 years ago

    Brandi: Thanks to everyone for letting us share our story with you. I very much enjoyed reading through all of your kind comments and also wish each and every one of you an AWESOME and successful 2010 on Etsy! We feel so fortunate to be part of such a talented and supportive community! Thanks again. :) Brent: Wow, thank you for all the kind words, people! You made our hearts warm, sent our tummies a-flutter, and caused various other organs to make various other involuntary actions! Happy sales, Etsians!

  • art68

    art68 said 7 years ago

    I just open my store on etsy a month ago,I am chinese,my englist is poor,and I spent most my time on my art,my wife quit her day job and run the store for me.we been listed for 180 items,but only had 25 sales,we are both very worried.But your story give us a lot more confidence.we will keep working hard,hope one day will be success. Thanks for the impressive story

  • BethanyOgle

    BethanyOgle said 7 years ago

    Thanks for sharing your inspiring story!

  • Jewels7arts

    Jewels7arts said 7 years ago

    I THANK YOU FOR THE TIPS TO START UP I HAVE ALWAY WANTED TO SELL MY WORK AND YOUR SUCCSESS HAS MADE ME FEEL THAT IT WILL HAPPEN FOR ME TOO.I JUST STARTED TO PUT STUFF ON ESTY GOOD FORTUNE IN YOUR BUSINESS AND I HOPE I HAVE LUCK TOO.

  • Jewels7arts

    Jewels7arts said 7 years ago

    THANKS FOR YOU TIPS ON STARTING UP I HAVE ALWAYS WANTED TO SELL MY WORK YOUR STORY AND SUCCESS HAS GIVE ME HOPE IT CAN HAPPEN FOR ME TOO.I HAVE JUST STARTED TO PUT STUFF ON ESTY SO I WISH YOU GOOD FORTUNE IN YOUR BUSINESS AND I HOPE I HAVE LUCK TOO.

  • TheVirtu

    TheVirtu said 7 years ago

    Thank you very much for sharing your story! Wish you both the best in 2010!

  • 12anglesart

    12anglesart said 7 years ago

    What a great article thanks for bringing this interview to the etsy community!

  • somethingRed

    somethingRed said 7 years ago

    I wish I could fully express how encouraging this post was just now. Very timely. Thanks for sharing, ya'lls work is great. God bless

  • stillgreat

    stillgreat said 7 years ago

    Thanks for the article. I,ll keep your product in mind for when I need a great gift for someone. Gary

  • MiMamasChile

    MiMamasChile said 7 years ago

    Great Story, I'm feeling motivated!!! Starting my shop in a matter of days, can't wait!

  • thedoggiehouse

    thedoggiehouse said 7 years ago

    This is my Favorite story i fell so motivada y deverdad que me siento muy orgullosa de ustedes ..... Keep doing well... xoxo Sylvette Marie From the The Doggie House

  • RebeccaParksDesign

    RebeccaParksDesign said 7 years ago

    Awesome shop. Inspirational story!! Congrats :)

  • WimseyJewelry

    WimseyJewelry said 7 years ago

    It's good to know that clever ideas can achieve success as yours have. It amazes me to see how many ways art can be created and described on one website. Best of luck to you and your creations.

  • thestoriaproject

    thestoriaproject said 7 years ago

    totally entertaining, THANK YOU!

  • JoannaBoyes

    JoannaBoyes said 7 years ago

    Really inspiring and uplifting! Thank you!

  • japlishdelights

    japlishdelights said 7 years ago

    Congratulations! Being a fellow Vancouverite, I am SO happy to see someone in my area be a huge success! I wish you guys all the best :)

  • Lisarachel

    Lisarachel said 7 years ago

    go get um!!! this is my husband an my dream, to just sell our beloved products! how great that yall are doing it!

  • toolisjewelry

    toolisjewelry said 7 years ago

    Thanks for sharin! Your shop is just wonderful, i love your items!!

  • imeondesign

    imeondesign said 7 years ago

    Congratulations on your success!!

  • Twelve10inc

    Twelve10inc said 7 years ago

    Inspiring!!!

  • WimseyJewelry

    WimseyJewelry said 7 years ago

    Refreshing article.

  • mhoelzel

    mhoelzel said 7 years ago

    Your work and ambition, inspirational!

  • Silverbeam

    Silverbeam said 7 years ago

    Awesome. I'm loving these success stories on here. Makes me wonder if I could in fact make a decent side job out of this... I love being creative, but never thought I could really make it as a business. Now maybe I'll give it a shot.

  • sweettreatsbakery

    sweettreatsbakery said 7 years ago

    Loving these success stories and I love these pouches! Really makes me feel inspired and NOT to GIVE UP!! Thanks guys

  • studiotodorovic

    studiotodorovic said 7 years ago

    I would love to sell these in my brick & mortar store! I'm always looking for new pieces to offer to my customers.

  • Urbanknit

    Urbanknit said 7 years ago

    such a cool pair and shop. Great read!

  • Jillie07

    Jillie07 said 7 years ago

    I love the zipper pouches. They are so cool! Congrats on your success!

  • flygirl715

    flygirl715 said 7 years ago

    LOVE the pouches!! Great story!!

  • NeckCessory

    NeckCessory said 6 years ago

    Awesome pouches! Congrats on your success. I am just starting out, and it's always inspiring to see others doing well with etsy!

  • TreehouseIllustrator

    Kristin Turberville Haffey from TreehouseIllustrator said 5 years ago

    Lol...I disagree, Brent -- you're very funny. The cheese thing actually made me laugh out loud, here at my desk. :)

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