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Quit Your Day Job: piddix

Jan 12, 2009

by Mary Andrews

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Corrina of Piddix has been selling on Etsy for just over two and half years. What started as a innocent creative outlet turned into a full time job through the many hours of trial and error required to find what system worked best for her Etsy success. With Piddix quickly growing into the work of one full time job in itself, Corrina and her husband got creative with their own schedules. Their Etsy store now allows both to work only part time; this way they can both have equal time at home with their little one, hence making Piddix one full time job and their other part time work an equivalent. Keep reading to find out how this creative couple came up with their system.

When you first started selling on Etsy, did you have dreams or goals of eventually quitting your day job?

Not at all. When our son, Declan, was born in December 2006, my husband and I both took some time off from working full-time at our non-profit jobs to be with him. We lived off of vacation-time and savings, and I started selling on Etsy during Declan’s naps. Three months later we both went back to work part-time, still supplementing our wages with savings with no concrete plan in place for once the savings ran out. Luckily, within a couple of months my sales on Etsy really picked up, especially once I started selling digital collage sheets. By January 2007, piddix had become a major part of our income—allowing both Brian and I to work part-time at jobs that we love, while also swapping days that we stayed home with Declan. I feel incredibly fortunate that we are both able to get out of the house for our “real jobs” a couple days per week, and that we both are able to be at home with Declan as well. It’s a great balance.

What was the deciding factor resulting in pursuing Etsy as your full time job?

It was very important to Brian and I that at least one of us stay home with Declan. But I also worried that if I quit working outside of the home and focused solely on etsy, I might go a little stir-crazy. Brian is also an amazing father, and if he worked full-time while I stayed home with Declan, I feared he’d miss out on all of the one-on-one time they were able to spend together. By more-or-less splitting one full-time regular job while also working on etsy, we get the best of both worlds.


Did you do anything to prepare ahead of time?

We definitely had a small nest egg saved up, but no concrete plan at first for what to do once that money ran out. As piddix has grown during the past two years I’ve registered as an LLC, taken an entrepreneurial business class, and created a business plan.

What are the most effective ways you have promoted and marketed your Etsy business? What’s your best marketing tip?

  • If you read the “success stories” and “quit your day job” series on the Storque (and I must admit I’m quite addicted to them), one of the major themes that comes through is that word-of-mouth is a powerful tool. For example, piddix was mentioned on modish and in the Storque “How-to-handbook” and sales definitely shot up.
  • Partnering with another etsy seller turned out to be a great marketing strategy. I created a custom collage sheet for littleputbook’s scrabble tile tutorial and that resulted in a ton of new sales and customers.
  • I’ve found that having a high quality product with great customer service is essential. Probably half of my sales are repeat customers. Every once in a while I’m correcting individual pixels until my eyes are blurry, I am tempted to cut corners. But then I’ll get some kind comment out of the blue from a customer and it motivates me to continue to work hard to create a high-quality product, which definitely pays off in the long run.
  • And perhaps one of my best marketing strategies was a total accident. Early on I created a how-to website for selling on Etsy. It wasn’t meant to be promotional for piddix at all, just something I wanted to try out. But as more and more people have found it, many readers have come over to my Etsy shop as well.

What have you found to be unsuccessful promotion or something that’s just not working for your shop?

  • My blog is sad and lonely. I was never good at keeping a journal or diary and I think blogging is just not for me.
  • I’m also not a big “Sale! Sale! Sale!” person, so that’s a bit of a mixed bag. I offer treats to readers of my newsletter, but in general I like to let the quality of my work speak for itself rather than offering super-sale prices all the time.
  • I’ve tried selling about 20 different types of items through piddix—from rings, to necklaces, to hats, to collage packs and so on. Some items definitely worked better than others (my “inspiration kits” in vintage glass jars were heavy, a pain to pack and ship, and I couldn’t give them away!). I think the process of trying things out on Etsy and then getting feedback and learning from it has been part of the fun.

Would you walk us through what a typical workday might entail?

I am not a morning person, so while Declan and Brian get up around 7:20 am to get their day going…

  • I pull myself out of bed around 8:45, turn on my computer, quickly send out and re-list any collage sheets I sold the night before, and get ready for the day.
  • At 9 Brian heads off to the bus and I get to play with Declan. Often Declan and I will spend our mornings at a “book babies” class at the library or at the zoo.
  • Around noon Declan and I grab lunch. While driving home Declan falls asleep (or at least that’s the plan), and then I carry him to his bed and get to work.
  • Nap-time is crunch time. With luck, I’ll have from 1-4 pm to fulfill new orders from that morning, sending out the collage sheets via email and re-listing items. I then answer convos, work on new sheets, and scan new items. I often check my email remotely at The ReBuilding Center, just to see if anything needs my immediate attention. Then, depending on how quickly I finish up, I may even have time for a quick nap myself.
  • Once Declan is up we’ll grab a snack and head out of the house again to run errands (the term “stay-at-home mother” has never quite fit). I may take Declan to an antique store or Powell’s Books—looking for new images to scan.
  • At 5:30 we pick Brian up from work and usually head off to dinner. We know all the good happy-hour specials and dinner deals. Afterwards, we all go home to hang out.
  • Declan’s bath time starts at 7:45 pm, and Brian puts him to bed around 8:15 or so.
  • From 8:15 to midnight is when I get most of my Etsy work done. Evenings are definitely when I feel the most creative, so I save most of my graphic design work for then. Even though I’ve worked on Etsy pretty much every single day for the past two years, it’s still exciting.

What do you enjoy most about having both a day job and working on Etsy? Is there anything that’s difficult?

Ummm. Can I say traveling to Hawaii? It’s pretty amazing, but my whole family has been able to travel around the country visiting different archives. I spend a day or two scanning away or taking photographs, and then the rest of the time I can enjoy a vacation and work on my Etsy shop remotely.

But truly the best part has been being able to hold on to a day-job that I love with wonderful people. I’ve been at The ReBuilding Center six years and it’s an absolutely amazing group of folks. Most of my income is from Etsy, and I know that some day in the future I may have to leave TRC to focus on piddix full time, but I’m hoping to prolong that change as long as possible.

Time management has been huge to be able to balance both jobs. I have to plug the book, The 4-Hour Work Week here (by Timothy Ferriss). I’ve gotten it to the point where I can send out a person’s order within a minute. Without all of the time-saving devices that I’ve built into my day—even little things like having my most-used programs automatically launch when I start my computer—there’s no way that I could make it all work.

If you could go back in time, what advice would you give yourself, knowing what you know now?

I highly recommend the business class I took. It was through Mercy Corps Northwest and was part of an “individual development class” program. In addition to a very-helpful six-week course, they offer a three-to-one match for capital expenses. Basically, if I save $900, they’ll give me an additional $2700 to spend on piddix. Many states have similar programs that you can find by searching for “IDA programs” and the name of your area. Mine was specifically for entrepreneurs but there are lots of other options as well.

And I don’t know if I’d do anything differently if I could go back in time or even give myself any advice. Being the nerd that I am, learning and trying to figure things out is part of the fun.

What goals do you wish to accomplish in the coming year?

It’s a long list:
1. Create and list more new digital collage sheets and more new sizes (Christmas, Wizard of Oz, mermaids, and underwater creatures are probably next).
2. Several new CDs, both collections of collage sheets but also compilations of larger, full-sized images.
3. Put together more physical collage packs of original images, grouped by theme (such as birds or anatomy).
4. Start going to craft fairs again. I miss that interaction. Now just to figure out what to make….
5. Stabilize sales to a level similar as last summer (some of my best months ever).
6. Be featured in a How-To Photoshop book this coming spring (yea!).
7. Take several new graphic design classes plus purchase a new camera, scanner and other capital expenses, all paid for through the small-business class I took.
8. Continue to build out my how-to website and flickr pages to show what can be made from my images.
9. Be taken on as a pro-bono client of a local law-firm. Researching copyrights for all of my images is incredibly important to me and it would be nice to have an entire law firm to work with in addition to my current East coast lawyer.
10. Have fun.

Is there anything else you’d like to share?

It may sound cheesy, but I have the best customers on Etsy. Hands-down. I don’t know what it is, but there’s something about people who purchase collage sheets—perhaps because they’re crafters themselves—that makes them kind and thoughtful. And I love seeing the creative items they all make. Thanks to them, and to Etsy, for letting this all work out.

Thanks to Corrina for sharing her story and business with us! Check out the related items below to see some of her work.

You can find some of our previous Quit Your Day Job posts here.

263 comments

  • Beadymonkey

    Beadymonkey said 11 years ago

    Piddix is one of my favorite Etsy Sellers, I am so thrilled to see how successful they have become and wish them much more success in the future!

  • clevergirl

    clevergirl said 11 years ago

    Yay piddix! Wonderful to hear how an Etsy seller balances family and work and Etsy successfully! Congrats!

  • whiletheyplay

    whiletheyplay said 11 years ago

    The most gorgeous collage collections EVER! All the best to you this new year! :)

  • russianforest

    russianforest said 11 years ago

    Inspirational as always! Corrina seems like a very kind and helpful person by nature. Congratulations to her!

  • hazelnutcottage

    hazelnutcottage said 11 years ago

    wow. all the way around. wow.

  • cholulajewelry

    cholulajewelry said 11 years ago

    I love reading these stories, and I'm completely fascinated by these digital collages! I may have to bookmark piddix for the future :)

  • additionsstyle

    additionsstyle said 11 years ago

    What great balance they have found in their business. Its great to read stories of people who are having such success.

  • Sinta

    Sinta said 11 years ago

    Great feature :) I love to hear about success stories! All the best!

  • boutiquepinkdesigns

    boutiquepinkdesigns said 11 years ago

    Piddex is awesome! I just discovered her last year and have bought some collage sheets and they are just beautiful. it is so nice to hear about her story and her family and that she is such a success at what she loves to do.

  • bluetricycle

    bluetricycle said 11 years ago

    Congrats to Piddix on their Etsy success! Beautiful collage images : )

  • beadworkbyamanda

    beadworkbyamanda said 11 years ago

    That's just awesome! I don't think I have what it takes to be full-time but that's why I'm in college! Best of luck in this new year!

  • CoventryRoad

    CoventryRoad said 11 years ago

    This is the most informative article in the history of the QYDJ series, I think! Thank you!

  • BluCille

    BluCille said 11 years ago

    Another good job!

  • LadySadieByLocklear

    LadySadieByLocklear said 11 years ago

    Best wishes! You have done a fabulous job with your shoppe!!

  • limitz

    limitz said 11 years ago

    Hmmm..is it OK to say I'm jealous ? :-) Sounds great, and I wish you all the luck, it seems you on the very good right track!

  • creativecraftings

    creativecraftings said 11 years ago

    I love reading inspirational stories just like yours! I would love to get to that point with Etsy one day. Well I have your store bookmarked and I may be purchasing your collages in future freelance projects.

  • MysticGypsyEmporium

    MysticGypsyEmporium said 11 years ago

    Thanks for sharing this! So inspirational! I wish you even greater success in 2009!

  • AnthologiE

    AnthologiE said 11 years ago

    I'm off to browse the piddix store right now...

  • Knight27

    Knight27 said 11 years ago

    Great idea! Thanks for the interview!

  • daisylouise

    daisylouise said 11 years ago

    Congrats, Piddix! I, too, am totally addicted to the Quit Your Day Job series...

  • PeppermintDaydreams

    PeppermintDaydreams said 11 years ago

    fantastic story! wonderful shop piddix.

  • sillylittlelady

    sillylittlelady said 11 years ago

    I am completely addicted to the quit your day job articles, and they inspire me more and more every time!

  • ANeganova

    ANeganova said 11 years ago

    Beautiful site, inspiring story- thanks!

  • dragonhouseofyuen

    dragonhouseofyuen said 11 years ago

    What a lovely interview Corrina! - so good to read, and so great to see a photo of people you work with in the real world! here's to your continued success! kind regards, Annette

  • beladonnajewels

    beladonnajewels said 11 years ago

    You do have lovely shop. Congrats on your success! Your interview was very inspiring.

  • lanilokikazoo

    lanilokikazoo said 11 years ago

    This is so inspiring. My daughter and I are just getting started on Etsy. She is the creative optimistic force behind Lani Loki Kazoo and I'm the admin/marketing person. We working great as a team and this alone has made the whole Etsy thing a wonderful experience! Thank you for sharing and I wish you much continued success!

  • RaeGun

    RaeGun said 11 years ago

    Thank you so so much for sharing all the good stuff that you've learned, I will definitely be checking out that book!

  • handbagcave

    handbagcave said 11 years ago

    I am definitely addicted to Quit your Day Job series too. Wish your business gets better and better. Great story :)

  • piddix

    piddix said 11 years ago

    Thank you so much everyone for your very kind comments. I wish you all much success. And here's a shout-out to some of the talented estians featured in the fourth photograph above (the shadow-box made from a reclaimed drawer). Bird Magnet and Alice in Wonderland buttons by RunAliceRun and her other store PipingHotPapers: http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=14618661 http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5361951 "Penelope" ACEO by Gypsyskies: http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5658928 1x2 Glass Pendant Necklace by Prettified: http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=6100278 Little Red Riding Hood pendant by urbanbead: http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=19624008

  • PurotuPearls

    PurotuPearls said 11 years ago

    Thank you for sharing all those great tips! Good luck in the new year!

  • sherrytruitt

    sherrytruitt said 11 years ago

    Thanks for sharing your story. Continued success and balance in the new year.

  • thecraftpantry

    thecraftpantry said 11 years ago

    YAY, great article! Corrina is F A N T A S T I C!!!! I love piddix, one of the best shops on Etsy!

  • StudioCherie

    StudioCherie said 11 years ago

    I am so glad I found you Piddix. Wonderful!

  • urbanbead

    urbanbead said 11 years ago

    Way to go Corrina! I love this article, so inspiring!! Thanks for the shout-out as well!!!

  • ladaworks

    ladaworks said 11 years ago

    Great article Piddix. I'm already addicted.

  • crabbyredhead

    crabbyredhead said 11 years ago

    Good for you Corrina! You deserve all good things. Very inspiring.Love your designs + will be back many,many times.Thanks!

  • kasade

    kasade said 11 years ago

    Lovelovelove Piddix! I can always find just the right digital collage sheet there1

  • beadgoddess61

    beadgoddess61 said 11 years ago

    I love Piddix! They have the best collage sheets here on Etsy. I especially love all the Japanese Woodblock collages. I will continue to buy from Piddix!!! Congratulations!

  • EastBayPets

    EastBayPets said 11 years ago

    Piddix has great high quality images,,,love them!

  • CraftydsCreations

    CraftydsCreations said 11 years ago

    Congratulations Corrinna and family, this was fun reading the behind the scenes part of your business. You really have wonderful collage sheets with gorgeous color to them. I hope you have continued success in something you do so wel.

  • Scarletfae

    Scarletfae said 11 years ago

    Yay Corinna...congratulations! I'm a repeat customer and Corinna really does take any copyright questions very seriously. So cool to see you in the "Quit your day job" series!

  • undertheroot

    undertheroot said 11 years ago

    wonderfully truthful and i adore 'piddix'!

  • Jawbreakers

    Jawbreakers said 11 years ago

    I love piddix. Great images and even better customer service!

  • yummihouse

    yummihouse said 11 years ago

    You're images have improved my crafting life by one thousand percent. All you're hard work has made a lot of people happy!

  • walkingchick

    walkingchick said 11 years ago

    Piddix always enjoy and love your articles your emails are always so full of good information and your images are great to use. love love your trees actually love everything. You are always so full of great information. learn something new everytime and am inspired. thank you for the great work. hugs rm

  • lincolnchristian

    lincolnchristian said 11 years ago

    I love piddix!!

  • mimisroses

    mimisroses said 11 years ago

    I loved reading this. It was so nice to see that you can have it all without having to sacrifice what is important. You also pointed me in the right direction and answered some questions I had. Thanks!

  • TheSingingBird

    TheSingingBird said 11 years ago

    This is a really inspiring article with so many great tips, thank you! :)

  • jodypham

    jodypham said 11 years ago

    that was such an inspiring interview. it makes me so happy to know how many etsy sellers are able to make a living doing what they love. :D

  • BlossomStamps

    BlossomStamps said 11 years ago

    Very inpspirational. I've purchased several times from Piddix (through my other shop). Her products are stunning and she is a lovely person to work with. Good luck on your goals for the year!

  • AvalonAdornments

    AvalonAdornments said 11 years ago

    Absolutely love Piddix products! Great selection and super customer service! congrats on being a featured seller!

  • AnomalousBits

    AnomalousBits said 11 years ago

    Yay! I Love Piddix / Corrina :) Her images make me look good! ~*~ It's Soooo Cool that you've been featured ~*~

  • customfancypaws

    customfancypaws said 11 years ago

    Great Collages Piddex! I was laid off of my day job and you have encouraged me to make itsy a full time stay at home business.

  • behjat

    behjat said 11 years ago

    You are so inspiring. Stories like yours motivates me to keep doing what I love to do and to someday be a success story like yours...congratulations!!

  • KarenFabiano

    KarenFabiano said 11 years ago

    I LOVE Piddix! She is quick at getting your collage sheets to you and they are ALWAYS top quality! She also checks out the copyrights and makes sure everything is "good to go" so you can use them for resale! Plus, she's local and a small biz! What more could you ask for? Check out her site - you'll be addicted too!

  • KabiDesigns

    KabiDesigns said 11 years ago

    Great Inpiration ^_^

  • ArtSnark

    ArtSnark said 11 years ago

    Lovely shop, Piddix & enjoyable article!

  • StudioCCB

    StudioCCB said 11 years ago

    Wonderful idea. I loved the article!

  • softspoken

    softspoken said 11 years ago

    congrats! great shop <3

  • baconsquarefarm

    baconsquarefarm said 11 years ago

    One of my favorite sellers on etsy, congrats and continued success piddix. Great story, enjoyed it~!

  • TrilliumArtisans

    TrilliumArtisans said 11 years ago

    Great article! We love the Rebuilding Center and Mercy Corps Northwest's IDA programs. Corrina, you are an inspiration! Maybe you can come speak at one of our artisan meetings some time...

  • PipingHotPapers

    PipingHotPapers said 11 years ago

    I pick Piddix!

  • yeahilikeit

    yeahilikeit said 11 years ago

    This was a wonderful article. As someone just starting on etsy, its exciting to know the possibilities! I'm also a mom at home with my kids, and I'm really hoping to build my business into something that allows me to stay home with them until they are in school (or even longer!).

  • realisationcreations

    realisationcreations said 11 years ago

    Fantastic article - congrats Piddix!

  • KellyBaldwinDesign

    KellyBaldwinDesign said 11 years ago

    Sounds like the Piddix life is full of balance, enthusiasm and heart. Way to go!

  • copeland89

    copeland89 said 11 years ago

    CONGRATS!!!!!!!! THATS AWESOME I WISH YOU THE BEST OF LUCK!

  • Analiese

    Analiese said 11 years ago

    Congrats - you are my favorite place to go for collage sheets - that is awesome :)

  • EJPcreations

    EJPcreations said 11 years ago

    i LOVE HER STORY!!! cONGRATS!

  • lovelysweetwilliam

    lovelysweetwilliam said 11 years ago

    Inspiring article - amazing to find the balance, and great hear about some one who has made it work so well, hope it keeps going well especially when Declan drops his long afternoon nap! Keep up all the amazing work!

  • ShrunkenCollective

    ShrunkenCollective said 11 years ago

    Congrats and thanks for sharing, it was a great read!

  • letlovewin

    letlovewin said 11 years ago

    great read... danke.

  • LadybugLimited

    LadybugLimited said 11 years ago

    Great story about a work-at-home mom-- thanks for the inspiration!

  • cindyapaintings

    cindyapaintings said 11 years ago

    Thanks for the inspiration!

  • AnnReneeLighter

    AnnReneeLighter said 11 years ago

    Wonderful interview! Thanks for shoring your story!

  • AnnReneeLighter

    AnnReneeLighter said 11 years ago

    oops..... I mean SHARING your story. (long day here)

  • CapCreations

    CapCreations said 11 years ago

    I love piddix! Piddix was already in my favorite shops. This was a fun interview to read!

  • JulieWebb

    JulieWebb said 11 years ago

    Wow, great interview, very inspiring! :)

  • romantictreasures

    romantictreasures said 11 years ago

    GREAT interview! Piddix, what a fabulous shop you have. I only have ONE criticsm.. Your work space looks waaayy too tidy..LOL Continued good luck!

  • jemily

    jemily said 11 years ago

    awesome and glad you can make your living doing what you love...i will keep dreaming! :)

  • neslihansjewellery

    neslihansjewellery said 11 years ago

    Loved the story, very inspiring. thank you :)

  • lellafoster

    lellafoster said 11 years ago

    inspiring, thank you.

  • PinkWaterFairy

    PinkWaterFairy said 11 years ago

    brilliant and inspiring article, and I LOVE your images :)

  • fancypicnic

    fancypicnic said 11 years ago

    Really inspiring!! Wow...

  • gramsheart

    gramsheart said 11 years ago

    Congratulations.

  • fatcrowpress

    fatcrowpress said 11 years ago

    I always look forward to this series. It is very inspiring!

  • christinececelia

    christinececelia said 11 years ago

    WOW- you rock! GREAT STORY!!! :D

  • LaurieSarahDesigns

    LaurieSarahDesigns said 11 years ago

    This is so inspiring to me! I am well on my way to "quitting my day job". I used to sit in a cubicle and crunch numbers all day as an accountant. Now I sit at my own desk with my 3 beautiful children playing at my feet. I still have some accounting work, but hopefully soon, I'll only play with gemstones! Thank you for the encouragement...

  • the2cs

    the2cs said 11 years ago

    Great story Piddix! Congrats and thanks for all the good advice. My best wishes for continued success.

  • BeadRee

    BeadRee said 11 years ago

    This was informative and inspiring! Piddix is one of my favorite shops on Etsy, and Corrina is one of my favorite sellers. She is always so helpful and patient, answering all my questions and sending my orders in such a timely way. What a pleasure!

  • karuski

    karuski said 11 years ago

    This was great reading! So good to hear that copyright things are taken seriously and pointed out clearly to a buyer! Lovely shop:)

  • GypsyJos

    GypsyJos said 11 years ago

    Way to go!! Great story. I love your work, keep it up!!!

  • quickstop711

    quickstop711 said 11 years ago

    What a nice feature. Success stories always instill a bit of hope in all of us. Congrats Piddix!

  • sassyteedesigns

    sassyteedesigns said 11 years ago

    Great story and great collage sheets. I have purchased a few myself. thanks

  • marionjoy

    marionjoy said 11 years ago

    i have worked with piddix collage sheets many times and always found them to be of the highest quality... corinna is always prompt with sending new sheets and gives me good feedback on the digital artwork i make which include her images... i have gone back again and again to purchase sheets from piddix and am sooo pleased she is getting the recognition she deserves... well done corinna.. you deserve everything you get, you work hard...

  • panyizsuzsi

    panyizsuzsi said 11 years ago

    Good luck! I think this is the best thing you can do when you have family!

  • poorpitifulpearl

    poorpitifulpearl said 11 years ago

    just marked you as a favorite seller PIDIX. Awesome! Im so inspired by other full time esty'ers and Moms. I have a 2.5 yr old... and so i totally get the "crunch time nap thing" ... when you love doing what you do, us busy moms will find the time.. Many Blessings to you on your journeys,

  • CraftyHandmade

    CraftyHandmade said 11 years ago

    Yay, Corrina! What a great article! You are an inspiration!

  • puffluna

    puffluna said 11 years ago

    Congratulations Corrina!

  • PDXfabricdeli

    PDXfabricdeli said 11 years ago

    Funtastic story...and hopefully one day I'll be among the quit your dayjob crowed.

  • Mokupepe

    Mokupepe said 11 years ago

    I always enjoy these stories but I especially like that I learn and take away with me something new to use. Thank you and the best to you Corrina and your family!

  • fibresmith

    fibresmith said 11 years ago

    Having done some scanning and resizing myself, I can appreciate what a great product you produce. Hearing how you spend your days is a reminder that with some hard work and motivation we can work at the job we truly love. Thanks for the reminder!

  • laceandlinks

    laceandlinks said 11 years ago

    What an inspirational interview! Good luck and thank you :)

  • LinogirlCeramics

    LinogirlCeramics said 11 years ago

    Thank you. I'm new to Etsy and i feel more prepared now, especially waiting for your first sale on Etsy! Cheers

  • factorycat

    factorycat said 11 years ago

    I discovered Piddix thanks to this informative article. Corinna's product is genuinely wonderful. After using Piddix sheets, my other, more mass commercial clip art seems rather grainy and bland. And she's a genuinely nice and personable seller, too. Thanks, Corinna!

  • JennyStench

    JennyStench said 11 years ago

    Love it. Corrina is amazing. I love all her pictures she's made available to us etsians. Thank you!

  • getsmitten

    getsmitten said 11 years ago

    What a wonderful real life story of making your etsy life work so well with family life. A real inspiration, congratulations Corrina & Brian both on your work ethics & your fabulous image sheets - they rock!

  • sarawestermark

    sarawestermark said 11 years ago

    I loved reading this article. Thanks for sharing your story of success with us!

  • CREATEHAPPINESS

    CREATEHAPPINESS said 11 years ago

    I love you store-thanks for writing the article, it is very helpful

  • Softpencil

    Softpencil said 11 years ago

    I enjoyed reading! Thank you for your interesting advice!!!

  • Our2hands

    Our2hands said 11 years ago

    I think that it's wonderful and uplifting stories such as this that helps other Etsians and just crafters in general see that it is possible to realize a dream or a goal. Thank you for sharing yours with all of us!!!

  • nfractal

    nfractal said 11 years ago

    Very inspiring thanks for the wonderful article! nat

  • MyJunkyTrunk

    MyJunkyTrunk said 11 years ago

    Great interview! Thanks for sharing your inspiring story. Much continued success!

  • sophiori

    sophiori said 11 years ago

    Thank you for giving such generous advice and also, for being passionate and appreciative towards your work and followers. Lots to put into practice here!

  • adorebynat

    adorebynat said 11 years ago

    Love Corrina! It's so great that I finally am able to see the face behind Piddix.

  • positivity2006

    positivity2006 said 11 years ago

    As someone who is just hopping aboard the etsy scene, your creativity, drive and devotion to your family are all such an inspiration to me! Many thanks, and best wishes for continued success!

  • Tumbleweedrose

    Tumbleweedrose said 11 years ago

    The real winner in your home business is your son. Hooray for you!

  • artpalooza

    artpalooza said 10 years ago

    Great. I liked to hear how you started by playing and then it added to you, your family and income. My friend and I get on Etsy while we are on the phone with each other and discuss all the fun things we find. Etsy is great! I'm glad there are becoming more creative outlets for the artist's out there.

  • ShinyMoonBeams

    ShinyMoonBeams said 10 years ago

    Very interesting. Sounds like a lot of work, but we sure appreciate it. You're definitely a busy mom with a passion.

  • christinejscott

    christinejscott said 10 years ago

    Practical and real. So many "quit your day job" type articles (non-eatsy) are full of "what if's" and unrealistic info.

  • artzyamy

    artzyamy said 10 years ago

    Corrina- I loved your article! I have just opened my etsy site so it has been encouraging for me to read. Thank you!

  • tiarabuttons

    tiarabuttons said 9 years ago

    Piddix is seriously my favorite store for buying art on etsy! Great article!

  • grade4teach

    grade4teach said 9 years ago

    Corrina: I love your article. I love trying your digital prints. I am new to this, but your instructions have made it very simple!

  • LiveTeachCreate

    LiveTeachCreate said 9 years ago

    Such an amazing story! I am so inspired by reading this.

  • grade4teach

    grade4teach said 9 years ago

    I love the new pics you are selling. Baseball great for males!

  • GraceClarkImagery

    GraceClarkImagery said 9 years ago

    Great article! Great practical advice. Thank you for sharing!

  • mellenlatta

    mellenlatta said 9 years ago

    Piddix is by far my favorite etsy seller! I love her work, and so do my customers when I turn around and make goodies from her images. I even have a piddix shout out on my blog: http://sundayafternoonhousewife.wordpress.com/about/ With out her, I don't know where my own business would be!

  • tiarabuttons

    tiarabuttons said 9 years ago

    Here's a link to one of the necklaces I've made with Piddix art - it's one of my favorites and I actually made one to sell and one to keep for myself! http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=41204030

  • grade4teach

    grade4teach said 9 years ago

    I love the baseball pics. Great for males....

  • GraceClarkImagery

    GraceClarkImagery said 9 years ago

    BTW, I love your product and have been so happy with my images. Thanks!

  • mellenlatta

    mellenlatta said 9 years ago

    Oh yes, and the subscriptions that she offers are my absolute favorite! I bought one month, and wish I'd got another. It was like Christmas every morning when I woke up and had new images from Piddix. Plus, since she sent things I normally might not have purchased, it encouraged me to expand what I make. Thanks again!

  • PixelWildChild

    PixelWildChild said 9 years ago

    I got a fabulous collage sheet from Piddix and I'm looking forward getting many more, they are just perfect!

  • jlbmomto3

    jlbmomto3 said 9 years ago

    One of the many reasons I buy over and over again from Corinna is her devotion to copyright laws. I love knowing her products are made with permission. It's this kind of work ethic that keeps me coming back!

  • fireflynotes

    fireflynotes said 9 years ago

    I am a repeat customer of Piddix and love Corinna's work. I always get excited when I see her newsletter in my inbox and also like to follow her twitter feeds. I am a true fan! Thank you for bringing us so many great images!! You have helped make my etsy shop and local sales happen and should be proud! We couldn't do it without folks like you! Yay!!!!!!!!!! http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=37872403

  • KnitGirlinIdaho

    KnitGirlinIdaho said 9 years ago

    Piddix is one of my favorite Etsy sellers! Here is a link to one of my Alice in Wonderland stitch markers sets (for knitting) that I made from one of her collage sheets: http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=44156591

  • PixelWildChild

    PixelWildChild said 9 years ago

    ... and forgot to mention that it is fantastic to know you are safe with copyright laws when buying from this shop! yeahhhh!!!!! :O)

  • fireflynotes

    fireflynotes said 9 years ago

    and i also love that deals and and great tutorials are sent straight to my inbox with her news letter!!

  • brandyschaos

    brandyschaos said 9 years ago

    I love piddix!!!! I mean really love!!! I have purchased form several sellers, and it really is a hold your breath moment sometimes with the images you get. But, never with piddix. The images are always fantastic!!!! Thanks for the article Corinna!

  • sarahmags

    sarahmags said 9 years ago

    Reading this is so inspiring. I am in awe of the balance you have achieved.

  • jeanschell

    jeanschell said 9 years ago

    I know exactly where you're coming from! I need to have a finger in everything, so afraid something will go wrong. Jean S

  • ellenillustrates

    ellenillustrates said 9 years ago

    Your story is positively inspiring! I don't think I could do it myself with a 2-year-old at home, but one day I hope to learn from you and inspire in your footsteps (albeit in a different sales area!).

  • fireflynotes

    fireflynotes said 9 years ago

    Don't know if my last comment made it!! i wanted to add that i love the news letter with all sorts freebies, deals and tutorials straight to my inbox. hurray!

  • jeanschell

    jeanschell said 9 years ago

    I just discovered this site recently. So glad I did, I really love it! Jean S

  • brandyschaos

    brandyschaos said 9 years ago

    I also love the newsletter that Corinna puts out. New items in the shop, tons of tips and freebies. It's great! :)

  • FannyMannyandCo

    FannyMannyandCo said 9 years ago

    Hi - I love the collage sheets you create and I really enjoy getting your newsletter via email. Being new to etsy, you are an inspiration to me. I find it interesting what you wrote above about how partnering with another shop helped with sales - that's something I will keep in mind as, hopefully, my sales grow. Thank you for all the good info.

  • KnitGirlinIdaho

    KnitGirlinIdaho said 9 years ago

    I love Piddix!! Here is a set of PinUp stitch markers (for knitting) using her images...these are super hot sellers in my shop! http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=41570088

  • FannyMannyandCo

    FannyMannyandCo said 9 years ago

    I've gone back and read this sentence a few times: "I’ve found that having a high quality product with great customer service is essential." Such a simple statement and it would appear to be an obvious truth. But it's not necessarily obvious and it's a reminder to me to pay careful attention to each piece one is making - and take one's time with it - and give special care to each and every customer. Thank you - repeat customers are what I'm aiming for!

  • AudreyGardenLady

    AudreyGardenLady said 9 years ago

    Great article. I love that you put your family first! another WAHM, Audrey

  • AudreyGardenLady

    AudreyGardenLady said 9 years ago

    Meant to add, that I love your e-newsletter too! I scrapbook digitally for our family and genealogy but I also "play" with real paper http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=28965816

  • sheilaksp

    sheilaksp said 9 years ago

    Piddix is great to work with and she is very hopefully and makes sure everyone knows how to use her collage sheets. a great inspirtation.

  • 3GIRLSandagoat

    3GIRLSandagoat said 9 years ago

    piddix was the first etsy shop that I visited and have continue to re-visit on a regular basis for the high quality images, great products and reliable fast service

  • LiteraryTease

    LiteraryTease said 9 years ago

    I'm a huge fan of Piddix images. Not sure exactly how I found Corinna, but I keep coming back for more! The subscription service was THE BEST!!!

  • LiveTeachCreate

    LiveTeachCreate said 9 years ago

    I haven't used any of my Piddix images yet but that doesn't stop me from collecting. :)

  • ellenillustrates

    ellenillustrates said 9 years ago

    Your collage sheets are fantastic!! I especially love the ever-changing variety, plus some constant favorites.

  • hayleybydesign

    hayleybydesign said 9 years ago

    I agree with other posters, subscribing to Piddex is GREAT :) There are always newly added items, plus freebes and tonnes of advice for small business owners.

  • gowendy

    gowendy said 9 years ago

    You are a self-created success, Corinna. Thank you for all the inspiration.

  • hayleybydesign

    hayleybydesign said 9 years ago

    I'm sorry for misspelling Piddix in my last post... I should also mention that Corrina provides EXCELLENT customer service. I once wanted a certain set of images in a size that wasn't offered. She took my suggestion, and within a few weeks I got a message from her telling me that the size was now available! Considering that Piddix serves so many customers, I am overly impressed with the personalized level of customer care that is provided... amazing!

  • MamaLuna11

    MamaLuna11 said 9 years ago

    I LOVE buying from Corrina! I have purchased from Piddix many, many times, and I'm SURE I'll go back again! http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=43018612

  • beadgoddess61

    beadgoddess61 said 9 years ago

    What a wonderful article! I love the images from Piddix and I have to agree with haleybydesign, Corrina does provide excellent customer service and is always willing to help out when there is a problem.

  • HomeMadeOriginals

    HomeMadeOriginals said 9 years ago

    Great article, I'm a happy Piddix customer!

  • GreenWomanArts

    GreenWomanArts said 9 years ago

    Great article! I am jealous of your 3-hour napper; if mine stay down for more than 30 minutes I count it as a blessing. :)

  • melissaburford

    melissaburford said 9 years ago

    Thanks for the insightful article!

  • jlbmomto3

    jlbmomto3 said 9 years ago

    If you ever get the chance to subscribe to her amazing subscription, I highly recommend it. Her hard work makes my craft items look so good. Can't wait to see what she comes up with next.

  • gowendy

    gowendy said 9 years ago

    I wanted to add that your newsletters and product updates are terrific and that one of your biggest assets is that you are an excellent writer and communicator. You manage to set a tremendously positive tone in everything you send out and I think those vibes are one key to your rapidly growing customer base. Great article. Best wishes, Corrina.

  • JoaniB

    JoaniB said 9 years ago

    I love Piddix! I especially love the scrabble tile art that is the right size for scrabble tiles! Thank you for doing what you do!

  • piddix

    piddix said 9 years ago

    You are all so amazing. Thanks so much for all of the great comments. I'm reading them all now. And yes, GreenWomanArts, the 3-hour-naps are a (fondly missed) thing of the past now.

  • Jellyboat

    Jellyboat said 9 years ago

    I have only recently discovered piddix and love the selection - only trouble is working out which to buy :-)

  • GlossAdicta

    GlossAdicta said 9 years ago

    I was amazed at the high quality of her sheets, but the subscription was definitely beyond my expectations! The quality of her work makes my jewelry stand out from the crowd, so I have really enjoyed this article :) Best wishes, Bea

  • GlossAdicta

    GlossAdicta said 9 years ago

    This is indeed a great article! Piddix is surely one of the most talented suppliers on Etsy, and I am glad to have had an insight of her daily life :)

  • Glitzie

    Glitzie said 9 years ago

    I love my Piddix collage sheets. They are always such excellent quality. The most popular ones I use are the Eiffel towers. They are one of my best selling items. http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v290/glitzie/?action=view¤t=DSCF4818.jpg

  • LilacTree76

    LilacTree76 said 9 years ago

    I came across the shop by accident, the collage sheets are inspiring my card making.. http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=43172952

  • MamaLuna11

    MamaLuna11 said 9 years ago

    Looking at all of these comments, I would never have realized Piddix has so many wonderful customers. Every time I purchase from her, she makes me feel like I'm the only one! http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=43586514

  • gypsiedoodle

    gypsiedoodle said 9 years ago

    I have purchased numerous sheets from piddix! I am so bummed that I missed this article when it was first written! Corrina does such a great job! Love these Quit Your Day Job articles. They are so inspiring!

  • ZeldaSnow

    ZeldaSnow said 9 years ago

    I have never been dissapointed in the quality of Piddix graphics. Corinna does great work!

  • LarksNest

    LarksNest said 9 years ago

    Thanks for sharing your story- I have ordered in the past and love your work!

  • craftynelly

    craftynelly said 9 years ago

    Love your work, Corinna!

  • ashleymcook

    ashleymcook said 9 years ago

    The Piddix pages are incredible. The best quality and a lot of fun to use. Your story is very inspiring as well.

  • LilacTree76

    LilacTree76 said 9 years ago

    can't wait to see some more new designs!

  • pandacub

    pandacub said 9 years ago

    I love piddix's shop! I could spend hours just browsing through the collage sheets, thinking of new craft projects! I have all the CD collections from her and just love her customer service - it's one of the best!

  • woollybloomdesign

    woollybloomdesign said 9 years ago

    One of my first Etsy buys was from Piddix and I continue to get inspiration from the wonderful art and Corinna! Adore Piddix!

  • creationsbytee

    creationsbytee said 9 years ago

    Your work is outstanding! Very inspiring to read about your accomplishments and goals.

  • kindheartdesigns

    kindheartdesigns said 9 years ago

    thank you for this wonderful inspirational story!!

  • warmly

    warmly said 9 years ago

    I'm a new customer of Piddix...I usually do my own graphic work for my buttons and pocket mirrors but am completely won over by Corrina's generosity in allowing us to use her designs in our own creations! Im also a stickler for copyright protection and I feel very confident in buyiing and using Piddix images knowing she has done the research necessary...

  • pandacub

    pandacub said 9 years ago

    I also forgot to mention how helpful piddix is - considering the amount of work she has, plus balancing her family life, Corinna's one of the most amazing and helpful Etsians I've ever met. She's always sharing tips, stories, resources and her own experiences.

  • LarksNest

    LarksNest said 9 years ago

    It's nice to know that we're supporting a stay at home mom! I wish you continued success.

  • Crazy4Art

    Crazy4Art said 9 years ago

    I have found Piddix to be a very valuable resource for my paper arts. I don't know how I got along without Corinna! Her work is absolutely top notch!

  • ashleymcook

    ashleymcook said 9 years ago

    Piddix Newsletters are always fun to receive. It's like a special treat in your inbox!!

  • laungnome

    laungnome said 9 years ago

    I used some of her work to make some gorgeous cameos. I show some of them off here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=076IaNt6c-U After my friends and family saw them they were begging me for "Paris Pendants" her work is simply amazing

  • laungnome

    laungnome said 9 years ago

    She was very friendly to work with via convos and very very helpful despite being such a busy person!

  • woollybloomdesign

    woollybloomdesign said 9 years ago

    Browsing through the wonderful Piddix images is like reading a favorite book. You lose yourself in all the lovely art and what you can imagine creating with them. Love it!!

  • nini1231

    nini1231 said 9 years ago

    Your collage sheets are beautiful and I love the variety! You are also a pleasure to do business with! I am SO happy to have found Piddix.

  • craftynelly

    craftynelly said 9 years ago

    Great Quit Your Day Job story. Makes me want to do it too!

  • Crazy4Art

    Crazy4Art said 9 years ago

    Another point I forgot to mention in my earlier post is one of the features that Piddix offers, which all of us as artists should be concerned with, and that is copyright law. I hold an MS degree in library and information science and this is a point I pay close attention to. However, with Corinna's images I never give this a second thought because she does! In this day and age of instant everything via technology it is way to easy to loose sight of who the original creator of an image was. Thanks Corinna for your due diligence and professionalism!

  • tvdinnerpro

    tvdinnerpro said 9 years ago

    I love Piddix-- great product + customer service

  • nini1231

    nini1231 said 9 years ago

    I appreciate all the info you share in your newsletters and in your blog. Great stuff!

  • KoppelStudio

    KoppelStudio said 9 years ago

    Lots of good solid information here. Thanks for sharing!

  • Glitzie

    Glitzie said 9 years ago

    I love the wide range of images available. I also agree that you know there is no breach of copyright where her images are concerned. One less thing to have to worry about.

  • DEIFEN

    DEIFEN said 9 years ago

    Thanks for sharing your inspirational story - its truly admirable how you've managed to combine and control work/family life so successfully.

  • GreenWomanArts

    GreenWomanArts said 9 years ago

    I know it's only been a year since this article was published, but I'd love to see an update - what has changed, what's the same, and whether it's getting easier or harder as your son gets older... :)

  • DEIFEN

    DEIFEN said 9 years ago

    Have just been browsing your collage sheets and well-I want them ALL!I recently purchased your Beatrix Potter rabbits and made great use of them for Easter! Regards and best of luck! Dei xx

  • piddix

    piddix said 9 years ago

    GreenWomanArts, you're totally right. It's time for an update soon. I wrote ones up at 6 weeks, and 6 months (on my blog), but my one-year-anniversary just passed for completely "quitting my day job" and I've been writing up a post in my head. It's been so different than I imagined, both harder and more fun. And I've learned soooo much that I'd love to share.

  • QueenBess

    QueenBess said 9 years ago

    I LOVE Corrina and Piddix!!! I've bought images from Piddix to use in jewelry I've made and for my business. Her work has been featured in my sales fliers and in my window displays. The images offered are the best I've ever seen, and of the highest quality. I tell my friends about her store every chance I get! Keep up the great work!

  • 3GIRLSandagoat

    3GIRLSandagoat said 9 years ago

    Corrina is one of the best on etsy, hardworking and generous..... I liked to say thanks for keeping me motivated with your products and updates, blogs and articles- a tireless worker who knows the ropes and shares her knowledge

  • tvdinnerpro

    tvdinnerpro said 9 years ago

    The IDA info was so interesting-- never thought of that before! Thank you.

  • retiredandlovinglife

    retiredandlovinglife said 9 years ago

    seen your collages from a friend and I just had to get on your site and check it out. I LOVE THEM!!!

  • ExtendingGrace

    ExtendingGrace said 9 years ago

    I love Piddix! Corrina is so generous! Beautiful images! I found her mix of Etsy and conventional part-time work philosophy to be encouraging.

  • piddix

    piddix said 9 years ago

    tvdinnerpro, the IDA program was brilliant. I loved my classes through Mercy Corps and free money isn't bad either. I'd totally recommend it to anyone.

  • retiredandlovinglife

    retiredandlovinglife said 9 years ago

    you have alot of goals. Should have made #10 be #1

  • StartingtogetCrafty

    StartingtogetCrafty said 9 years ago

    Hope you are just as happy doing what you do as you are in your picture. May your fortune keep following you

  • LOVEmyGrandkids3

    LOVEmyGrandkids3 said 9 years ago

    Sounds like your a vaery busy woman. Keep up the beautiful work of your Collages

  • QueenBess

    QueenBess said 9 years ago

    I wanted to shre how I use Corrina's wonderful images. Most people us ethem for jewelry. crafts or scrapbooking. I use them for the window displays in my small retail shop. I just can't say enough about Piddix!! http://www.scrubbuzz.blogspot.com/

  • LiteraryTease

    LiteraryTease said 9 years ago

    I've made so many cute things using Piddix images. Here's just one of many: http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=39149285

  • StartingtogetCrafty

    StartingtogetCrafty said 9 years ago

    Your collages can be used for anything. Looking foward to seeing more from you.

  • LOVEmyGrandkids3

    LOVEmyGrandkids3 said 9 years ago

    I am new to Piddix and am looking foward to making alot of nice things.

  • francysfancystitches

    francysfancystitches said 9 years ago

    Such beautiful work! I have been looking for vintage Halloween that are cute for a long time. Now I will be ready for the holiday this year!

  • shortypants

    shortypants said 9 years ago

    Such beautiful images. I love your work.

  • babyjewlz

    babyjewlz said 9 years ago

    I love Piddix! Here's an item I recently made with one of her images http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=44373780.

  • piddix

    piddix said 9 years ago

    babyjewlz that's beautiful. I always love seeing what you make with piddix images. You do such a great job.

  • francysfancystitches

    francysfancystitches said 9 years ago

    I can hardley wait for my scrabble wood to get here so I can make bracelets with your awesome digis!

  • GlassAddictions

    GlassAddictions said 9 years ago

    I am amazed at your ability to accomplish what you do around your little one, a husband, a part time job, etc. etc. Good for you! Thanks for sharing.

  • shortypants

    shortypants said 9 years ago

    Piddix has such a wonderful variety of images to choose from.

  • ShopSugarsnap

    ShopSugarsnap said 9 years ago

    I just got an old game of Scrabble at a yard sale...then I found Piddix! I can't wait to use these prints to make necklaces!!!

  • babyjewlz

    babyjewlz said 9 years ago

    Thanks, Corinna! Here's another item in my other shop to view http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=36665115.

  • kindheartdesigns

    kindheartdesigns said 9 years ago

    i just love your work!! you really inspire me to face my fear and get on with opening a business on etsy. thanks!!

  • squirrelvintage

    squirrelvintage said 9 years ago

    Congrats! You deserve it you have worked so hard. Most of my collage sheets are from Piddix. I love the new sheets for this week.

  • abecrombie

    abecrombie said 9 years ago

    Your work is top quality! I love the vintage halloween collage, can't wait to start. Just waiting for my bezel cup pendants to arrive.

  • HomeMadeOriginals

    HomeMadeOriginals said 9 years ago

    I am not surprised in the least with how many admirers you have...your work is quality and your customer service excellent. I also love your newsletters and freebies.

  • beadgoddess61

    beadgoddess61 said 9 years ago

    Wow, what a busy schedule! Corinna has it worked out to a tee. I love Piddix's images. I have tried a couple other sellers on Etsy (sorry, Corinna) but none of them compare. From now on, I will always get my images from Piddix!

  • squirrelvintage

    squirrelvintage said 9 years ago

    Great comments from 100's of fans. You Rock Corrina!

  • Scarletfae

    Scarletfae said 9 years ago

    I LOVE piddix and am a happy repeat customer. :) Corinna, I love how Declan is "helping" you in the Rare Book room...so cute!

  • GlassAddictions

    GlassAddictions said 9 years ago

    I forgot to mention I love the collage sheets I've gotten from you-especially because I know I don't have to worry about copyright issues. Yay!

  • Scarletfae

    Scarletfae said 9 years ago

    P.S. Loving the new collage sheets this week! :)

  • creationsbytee

    creationsbytee said 9 years ago

    Your story is motivating and your work ethic very professional!I admire your accomplishments!

  • ShopSugarsnap

    ShopSugarsnap said 9 years ago

    Just got my images from Piddix...they printed out absolutely beautifully. As soon as I have some pendants made I wil send some pics!!!

  • AdoraArt

    AdoraArt said 9 years ago

    after doing business with you, i am not at all surprised with your success......... i've never had better customer service than from you. i feel like i know you. thank you.

  • getsmitten

    getsmitten said 9 years ago

    Corinna you're such an inspiration - thanks for sharing so many of your secrets to success!

  • Moonkyst

    Moonkyst said 9 years ago

    Great article. I love the fairy images that I bought from you!

  • ScruffyPuppy

    ScruffyPuppy said 9 years ago

    What an inspiring story! It's so many mother's dream to be able to be able to do what she has accomplished. I'm a Piddix fan too. Corrina's collage sheets have allowed me to spend less time on the computer, searching for images and more time creating. Love them! Great product!

  • GlossAdicta

    GlossAdicta said 9 years ago

    I just ADORE your sheets!!

  • mycraftcupboard

    mycraftcupboard said 9 years ago

    What a great read! Very inspiring too! Thanks for all the informaation.

  • mycraftcupboard

    mycraftcupboard said 9 years ago

    Fantastic story! And so inspiring too - food for thought!

  • getsmitten

    getsmitten said 9 years ago

    Love the new vintaged look on your new sheets this week. So many ideas of how to use them! Keep up the great work x

  • Moonkyst

    Moonkyst said 9 years ago

    I'm glad to hear that you and your husband arrange your schedules to always have one of you with your son. I feel that this is important!

  • KoppelStudio

    KoppelStudio said 9 years ago

    I came back to read some more of this article. Thank you for continuing to share your ideas with other indie artists.

  • KoppelStudio

    KoppelStudio said 9 years ago

    I think my second post somehow disappeared. Thank you for continuing to share your tips with other indie artists.

  • ScruffyPuppy

    ScruffyPuppy said 9 years ago

    I didn't know about the "How to" website about selling on Etsy. That's really nice of you to share your tips with us. I've been meaning to set up shop for over a year now, and just haven't taken the plunge. Fear of rejection, I guess! Thanks for the primer, it just might get me off the fence, and save me from making those common mistakes!

  • SeizeTheNight

    SeizeTheNight said 9 years ago

    I LOVE PIDDIX. She has the best images, is super friendly, and awesome for always sharing tips and tricks. I lover her newsletter - if you don't subscribe I sincerely suggest it. I always look forward to hearing what new things she's working on and new idea's she's willing to share. :)

  • piddix

    piddix said 9 years ago

    Oh my goodness you are all so awesome. Thank you so much for the lovely words and comments.

  • susiea

    susiea said 9 years ago

    What a great talent and super sweet seller. Your story is SO impressive...I will always be a customer for sure!!!♥

  • AnieG

    AnieG said 9 years ago

    What a wonderful shoppe and story. I will definitely be buying some prints soon! Love all of the vintage period!!!

  • gigglebot

    gigglebot said 9 years ago

    I think Corrina is SO inspirational! When I think of Etsy success, I think of Piddix!

  • mydogandi

    mydogandi said 9 years ago

    awesome! I love your collage sheets.

  • BarbaraRosenzweig

    BarbaraRosenzweig said 9 years ago

    Fabulous! Thanks so much for sharing!

  • digitalstream

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    QuiteMary said 8 years ago

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